Raritan Family Healthcare
Primary Care Practice & Family Medicine located in Raritan, NJ & Bedminister, NJ
Navigating and meeting your body’s nutritional needs can be a challenge without expert guidance. In Raritan and Bedminster, New Jersey, the expert primary care physicians at Raritan Family Healthcare provide nutrition services as part of a proactive health plan. To schedule your next visit, call the closest office or book an appointment online today.
Nutrition Q & A
What is nutrition?
Nutrition refers to the sustenance you give yourself through the foods you eat and supplements you take. Deepening your knowledge of your body’s nutritional requirements helps you build a health-conscious diet and even lower your risk for diseases and poor immunity.
It can be difficult to navigate your body’s nutritional needs if you’re first starting out. With help from the physicians at Raritan Family Healthcare, you can review your dietary habits and learn more about the benefits of various nutrients.
The team at Raritan Family Healthcare evaluates your health and searches for signs of nutritional deficiencies. They also look into your current diet and identify ways you can improve it.
How can I improve my nutrition?
One of the most important steps in improving your nutrition is to learn more about what your body needs to function at its best. The foods you eat provide your cells with energy, and individual nutrients offer more specific benefits.
Your diet should consist of macronutrients like carbs, protein, and fat, along with micronutrients such as:
- Water-soluble vitamins
- Fat-soluble vitamins
The team at Raritan Family Healthcare can help you discover targeted amounts of specific nutrients you need according to your age, weight, and gender. Then, they help you learn to identify the foods that are rich in these nutrients or find supplements that include them.
Your providers can help you make sure you get the nutrients your body needs with specialized diets too, such as gluten-free diets, vegetarian diets, or vegan diets.
What are the benefits of improving my nutrition?
Making sure you include all of the macro- and micronutrients you need in your diet plan has widespread benefits for your general health and how you feel from day to day. Of course, improvements vary based on your starting diet and the specific nutrients you need or were lacking.
However, possible benefits of improving your nutrition include:
- More energy
- Less fatigue
- Better immunity
- Stronger bones and muscles
- Lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, and other diseases
- Healthier skin, hair, and nails
- Better digestive function
- Increased longevity
You might notice some additional benefits from improving your diet too, such as fewer symptoms of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. The team at Raritan Family Healthcare keeps your personal risks and health concerns in mind while teaching you about diet and nutrition.
To access personalized nutritional counseling services for yourself or your family, call Raritan Family Healthcare or book a visit online today.
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