Understanding the Nutritional Gap – RDA vs. Optimal Intake
February 23, 2015
Are you one of the millions of people who tries to eat right but finds that life gets in the way? Too often─ a lack of healthy food options combined with our hectic lifestyles make it challenging to achieve optimal nutritional intakes.
The Right Amount
Recent nutritional surveys indicate that more than 90% of adults do not obtain even the most basic level of nutrient intake for vitamins D and E; and more than 50% of adults are not meeting basic levels for vitamin A, magnesium, and calcium1. This is based on Estimated Average Requirements (EARs), which are nutrient...
What Happens When We Age and Can We Slow the Aging Process?
February 16, 2015
An old dogma is that we cannot do anything about how we age, it is simply programed into our bodies however, new research has identified that lifestyle choices can either slow or accelerate the aging process.
Most people associate aging with a progressive loss in different body systems, such as visual impairment, muscle loss, increase of wrinkles, decreases in cardiovascular health and cognitive function.
NU SKIN TIP:
Exercising, eating well, protecting skin from the sun, reducing emotional stress, not smoking and regular health screenings provide the foundations of staying healthy throughout life. TWEET THIS
Did you know your skin is at war? Every day there is a constant battle between your healthy skin cells and the free radicals that seek to destroy them. The food you eat and supplements you ingest aid in your body’s ability to combat these free radicals. But how do you know if your body is getting the proper amount of antioxidants needed to win the war? The answer lies in a device designed specifically to tell you how well equipped your body is to ward off free radicals and maintain an undamaged, youthful appearance.
The term superfood is everywhere these days. You may have even said it yourself. But what does it really mean?
According to Oxford Dictionary, a superfood is a nutrient-rich food considered to be beneficial for health and well-being. A food’s nutrient density is what determines if a food is considered super. Nutrient density refers to the amount of nutrients packed into a small volume of food.
Take an apple and a doughnut for example. An apple has approximately 100 calories, provides your body with 4 grams of dietary fiber, and is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C,...
Healthy snack choices can make a dramatic difference on your healthy lifestyle journey. Nu Skin recommends incorporating a morning and afternoon snack about one to two hours after meals. But how do you know what the best snack choices are? Here are a few tips to help guide your decisions.
GRAVITATE TOWARD VEGETABLES
Vegetables make a great snack! The fiber they provide will help you feel satisfied. To avoid food fatigue, choose a variety of vegetables—your snack doesn’t have to be all one kind. If you struggle to eat fresh vegetables, try adding a little bit of peanut butter or...
There are three integral components of ageLOC TR90: a set of three new dietary supplements, activity tips, and the focus for this article, the specially created eating plan.
The ageLOC TR90 eating plan focuses on helping users learn how to build a healthy meal that maximizes metabolic burn and satiety. While the details of the eating plan differ slightly from market to market, there are several core principles that really make this eating plan stand out.
The primary differentiating factor of the ageLOC TR90 eating plan is the emphasis on adequate intake of protein with each meal. Protein plays a...
The comprehensive ageLOC TR90 program consists of innovative ageLOC products, a simple eating plan and active lifestyle tips. Maintaining an active lifestyle plays a key role in weight management by affecting several aspects of your mind and body, including areas targeted by the TR90 program—mood, healthy metabolism and lean muscle mass.
Increased physical activity has been associated with decreased stress levels, decreased overeating and better overall mood, which can help you stick to established eating plans and consume fewer calories1. In addition to the mental aspect, exercise offers metabolic benefits. Not only do you burn more calories by engaging...
Generally our immune system performs its function well, however, from time to time it may need additional support. Factors like stress and poor nutrition can weaken our immune system, so it’s no surprise that people are interested in nutritional supplements that support the immune system.
Sometimes we underestimate the importance of essential micronutrients, but we shouldn’t do this because these extensive and important nutrients are vital to good immune health. For everyday, baseline immune system health we should not forget the critical role that basic good nutrition plays.
Essential vitamins like vitamin A, B6, C, D, and even essential minerals...
Just living in our modern world continuously exposes our bodies to a variety of destructive oxidants, often referred to as free radicals. These free radicals can accelerate the aging process and damage cell structure. Everything from pollution and cigarette smoke to sun exposure, or even just metabolizing the food we eat, exposes our bodies to these damaging agents. Our bodies do have a number of defense mechanisms to offset damage by these oxidants. However, when our exposure to these oxidants chronically exceeds our antioxidant defenses, a state of oxidative stress develops, leading to cellular damage.
Summer and fall are a wonderful time to find a variety of easy-to-prepare and healthy foods. During these seasons, an array of colorful, healthy foods is readily available—particularly fresh fruits and vegetables. These colorful foods help maintain our health by providing vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. They are often low in calories and are rich sources of nutrients and fiber. Scientists and many food articles refer to these as “superfoods,” meaning those foods that are nutrient-rich, low in calories, and considered to be beneficial for health and well-being. Others refer to these foods as “multitasking foods” because they are easy to...