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Foundational Nutrition

  • Put a Solid Foundation under your Existing Nutritional Program
    Put a Solid Foundation under your Existing Nutritional Program


When it comes to nutrition, there are many varying views as to what you should consider to be the most important.

Eating well is the first consideration. We need protein to build muscle, carbohydrates for quick energy. Body fat is an excellent source of energy plus it cushions vital organs, insulates the body and stores vitamins A, D, E, and K. Fiber plays an important role in lowering cholesterol. It absorbs excess water, provides bulk, and softens the stool at the same time. Water is a natural diuretic and aids in toning the muscles and moisturizes the skin to prevent aging.

The question becomes: If I'm eating well am I not getting all the nutrition I need from the food I'm eating. Chances are you're NOT.

Vitamins are essential to life as they regulate your metabolism and the release of energy as it's needed. Vitamins also assist in the building of tissue and bone. However, as important as vitamins are; Minerals need to be placed at the top of the list of importance. Even when our veggie's and fruits are picked green and ripened in the store, we still get a fair amount of vitamins from them.

Minerals on the other hand are in short supply in today's world. Most of our growing fields have been used for years without replenishing the minerals that are pulled out of the soil with each new growth. The importance of minerals in the assimilation of various vitamins and the proper function of many glands and organs has been overlooked. The macro-minerals: Calcium, Sulfur, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Phosphorus, and Magnesium are totally essential for cellular health. And somehow we are led to believe that we are getting them all from the foods we eat. What a ludicrous thought!

Number 1: Our Nutritional Foundation should start with MINERAL SUPPLEMENTATION. To eliminate assimilation problems a good liquid mineral supplement would probably be the best choice.

The second Item that many people overlook is how to fight or eliminate the oxidation (aging process) that goes on 24 / 7. Free radicals are being generated on a continuous basis. We get them from exercising, unhealthy foods, chemicals we breathe in, the water we bathe in, the potions and lotions we slather on our skin, they all contribute to our toxic over-load. Many people are now familiar with the term (ORAC) Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity is a term used to describe the method of measuring the antioxidant capacities of certain foods. The higher the ORAC number the greater the ability it has to eliminate free radicals. Many specific herbs and plants have been identified to help fight off the free radicals circulating in the blood stream and stored in the muscles and adipose layers of the body. Realizing that there are over 1100 groups of free radicals brings us to the conclusion that it takes more than a single antioxidant to do the job. Some companies have grouped together a synergistic blend of ingredients which I believe is the way to go and would appear to be the more effective than just one single plant or herb. Once again I recommend a liquid blend of various antioxidants, which will decrease the assimilation problems that occurs with tablets and capsules.

As well as the above supplementation you may want to use the following as a guide for developing a healthy eating habit.

Fat should be no more than 20% of your diet which is some-where around 45 grams.
Carbohydrates should make up the bulk of your diet, around 50 to 65%. Protein will vary depending upon the amount of exercise you do. The more the exercise you do, the greater the need for Protein. With minimum exercise your diet should contain around 15% -- and with maximum exercise 30% protein.

I believe that a 25% protein, 55% carbohydrate, 20% fat will provide a very healthy diet for a majority of people.

For a 2000 calorie diet:

20% Fat 45 grams 405 calories
25% Protein 125 grams 500 calories
55% Carbs 275 grams 1100 calories

For a 1500 calorie diet:

20% Fat 33 grams 300 calories
25% Protein 93 grams 375 calories
55% Carbs 206 grams 825 calories

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