Science & Health Today: Why Weight Loss Plans Should Include Micronutrients

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By Tina Van Horn, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist

Most weight loss plans focus on reducing caloric intake of macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates) and increasing caloric expenditure through exercise, leading to an energy deficit that promotes weight loss. But one of the often overlooked components of a successful weight loss plan is ensuring you get all of the necessary micronutrients too. This includes vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and phyto-chemicals. Micronutrients play crucial roles in our nutrition, including the prevention and treatment of various diseases and conditions as well as the optimization of physical and mental functioning. Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Why Weight Loss Plans Should Include Micronutrients”

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SubscribeButton-webnutrition child developmentDuring childhood, optimal nutrition is critical to proper growth and development. Unfortunately, many children today don’t receive adequate amounts of key vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Experts have identified the following vitamins and minerals as especially vital for promoting a child’s long-term health: Continue reading “Good Nutrition Fuels Healthy Child Development”

4 Key Nutrients for Children’s Optimal Health

SubscribeButton-webChildren's health Children’s bodies rely on a steady intake of vitamins and minerals for normal growth and development. A child who is well-nourished with the optimal intake of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients has the best advantage for leading a healthy and happy life into adulthood. Continuing research into children’s nutrition has identified four key nutrients that go beyond the basic vitamins and minerals in supporting brain development and a healthy immune system. Continue reading “4 Key Nutrients for Children’s Optimal Health”