Diet is not all about losing or gaining weight, its therapeutic benefits are often taken lightly by most of us. Planning of a therapeutic diet implies the ability to adopt the principal of normal nutrition to the various regimens for adequacy, correctness and economy.. It requires recognition of the need for dietary supplements such as vitamin and mineral concentrates when the nature of the diet itself imposes severe restrictions, the patient%u2019s appetite is poor or absorption and utilisation are impaired so that the diet cannot meet the needs of optimum nutrition.
There are several therapeutic benefits of a well balanced diet such as:
1. Fuel to perform daily activities
Every single act performed by your body - no matter how small the task may seem , uses energy.
A diet deficient in foods that supply energy, and the necessary vitamins and minerals to make this energy available, can lead to serious health problems, not to speak of starvation.
By ensuring proper energy, vitamin and mineral intake by means of the foods you eat, you'll provide your body with the necessary fuel needed to do all the tasks required to maintain life.
2. Preventing chronic diseases of lifestyle
Good nutrition can be used as a tool to combat chronic diseases of lifestyle.
Here, one of the most important steps is to achieve and maintain a healthy weight by following an energy-controlled diet. It is a well-known fact that obesity and overweight can lead to chronic diseases, like diabetes type 2, heart disease, hypertension, osteoarthritis, and some cancers.
3. Maintaining good mental health
Diet can play an important role in thwarting the blues.
The most basic principle in preventing depression and mood swings, is to eat a balanced diet that contains foods from all the different food groups - fruit and vegetables, unprocessed grains and cereals, lean meat, eggs, milk and dairy products, legumes and nuts, poly- or monounsaturated margarine and oils.
4. Nutrients for the body's cells
The body functions by means of a very intricate set of systems that work in perfect synchronisation to make life possible.
A diet deficient in vital nutrients will soon lead to disease. By eating foods from a variety of different sources : both animal
- Duration: 1 month
- REGULAR MONITORING
- Restaurant Guide
- Expected weight loss: 2-4 kg
- Progress tracker
- Dietary sessions: 3
- Healthy Recipes