A balanced diet is found to be beneficial for preventive health and essential towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition can contribute to greater satisfaction in quality of life and Poor dietary behavior can contribute to further chronic diseases. Proper nutrition can be one of the most cost-effective ways for treating and preventing diseases and decrease risk factors.
One review states, “‘Nutrition care’ refers to any practice conducted by a health professional to support a patient to improve their dietary behaviours and subsequent biomarkers of chronic disease.” One study has shown how nutrition can affect cardiovascular health. Nutrition care may include any aspect of nutrition assessment, nutrition advice and nutrition counselling, as well as referral to other nutrition-focused health professionals and relevant services.”
Maintaining a well-balanced diet can be one step towards a healthier lifestyle in order to prevent many chronic diseases, as well as effective in treatment of other chronic diseases. A fundamental basis of life, proper nutrition can enable individuals to live higher quality and more productive lives.
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 Lauren Ball et al., “Effect of Nutrition Care Provided by Primary Health Professionals on Adults’ Dietary Behaviours: A Systematic Review,” Family Practice, August 19, 2015, doi:10.1093/fampra/cmv067.
 Sarah D. Ohlhorst et al., “Nutrition Research to Affect Food and a Healthy lifespan12,” Advances in Nutrition 4, no. 5 (September 5, 2013): 579–84, doi:10.3945/an.113.004176.