Nutrition is the science that studies the nutrients in food and how the body uses these nutrients, and the relationship between diet, health and disease. Nutrients provide nourishment essential for energy, cell renewal and maintenance of life, and can't be manufactured by the body, so the quality of what we eat is extremely important. Essential nutrients include macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).
Nutrition investigates the metabolic and physiological responses of the body to diet. The foods we consume on a daily basis play a significant role in our general well-being, ability to fight and possibly prevent potential diseases and our ability to achieve specific fitness goals. Consuming nutrient-rich foods not only provides the energy needed to function at optimal levels, it also helps maintain and stabilize blood sugar levels and stay satiated.
Lisa is certified through Precision Nutrition, and strongly believes in the importance of practicing good nutritional habits as a lifestyle. Depending on your specific goals, Lisa can advise you how to incorporate healthy eating habits into daily living, and guide you to making more educated nutritional choices.