In today’s world, the word nutrition, however, used frequently, has lost it’s meaning, with all the people now preferring junk food like pizzas, plates of pasta and burgers over healthy food and salads. Also, with the ever-encroaching problem of illnesses, nutrition has become very important, now more than ever. Nutrition, in simple terms, is the science that analyses the interaction between nutrients and other food substances, and how it affects growth, reproduction, health, disease, and development of an individual.
Why nutrition is important?
As you can see, nutrition is a pretty important part of an individual’s life, and if taken care of an individual’s nutritional needs properly, one might just live a long and healthy life. As a leading supplier of health care products, it is Abena’s vision to provide practice-related and holistic nutrition solutions that are easy to use in daily life and seek to improve the quality of life of the individual. We believe in an individualized approach to healthy nutrition and we support this approach by supporting health practitioners and other care givers in finding the right solution that fits individual needs.
Our team of experienced dietitians, nutritionists, and nurses advises on the choice and use of products. In close collaboration with practitioners and researchers in the field of nutrition, we have established a number of best practice practices related to nutritional care. The principles can help guide the choice of products and support good health among older people and other people with a need for special care.
Good habits to maintain nutrition level
It is advised that an individual should focus on good eating and drinking habits. If patients suffer from a lack of appetite or need extra energy and protein, good eating habits are the first steps in ensuring sufficient nourishment. It is recommended to eat small meals during the day, preferably 6-8 meals per day, high in energy and protein. Snacking makes up an important part of the diet when the appetite is weak and snacking can easily make up 50 percent of the daily intake of nutrients. Fluids are required for many, basic functions of the body. The recommended intake for fluids varies from one individual to the next. Solid foods contribute approx. 20 percent of the total fluid intake. The remainder of the fluid needs to come from milk-based drinks, water, tea, coffee, and other beverages.
If the instructions are followed properly, strictly, and correctly, one can lead a nutritional, happy, and healthy life. Knowing how much and what to eat is apparently very important knowledge every individual must possess.