As the Dalai Lama so eloquently put it...
“Man sacrifices his health in order to make money, then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.”
Our body requires a range of nutrients to function optimally. We've explored the key areas which contribute to a healthy mind and body and the specific nutrients which support each function.
The body needs energy in order to breathe, eat, sleep, walk, work, exercise and repair - we need energy to survive. Energy is provided not only by the food we eat but by the quality of the food we eat. Foods which are nutrient dense provide a more sustainable source of natural energy. Plant-based foods in particular, provide an excellent, natural source of energy. Tiredness and fatigue are often a result of insufficient fuel, external stressors, lack of sleep, ultimately when our lifestyles aren’t meeting our needs.
The key nutrients responsible for contributing to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and normal energy-yielding metabolism are Magnesium, Niacin, Folic Acid, Iron, Thaimin (B1), Phosphorus, Calcium, Copper and Manganese.
The Your UnbelievaBowl Energise Breakfast Boost was created to be rich in these energy enhancing beneficial nutrients.
A healthy immune system protects us from infection and disease. The sun and laughing are great for the immune system. However, when the immune system is compromised, a variety of health issues can develop including colds, flu and infections.
Stress, lack of sleep, burnout and a poor diet can negatively impact the way in which our body fights germs, bacteria and viruses. In order to better protect and look after our immune systems, small lifestyle changes such as staying active, eating a balanced diet, getting fresh air and avoiding or reducing stress can positively help our immune system function as it should.
We can’t always avoid stress, however, we can take responsibility for what we eat. Our Immune Support Breakfast Boost was created to support our body’s natural defences against illness. Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Iron, Copper and Folic Acid are key nutrients which contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system.
Our Immune Support Breakfast Boost contains nearly half of your recommended daily allowance (RDA) per 100g of Selenium, Zinc and Iron and is high in Copper and a source of Vitamin B6 and Folic Acid.
Cognitive function also referred to as psychological function are mental processes in the brain that help us understand and gain knowledge. This knowledge and understanding allows us to carry out daily tasks and guides behaviour. Memory and concentration and our ability to focus and reason are examples of such mental processes.
Food can have a huge impact on brain health. Nut and seeds contain fats which are known to help with cognitive function. Turmeric has also long been associated with brain health.
There are several key nutrients associated with brain health; Zinc and Iron (cognitive function), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid, Magnesium, Niacin and Vitamin B6 (psychological function). Focus boost is bursting with such nutrients and was created to be rich in vitamins and minerals known to contribute and support cognitive and psychological function.
The human heart weighs roughly 10-12 ounces in men and 8-10 ounces in women. The primary role of the heart is to pump oxygen-rich blood to every single cell in the body. The heart and blood vessels make up the cardiovascular system, therefore, keeping our heart healthy is paramount, without it, vital organs would be left without an oxygen supply.
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) is fundamental to heart health. Two servings of our Super Porridge contain ¾ (75%) of the recommended daily allowance (RDA). In addition, our Organic Super Porridge contains oat beta-glucan which has been shown to lower blood cholesterol. Two servings of Super Porridge contain 2.85g beta-glucan from oats, which is 95% of the suggested amount of 3g.
Our body uses protein to build and repair muscle. Muscles allow us to move our bodies and enable our internal organs to function. We have over 600 muscles in our body, equating to approximately 40% of our overall weight. In order to fuel our muscles, the body metabolizes food and turns it into energy.
Developing muscles through exercise improves bone and cardiovascular health as well as strength and stamina. Although protein is an excellent way of supporting growth and maintenance of our muscles, zinc also assists with protein synthesis which is the primary driver of muscle repair, recovery and development. Magnesium also plays a fundamental role in contributing to normal muscle function.
Free radicals are molecules responsible for tissue damage and ageing. Antioxidants in food, help prevent free radicals from harming healthy tissue. Factors that expose us to free radicals include chronic stress, environmental toxins, toxic hygiene and cleaning products, disturbed sleep, physical inactivity, infection and radiation to name a few.
Oxidative stress occurs when there are more free radicals present in our cells than are kept in check by antioxidants. This is when damage occurs internally. We can’t always avoid exposure to external toxins however, we can eat nourishing plant foods that are rich in Selenium, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin C and E. These plant nutrients help protect cells from the damaging effects of oxidative stress.
Our teeth and bones are the hardest substances in the body. More than 99% of our body’s calcium can be found in our teeth and bones. A healthy diet is essential when it comes to looking after them. Foods rich in Phosphorus, Magnesium and Calcium contribute to the health of our teeth and bones. Chia seeds and hemp seeds are rich in these nutrients and are included in all each of our products.
Our nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. It carries information between the brain and body and controls breathing, thinking, digestion, regulating temperature, walking and talking for example. It primarily allows us to respond to what is happening around us, therefore, a strong nervous system is vital to our well-being.
A balanced and healthy lifestyle is the best way to take care of our nervous system, however, key nutrients which support a healthy nervous system include: Magnesium, Vitamin C, Thiamin (B1), Niacin, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Biotin, and Copper.
All 3 boosts are bursting with a combination of the above. Our Immune Support blend is loaded with 7 of the 8 nutrients that contribute to a healthy nervous system.
Fertility is the female body’s natural capability to reproduce and Zinc plays an important role in reproductive health. In order to produce mature eggs, a woman’s body requires a certain amount of Zinc in order to help the reproductive system work optimally. Zinc is also vital to male reproduction as it assists the synthesis and maintenance of normal levels of testosterone, which is an essential hormone for male reproduction.
Each of the Your UnbelievaBowl Superfood Breakfast Boosts are high in Zinc.
Energise = 50% RDA / 100g
Immune Support = 47% RDA / 100g
Focus = 51% RDA / 100g
Our body’s thyroid can be found in the front of our neck. It stores and produces hormones which play an important role in almost every organ in our body, including breathing, our nervous system and heart rate. The thyroid also releases hormones that control our body’s metabolism, (the process in which our body uses energy.) Selenium is a mineral which contributes to normal thyroid function.
Each of the Your UnbelievaBowl Superfood Breakfast Boosts are high in Selenium.
Energise = 39% RDA / 100g
Immune Support = 48% RDA / 100g
Focus = 32% RDA / 100g