Why Nutrition Is Important for a Healthy Life

Why Nutrition Is Important for a Healthy Life | Nutritionist Longview WA To live a healthy life, you must adopt a complete nutritional plan that provides the energy and essential vitamins and minerals needed to sustain daily activities and replenish your body.  Proper nutrition begins with a nutritional assessment of your daily intake of foods and beverages to pinpoint any deficiencies or excess in your diet. Too little intake of healthy foods or too much of anything, healthy or unhealthy, can affect your overall health and lead to issues, such as injury of bones with too little calcium or obesity due to overconsumption of foods with a high fat content.

Our chiropractor in Longview, WA, understands that a healthy life free from pain and injury is supported by proper nutrition. To demonstrate why nutrition is important for a healthy life, here are 5 things you should have in your nutritional plan and why:

  1. Calcium: As you age, your bones become porous and, thus, require a sufficient amount of calcium intake to build and maintain your bones. Sources of calcium-rich foods include broccoli, nuts, dairy products, fish and fortified orange juice.
  2. Vitamin D: In order to process calcium, support bone health and protect your body from disease, your body needs vitamin D. This vitamin can be obtained from exposure to sunlight, fortified milk, eggs and salmon.
  3. Niacin: Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, supports your digestive and nervous systems and takes part in energy production. Certain fish and poultry, such as halibut and chicken, are good sources of niacin.
  4. Lean proteins: To boost your energy level, keep your heart healthy and support your muscles, lean proteins are recommended as part of a nutritional plan. Examples of lean proteins include skinless chicken breast, turkey and various legumes.
  5. Omega 3 fatty acids: Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, decrease back pain and thought to offer protection from cognitive disease and coronary heart disease. Incorporate these omega 3-rich foods in your nutritional plan: salmon, tuna, trout, walnuts, and flax and chia seeds.

Schedule Your Nutritional Assessment in Longview WA

At Family Chiropractic Care, we believe in delivering superior, comprehensive care, which includes conducting a nutritional assessment and developing a personalized nutritional plan that will give you what you need to feel good and stay healthy. To schedule an appointment with our Longview nutritionist please call our friendly, helpful team today at 360-636-2636.