Diet vs. Nutrition - The Difference
I had someone ask this question many years ago and I took some time to find an answer on this.
It was really surprising to me that I easily found quite a bit of information in all my resources on nutrition. There is quite an abundance of good solid info on nutrition.
Nutrition Defined: the study of foods, their nutrients and other chemical components, their actions and interactions in the body, and their influence on health and disease.
In our Holistic Lifestyle business, we coach our clients with the philosophy that - "Only life defends against death. If you want to live, eat foods that support life". Now Gregg Braden calls these kinds of foods, “life-affirming” and I feel this is a great way to think about food.
Real food and organic is best. Thinking about real food as the highest quality available.
Nutrients: substances obtained from food and used in the body to promote growth, maintenance, and repair.
Foods like protein powders, packaged processed foods have a lot of additives, preservatives, coloring, emulsifiers, synthetic flavors, stabilizers and all sorts of things that create what Paul Chek calls random energetics and often linear inputs.
Most foods people eat today cause the cells to behave in ways that do not create interconnectedness or harmony between the cells, glands, organs and/or systems of the body.
Optimal nutrition provides harmony with the body.
The 6 Classes of Nutrients are:
Yet when I went to look for the definition of Diet it was not so simple. There were pages of info on the many, many different kinds of diets, however, no definition of simply what a diet is.
So, I went to Wikipedia and found this: In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism.
This may be why we are so confused about what foods to consume for great nutrition?
The diet vs nutrition question is out of whack!
Way too many people are focused on a diet, maybe the latest fad that might seem like a quick and easy fix to what ails you rather than on looking at our food intake from a nutrition viewpoint.
As I wrote earlier in this piece and other posts I have written over the years, my feelings are Real Organic Foods, cooked in our own kitchen are the only choice for your best life.
Organic fruits and vegetables, locally grown when possible.
Protein sources that are raised naturally in the field as mother nature intended. Grass fed and finished beef, pastured chicken and pork, wild seafood etc.
Diet vs Nutrition does not need to be confusing!
Enjoy real organic foods for your best life!
It seems to me that the issue around our topic today is that most individuals today don't cook at home!
Most eat a quick meal, and not real foods.
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Now is the time to begin eating real organic foods cooked by you in your kitchen today!
Finally, put the Diet vs Nutrition question to rest.
Are you giving your body life-affirming foods?
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