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Do you ever count calories? Or how many grams of fat and carbohydrates you consume? How about Vitamin B-12 and Omega-3 content? When discussing nutrition, it is common to focus on things like daily intake of calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, and fiber. Nutritional advice might also include specific things to avoid like saturated fats, sodium, added sugars, gluten or cholesterol. But nutritional advice often fails to adequately address specific micronutrients including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. These are the types of nutrients that your body needs to thrive, yet many of us ignore our daily intake.
The result is that people might be eating a diet that looks good on paper – meeting all the daily recommended intakes of calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, and fiber – but that very same diet could be lacking the necessary vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your body needs to thrive and avoid deficiencies. Research shows that people live longer healthier lives when their diet incorporates more micronutrient-rich foods like fresh organic produce and fish/seafood.1–3 But despite our current knowledge and best efforts, most Americans do not consistently consume enough of these foods.2,4
Some of the primary barriers to a healthy diet include:5–8
We know that eating healthier food is the best way to give our body the nourishment it needs, but we must face the fact that it’s not always possible or practical. So, we need to ask ourselves – if the food I’m eating is not providing the nutrients I need, then how is my body going to get them? The answer for many people comes in the form of high-quality dietary supplements like the Pinnaclife products.1,9
Pinnaclife Supplements were designed as an easy and affordable way to safely boost the nutritional quality of your diet to make sure your body gets all the tools it needs to help ensure optimum health and nutrition. The Essential Nutrition Pack provides the essential nutrients to augment a healthy diet.
Blog provided by: Dr. Kyle Hilsabeck, PharmD