Nutrition In A Nutshell

Nutrition in a Nutshell was created by five nutrition students  with a keen interest in nutrition, health and general well-being.

Nutrition Made Easy

What is Nutrition?
Food and beverages, we consume that allow us to maintain life.
Macro-nutrients: Carbohydrates (glucose), Fats (fatty acids), Proteins (amino acids)
Micro-nutrients: Vitamins and Minerals

Why is Nutrition Important?  
Well because we eat food EVERYDAY! 
Human life depends upon proper nutrition. 
Eating a well-balanced diet is vital for good health and overall well-being. 
Food choices should be balanced, moderate, and adequate. 
The food we eat give us energy for everyday functions and lifestyle 
You are what you EAT!


Optimize Health 
Prevent Disease 
Increase Energy 
Improve Cognitive Function 
Combat Free Radical  



Be sure to read food labels. 
A calorie is a unit of energy. Consuming to low or high amounts of energy can lead to health problems 
The average caloric intake is based on a 2,000kcal diet
All three macro-nutrient are important for different bodily functions  
Carbohydrates are important to supply blood glucose to the brain and provide 4kcals/per gram
Protein is important for repair and maintenance 4kcals/per gram
Fat is important for insulation of tissue is the body 9 kcals per gram 

Individuals have different energy needs 
No diet fits all   
Physical activity can proved numerous health benefits.
 Adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.  (According to ACSM standards) 
Mindful eating, having awareness of  the food we eat and how it affects are body and health.  
Grocery shopping, meal prepping, and cooking can help make healthier choices.  
Proper hydration is important for all body function. Drink up!
Fruit and Vegetable provide antioxidant benefits and filled Phytochemical 
Eat your colors
Add a variety of colors into the diet

Add more fiber into the diet 
Increase whole grains 
Consume more Omega 3 fatty acids 
Choice lean cuts of protein
Choice low fat dairy products 
Drink at least 8 cups of water a day 
Decrease consumption of saturated and trans fat 
Reduce refined sugars 

Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at EatRight.Org for more information on health tips, tricks, and ideas on adopting a healthy lifestyle.