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26. April, 2021 | Blog

What is Complete Nutrition?

Vitaminfood and its involvement in providing complete nutrition.

Complete nutrition refers to any diet that provides the standard portions of all the recommended food types. This includes carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. All in the appropriate proportions.

A stay at Vitaminfood will probably blur your definition but not your understanding of complete nutrition.

At Vitaminfood, complete nutrition is by definition the core and reason for our existence; complete nutrition for one and all. We live and breathe to provide a quality diet and in the right quantity.

Vitaminfood is nutritionally complete with an IFS accreditation ( International Featured Standard).

By nature, we are all limited in what we can do and how much we can impact because of our mobility and mono-existence nature. We all have to specialize in our different areas of choice. However, certain areas are more far-stretching than others. And our pick among such sectors is nutrition; complete nutrition.

Our team aims to be a sustainable source of good fuel for ultimate productivity. To enable the engineers to build better structures and architects design better crafts or attorneys present better cases.

To enable the fathers to be better dads and mothers better moms.

And to stretch this empowerment to everyone regardless of their ability to afford a decent meal or a nutritionally complete diet.

So what does complete nutrition entail?

Complete nutrition is a topic that we are all entitled to have perfect understanding of.

Nutrition is aimed mainly at:-

Cell and body growth

Muscle and tissue repair

Disease prevention

Studying nutrition reveals what the body requires to achieve these primary goals and other secondary goals. It also reveals how the body utilizes the vital acquired nutrients.

Here is what complete nutrition demands:

Macronutrients include carbohydrates, protein and fats.

  1. Carbohydrates- sugar, starch, fiber.

Carbohydrates are the basic source of energy for our bodies.

A study by Harvard School of Public Health titled- ‘The Best Diet: Quality Counts’ calls for quality assessment. Right from the heading it is a call to not just measure your calories amount but also the quality of those calories. Are you certain of your calories quality or you consume are zero calories?

Carbohydrates are an area of great health concerns and the reason behind several chronic illnesses.

For instance, sugars provide ready to use energy but a spike results in imbalance which may progresses into diabetes. You can handle a maximum of 25g for women and 36g for men(both highly active adults) or less than 2% of calorie intake.  Vitaminfood shakes contain 2.4g of sugar/450g package.

Starch just like sugar, is easily broken down and needs to be watched. These two do not give the fullness effect thus encouraging people to snack often.

But our goal is to provide a diet not a snack. So we bank on fiber which is good for your gut bacteria, diabetes control and prevention, cardiovascular diseases and gives a fullness feeling. Vitaminfood is packed with more complex carbs and less refined ones like sugars.

  1. Proteins- consists of 20 amino acids.

The recommended daily protein intake is o.8g/kg of body weight( according to the National Academy of Medicine).

Pea protein isolate provides the 10 essential ones in abundance and less of the non-essential which are produced by the body.

Vegans especially are at risk of being deficient because of the nature of plant-based diet. Vitaminfood was however developed with vegan and vegetarian diets as a central pillar thus ensuring the sufficiency for them.

  1.  When you hear of fats, you almost always think of weight and clogged blood vessels.

Yes it is true that these two are main consequences of uncontrolled fat intake. However, fats are vital and that is why Vitaminfood provides 69.8g/450g of which saturated are only 7.8g. This is well below the maximum limit of 10% fat-calorie relation.

Vital for lubricating joints reducing inflammation, healthy brain, heat insulation and hormone production.

It is still important to watch your fat intake closely in the overall diet to avoid liver, heart and weight complications.

  1.  Our shaker or your preferred homemade Vitaminfood shake obviously doesn’t supply the recommended 2 litres but we contribute a share and is sufficient for the digestion and assimilation processes as a solvent and reactant.

Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals. Even in these nutrients required in small amounts some are required in significantly higher amounts than the others. We vary the quantity according to the bodily  requirements.

  1. Vitamins and minerals

The body’s immunity is greatly reinforced by vitamins and minerals. Minerals are also key in major metabolic and physiological processes such as nervous transmissions.

Vitaminfood is densely packed with these, a supply of 27 vitamins and minerals. This supply includes both macro elements and trace elements.

We also highlight those common deficiencies like iron, iodine, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Calcium and Magnesium. We provide sufficient quantities of these vitamins and minerals to ensure you remain healthy.

The baseline of all activities is nutrition.

Different foods serve different purposes more than just nourishment but extending even into the psychological space. A good example is chamomile which can heal anxiety.

Nutrients and processes involved in nourishment are analyzed on basis of molecular biology, biochemistry and genetic effect among other aspects. Such analysis has proven that complete nutrition promotes harmonious development of all body systems, reduces certain disease risks and leads to general mind and body wellness.

Vitaminfood provides you with the healthy energy to get through your entire day. If you have to get through that schedule, then it better be on a nutritionally complete diet. How else can you prove that your time was well spent unless you were on good fuel?

Complete nutrition is our primary goal and guides all our actions so subscribe to get your regular supply of complete nutrition.

References:

  1. Vegan and vegetarian diet plans- https://health.gov/sites/default/files/2019-09/2015-2020_Dietary_Guidelines.pdf
  2. Added Sugars- https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/sugar/how-much-sugar-is-too-much#:~:text=AHA%20Sugar%20Recommendation&text=Men%20should%20consume%20no%20more,32%20grams)%20of%20added%20sugar!
  3. https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles
  4. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-weight/best-diet-quality-counts/
  5. https://books.google.co.ke/books?hl=en&lr=&id=GcgLBwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=complete+nutrition+guide&ots=aZE4UE1kTS&sig=HQarKYgmGpow1njcwB0jTP6E3fA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=complete%20nutrition%20guide&f=false
  6. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=xYjLBQAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=advanced+nutrition+macronutrients&ots=j-2qF61kO6&sig=srsADyIgHHYeZJJZE9g4-PS0EGg
  7. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/2019/01/17/roadmap-to-a-healthy-and-sustainable-food-future/
  8. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/160774#macronutrients
  9. https://abbottfamily.com.sg/adult-learning-resource#activeageing

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