Preventive nutrition

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Preventive Nutrition is a branch of nutrition that focuses on the prevention of disease and the promotion of health through optimal nutrition. This field of study is based on the principle that proper nutrition can help prevent or manage certain diseases and health conditions.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Preventive nutrition involves the study of the relationship between diet and health. It aims to understand how certain foods and nutrients affect the body and how they can be used to prevent or manage diseases. This includes studying the effects of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and other nutrients on the body's health.

Role in Disease Prevention[edit | edit source]

Preventive nutrition plays a crucial role in the prevention of many diseases. For example, a diet rich in fiber can help prevent heart disease and diabetes. Similarly, a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol can help prevent heart disease.

Nutritional Guidelines[edit | edit source]

Preventive nutrition involves following certain nutritional guidelines. These guidelines are based on scientific research and are designed to promote health and prevent disease. They include recommendations on the intake of different nutrients, the types of foods to eat, and the types of foods to avoid.

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