Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Malnourished With A Full Plate?

Good morning! What a beautiful spring morning it is! I just got home from a workout with my personal trainer. It was quite a nice workout! I hope YOU'RE moving in some way; exercising your muscles. YOUR body needs to move as much as it needs you to give it nutritious food.

Let's talk about nutrients today. Are you aware in June of 2002 there was a recommendation in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) that everyone supplement their eating regimen with a quality multi-nutrition product? There were several reasons for this recommendation.

FIRST - Not many of us eat an optimally healthy diet. We make poor choices. Did you have the recommended servings of fruits and veggies yesterday? 7 servings for women, 9 for men and 5 for kids. (serving - 1/2 cup)

SECOND - Our produce today does NOT have the level of nutrients in it which it used to have. In fact, in a recent report published in the Journal of HortScience (Feb 2009) it stated there are declines of 5 % to 40% or more of some minerals in groups of vegetables and perhaps fruit. In another study a similar decline was also found in vitamins and protein.

So Houston there's a problem! Most of us are making poor choices and even when we do eat somewhat well we aren't getting what we need from our produce. Hence, the recommendation to supplement with a quality multi-nutrition product.

This is why the quality multi-nutrition product VITA ONE is an integral part of the Shrink It Weight Loss system Good nutrition is vital!

Here's what they said:

Suboptimal folic acid levels, along with suboptimal levels of vitamins B6 and B12, are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, neural tube defects, and colon and breast cancer; low levels of vitamin D contribute to osteopenia and fractures; and low levels of the antioxidant vitamins (vitamins A, E, and C) may increase risk for several chronic diseases. Most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone. Pending strong evidence of effectiveness from randomized trials, it appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements. JAMA. 2002;287:3127-3129.


We recommend that all adults take one multivitamin daily. This practice is justified mainly by the known and suspected benefits of supplemental folate and vitamins B12, B6, and D in preventing cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis and because multivitamins at that dose are safe and inexpensive. JAMA. 2002;287:3127-3129

The greatest tools for preventing and reversing disease are your fork and spoon and being conscious of the nutrition quality of your food! Most people think because they eat three meals a day and don't feel sick they are getting what they need. With the recent studies reporting the decrease in vital nutrients in our produce we know that is not true.

Even if you are eating well you aren't getting all the nutrients your body needs. Most of us are malnourished even though our plates are full. Whether or not you are utilizing the Shrink It Weight Loss system to lose weight you should definitely be taking a quality multi-nutrition product such as VitaOne .


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  1. Thanks Pam, for making it all make sense. I'm going out now to MOVE by walking Lucy

  2. Thanks Pam. Your information is excellent and very thorough. I absolutely love the vita one, since I have started taking it I have more energy and I feel great!

    Now for a walk!


  3. That's some good information to know Pam, thanks for this, I'm taking it to my dietitian / doctor today. You backed it up with one of their "bibles" JAMA. Thanks again.


  4. Great post Pam!
    I absolutely LOVE VitaOne and I would recommend it to EVERYONE!

    It really helps me get through my day with added energy and an all together feeling of great health.

    Look forward to seeing more of your posts.

    Luc Despres

  5. Pam -

    Great post. Personally I love the Shakes and the appetizer cookies. Combined they replace a meal each day allow me to actually get in a full five to six meals and not feel bloated or heavy.