Nutrition is the science of food, the nutrient in them and how the body uses those nutrients.It includes the process of ingestion, digestion, absorption, metabolism, transport, storage and excretion of the same.
This was revealed during institutional weekly CPD held on July 10, 2012 and facilitated by Ms. Monicah Sitienei and Mr. Morris Korir, nutritionists in the Hospital’s Department of Nutrition.
They emphasized that healthy eating was the key to wellbeing asup to 100 trillion cells in our bodies, each one demanding a constant supply of daily nutrients in order to function optimally and be able to fight various ailments.
Food affects all these cells, and every aspect of our being: mood, energy levels, thinking capacity, self drive and general health.
The duo gave some tips like importance of eating balanced diet with more of whole grains, right size or portion, a diet low in fat, saturated fat and cholestrol. “It is paramount that you fill up on colourful fruits and vegetables to your meals”, they recommended .
The meeting was told to limit the use of sugar and salt.