At HiDow International, we understand that staying healthy and fit requires you to consult with professionals to obtain your best results whether it’s your trainer at the gym, your physical therapist, and most importantly your nutritionist. Regardless of whether you are a high-performance athlete or just curious about how you can improve your health and get into shape for summer, you have probably wondered if you should visit a nutritionist. But exactly how can a nutritionist help you stay healthy?
#1 Nutritionists Help You Ward Off Age-Related Disease
Maintaining healthful eating habits becomes increasingly important as you continue to age.
It’s believed that many age-related diseases can be prevented or delayed with the right nutrients. That’s why it is incredibly important that you visit a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who can give you a dietary plan that will ensure that as you age you get the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. As many people age, it is more common that they become deficient in calcium, vitamin D and potassium.
#2 A Nutritionist Can Provide Practical Lifestyle Advice
All of us at one point or another have decided to start a diet or make a lifestyle change that involves healthy eating. Popular ones include low-carb diets and intermittent fasting. We can follow rules that we’ve heard repeated time and time again as fact, but how do we know if we are on the right track?
The reality is that there is a lot of noise out there surrounding what lifestyle choices are healthy and an RDN can help you sort through it to find out what is fact and what is a myth. RDNs will also help you come up with a realistic dietary plan with realistic goals that are attainable based on your favorite foods, eating habits, and exercising habits.
#3 Nutritionists Manage Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, or Other Chronic Diseases
Much in the same way that nutritionists provide you with practical lifestyle advice, nutritionists can help you make healthy changes that can help manage conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic diseases that are related to diet. A nutritionist will ensure that you are eating the right nutrients to help you maintain healthy blood sugar and blood pressure levels.
#4 Nutritionists Can Help You Lose Weight
If you are otherwise healthy but still need a plan to help you get to a healthy and comfortable weight, Registered Dietitians Nutritionists can provide you with a custom weight loss plan that ensures that you have long term weight loss success by incorporating dietary changes and introducing physical activities that work together.
#5 Help You Stay Healthy As You Grow Older
As you get older, the importance of maintaining a balanced relationship between your dietary needs and drug interactions for medication for hypertension and other common diseases associated with aging. Registered Dietitians Nutritionists will also ensure that you get all of the extra nutrients that you need as you age to prevent common deficiencies such as vitamin D, calcium, B12, iron, and magnesium!