Every single animal must eat to sustain life, to stay in optimal health and to survive the rigors of the wild.
Unlike our animal cousins we eat, not from a survival need, but mostly from the perspective of enjoyment and fulfilment. We are surrounded by an abundance of food and are spoiled for choice, and those choices may lead us to choosing foods based on taste, rather than the nutritional value.
As a result may of us are not getting enough essential nutrients from the diet. Often commercially produced foods have reduced nutritional levels, resulting from processing, cold storage, poor packaging and the time it has taken to get to market.
Commercially produced foods often contain artificial preservatives, colours, flavours to increase the shelf life and improve the taste and appearance of a product. Commonly used preservatives, additives and colours can wreak havoc on the body, which may lead to long term health problems. So what foods are really safe to consume? The answer to that question is; all natural foods that have had little to no processing.
Even when it comes to choosing supplements, some manufacturers use ingredients which are less than ideal. You may be innocently thinking that you are giving your body the extra nutrition it needs, but what else is in the tablet, and how does it affect your body?
People who consume diets high in processed foods are facing the prospect of serious health problems such as diabetes, obesity, joint problems, cancer and bowel problems. So for the sake of convenience and taste they continue to choose poor quality foods, further risking their health. With dietary related diseases on the increase in western countries, many people invest heavily into supplements, weight loss products and natural remedies in a attempt to stave off illness and stay in good health.
There is a staggering array of health products on the market, offering all kinds of hope, and in reality many fall short of their reported claims. As a consumer it is essential to read labels and understand what your consuming, be it supplements or foods, asking who and how they made the product.
An example of questionable products, are some found in the weight loss market; unbelievably some are high in sugar, going as high as 53%, and are packed full of artificial ingredients. Surely these high profile weight loss supplement should be all natural and have nutritious ingredients? Well you be the judge and be sure to read the labels, and even call the company to ask more questions.
Do your research and find retailers or online shops who sell high quality ALL Natural products, with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. It is important that your retailer or online shop knows exactly what they are selling to you, don't be afraid to tell them.
Progressive companies now realise that consumers want all natural health products and have developed “Next Generation Products” to meet this demand. You can now purchase high quality protein supplements that are blended with “Super Foods” such as Acai Berry, Elder Berry, and Goji Berry. These formulas contain additional “GREENS” such as Barley Grass, Alfalfa, Biodynmaic Brown Rice and Spirulina.
For busy people who do want more nutrition, this is a really good option to refuel the body, quickly and naturally. You can do a quick online search for “Protein plus Anti-Oxidants”, Protein plus Greens” or “Brekky Protein” and you will find companies who can provide you with a complete protein formula that is all natural and packed with additional nutrients