In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. The word diet often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health management. A balanced diet gives your body the nutrients it needs to function correctly. Diet therapies are specially designed and prescribed for medical and/or general nutritional reasons. The nutrients necessary to maintain normal growth and health include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
Diet therapy promotes a balanced selection of foods vital for good health. By combining foods appropriate for each individual and drinking enough water, one can help maintain the best possible health. Diet therapy can provide the patient important insight into food-related illnesses and education regarding how various nutrients (protein, carbohydrate, fat, alcohol) affect Health. Dietary therapy can be tailored to meet the treatment person on diagnosis of specific illnesses, can help reduce complications and can improve general well-being.