- Keeping our brain and body healthy is one of the best preventive medicine options to prevent disease, disability and chronic disease. So even if you do have a specific disease state, consuming good nutrition by eating nutrient-dense foods is one of the most important actions to remain healthy. Essential nutrients are chemical compounds that our 37 trillion cells REQUIRE DAILY so our bodies and minds can grow, cells can regenerate, and we can live in the healthiest state possible. Our bodies CANNOT produce them, so we must get them from our foods.
Nutrients: Chemicals required by our 37 trillion cells.
Essential: Your body can’t produce them; you must get them from foods.
Highlights of essential nutrients:
-What our bodies and minds need to grow during childhood, thrive in adulthood, heal when injured, and live well into old age, free of chronic diseases
-Our bodies cannot produce them
-They must come from foods
-We require essential nutrients: the right ones, the right amounts and in the right balance, for optimum health
-When they are lacking our bodies and minds suffer.
The Nutrient Shake contains all of the essential nutrients in each serving. It offers excellent nutrition and can be used as part of a preventive care program. Supplements aren’t designed to contain all essential nutrients, so for the best preventive medicine, only the Everything Shake has all of the good nutrition that you need.
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- Dietary Reference Intakes. http://www.nap.edu