The Dietitian's Office


Nutrition services offered throughout Kentucky

Few things impact how you feel and function every day more than nutrition. It’s important to be aware that what you consume is crucial to your overall health. For residents of throughout Kentucky, The Dietitian's Office is a wonderful resource for nutrition guidance. Booking a visit is a simple process with online and phone-based scheduling options. 

Nutrition Q & A

Why is nutrition so important?

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to forget that the food you eat provides the fuel your body needs to meet the basic requirements of life. Meals can feel like just one more thing on your to-do list. 

In reality, nutrition directly impacts how your body works, and your choices have immediate and long-term effects. Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of health and wellness, but meeting daily requirements is a struggle for many. 

Researchers know that poor nutrition directly impacts your risk of developing chronic disease. It’s also clear that nutrition can cause issues with weight, whether taking on significant excess weight or struggling to gain enough weight to reach healthy levels. 

What are some basic ways to boost daily nutrition?

Fortunately, there are many ways you can improve your daily nutrition. Working with a skilled nutritionist is a great place to begin, and having a trusted professional to turn to can make it easier to create a personalized nutrition plan. 

Some basic improvements that virtually everyone can benefit from include:

  • Eating more fruit and vegetables 
  • Choosing lean proteins 
  • Increasing healthy fats
  • Avoiding highly processed foods
  • Preparing healthy meals and snacks
  • Embracing meal planning

These are a few examples of ways to create meaningful improvements in daily nutrition. 

Why are highly processed foods such a poor nutrition option?

Your body processes a wide variety of whole foods — food options that are very close to their natural state. Technically, any change you make to whole foods, even cutting, washing, or cooking them, is a form of processing. 

However, highly processed foods take whole foods and process them in ways that fundamentally change their nutritional profile by adding loads of salt, fat, sugar, and preservatives. It also includes creating “food products” in a laboratory setting that have very little in common with their original, whole ingredients. 

Highly processed foods are often nutritionally void, not providing much to help your body thrive. Even worse, they’re usually laden with additives that create significant health risks. Most convenience foods, bagged snacks, packaged crackers and cookies, and meat products that don’t require refrigeration fall under the category of highly processed foods. 

If you’d like to explore nutrition in greater detail, book a visit at The Dietician’s Office online or by phone today.