A nutritionist is a graduate in biology or pharmacy, specialized in human nutrition, who can formulate diets but not make diagnoses or prescribe drugs. The role of a nutritionist is very important to carry on a varied and balanced diet.
Even within our company, we have a team of nutritionists: our Scientific Team. Did you know that you have the possibility to take advantage of a free consultation with one of our nutritionists? Our Scientific Team is always available for nutritional questions and advice regarding the Fasting Mimicking Diet.
Continue reading this article to learn more about the importance of a consultation with a nutritionist.
What does a nutritionist do?
The main tasks of a nutritionist are to educate consumers to a healthy diet and provide advice for proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle in order to promote the well-being of the individual and improve his/her state of health. When working with a customer, the nutritionist starts with an analysis of nutritional and energy needs.
What to expect from a nutritional consultation? Nutritionists also examine the specific objectives that the individual wants to achieve: to lose weight, achieve better performance in a sports discipline, adapt to medical prescriptions (as in the case of a diagnosis of diabetes, obesity, metabolic diseases). Based on these data, a nutritionist develops a personalized nutritional plan. The diet must meet the emerging needs and also take into account the costs that may involve.
He/she also provides useful information and advice on the choice and method of preparation of foods allowed on the diet. Moreover, he/she follows the progress of the plan drawn up, assessing its effects and making the necessary changes to facilitate the achievement of the set objectives.
The presence of healthy food in a daily diet
A varied and balanced diet is the basis of a healthy life. An inadequate diet, in fact, in addition to affecting psycho-physical well-being, is one of the main risk factors for the onset of numerous chronic diseases. Healthy eating helps prevent and treat many chronic diseases such as obesity and overweight, arterial hypertension, diseases of the cardiovascular system, metabolic diseases, type 2 diabetes.
A varied and balanced diet is a correct way of eating both quantitatively and qualitatively. The balanced diet aims to ensure an adequate amount of energy and nutrients, preventing both nutritional deficiencies and excesses (both harmful). The diet must also be varied. In this way, in fact, it is more likely that all the nutrients that the organism needs will be taken in the right quantities.
A healthy diet is the one that provides the body with all the nutrients it needs and in the right proportion. It is important to follow a correct diet in all age groups: from birth and adolescence to promote harmonious growth and correct development, up to the third and fourth age to avoid malnutrition, overweight and obesity that represent a risk factor and aggravate the pathologies of the elderly.
What diet do nutritionists recommend?
5 recommendations of a nutritionist for a healthy diet are:
-Low sugar. It usually enters the human body rapidly as glucose in the blood, causing the insulin delivery from the pancreas. If the glycogen reserves are full, glucose is converted into fat.
-Little salt. If we consumed the recommended amount of salt, there would probably be no problem. However, the problem is represented by the fact that, in general, much more salt is consumed. To exceed with the consumption of salt predisposes to the onset of cardio-cerebrovascular diseases, renal pathologies, osteoporosis and some tumours. This damage to the body is related to an abuse of sodium chloride, a substance that, if it is excessive, can lead to arterial hypertension.
-A lot of fibres. Fibres are fundamental substances for the proper functioning of the intestine and for the well-being of the whole organism. Eating a lot of fibres is good for your health and it is not difficult. Eating them is useful to protect the heart, keep obesity away and reduce the risk of getting pancreatic cancer.
-More legumes. Legumes are rich in fibres, carbohydrates and proteins, so they play an important energy and nutritional function. Regular consumption of legumes is associated with a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cancer.
–Plenty of water. Drinking water helps to regenerate cells, prevent the formation of wrinkles and eliminate accumulated toxins and bacteria: the skin will be brighter. In addition, it prevents headaches: not everyone knows that the most common cause of headaches is dehydration, especially when the body is fatigued.
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