The Importance of Balanced Nutrition for the Body
Malnutrition or malnutrition adversely affects growth and health.
Each substance contains benefits that support growth and maintain a healthy body.
Fulfillment of nutrition is very important in human life.
Balanced nutrition is a daily food composition that contains nutrients in the type and amount according to the body's needs,
taking into account the principles of food diversity, physical activity,
clean living behavior and monitor body weight regularly in order to maintain a normal weight to prevent nutritional problems.
Fulfillment of nutrition begins when a person is in the womb and continues throughout his life to support his physical health.
Balanced nutrition is important for a healthy and quality life.
The Principle of Balanced Nutrition consists of 4 (four) Pillars which are basically a series of efforts to balance between
nutrients that come out and nutrients that enter by monitoring body weight regularly; that is :
1. Iodine Deficiency
Iodine has many functions, including preventing goiter, maintaining thyroid gland function, preventing stroke and preventing mental retardation.
Foods that contain iodine include iodized table salt, eggs, shellfish, soy milk and cow's milk and dairy products.
2. Vitamin A deficiency
Lack of vitamin A can cause several things, including visual disturbances, decreased immunity and interfere with fetal development.
Because it is not produced by the body, we must get it through food. Foods that contain vitamin A include carrots, tomatoes, spinach, red chilies, cereals, apples and bananas.
3. Iron Deficiency
Lack of iron can cause the body to experience anemia. This is because iron plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells in the body.
Lack of iron makes the body tired quickly, the immune system decreases,
difficulty concentrating as well as coldness in the hands and feet and other symptoms. To meet iron requirements,
we must eat, including lean beef and mutton, chicken liver and beef liver, tofu and tempeh,
legumes such as kidney beans and green beans and many more.
4. Lack of Energy and Protein
Energy is needed to support the activities of the body and organs, such as the liver, kidneys and heart.
Meanwhile, protein functions to form the structure and tissues of the body. To meet energy needs,
we should eat potatoes, corn, brown rice, rice and eggs.
Foods that contain high protein include eggs, fish, chicken breast, almonds, beef and shrimp.
Diet is the most important behavior that can affect nutritional status.
This is because the quantity and quality of food and drink consumed will affect nutritional intake so that it will affect individual and community health.
In order to keep the body healthy and avoid various chronic diseases or non-communicable diseases related to nutrition,
Therefore, the people's diet needs to be improved towards a balanced nutritional consumption.
Good nutritional status can improve individual and community health.
Immediately consult your body's nutritional needs with the Nutritionist RSIA Hermina Mutiara Bunda Salatiga