Nutrients are the crucial elements in food, being essential for the growth, development, and maintenance of core body functions. In the absence of certain nutrients, our health can decline. Because nutrients provide our bodies instructions about how to optimally function, food serves as a key source of “information” for the mind and body. Better nutrition is often the most cost-effective, noninvasive intervention to prevent or limit a progression into disease; good nutrition is good medicine.
Category: Food For Health
Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to negative health consequences arising from food insecurity; therefore, it is essential to keep these women and their families from going hungry. It is important to help prepare women and their bodies for the nutritional demands of pregnancy and breastfeeding — should the mother choose to do the latter.