Your body needs balanced diet in order to get sufficient nutrients; like proteins, fat, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins, minerals and other traces elements for the proper functions of your body as a whole.
Eating a balanced diet day in and day out is easier said than done. These days most people are busy one way or another. Time is limited, and there are zillion of eateries providing the convenience and tasty foods. The problem is; a balanced diet isn’t exactly the priority of most eateries. Taste, presentation, convenience and prices are more likely to bring in customers.
Poor nutrition can contribute to stress, tiredness, overweight, low immune etc. in the short term, and can lead to chronic diseases in the long term. The followings are just a few examples
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Type-2 diabetes
- Eating disorders
- Stroke or other heart diseases
- Some Cancers
Do not ignore one’s body signals! If you often getting cold and flu, headache, bloating, constipation, hair loss, mouth ulcer, loss of appetite, breeding gum, poor vision, brittle nails, weight gain, wound took a long time to heal etc. then take note.
Your body is a sophisticated “machine” and highly intelligent.
It will send you signal or signals if it isn’t functioning smoothly
Best Remedy for you
The best solution is of course, to fix the CAUSE or CAUSES
In general, eat a balanced diet, plenty of rest and sleep, exercises and live a healthy life-style is the best remedy.
However, change can be difficult due to job, attitude, peer pressure, lack of will and many other excuses.
If you couldn’t change your diet, life-style or have the will to make changes then at least take some supplements that best match your body’s needs.
Nutraceutical product is a food or fortified food product that not only supplements the diet but also assists in treating or preventing diseases and thus providing medicinal benefits. It is generally applied to products that are isolated from herbal ingredients, dietary supplements, specific diets and processed foods.
Most nutraceutical products are isolated from their raw ingredients through various extraction methods. The isolation or extraction technologies play an important role in determining the quality and efficacy of the nutraceutical products.
Safety and Legislation
In New Zealand the nutraceutical products are regulated under the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985, which fall under the Food Act 2014. The Act describes a number of requirements including but not limited to labelling and maximum permitted doses for several vitamins and minerals. Businesses handling nutraceutical products whether in manufacturing, packing or selling will need to register their business either under a National Programme or with Food Control Plan. Medsafe is responsible for administering the regulations in New Zealand.
If you live a busy and high stress life, the chances are that you are you often eat on the run, work long hours, have little exercises and little quality sleep. You don’t have to wait till someone told you that this is bad for your health. Most deteriorating health come gradually but there would be signals from your body along the way. Don’t wait until it develops into chronic health problems. Take notice of your body’s signals and do something now.
Your health, your future!