We live in a world that requires a fast-paced lifestyle, trying to balance work, staying fit and family time. Countless factors influence the ability of our body to fully utilise nutrients from food or maintain optimal nutrient levels. These factors include: reduced soil quality1, food processing2, food preparation2 e.g. heat, as well as irregular meals and snacking.3
An on-the-go lifestyle often forces us to opt for food that is fast and convenient2. These foods, however, tend to be low in vitamins, minerals and fibre yet high in calories, fat, sweeteners and sodium.2
We require an optimal nutritional status (the balance between nutrient intake and nutrient requirement)2, to promote growth and development, maintain general health, support daily living and protect against disease and illness.2 If you are not maintaining your nutrient status at an optimal level – you should consider adding a multivitamin and mineral supplement to your daily diet.
*as relates to Amino Acids