Monday, April 9, 2007

Lets talk about Health and Nutrition today

What do we mean by Optimal Health?

Optimal health does not mean perfect health. Optimal health means adapting known inherited health risks and your current lifestyle to make the personal choices necessary to live your life as healthy as possible.

  • Nutrition & Supplementation – Do you eat a balanced diet, including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins? Do you know which supplements are recommended for your type of diet?
  • Lifestyle – Have you adopted healthy lifestyle habits, such as exercising? Do you smoke?
  • Rest & Relaxation – Do you get sufficient sleep on a regular basis? Do you run to the nearest sweet shop when you are stressed? Or, have you learned relaxation techniques?
  • Genetics – Does high blood pressure or cancer run in your family?

While you cannot change your genetic makeup, you can modify your lifestyle in your quest for optimal health.

  • Adopt a healthier diet.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Increase your exercise.
  • Maintain a proper weight.
  • See your health care professional regularly.

Nutrition and the pursuit of optimal health are at the heart of the NUTRILITE™ brand.

How Nutrients Work

Nutrients from food are absorbed by the body as it passes through the digestive system:

  • Nutrients are essential for cell growth, maintenance and repair.
  • Nutrients provide energy to enable your body to function efficiently.
  • Nutrients, along with fiber and water, are essential to your good health.

Although nutrients can work alone, each depends upon the others to be the most effective. The main nutrients are the macronutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats – and the micronutrients, vitamins and minerals.

What Macronutrients Do

Macronutrients Are Essential for Good Health:

  • They assist in breaking down carbohydrates and fats, which provide energy to the body.
  • They assist in the absorption of protein, which provides the building blocks necessary for cell growth and repair.

What Micronutrients Do

Vitamins and minerals do not in themselves provide energy, but macronutrients depend on them to regulate the release of energy from food.

  • Vitamins are organic substances.
  • They activate enzymes, which are proteins that act as catalysts to speed up biological reactions that take place in your body.
  • Your body produces a certain amount of vitamins D and K, but all other vitamins come from your diet or supplementation.

Minerals are inorganic substances that originate from rocks and ores and enter the food chain through the soil.

  • We get minerals either by eating plants grown on mineral-rich soil or by eating animals that have fed on these plants.
  • Calcium, magnesium and phosphorus are the major constituents of bone.
  • Sodium and potassium control your body's water balance.
  • Other minerals (chromium, iron, and magnesium) are needed for various chemical processes to take place in the body.
  • Omega Fatty Acids
  • Phytonutrients, also referred to as phytochemicals, are compounds that act as a natural defense system in plants, and that also have a beneficial effect on human health.

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Optimal Health: The Heart of the NUTRILITE™ Brand

NUTRILITE™ is the world's leading* brand of vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements.

The NUTRILITE™ brand offers you and your family a complete range of supplements and other products designed to address the nutritional needs of anyone at any life stage.

Optimal health is at the heart of the NUTRILITE brand. For a personalized approach to your good health, choose the best dietary, lifestyle, rest and relaxation habits for you – then select supplementation products to support your healthy life.

* Based on 2005 sales.


NUTRILITE products offer the best of both nature and science:

  • Nutrilite plant concentrates are made from the finest natural ingredients grown according to sustainable farming principles, reflecting our commitment to the social, economic, and environmental well-being of the surrounding communities.
  • They are the direct result of extensive research and laboratory analysis, ensuring high-quality nutrient and ingredient combinations, based on proven scientific evidence.

The products include some of our most popular nutritional supplements, which may help you achieve better balance in your nutrition.

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