Health and Nutrition Tips [e]
Imagine yourself at your absolute best, nourished, healthier, raring to go. Picture in your mind, just for a moment, you're really fit and healthy, have your ideal weight and shape, and you enjoy life the way you want to. What would that be worth for you?
With the right balance of essential nutrients your health and vitality flourishes to help you with these goals. Do what you really want to do. Feel good. Improve your health and wealth.
If we rewind the clock fifty years, something that often replaced medicines was whole foods and herbs. The benefits of these foods were endless; as well as potentially helping with certain ailments, it goes without saying that they seldom carry side effects while they are much less expensive to buy.
Of course, there’s no reason why we can’t still return to foods. It’s for this reason why we have compiled the following list, in which we look at twenty foods with the best medicinal benefits.
Fruits and Vegetables
For the best heart health, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends seven to nine total daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Keep in mind that your number of servings may vary depending on your calorie needs. Serving sizes vary with your fruit and vegetable choices. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors ensures that you’ll get a range of nutrients plus plenty of fibre.
Like fruits and vegetables, whole grains are rich in nutrients as well as dietary fibre. Fibre from whole grains is linked to lower heart disease risk factors—your risk goes down as your fibre consumption goes up. Plan on six servings a day for a 1,600-calorie diet or up to eight servings for a 2,000-calorie diet. A serving can be a slice of whole-grain bread, a ½ cup of brown rice, or one ounce of dry cereal.
Your body needs some fat to work well. look for “healthy” fats, such as those found in plant-based oils. This includes monounsaturated canola, olive, peanut and sunflower oils, and polyunsaturated soybean, corn and safflower oils. Remember that you only need a small amount of fat each day, about two to three servings. A serving is only one teaspoon of oil.
Regularly eating small amounts of dark chocolate may help prevent heart disease and other chronic conditions, such as diabetes. Cocoa, the main ingredient in dark chocolate, is the key to its heart-healthy effects. Although researchers are still learning about chocolate’s health effects, you can enjoy a nibble here and there. Just remember that too much chocolate adds calories and fat, which can lead to weight gain.
Like chocolate, other specific foods and beverages may also be beneficial because they contain flavonoids. Black tea and green tea, whether hot or cold, are rich with flavonoids, as are darkly colored berries, such as blueberries. Flavonoid-rich foods and beverages may help reduce your heart disease risk. Just be judicious about sweeteners because sugar adds unwanted calories.
What Your Body Needs
Vitamins and other supplements don't cure the body, but they can speed up the healing process. Only your body can heal itself. When you give the body what it needs it can perform the miracle of health.
- Fresh air. Breathe deeply often.
- Clean water, ca. 35 ml per kg body weight per day. That's about 2.5 to 3 litres.
- Essential fats and oils
- Fibre for bulk
Your calories should come from
- 40% carbohydrates as fuel for your energy.
- 30% protein to build and repair your body.
- 30% fats for smooth running.
These percentages are for the calories, not the weight. Don't mix that up.
Did you know that ...
- the incidence of obesity in the UK trebled between 1980 and 1998 to 21% of women and 17% of men?
Almost one third of children are obese or overweight.
- food processing destroys much of the vitamin content?
- ready-to-eat bagged salad has been washed in a solution of chlorine twenty times stronger than that of a swimming pool?
- in one government study 13.5% of bagged salads were found to contain E coli bacteria?
- half the chicken on sale in UK supermarkets is contaminated with campylobacter,
which causes food poisoning and gastroenteritis?
- much of the chicken we eat has been illicitly injected with pork and beef proteins?
- the average Briton has between 300 and 500 chemicals in their body not present 50 years ago,
many of which are capable of hormone disruption in the womb?
- 30-40% of cancers could be prevented through better diet?
- More than one-third of Americans do not know that foods with no genetically modified ingredients contain genes, according to the nationally representative Food Literacy and Engagement Poll recently conducted at Michigan State University. For the record, all foods contain genes, and so do all people.
In the other pages of this section you find how you can detoxify and get optimum nutrition.
Is there a secret to living healthier, happier, longer?
Each and every one of us would like to live a long life but especially a long, healthy life. How do we do that? There is no magic drink or medicine to achieve a happy healthy life. It’s all about lifestyle. Here is some advice on how to get healthy and stay healthy for as long as possible.
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What our body needs
The journey to your desired result starts with balanced nutrition and healthy activity. The following six nutritional elements are key to your success. These solutions are based on the latest science and delivered to you by our personalised support.
An essential nutrient and part of every cell in our body. It contributes to growth in muscle mass and the maintenance of muscle and normal bones.
The amount of protein you need per day depends on several factors. Ask us for more advice about your personal protein needs
Vitamins and Minerals
These are essential nutrients and the majority of them are not produced by our body. They help support our immune system, reduce tiredness and fatigue.
Many minerals have structural roles in the body too, like calcium and magnesium.
Your body requires small amounts of fats in order to function properly. Choose unsaturated fats as they are required for normal functioning of our vision, brain and heart.
Omega 3 also helps maintain normal blood pressure and normal blood triglyceride levels.
Fibre is a type of (indigestible) carbohydrate. It is essential for our digestive system and can help reduce blood cholesterol levels. There are 2 types of fibre: soluble and insoluble.
Adults should aim to consume 30g of fibre per day. Yet research shows that most people do not reach this daily recommendation.
The pigments that give fruit and vegetables their beautiful colours are naturally-occurring plant compounds known as phytonutrients. Many act as antioxidants that help to protect against cell and tissue damage.
The human body is 60% water and most of the chemical reactions in the body need water in order to be conducted. It also contributes to normal regulation of the body’s temperature and normal physical functions.
It’s recommended to drink at least 2 litres of water per day.
Here in this video is a summary of what your body needs.
Balanced nutrition combined with exercise is the secret of a healthy lifestyle. You don’t need to go to the gym. Being active 30 minutes per day can make a big difference in how you feel. If you are into sports and workouts, we have the products for you. Top athletes around the world use Herbalife Nutrition to help them reach their goals. You too should try our Herbalife 24 product range!
Ask yourself how healthy do you want to be? A healthy and active lifestyle is fuelled by good nutrition. For optimum wellbeing, adopt a balanced nutrition plan and fitness regime that suits your needs. 85% of Europeans say they would like to live a healthier lifestyle. If you are one of them, we can help you to realise your goals by making a study what extras you need.
If you have any questions, just ask and contact us.
It starts with a delicious, healthy meal
To make a meal with all the nutrients you need is not easy, takes time and can be expensive.
A Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 meal replacement shake has everything you need. It tastes great, can be prepared in seconds and it’s affordable.
To reach your daily protein intake, a protein drink or bar is a great solution.
You also can add extra protein in your daily shake. For soup lovers, why not try our Gourmet Tomato Soup?
Do you get enough vitamins? It can be difficult to consume all the necessary nutrients simply through food.
Daily vitamin and mineral supplements can help to ensure you reach the recommended daily amount each day, every day.
As women are different from men, we have the right supplement for each one of them: Formula 2 Vitamin & Mineral Complex.
Do you eat at least 5 times per week fresh caught fish? To ensure you’re getting those good-for-you Omega-3s, a dietary supplement can be useful in helping you gain the benefits of EPA and DHA.
Herbalifeline Max is a great product for your vision, heart and brain.
Study shows that we are lacking in fibre. Most people don’t eat the required amount of vegetables and fruits every day.
Our supplements make it easy for you to meet your 30g of fibre per day. Oat Apple Fibre contains both soluble and insoluble fibre to increase your daily fibre.
Do you remember the phrase ‘eat a rainbow’? The antioxidant activity of fruits and vegetables varies a lot.
So what should you eat to maintain your immune system? Our supplement RoseGuard provides you all you need for supporting a normal healthy immune system.
If you are having problems drinking 2 litres water a day, you need help! But we have good news: herbal tea also counts towards your daily fluid intake.
Why don’t you try our Instant Herbal Beverage drink? It helps to increase your concentration, is low in calories and it’s delicious hot or cold (4 flavours).
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