Without an intimate knowledge of nutrition, it can be hard to maintain the perfect balance of nutrients in your body. At APMI Wellness Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, the team works closely with you to improve your nutrition with a personalized diet plan. Following a balanced, nutrient-dense diet can optimize your physical and mental performance. For a consultation, call APMI Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.
Nutrition Q & A
What is nutrition?
Nutrition refers to how your body uses nutrients from the food you eat and how what you eat affects your health.
Your body needs certain amounts of macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbohydrates) as well as numerous micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) in order to function at its optimal, energized state.
If you don’t get the right nutrition through your diet, you may find that you don’t feel very well from day to day or that you’re always tired or fatigued. Poor nutrition can also affect your immunity and cause you to get sick more often than those around you.
At APMI Wellness Center, the team makes nutrition a high priority for every client. They offer wellness plans that include personalized nutrition and diet plans to make sure you get the nutrients you need through your diet. You start with a consultation, and the team may perform tests like the DEXA body scan to evaluate your body composition.
Getting great nutrition is an important foundation for a healthy overall lifestyle. If you’d like to experience optimum benefits from your diet plan, the team may also recommend that you take part in a personal or group training plan to improve your physical fitness.
What are the benefits of improving my nutrition?
By making sure you maintain a balance of nutrients and other substances, like antioxidants, you can avoid troublesome symptoms associated with malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies. By improving your nutrition with a custom diet plan, you can experience:
Less chronic pain
You’re also far less likely to experience chronic health complications associated with poor nutrition, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and inadequate wound healing.
In addition to nutritious foods, are there other ways to get the nutrients I need?
Even if you don’t realize you’re lacking in essential nutrients, your body often tells you with symptoms like fatigue, mood swings, low energy, or headaches.
For example, even if you follow a very balanced diet and regularly get all the nutrients you need, you can deplete them in certain ways, like drinking too much alcohol, and experience a deficiency.
To treat nutrient deficiencies, APMI Wellness Center offers IV vitamin infusions. Your provider can choose an infusion that has the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals you need. There are infusions available for a variety of needs, including athletic recovery, energy boosts, immunity, and hangover or jet lag relief.
To learn more about the fundamentals of nutrition and get help planning your personalized diet, call APMI Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.