Better nutrition is related to improved infant, child and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases Healthy children learn better. People with adequate nutrition are more productive and can create opportunities to gradually break the cycles of poverty and hunger.
The first fifteen years of life provides the transition period for the development of acquired characteristics (such as accent, habit, predisposition and mental capacity) for the remainder of a person’s entire life.
To ensure the maintenance of acquired characteristics, a well-balanced diet and generally suitable environment are necessary. During the infant and early childhood years nutrition plays an important role in the development of the human body and mind as the body is growing, development of brain functions, and emotional response system.
Nutrition can influence the development and morbidity of certain acquired characteristics that can lead to diseases. These characteristic are the consequence of the structure of the acquired characteristics of an individual, such as malnutrition, obesity and excess weight. Examples of such acquired characteristics are kwashiorkor, acquired kwashiorkor is a type of malnutrition caused due to poor diet and underexposure to sunlight, while marasmus, acquired marasmus is a more acute form of malnutrition often resulting from increased mortality in infants and children, and is mainly caused by poor diet, infections and deaths in the infants and children.
During the childhood years nutrition plays an important role in preventing substantial increases in body weight and thereby reduction in the risk of disease.
Nutrition also plays an important role in the development of the human body, particularly during early childhood and adolescence. Nutrition improves the hearing, sight, walking and learning abilities of children. Nutrition also provides these essential nutrients to pregnant mothers to ensure a healthy development for their children.
In human body, the development of some acquired characteristics such as keloids, conjugations and serum factors is mainly due to nutrition, while iodine’s role in the thyroid is crucial in the proper functioning of the human body. Therefore, iodine deficiency can lead to growth and development of abnormal body tissues such as swellings, mutually bound glands, cheeses, goiters, skin, nails, undigested food, nae gees, etc. The frequency of occurrence of such complications is increased during hot weather or during stress.
Once the adults get into their late 20s and early 30s, they can notice the effects of their malnutrition on their residing health. When they retreat into the malnutrition, they can feel the consequences of the unhealthy eating habits as well.
Of course, not every case of malnutrition and its resulting complications can be reduced to eliminating causes and effect.
Nutritional studies only help in determining causes and effect of certain eating habits and normalizes their symptoms. Maintaining an ideal weight is always a difficult task. Moreover, it is not possible to control every eating habit, especially those of big quantities. However, observing eating habits and controlling the food given can help in getting a balanced diet required for good body health. Enjoying the natural food unprocessed by nature is a good practice in this.
In conclusion, it can be emphasized that, gum, teeth, body, skin, physical appearance and weight are directly or indirectly influenced by the eating habit. Absence of proper nutrition may lead to physical fatigue, premature aging, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, increased blood pressure levels and other metabolic disorders. A good nutrition gives rise to healthy body, higher immunity, faster recovery if injuries occur and a great overall health. Obesity with its terrible medical consequences has become a major problem. Eating habits of your entire family should be established with your children. This will help control the risk of obesity in the future.