Your body needs a lot of different nutrients, and it can be hard to build your diet around your needs on your own. At Advanced Health Solutions LLC in Aurora, Colorado, Mark Baravik, FNP-C, and his team can help you refine your diet to improve your nutrition. For more information about nutrition, call Advanced Health Solutions LLC for an appointment or request one online today.
Nutrition refers to consuming the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs to function properly. Selecting the right foods to eat and being mindful of your nutrition can also help you avoid diseases and health complications that can severely impact your life.
If you don’t get enough of a certain nutrient in your diet, you have the option to get it via a dietary supplement. At Advanced Health Solutions LLC, the team can help you explore the relationship between the foods you currently eat, the nutrients in them, and the way they affect your health.
There are many nutrients that you need in your diet for optimal bodily functioning. You need some in large amounts (macronutrients) and others in smaller amounts (micronutrients). Micronutrients are minerals like sodium and potassium and vitamins like vitamins A, B, and C. Macronutrients include:
There are several types of carbohydrates, like sugar and fiber. They both give you energy, but fiber keeps you feeling full for longer. Sugar spikes your energy but doesn’t leave you feeling full for long.
Proteins are made up of amino acids. Your body already makes some amino acids, but there are others you need to get through your food for your body to function properly.
You need fats in your diet to lubricate your joints, nourish your brain, and absorb micronutrients like vitamins. However, too much fat in your diet can put your health at risk. There are good and bad fats, and the team at Advanced Health Solutions LLC can help you discern them.
You should drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, but much of the water you need comes from the foods you eat.
At Advanced Health Solutions LLC, the team can help you form a healthy diet plan that gives you the nutrients you need in the right amounts. It’s easy to fall into the habit of ordering takeout or munching unhealthy snacks all day, but with the right planning, you can break these habits. The team offers individualized health planning to improve your diet and add exercise to your regimen to boost your metabolism.
To improve the way your body functions with optimal nutrition and exercise, call Advanced Health Solutions LLC or book an appointment online today.