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THE ROLE OF ANTIOXIDANTS:Back to top
For many people living in this day and age, a healthy balanced diet seems to be an unattainable goal. Modern day pressure, such as a lack of time for proper meal planning and preparation, result in a reliance on unhealthy fast foods for quick energy. The consequences are a steady accumulation of unwanted body fat, sub-optimal health and an increased risk for potentially life threatening diseases such as diabetes in both children and adults. Also insulin fluctuations caused by sugar laden foods such as chocolates, sweets, crisps, muffins, and cool drinks result in poor performance, lethargy, lack of concentration and a renewed craving for sugary food. Nutritional supplements provide an invaluable solution to a modern day problem.
The new era of advanced nutritional supplement powders contain bio-available proteins for ease of digestion, absorption and muscle support, complex carbohydrates providing stabilised blood sugar levels and thus sustained energy, and a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals for enhanced health and vitality.
NUTRITION AND THE ROLE OF NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTSBack to top
Although a balanced diet should cater for the average vitamin and mineral requirements, some people need to supplement their diets. People who are active and exercise; those who are under great stress, on restricted diets, or mentally or physically ill; women who take oral contraceptives; those on medication; those who are recovering from surgery and injury; smokers and those who consume alcoholic beverages all need higher than normal amounts of micronutrients. A diet that lacks essential nutrients over a long period of time leads to a greater risk of degenerative disease.
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS AND RECOVERYBack to top
THE ROLE OF MICRONUTRIENTS:Back to top
Micronutrients contribute to good health by regulating the metabolism and assisting the biochemical processes that release energy from digested food. There is a cooperative action between certain vitamins and minerals, which work as catalysts, promoting the absorption and assimilation of other vitamins and minerals. Correcting a deficiency in one vitamin or mineral requires the addition of others, not simply replacement of one in which you are deficient.
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