Nutrition – Unlock the Key to a healthier you!

As the movement towards health and wellness gains ever-increasing momentum, more and more people are striving to maintain a healthy diet through proper nutrition.  People are becoming aware about the importance having a balanced diet for disease prevention, vitality and overall optimal health.

In today's fast paced society more than ever we are constantly bombarded with both physical and emotional demands, which are placed on the average person making it challenging to maintain a healthy diet.

Much of our food today is highly processed, striped of important nutrients and dosed with pesticides and herbicides. A lot of our food includes added preservatives and chemicals to extend shelf life that can place a burden on the body. Agricultural soils have been exhausted of the minerals and organic material needed to grow nutritious food.  Therefore, it is more important than we get a we achieve a balanced diet with protein, carbs vitamins, essential fats,  minerals, antioxidants and macronutrients our main source of energy to function properly.

Eating a rainbow of Fruits & Vegetables has an array of health benefits!

By incorporating an assortment of coloured raw organic vegetables & fruits in your diet, you can provide your body with antioxidants to help combat free radicals that can eventually lead to various diseases: stroke, heart attack, arthritis, vision problems, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and various types of cancer.

Organic ensures your food is not sprayed with herbicides/pesticides and not has been genetically modified. Organic means your produce hasn't been irradiated to kill off bacteria to extend the shelf life or alter the natural food structure. Since organic food is not prepared using chemical fertilizers, it does not contain any traces of these strong chemicals and might not affect the human body in negative ways. Natural fertilizers,
like manure, work perfectly fine, and organic farmers are happy to use this smellier, yet safer, form of fertilizer. A new study from the EU Union suggests by eating organic fruit and vegetables you get up to 50% more antioxidants to help fight  off disease.

So what does colour have to do with diet anyway?

One word: phytochemicals. These substances occur naturally in plants and may provide health benefits beyond those that essential nutrients provide. By eating a variety of phytochemicals, which gives fruits and vegetables their pigment.  Lycopene gives fruits and vegetables a red colour, carotenoids like beta-carotene bestow an orange color,
chlorophyll causes a green colour and anthocyanins provide a purple color. ) in whole foods to promote good health and lowers disease risk.

We are proud to carry a comprehensive line of nutritional products and supplements. Please contact us at 519-322-4922 and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members for more information.


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