By Summer Banks FNS, SPT

Perhaps the most important way to guarantee good health is to ensure that you are getting the proper nutrition. The human body requires the right amounts and combination of nutrients for optimum health, and it is impossible to get adequate nutrition if you are unaware of your body’s general nutritional needs and its nutritional needs under certain circumstances. It is easier than ever to be well-informed about proper nutrition and health. Take the time to learn about these important topics and you will be well on your way to leading a long and healthy life.

Protein, Fats, and Carbohydrates

  • Dietary Fats: Know Which Ones to Choose: Looking for how to tell the difference between healthy fats and unhealthy fats? This resource page is a great guide.
  • Fats 101: Get the basics on fats and their role in proper nutrition with this resource from the American Heart Association. Even though high-fat diets are now becoming more popular,¬†with similar results to what products like¬†Keto OS claim to have, you still have to be careful with the potential side effects.
  • Learning About Carbohydrates: Here is a good all-around resource on the importance of carbohydrates to the body.
  • The Nutrition Source: Protein: This is an excellent overview of the different kinds of proteins and what they are used for in the human body.

The Different Types of Vitamins

Learning About the Digestive System

Metabolism and Energy

Pregnancy and Child Nutrition

  • Foods to Eat While Pregnant: Look to this page from the Cleveland Clinic for an overview of the foods pregnant women should eat to stay healthy and to have a healthy baby.
  • Nutrition for School-Aged Children: Stanford Children’s Health has created this resource to help parents make sure their kids get the proper nutrition.
  • Nutrition Needs of Adolescents: Teenagers have specific nutritional needs, and this guide from the University of Minnesota can help parents, teachers, and others make sure that they are providing the right nutrients to adolescents.
  • Pregnancy Nutrition: The American Pregnancy Association has put together this helpful page on the proper nutrition for pregnant women.
  • Vegetarian Diets for Pregnancy: Pregnant women can maintain a vegetarian diet and still have a healthy baby as long as they get the proper mix of nutrients. This page will help pregnant vegetarians do just that.

Exercise and Sports Nutrition

  • Dietary Supplements: This article looks at various dietary supplements and their potential benefits for those who engage in rigorous exercise.
  • Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know: Read about dietary supplements and their nutritional benefits using this resource from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Nutrition and Athletic Performance: This resource explains why the right nutrition is so important for good athletic performance.
  • Sports Nutrition: This is an excellent overview from Nutrition Australia on making sure you get the proper nutrients during your workout and other forms of exercise.
  • Tips for Teens: Sports Nutrition: Read this page for some good tips on the proper nutrition for teens involved in sports.

Obesity

Dietary Guidelines

  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The U.S. government has put together this excellent resource for helping Americans understand how to eat right and get the proper nutrition on a daily basis.
About the Author:

Summer Banks has researched over 5000 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. Previously, she managed 15 supplement brands, worked with professionals in the weight loss industry and completed coursework in nutrition at Stanford University.