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How Can Nutritionists Help You?

What does a nutritionist do? Unfortunately, several people still don’t know. Many times, nutritionist and dieticians are commonly referred for the same thing. However, there are differenced between the two. Let us get to know how nutritionists can help you?

Monday March 20, 2017,

2 min Read

Identifying the health issues

Nutritionists may help you finding the cause of health issues arising out of your diet. No matter, how healthy food your family is consuming. A healthy food may be unhealthy for another person. Nutritionists study the food and body. A person assigned for full-time nutrition specialist jobs may help you detect food allergies and nutritional deficiencies. They can even assist you in devising a diet plan for you. A nutritionist tells you exact food you and your family members should consume. If you are allergic to any food, s/he will tell you the alternatives. Nutritionists can even provide you recipes and books to assist you.

Difference between nutritionist and dietician

A dietician is expert in food and is related to medical field. They are generally recommended by doctors and work in either hospitals or even on individual level. They advocate for healthy foods to combat health challenges by people. Dieticians do not have knowledge and qualification for nutritional supplements and natural remedies. Many dieticians call themselves nutritionist, but there is always a big difference between the two. So make sure that you understand it.



How nutritionists do their job?

Nutritionists do a number of things to work in their field.

Develop weight loss programs

One of the prime things that nutritionist do today is to plan weight loss programs. They teach people the importance of healthy eating habits and what foods they should eat to improve overall health.

Help people with ailments

Nutritionists keep full knowledge of food, supplement, food allergies or sensitivity. Therefore they help people suffering from overweight, malnutrition, colds and congestion, eczema, diarrhea, behavioral challenges, allergies, and even poor sleeping.

Working with athletes

Sports and exercise nutrition is one of the growing fields for nutritionists. A sports nutritionist plans activities and best diet for the athlete.

To do all these, nutritionists work in food science and research the impact of new diets on human body. Some of the nutritionists also work for private companies to determine the total number of calories, fat and other components found in the new food to be launched in market.