Knowledge is power. And when it comes to your nutrition, this is absolutely true. Having an understanding of comprehensive nutrition – the “how” and “why” of choosing certain foods, preparing them a certain way and eating them in certain quantities – is a powerful way to improve your lifestyle. Here are five ways that having comprehensive nutritional knowledge can improve your life.
- You make food choices that suit your individual needs
Some people can’t get their day started without breakfast; others get queasy thinking about scrambled eggs any time before 11am… The point is, we all have different dietary needs and preferences. And when you’re armed with comprehensive nutritional know-how, you can make choices and decisions that suit your specific needs and preferences. This means you’re more likely to enjoy your food as well as your diet.
- You know how to read food labels
Once you’ve studied nutrition, you’re able to read food labels properly and understand what each product does for you. This means you’re more informed about what to buy, depending on your dietary needs and preferences. Janet Renee agrees: “A healthy diet is crucial throughout your lifetime and paying attention to nutrition labels is a good step toward improving your overall diet.”
- You make healthier food choices
When you understand what you need to eat, and are able to read food labels correctly, you start making healthier food choices. You suddenly see which foods contain additives, sugars and salts. Since diet plays such a critical role in the maintenance of overall good health, it’s easy to see why comprehensive nutritional knowledge is so empowering.
- You lower your risk of diseaseSo
It’s no secret that eating a healthy diet is one way to prevent disease (and improve your health overall!). Experts from Harvard say that some of the diseases that can be prevented with a good diet include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. So when you’re armed with comprehensive nutritional knowledge, you can really maximise disease prevention. You’ll understand which foods have the nutrients required to prevent these dreaded diseases.
- Your self esteem improves
It’s like magic – the self esteem boost you get from knowing you’re eating properly and you – perhaps – have a certificate in nutrition. And that you’re healthier for it. There’s nothing more attractive than self-confidence!
There’s never been a better time to invest in yourself – and more specifically, to empower yourself with nutritional knowledge. At Trifocus Fitness Academy, you can complete a Comprehensive Certification in Nutrition, and benefit from your new expertise.