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Optimum Nutrition – The Benefits
August 26, 2010, 00:02
Filed under: Health, Nutrition

Your youth and wellbeing is all down to what you put in your mouth.

If you where only to eat exactly what your body needs, your body would work at an optimum level. The energy levels in the body would be outstanding, as the body does not have to do additional tasks like clearing clogged veins, getting rid of additional waste products etc. This would avoid putting pressure on the body, which often leads to disease.

To reap the benefits we need to eat a balanced diet which compromise carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins and water. These are the vital ingredients for correct nutrition. But the amount needed of the various components vary from individual to individual.

The mind

Your mental health improves with optimum nutrition. That is why it is so important to feed our children the right foods to be able to learn and improve them selves and to be able to concentrate. If you want to keep your memories in old age, you should be taking notice of what you are eating, as it is scientifically proven that optimum nutrition is the key. Mood swings that you might for example experience in conjunction with PMS will be history.  You will feel more alert and it has also been said to lessen depressions.

Sleep more sound, and you will give your body the chance to “run all their repairs”, this will put less stress on your body, as it will not have to both digest food and do repairs while you are still awake. To help with this you need the amino acid Tryptophan, it helps create the brain chemical melatonin, which keeps the bodies night and day rhythm. Tryptophan is found in bananas, figs, eggs, halibut and milk to name a few foods. Sleep will improve, which will lead to other benefits like more energy, you will feel more relaxed and happy as a result. When you get into this happy relaxed frame of mind you can reap further benefits, as this will limit stress, diseases and make you more confident. This will lead to more positive outcomes, in other areas of your life. This will lead us to the law of attraction, if you are positive, positive things will happen.

The physical body

The most important is of course that it will help you keep a steady weight, so like with the benefits of the mind here we can also add being more confident and happy. Do keep in mind that the best way to keep your steady weight is a combination of optimum nutrition and regular exercise.

With the right balance on your diet, you are able to perform at your physical peak. You will be able to part take in sports and other activities, and reap the benefits from this too. We could take a look at any world athlete’s food diary and see them eating a personalized diet for optimum nutrition. We might not be world athletes, but we should take a page out of their book and follow their lead, as this will give us the energy we need to take on our life with a bit more spring in our steps and of course get more out of life.

Our bodies will be more resistant to infections and disease.  Imagine being able to wave goodbye to the flu and colds, with optimum nutrition this is possible. With the right kind of food we can get our immune system back in top shape. If we feed our body the right food, we should in theory never have to go to see a doctor again or take any conventional medicine. We may have to supplement with some minerals and vitamins in tablet form, depending on the quality of our food. For some of us this may only need to be done for a specific period to get the right balance. Then continue top this up with help of our correctly balanced diet. We will regain energy with only feeding the body the food it needs to fulfill all the bodily functions. This way we will also by-bass all the repair procedures from eating the wrong foods and empty calories.


Studies done during the last thirty years have all come back to the same result, that our health and longevity is directly connected to our diet. With keeping our weight stable we are able to continue being active as we grow older, this will then help us keep younger for longer, as we will be using all our body functions the way they were meant to. This is only one of the benefits, as a good diet will keep our skin elastic and renewed, which will be another aspect of how we will keep ourselves looking radiant and young.

It is very important to keep hydrated for good young looking skin, as this will flush out all the toxins. Both water and tea is recommended for this. Silica is a very important mineral to improve your complexion; you find it in plant-based foods like cucumber and celery. Keep in mind that silica is often found in the strings and peels that many of us discard. We also need to keep in mind, that we have to adjust our optimum diet as we age, our need changes with our age. The right food will not only keep us looking younger, we will feel younger too. An important ingredient in the optimum diet is antioxidants, as they balance out the free radicals; they stop the destruction of cells. Abundance of antioxidants in the body will slow down the aging process. Colorful fruit and vegetables tend to be very rich in antioxidants, like blueberries, red grapes (yes, even red wine), cranberries, broccoli and dark leafy greens. For an example Vitamin C is involved in the formation of collagen, which binds cells and tissues together.

Clinical nutritionist Samantha Heller, MS, RD said; “Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look”.

The old theory; “you are what you eat”, is proven over and over again in scientifically research every day. Eat a correctly balanced diet and you will start to sleep sounder, have energy left for exercise at the end of the day, feel more happy and relaxed and you will forget what it is like to have the flu.

With eating the right foods, we will be looking after ourselves in the best possible way, and reap all the above benefits and more. Your body will be doing exactly what it was created to do and we will feel and look the best we possibly can.

Remember food is medicine.


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Du har så rätt! Sitter här och mår som en fis. Pga att jag inte sovit! Orkar inte äta heller då, blä! Kram

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