The Four Building Blocks of Health
This simple health model illustrates and categorizes how nutrition affects and supports the body. When you understand how the body uses nutrients, and what the body needs in order to have strong health, you better understand how to support those needs.
Nutrition is often viewed only as the need for the macronutrients—carbohydrates, fats and proteins—which provide the greatest components of the foods we eat. This is partly correct.
However, the food we eat must provide more than protein, fats and carbohydrates in order to meet the underlying needs of our cells. We need the structural building blocks that support these macronutrients. For this we must look at micronutrients.
The Four Building Blocks of Health:
1. Building Block One: Nourish with Superfood Nutrition
Renew and rejuvenate your cells
A Superfood is a whole food which acts as a powerhouse of concentrated nutrients, offering a lot of micronutrition for comparatively few calories.
Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytonutrients, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, and many other elements we need in very small quantities to create abundant health.
2. Building Block Two: Energize with Digestive Nutrition
Utilize the foods you eat
Digestive nutrients help your body to correctly break down foods into useable elements. This also means that nutrients are more effectively absorbed into your blood…and from there to become the fuel for all the cells in our body. Friendly bacteria (probiotics, or friendly flora) and food-based digestive enzymes help to efficiently turn food into Energy for LifeTM with less stress on the body.
3. Building Block Three: Protect with Antioxidant Nutrition
Protect cellular function
Antioxidants are molecules that are able to safely neutralize excess free radicals, which are thought to be the agent of aging and disease. The body produces many naturally occurring antioxidants, but many more are required from food. Increased modern stress from many sources requires even more antioxidants to maintain balance and harmony. The modern diet may be an insufficient source of food-based antioxidant nutrition for many people.
4. Building Block Four: Renew with Specialized Nutrition
Support rejuvenation and renewal
Specialized nutrients are nutrients and synergistic nutrient formulas scientifically proven to enhance specific functions of cells and organs of the body.
Summary: Nourish, Energize, Protect, Renew
These four building blocks of Functional Nutrition support the healthy cellular foundation of your life. A strong cellular foundation provides the benefits we experience as energy, vitality and radiant health and well-being.
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