The six essential nutrients include carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and water. An essential nutrient is a nutrient that the body cannot synthesize on its own — or not to an adequate amount — and must be provided by the diet. These nutrients are necessary for the body to function properly and keep us healthy.
The WHO (World Heallth Organization) has recognized 45 essential nutrients necessary to sustain health. In addition to water & protein they include…
Studies have shown that poor nutrition and malnutrition are reflected by a decrease in blood levels of micronutrients and trace elements as well as many vitamins.
Fat accumulation is also generated by malnutrition (lack of nutrients in food) which also generates inflammation in the body. Inflammation seems to be at the base of many diseases. One of the consequences of malnutrition, inflammation and obesity is a disease called metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is the generic name of chronic conditions such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia. All of these conditions are the result of inactivity and poor nutrition.
Processed, fatty foods filled with empty calories are at our fingertips and we are paying a very high price because we eat it. Right now Diabetes, Heart Conditions, Obesity & Cancer are ALL on an epidemic rise in America alone.
Americans are the most overfed undernourished population on the planet. 70% of us suffer from at least 1 chronic disease and according to the CDC, chronic diseases are the more costly, the most prevalent and the most preventable! It is time to take back our life, stay healthy and empower others to do the same!
In addition to increased fat storage and inflammation, here are more consequences caused by the lack of these six essential nutrients…
Osteoporosis has a lot to do with high consumption of phosphorus rich soda drinks. Did you know that soda is 3,000 times more acidic than water, not to mention the massive amounts of sugar. High refined carbohydrates will increase your calcium loss through the urine. Lack of activity will speed it up.
Your pancreas, the organ responsible for the production of insulin, the hormone that helps to regulate blood sugar, will be overworked. Eventually, your pancreas won’t be able to provide based on the overhauling demand and will collapse which leads to Diabetes.
Studies are finding that as much as 70% of children 12 years old have the beginning stages of hardening of the arteries! As the process of poor nutrition continues and as your activity decreases, the arterial walls continue to be filled up and the plaque is formed. Plaque is the beginning of the end. This plaque will favor the formation of the clot that will trigger your heart attack or your stroke.High fat and high cholesterol levels will oxidize your L.D.L. (low density lipoproteins) what we call the bad cholesterol. Your liver which is also overworked won’t be able to clear up the excess fat. Oxidized L.D.L. will penetrate the walls of the arteries through the initial injury triggered by the free radicals. Rigidity or a loss of elasticity of the artery will follow and your hypertension will set in.
Keeping your intestines healthy is of the utt most importance because 70% of our immune system is in our intestinal tract referred to as “intestinal immunity”. Fibers bind toxins and nourish the growth of good bacteria in the intestines. A low fiber diet will decrease your colon acidity and deprive your healthy bacterial intestinal flora from the necessary nutrients. Celiac, IBS, Allergies & more are a result of this lack of essential nutrients.
First of all, processed foods are poor nutritional sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, protein, water and fibers. These types of foods are filled with “empty” calories which cause additional cravings, addictions & overeating.
Fortunately, our body has a very sophisticated antioxidant system to fight the negative effects of nature but it only works as long as we give it what it needs; the six essential nutrients. Trace elements play a major role as a co-factor with antioxidants in the metabolism and integrity of organ functionality.
I know, I know, pretty depressing right! But staying healthy is much more simple than you may think. It does take effort, commitment & some work but it really comes down to 2 very important things; diet and exercise.
This message is serious because it is so very real. If we don’t change our ways, no one else will. Join me in helping make a difference. In doing something that really matters. In changing 100 years of bad foods and getting these six essential nutrients back on your plate.
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