Nutrition and Dietetics in Chennai

In today’s busy era, maintaining a healthy lifestyle has become widely important.

The Role of Nutrition and Dietetics

Poor dietary habits, sedentary lifestyles, and the rising prevalence of chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases have become pressing concerns.

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Macronutrients are the major components of our diet that provide energy and perform essential functions in the body. They include carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

Understanding Macronutrients

Micronutrients are essential vitamins and minerals required in small quantities for the proper functioning of the body. These include vitamins like A, C, D, E, and minerals like iron, calcium, and zinc.

Micronutrients and Phytochemicals

Balancing Energy Intake and Expenditure

Maintaining energy balance is crucial for managing body weight. Energy intake refers to the calories consumed through food and beverages, while energy expenditure is the calories burned through physical activity and bodily functions.

Importance of Fiber and Hydration

Dietary fiber is one type of carbohydrate that is commonly found in plant-based foods but it cannot be fully digested by the body. It aids in digestion, prevents constipation, and also promotes a feeling of fullness.

Every individual has unique nutritional requirements based on factors such as age, sex, activity level, and overall health status.

Individualization and Balanced Meal Planning


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