Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 3

The Important in Nutrition in Pregnancy

Deborah Garida Nunes* and Maria Gisele dos Santos

Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

*Corresponding Author:Deborah Garida Nunes, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil.

Received: January 04, 2022; Published: February 21, 2022


The human being has around 100 trillion cells and of these, 50 billion are renewed daily. Each cell uses numerous nutrients to promote its proper functioning. The promotion of a perfect cellular functioning allows the organs the expected functional execution [1,2]. Medicine has demonstrated in recent centuries the correlation between nutritional imbalances and various diseases associated with them. The relationship between human beings and food dates to antiquity [3,4]. Thus, it is understood that nutrition is essential for the existence of living beings. Nutrition is the science that studies food and nutrients, analyzing its action, interaction and balance related to health and disease [5]. Functional nutrition consolidates genetic, physiological and scientific knowledge, taking into account the emotional and environmental aspects of the human being to promote health in its integral form [6,7]. Here, it is worth mentioning that dietotherapeutic care involves everything from cellular nutrition to stress factors, emotional changes, exposure to pesticides and environmental pollutants [8,9].

Keywords: Nutrition; Pregnancy; Healthy; Eating Habits


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Citation: Deborah Garida Nunes and Maria Gisele dos Santos. “The Important in Nutrition in Pregnancy". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.3 (2022): 75-81.


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