What is Nutrition and Diet?
Nutrition is the term used for the scientific study of food and how it is utilised by the body. Nutrition is the basic need and a prerequisite to a healthy life. Whereas diet is the sum of food consumed by a person to attain nutrients. A proper diet is essential from the very early stages of life for proper growth, development and to remain active. Eating a balanced diet provides all the nutrients in required amounts and proper proportions. It can easily be achieved through a blend of the four basic food groups. The quantities of foods needed to meet the nutrient requirements vary with age, gender, physiological status and physical activity.