Monday, August 15, 2011

Top Tips for Better Health

We're starting off Nutrition Week with this guest post by Erick Recinos, a certified nutritionist and health expert at Genesis Today.

Top Tips for Better Health
By Erick Recinos – Certified Nutritionist and Health Expert

Believe it or not, even the healthiest among us are probably not getting the recommended daily dosage of vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids needed for the proper functioning of our bodies and our overall well-being.

Vitamins are organic substances made by plants or animals and minerals are inorganic elements that come from the earth; soil and water and are absorbed by plants. Both vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that our body needs to grow and develop normally; they also play a unique role in maintaining our health. In today’s modern life style, unless you’re completely sure you consume 10 fruits and vegetables a day, you best be taking a multivitamin. Genesis Today SuperFruit Immunity Gummy Vitamins can be found at Walgreens and perfectly enjoyed by the entire family. These gummies are not only delicious but also a convenient way to get your daily nutrition and health support.

Proper consumption of proteins is also important to increase energy and body muscle. They are also essential for growth and development. It provides the body energy, and is needed to manufacture hormones, antibodies, enzymes and tissues. Complete proteins are found in meat, fish, poultry, cheese, eggs, and milk. However, since these foods should be eaten in moderation, you can also try a soy vegetarian protein or combine beans with brown rice, corn, nuts, seeds or wheat to substitute meat for a complete protein intake. To assist in the digestion of protein it is important to have lactobacillus acidophilus, a type of “friendly” bacteria. Acidophilus has antifungal properties which help to reduce blood cholesterol levels, aids digestion, and enhance the absorption of nutrients. “Green drinks” are a natural food formula made from plants that are good detoxifiers and blood cleansers, as well as sources of chlorophyll, minerals, enzymes and other important nutrients. Genesis Today GenEssentials Greens™ can be purchased at Whole Foods. It is a potent, premium blend of food-based nutrition made from a powerful combination of organic green superfoods. It’s the strongest green superfood supplement on the market and contains a full spectrum of probiotics, including L. acidophilus to assist in healthy digestion.

Another top item to keep in mind for a healthy diet are essential fatty acids, which consists of omega-3 and omega-6, key for cognitive functions (mood, mind, memory). They also improve the skin and hair, reduce blood pressure, aid in the prevention of arthritis, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and reduce the risk of blood clot formation. Found in high concentration in the brain, EFAs aid in the transmission of the nerve impulses and are needed for the normal development and functioning of the brain. A deficiency of omega fatty acids can lead to an impaired ability to learn and recall information. Most people don’t get enough healthy omega fatty acids, so when you need a boost try Omega Orange Juice by Genesis Today which can be found in the refrigerated section at Wal-Mart. It is a great healthy way to add omega fatty acids into your morning routine.