A nutrition guide is basically a well detailed booklet that provides information on how and what one should eat and the quantity of the food that should be eaten. The purpose of the nutrition guide is to offer the much needed information on the nutrition that will make one healthy if followed. The following are some of the information that is contained in this guide.
Type of food
There are various types of food that the body requires. Examples include proteins, carbs, vitamins and minerals. All these foods are important for the proper growth and development of the body. The examples include meat, eggs, wheat, vitamins A, B, C and so on. There is also the issue of electrolytes such as potassium and sodium. All these are supposed to be consumed in relative proportions.
You cannot talk about the various foods as above without making reference to the nutritional content of the foods. Each of the foods above has some nutritional value, the very reason why we eat them. Having knowledge on the nutrient value of each of the food is important as it forms the basis of a healthy body. For instant, you will need a certain type of food to provide you with carbs, proteins, minerals and salts. That is not all; they should be of a certain quantity so that you have a balance in each of them.
The portions of the various foods are also important as per the nutrition guide. The overweight and underweight issues emerge because some people are unable to stick to the right proportions. The body should be fed relative to the output. In other words, you should not feed the body more than it needs. In the same vein, you should not consume less than the body needs. This means that there should be enough for the body so as to be healthy.