Why is nutrition important?
One thing that is needed by the body in relation to the process of growth and development, healing is optimal and balanced nutrition. Meeting the nutritional needs will greatly help a person to maintain body condition in preventing the occurrence of an illness, maintain body temperature under normal conditions and avoid the infection process.
There is not a single living thing that does not require nutrition for survival. But of course we don’t just survive. Having optimal health is a dream for all of us.
Nutrition is obtained from our daily food and drinks. Except in a few cases of patients who are hospitalized, nutrition is given directly to a vein or known as parenteral / infusion. The goal is the same, namely maintaining and providing nutritional needs to the body both organ and cell level.
Nutrition for healing
To maintain a healthy body is needed food that contains special nutrients for cells and tissues as well as symptoms of diseases that can occur. In some diseases it is necessary to make changes to the food provided both quantitatively and qualitatively. In determining a patient’s dietetic therapy, to maintain the nutritional balance the following things need to be considered:
- during illness the patient will lose nitrogen which is very important as the main element of amino acids that are needed by the body.
- patients need enough calories to maintain weight
- nutrition prevents nutritional deficiencies that may occur during illness, diit therapy is psychologically acceptable to patients
- basically the fulfillment of nutrition is far more important than medicine, but for the sick, the combination between the right diet and the right medicine
Each nutrient contains Nutrient or substances contained in food that are needed by the body consists of 6 categories, namely: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. All these elements are needed by the body when it starts recovering from a sick condition. Because basically the time of recovery is a time when the body needs very and very much nutrition to re-optimize all functions.
The main function of carbohydrates is to form blood sugar for the needs of the body and brain, preventing the growth of deep bacteria with the help of Vitamin K and vitamin B12.
Carbohydrate sources: rice, flour, sugar, fruit and others.
function to help the growth and maintenance of body cells, can also produce calories, hormone synthesis, catalyst enzymes (from the absorption process, metabolism and catabolism) and anti-body.
Protein sources: beef, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, tofu, tempeh and beans.
The function of fat is to provide calorie needs, maintain body temperature and body organs with a layer of fat and also maintain normal function of the skin.
Sources of fat: butter, margarine, coconut oil, cream, animal fat and nuts.
- Vitamin A
It is important for bone, hair and skin growth and eye health. Vitamin A also works to increase the body’s resistance to infection. Source of vitamin A: liver, meat, butter, cheese, milk, egg yolks, colorful fruits and vegetables.
- Vitamin D
Helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus, shape and maintain healthy bones and teeth. Sources of Vitamin D: milk and its products, egg yolks, tuna liver, salmon
- Vitamin E
Important for metabolic processes, maintaining healthy skin and muscles. As an antioxidant in protecting cells and body tissues from damage. Vitamin E sources: egg yolks, soybeans, green vegetables, margarine, bread, potatoes and wheat.
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin K
Important for blood clotting. Source of vitamin K: green vegetables.
- Vitamin C
– Important for the maintenance of healthy teeth, gums, skin, muscles and bones –
Accelerate wound healing
– Increase the body’s resistance from infection –
Helps absorption of iron
Sources of Vitamin C: fresh vegetables and fresh fruits
- Vitamin B Complex
– Taking an important role in carbohydrate metabolism
– Improving appetite –
Maintaining normal functioning of digestion, heart and nervous system
Source of Vitamin B Complex: rice, meat, milk, nuts, eggs and soy
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin A
- Water, although mentioned last but not the smallest, precisely the need for water is the main in the fulfillment of our nutrition. Why? 70-80% of the human body is in the form of liquid, so meeting the needs of water, we have overcome the 70-80% need for nutrition.
- Good water must meet the requirements, namely colorless, tasteless and odorless. In today’s medical world, humans need more than ordinary water or “just water”, we need good water. Some of the world’s springs have good water characteristics such as Zamzam water in Saudi Arabia, water from the Fountain of Youth in China, water from Lorde springs in Germany, and others. World doctors began to launch a conscious movement of water or care about the water we drink in order to improve our health.
- World researchers agree that water produced from these special springs, such as Zamzam water, has the same characteristics, namely:
- Naturally basic, not artificial by human intervention
- has anti-oxidants which are important for anti-aging and cell growth, in this case the compound hydrogen (H2) is the smallest antioxidant. As mentioned above, vitamins E and C are agents for antioxidants but have larger antioxidant sizes than H2
- has a small particle size. The point is that good water is easily absorbed by the body so that the water needs are met properly.
- Getting good water can be taken directly from the special spring or through the process of ionizing water. Technology in the process of water ionization has begun to be introduced today.