Your digestive system breaks down the foods you eat into components that your body uses to function and produce energy to keep you going. Once food is digested the broken down proteins, fats and carbs are transferred to the blood stream and taken throughout the body. If your diet is lacking in nutrients then of course your body doesn't have all the appropriate fuel to keep going. So many Americans exist on fast food which is not only lacking in nutrition value, but according to the Mayo Clinic also leaves them feeling bloated because the digestive system has to work harder to digest all the fat, salt and sugar found in these type of foods. The more energy the body has to put towards digestion, the less that is available for other functions and the result is you find yourself dragging. Consider that McDonald's, one of the top fast food restaurants with 32,000 locations in 100 countries, reports that 60 million people a day eat there and you can see that the fast food culture is a definite reality. One study at Yale reported that a third of children from 4 to 19 years of age eat fast food to the tune of 6 extra pounds of weight a year. Along with this trend comes obesity as McDonald's sandwiches have from 400 to 790 calories on average with anywhere from 12 to 42 grams of fat. A diet full of all these extra calories and fat can contribute to people becoming overweight or obese which puts added strain on the body's organs and slows digestion down which means more energy having to be used and possibly development of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and disease of the liver and gallbladder.
Now that you've had all the bad news on eating habits and digestion leading to an energy drain, here's the good news. First you can lower your risk for chronic disease by losing even 5% of your weight through increasing exercise and changing some of your eating habits. If you are eating a lot of fast foods, make a plan to cut down on how much you eat out and when you do eat out opt for healthier choices. Many fast food restaurants these days are providing salads, grilled chicken and other less fattening choices. McDonald's even has apple slices as an option these days and some pretty tasty salads. Skip the sodas too as they pack on the calories and go for unsweetened tea or just water instead. Find deli's with veggies you can pile on a sandwich instead of doing the fatty drive-thru windows or even better, plan a few days when you pack a lunch from home. No matter how busy you are you can make a wrap, salad, sandwich, boil an egg or grab some fruit at home for lunch and/or dinner that will be healthier than fast food.
Wild Food Solutions for the Missing Link
If you are not a fast food junky, you may still be at risk for low energy and digestion can still be the missing link. Most of our foods lack enzymes and other nutrients that our bodies need for digestion and energy because we cook them, they have been genetically modified, or even irradiated to increase shelf life. Eating wild foods boosts energy because they are dense with nutrients, harvested live and flash frozen to maintain nutrient content. No matter what type of diet you are eating, supplementing it with wild food organic supplements can help you get the most nutrition from your foods and help fill in nutritional gaps. Here are some solutions that can help depending on the type of lifestyle and eating habits you have.
Digestive enzymes – Adding this digestive enzyme combination of amylase, cellulase, lipase, protease, and lactase allows for better digestion and extraction of more nutrients from foods. Less energy put towards digestion results in higher energy for the rest of the body. This enzyme supplement is Kosher, Halal, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and GMO Free.
Whole organic AFA bluegreen algae – The most nutrient dense food you'll find anywhere, bluegreen algae is rich in phytonutrients, plant-based proteins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and other micronutrients to help fill in with nutrients you may not be getting from the foods you eat. This supplement is certified Organic, Kosher, Halal, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and GMO Free.
Wild Foods supplements – For a blend of marine and freshwater algae, tonic mushrooms, and sprouted grasses and grains, this supplement program has it all with some of the most nourishing foods on the planet; combined with probiotics and digestive enzymes.
Extra enzymes supplement for extra active lifestyles and athletes – If you are very active or engage in lots of exercise or physical activity, this supplement gives you a combination of plant-based proteolytic enzymes--bromelain, papain, protease, lipase, and serratiopeptidase, with wild bluegreen algae to provide the extra nutrition necessary to keep up your pace.
Extra nutrition for energy support for those with active lifestyles – This combination of wild bluegreen algae, wheatgrass juice, cordyceps mushrooms, bee pollen, turmeric, noni, and green tea helps fill in nutritional gaps for those who aren't getting the nutrients the body needs to produce extra energy. It is also Vegetarian, Dairy Free, and GMO Free
Antioxidant power – This supplement is loaded with natural antioxidants including wild blueberry, green tea, carnosine, and organic wild bluegreen algae. Antioxidants help fight off damage from free radicals that damage our cells and zap our energy as well as nourish our natural adult stem cells that are able to repair damage. This supplement also meets the requirements for being Halal, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and GMO Free.
As you can see, no matter how busy you are, how active you are, or how hectic your life gets, there are ways to naturally keep your weight down and energy level up to get everything done that you want to. You can keep your active lifestyle and still have time for health. Just a little thinking ahead, planning, making a few simple changes in eating habits and using whole food supplementation when needed can help you have it all.
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