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The Mechanics of Nutrition

It is strange to think that we can often take better care of our car than we do of our bodies and nutrition. 

We normally get our car serviced regularly, change the oil, filters, etc and this helps it go much better and last longer. Our bodies work in a similar way. 

Yet what are we doing to make sure that they work at their best? 

You wouldn’t put dirty petrol into your car and expect it to go well. 

Yet how is our own internal fuel? Are we fuelling our bodies with the required nutrition and healthy foods/fuel that allow us to operate at our best? 

Taking the Easy Way Out 

Unfortunately for many of us, we may be taking the easy route of eating too much junk food, fast food or overly processed food. 

According to the World Health Organization, globally there has been an increased intake of energy-dense foods that are high in fat and sugars. 

While convenience-wise this is great, what is it doing for our body or mind? These are foods we can handle in small quantities but we were never meant to live on them. 

Real Food for Real People 

The body functions better when we eat foods as near to their natural state as possible: 

Fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, naturally reared meat, wild fish, nuts, seeds, wholegrain bread, dairy products etc. 

These foods help generate health in the body. 

If you are out of shape, have poor energy, lacking in nutrition and drive etc, try including more of these natural foods in your diet. 

In particular, people should be conscious of their protein intake. 

Heart Health Support 

Protein is so important in our lives. It helps form a shapely body, contributes to bone health and is vital to our well-being. 

It is also the most filling of the 3 macronutrients (Protein, Fat and Carbohydrates). 

This makes it especially important to those of us who want to get or stay in shape. 

Athletes are very conscious of their protein intake and nutrition as are many health-conscious people who are into healthy ageing. 

Yet what would you think if I said it can also help lower your bad cholesterol and contribute to your heart health. 

This would make it a very special valuable protein. 

It would also make it particularly interesting to people who are conscious of their shape and heart health. 

A New Dimension in Protein 

Lipo-Clear from Tony Quinn Educohealth is a dairy-based protein drink that also has some added ingredients that include Oat Beta Glucans (a special type of EU approved soluble fibre that has been shown to help lower cholesterol) and Vitamins D and K2-7. 

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Essentially what Vitamin K2-7 does is it helps the calcium you are taking in go to your bones instead of building up in other unwanted areas. 

Vitamin D (often called the sunshine vitamin) is also added to further improve calcium absorption. This can be especially useful during the low-sunlight, dark days of winter. It also contributes to: the normal function of the immune system and maintenance of normal bones, normal muscle function and normal teeth. 

Each serving also contains over 20gms of quality casein protein. 

It is easy to use. Just add some water and shake and you have a quick snack. 

A Tasty Treat 

However, even the best of things can prove to be an obstacle if they don’t taste good. 

This isn’t the case with the Lipo-Clear as it’s flavoured with almost 3gms of dried fresh Raspberries making it probably the tastiest Protein drink you have ever tried. 

Absolutely delicious when made on water, coconut water, oat or almond milk. 

Once tasted, you will know why it is such a firm favourite with Tony Quinn Educohealth customers. 

Written by Hugh Chambers, Holistic Nutritionist

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How Vitamins and Supplements Work with our daily Diet

Why we need vitamins

There are many people who eat healthy most of the time, but think they have no need for vitamins and supplements.  They also think that you can get every nutrient that you need from the food that you eat.  It’s possible that this is true in some cases, but more often than not, it isn’t.  Researchers are learning all the time about new vitamins and supplements and how they work in the right doses, to make our lives better.  In most cases, you can’t physically eat all the food it would take to get the amount of vitamins and supplements for them to work properly.  So it is always better to take vitamin and supplements, even if you do always eat healthy.

What does eating healthy mean?

Remember, eating healthy means getting at least five servings of vegetables every day.  If you can’t remember the last time you had this many vegetables on any given day, then you aren’t eating healthy.  According to government statistics, only one in five adults get this many servings of vegetables every day.  One out of five doesn’t even eat one vegetable in a 24 hour period.  If you have a salad for lunch every day, that’s a good start, but it still doesn’t come close to the five helpings you need seven days a week.  If you you eat three meals a day, this means that you have to have two servings for lunch, and three for dinner.  In practise it is hard to get close to this. The best thing to do is to take a multivitamin.

How does the ground impact the nutritional value?

Even if you do eat a lot of vegetables, you have to worry about where they come from.  The quality of the soil where vegetables are grown isn’t what it used to be.  This means that vegetables can be lacking in the amount of vitamins and minerals needed to maintain good health.  The quality of water also has a lot to do with how nutritious the vegetables you eat are.  It’s hard to say what kinds of pesticides are used on vegetables that come from other countries. Some countries have different agriculture regulations.  The only way you have a chance at getting vegetables that have the nutrients they should is to buy organic.  Once again, vitamins and supplements will ensure that you are getting the right amount of nutrients.

As a group, vegetarians are probably the healthiest eaters around, but even they miss out on some nutrients.  For example, vitamin B12 can only be found in animal foods such as meat, chicken, fish, and dairy products. Vegetarians should be aware of their vitamin B12 intake. It is good to learn more about the benefits of these supplements, and also others that they may be missing from their diet.

How do you cook?

The way you cook vegetables has a lot to do with the amount of nutrients they have.  Most nutritional books assume that you are eating your vegetables raw or at the very least, lightly steamed.  That is the only way they can make the claims on the nutritional value of the food you eat.  If you boil, microwave, fry, or bake your vegetables, the nutrients become more depleted the longer they are cooked.  At a certain point, they have little of their original nutrients.

If you eat takeaways a few times a week, you are really cutting into the nutritional value of your food.  Having a salad is okay, but only if it’s a dark green salad.  Iceberg lettuce doesn’t count because it has no nutritional value.  In fact, most vegetables at restaurants are so overcooked and over seasoned that they aren’t really very good for anyone.  If your work schedule has you eating without considering the nutritional value, then you really need to take a multivitamain.

A multivitamin like Cell Rejuvenation Mix, has at least 53 high-quality ingredients  Each one of these vitamins does something for your system. What it does is unique and also essential to keep your body functioning at a normal level.  The best thing to do is take some time and look some of them up on here.  You might be surprised at how necessary they each are.