Balance Is the Key to Success In All Things
When it comes to your health, the quote "Balance is the key to success in all things." comes to mind. This is especially true when it comes to nutrition! Let's look at two examples: water and food. Water A large percentage of our body is and should be water and most all things in our body need water to work. Too little water results in dehydration and too much water can result in issues like, hyponatremia as a result of flushing sodium from the body, which can be dangerous and even deadly.
The same holds true for food and food is literally fuel for the body providing calories (aka energy). Too few calories can be damaging to our health and too many calories adds excess weight which overtime can lead to obesity, heart disease, etc... When it comes to food the idea of balance holds true even when we breakdown nutrition into nutrient groups: carbohydrates, protein, and fats - each nutrient plays integral roles within the body and too little of any particular nutrient overtime can negatively impact our health.
For example - protein helps build muscles, nerves, etc... without it overtime muscle mass would decrease and our body won't work the way it should. My tip of the week is when it comes to food and water is think about balance.... Investing the time to plan your meals and balance your food intake will help your overall health and well-being. If you need help striking that balance, work with a registered dietitian, you can find one near you at www.EatRight.org.