What Is The Importance Of Nutrition? How It Should Be Taken Care of With Technology?

Today, I studied many frequent diseases and causes which people are facing due to malnutrition. Firstly, I have a question for the readers: Do you know the meaning of “Nutrition”? What is Nutrition?

If not then I will answer you and if yes, then I will make it more clear. The simple dictionary meaning of the “nutrition – The food that we eat, and how it affects our health”. The body is the system of mechanism where it needs all types of minerals and supplements.

The digestive system extracts nutrients such as good calories, good fat, minerals and vitamins. Now every study and every dietician has suggested different methods to remain fit and healthy.

Yesterday at a social gathering, I met many personalities of different age groups. We randomly picked this topic of nutrition. Mothers are talking about their children who are demanding only fast foods and chocolates and no one is interested in eating healthy food.

Well, if you wear the shoes of a kid under 10 years, ask yourself what would you like to have then. The answer must be chocolates and stuff. This is because sometimes parents are fascinating to their kids by doing some activity in return for chocolates. But instead, they manage to accomplish the need with some nutrition stuff like fruit salad,  vegetable soup etc…

What do health guidelines say about nutrition?

The guidelines state that toddlers should take 1000-1400 calories, depending on the gender and height and weight of the child. But normally it should range between 1000-1400.

Basic requirements: The requirement of milk is 16-24 ounces. (ie: 2 to 3 cups).

More iron-rich foods: pulses and cereals. And design the perfect plate as below :

Today, I studied many frequent diseases and causes which people are facing due to malnutrition. Firstly, I have a question for the readers: Do you know the meaning of “Nutrition”? What is Nutrition?

If not then I will answer you and if yes, then I will make it more clear. The simple dictionary meaning of the “nutrition – The food that we eat, and how it affects our health”. The body is the system of mechanism where it needs all types of minerals and supplements.

The digestive system extracts nutrients such as good calories, good fat, minerals and vitamins. Now every study and every dietician has suggested different methods to remain fit and healthy.

Yesterday at a social gathering, I met many personalities of different age groups. We randomly picked this topic of nutrition. Mothers are talking about their children who are demanding only fast foods and chocolates and no one is interested in eating healthy food.

Well, if you wear the shoes of a kid under 10 years, ask yourself what would you like to have then. The answer must be chocolates and stuff. This is because sometimes parents are fascinating to their kids by doing some activity in return for chocolates. But instead, they manage to accomplish the need with some nutrition stuff like fruit salad,  vegetable soup etc…

What do health guidelines say about nutrition?

The guidelines state that toddlers should take 1000-1400 calories, depending on the gender and height and weight of the child. But normally it should range between 1000-1400.

Basic requirements: The requirement of milk is 16-24 ounces. (ie: 2 to 3 cups).

More iron-rich foods: pulses and cereals. And design the perfect plate as below :

Nowadays many baby foods and supplements are there that mum tries to give their child but as per the guidelines, portion control is the key. Fix the proportion of every type of food such as cereals, fruits, pulses, dry fruits etc…

I have a question for the adults too, have you taken care of your nutrition?

Well I know the answer, the answer is “No” and individuals have numerous excuses regarding that. As I have mentioned that I have gone through many studies and surveys, I should share the data that will shock you.

According to NHANES(National Health and nutrition examination survey(2013-2014).

They had mentioned that 2 in 3 adults that is up to 70.2% are overweight or obese.

In 1 in 3 considered to be overweight that is up to 32.2% and about 37% of every I in 3 is considered to be obese. They have also done age-wise bifurcation as shown below:

Day to Day lifestyle:

Talking about the current lifestyle and work culture, I understand that people are giving importance to health and fitness but they tend more towards the workaholic culture, that is why they tend to eat whatever they get easily in the market (junk food).

Having a busy lifestyle tells the narration of gaining in the percentage of the obese population. In general, if we ask doctors that what are the severe problems caused by obesity?

A long list comes to the doctor’s mind: Heart disease, High blood pressure, Liver stroke, Diabetes, Infertility in women and many other problems.

According to the data, if the person gets obese then there are chances of; 89 percent of the person are having the risk of heart disease, 15% of the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. And it is projected that, in the next five years, 57 percent of obesity will increase in the age group of (18+) eighteen and eighteen plus.

How can it be managed using technology?

While one can argue that a busy lifestyle is a reason for obesity, it can be solved with many things. As we all know in today’s generation there’s no person I see without a cellphone, iPad, and other smart devices. We can use these devices and their technology with better implementation. Telemedicine app development gives us the facility to use and maintain health remotely. As if health is the concern and one should take an urgent note on it.

There are many healthcare applications such as Healthify me, Teladoc, My diet coach, Calorie counter, Lifesum, Logsmarter AI Nutrition coach and many other applications that are designed with the initiative to make people healthy and fit.

Talking about the features of the application of given in examples:

Teladoc app

  • It gives 24/7 consultation.
  • It serves customer care on demand.
  • Get a prescription if needed.
  • Subscription is required.

My diet coach:

This application is for you if you want to:

  • Lose weight
  • Track what you consume
  • Count calories
  • Track macros
  • Turn heads
  • Get your beach body
  • Take charge of how you look

Daily food diary and macro tracker. The key to the new, healthier you. Break down everything you eat by day, meal, and macronutrients. Swipe through the days and plan future weeks by logging your meals in advance.

Receive calorie intake recommendations and track your path towards your target weight. Incorporate calories burned off through exercise, so you always have the full picture of how your workouts affect your progress.

Calorie counter

Calorie counter,

  • Count the calories for you.
  • It tracks the portion control.
  • Log Meals & Activity – Innovative tools make food & workout logging quick and easy.
  • Set Goals – Customize your personal weight, nutrition & fitness goals.
  • Track Your Progress – See today’s progress at a glance, or analyze your nutrition & calories in detail.
  • Learn From Experts – Hit your goals faster with daily coaching from Meal & Workout Plans.
  • Stay Inspired – 250+ healthy recipes and 150+ workouts keep routines fresh and fun.
  • Connect With Community – Find friends, motivation, support & tips in our active forums.

Healthifyme:

Healthifyme is an IOS app, which tracks the records and gives the assistance. It gives you the top nutritionist and follows up and scheduling your daily habits.

LogSmarter AI Nutrition coach:

  • Calorie requirement estimations from our proprietary machine learning model
  • Personalized suggestions based on your demographic information, goals and diet preferences.
  • Daily updates and evidence-based feedback on how to optimize your nutrition from our algorithm.
  • Customizable reminders to log your weight and calorie intake.
  • Syncs with Apple Health to reduce the need for manual data entry.
  • Easy to manage a list of nutrition logs so you have access to all of your data.
  • Chunks data into nutritional phases to support a periodized tracking scheme.
  • Nutrition resources are written by our CSO Dr. Brandon Roberts so you can learn the science of what they do.

Lifesum:

Images show that it will take track of your daily intake and it helps to reach your goal.

The applications mentioned above, help the person in many ways such as one will get reminders of taking a meal on time, drinking water and a follow-up of what to eat and what not to eat.

Even the applications are sharing healthy recipes and also set reminders for patients when to take medicine and what dosage one should take.

So, the person once gets started with the applications mentioned above, it’s like a dietician taking care of every now then. It will benefit you in the long run, weight management, nutrients management.

Technological point of view, if we see, these apps are using the EHR technology, for keeping the data, scheduling and time management. EHR technology lowers the work in the back office and reduces the tension of data management.

Whereas the Logsmarter AI Nutrition coach application uses the tracking algorithm software, to track the details of the user. The awareness among people has been seen increasing after using such applications, the number of patients using this application has changed their lifestyle and their eating pattern entirely.

In traditional medicine, there were no such programmes that can be taken care of so easily, but the scientists and researchers had invented such programmes in the hospitals which could reduce the effort of the admin staff.

Food and nutrition online services were started after that “ Telemedicine was broadly defined as telecommunications” that deals with video calling, online consultation and it savvy the doctors in rural clinics, helps the hamlet area where no dietician and nutritionist were there.

Hence, Nutrition education is booming with the help of these technologies, and people will appreciate nutritionists and dieticians for their efforts and success.

Conclusion:

From the above discussion, we can conclude that health and fitness are superior to all and should be prioritized. As advanced technologies reveal the best use of it. “if somebody wants to make a change then it’s just one click away.”

In the traditional way, the person needs to make many efforts but due to the healthcare applications, it will serve as magic to mankind.

As the applications are futuristic and user-friendly everyone can use them. It is easier in terms of understanding the specifications.

It is helping mentally, spiritually way and as the best company. It accompanies the person in the best manner that no doctor can exchange that. Let’s make an affirmation, let’s move towards healthy nutrition and say “no” to obesity and other health problems.

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