Focus on Getting Nutrients from Food and Drink
Words from Nutritionist, Nancy Guberti
A healthy lifestyle approach is getting your nutrients from healthy food and beverages. The human body absorbs nutrients better when they come in the form of food rather than supplements. It is essential to get enough nutrients through your daily meals. Your body needs essential vitamins and minerals to stay healthy, boost your immune system, nourish your adrenal system, fuel your muscles, brain, central nervous system, and reach overall wellness of mind and body.
Whole foods are important
The goal is to incorporate whole foods since they offer many benefits over taking dietary supplements. Whole foods are nutrient-dense, offering a variety of micronutrients such as magnesium, calcium, and vitamins A and C along with carotenoids, flavonoids, minerals, and antioxidants. You can also benefit from consuming foods with fiber such as whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables to provide the right amount of fiber. Fiber helps prevent diseases like heart disease and type 2, and it can also help manage regularity.
The benefits of getting nutrients from your food are that you are consuming the nutrients your body needs for growth and repair, helping you to stay strong and healthy, and help to prevent diet-related diseases. Having a good variety of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and a moderate amount of unsaturated fats, meat and dairy leave less room for foods that are high in fat and sugar.
What about nutritional drinks?
Healthy nutritional drinks contain plentiful amounts of fiber, vitamins, and protein necessary for your body, but you must watch out for the sugar. Excessive sugar in beverages may lower your level of health as they provide empty calories, weaken your immune system, and feed candida.
Becoming your best health advocate and making healthy decisions for your family is essential. By incorporating KidsLuv beverages, you can fill in the gaps in dietary needs with a sugar-free drink. Deficiencies in key nutrients such as vitamins A, B, C, E, zinc, iron, and selenium can weaken your immune system. Have fun planning, shopping, and making balanced meals while enjoying your KidsLuv beverage; you will benefit from this healthy lifestyle!
Remember, your health is worth it because you are worth it.
Nancy Guberti is a Functional Medicine Specialist, Nutritionist, and passionate to empower others to become their health advocate. She is the founder of Total Wellness Empowerment Membership & Podcast, Look and Feel Great Method, and Raising Achievers & Givers: Positively Powerful Parent program. Learn more & be empowered at nancyguberti.com.