Spring Ahead With Daily Essentials
With the arrival of spring, it’s time again to spring-clean our homes. It is so wonderful to be able to open up the windows and let the fresh warm breezes fill our homes and hearts. And it’s also a great time to look at spring-cleaning our body systems and what we can do to provide ourselves with nutrients that keep us healthy.
The materials used to renew the cells that make up our body’s tissues and organs come from the foods we eat in the form of nutrients. A balanced diet with careful selection of wholesome natural foods will provide us with many of the nutrients our body needs to build and repair tissues, regulate body processes, and provide us with energy. On the other hand, poor food selection with an unbalanced intake of nutrients can contribute to the development of significant health issues.
Although an unbalanced diet is usually due to poor choices of food, not everyone is able to eat all the fresh natural foods they would like to. Whether it is due to lack of time, money, or availability many people find the convenience, price, and taste of processed food appealing. The availability of high-calorie, high-fat, high-sugar, and high-sodium foods has rapidly become commonplace, and one of the growing concerns with these processed foods is that they are becoming much less expensive than nutrient-dense foods such as fresh vegetables and fruit. The availability and lower price of processed and energy-dense foods rich in sugar and fat makes them appealing to the pocket book as well as the taste buds, but not without consequence. Obesity, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and other chronic conditions are gaining a stronghold in North America (and developing countries) and researchers now admit that diet plays a major role in the prevention and treatment of disease.
As a matter of fact, just recently on the CBC news there was a report out entitled “The Science Of Addictive Food”. CBC health reporter Kelly Crowe took us behind the science of making junk food so irresistible. You may be shocked and surprised to learn what is happening as a result of the different additives manufactuers are including in our food nowadays. Watch the full video here.
Under normal circumstances the body is able to eliminate toxins through urine, feces, perspiration and exhalation. We can either support, or hinder, our natural detoxification process by the kinds of foods we eat, the dietary supplements we take, the medications we use, and the lifestyle choices we make.
Detoxification is a natural process the body uses to remove impurities and potentially harmful substances from our systems. An accumulation of toxins and other waste products can hamper the proper functioning of our tissues, glands, and organs. Considering all the additives that exist in our food, and the contaminants that exist in our environment nowadays, our elimination systems are often overwhelmed. This toxic overload can lead to chronic ailments and degenerative diseases.
Poor dietary choices are one of the most important reasons why the body does not eliminate toxins and harmful substances effectively. A diet low in fibre for instance can reduce transit time, lead to constipation, and hold back toxins that need to be eliminated. A diet high in processed foods can also impede the body’s detoxifying process, making it difficult for proper elimination of toxins.
Fortunately, our body has a system in place for detoxifying and eliminating harmful toxic waste. Our skin, lungs, lymphatic system, liver, kidneys, and colon all work around the clock filtering and eliminating toxins, so it’s vital to support these mechanisms which are keeping us healthy.
Balance, variety, and moderation are the keys to a healthful diet. A balanced proportion of foods from the different food groups, a variety of foods from within the different food groups, and moderation in the consumption of any food can provide us with many of the nutrients we need to sustain life. But in order to experience optimal health, and maintain whole-body health, supplementation is becoming a necessary.
Nutritional supplements are designed to provide nutrients, both essential and non-essential, that we may not be getting from our diet. Also known as dietary supplements, nutritional supplements are an important part of a balanced health regime and can offer significant health benefits. They can help to correct nutritional deficiencies and help boost the immune system, and there is growing scientific evidence supporting the benefits of nutritional supplements and their role in maintaining optimal health.
In addition to a healthful diet, you can experience whole body health with greens, fiber, and essential fatty acids through AIM’s Daily Essentials. You’ll get the vital nutrients found in these popular AIM products to help maintain whole body health, maintain a healthy immune system, and provide increased energy.
AIMega® is an organic seed oil blend that provides
omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) plus omega-9. Essential fatty acids are incorporated into every cell of the body, and are key structural, metabolic, and regulatory components of cells. They help improve and regulate cellular function; help to reduce inflammation; modulate immune response; help prevent chronic disease; and optimize health.
AIM BarleyLife® is a live, nutrient-dense juice powder of young barley plants providing a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, phytochemicals, amino acids, and chlorophyll. BarleyLife helps to balance your pH, neutralize body acidity, and promote a healthy immune system. Available in powder and vegetarian capsules.
AIM BarleyLife® Xtra is a delightful, cherry-apple flavoured green barley juice powder with 18 different fruits and vegetables. Each 4.5 g serving of BarleyLife Xtra contains 4 g BarleyLife with only one gram of sugar per serving. BarleyLife Xtra is a great source of vitamin C and provides a healthy, nourishing alternative to the plethora of sugar-filled drinks available today. Children and adults alike enjoy this smooth, pleasant drink.
AIM Herbal FiberBlend® is a unique and powerful combination of psyllium fibre and cleansing herbs that detoxifies the body, sweeps the digestive system clean of toxins and food debris, and maintains bowel regularity. Herbal FiberBlend is available in powder and vegetarian capsules.
AIM FibreBalance® provides 12 grams of fibre in two scoops, with 75% insoluble fibre and 25% soluble fibre. The fibre from oat, inulin, and flax seed plus 6 herbs help to relieve constipation, protect intestinal walls, and maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It reduces transit time and provides a more thorough evacuation of waste and helps maintain digestive health.
Spring ahead with AIM’s Daily Essentials to help your body detoxify, cleanse, build, and energize itself.
For more information about Daily Essentials and which combination is right for you, visit our AIM Store Website where you can read more, download datasheets, watch videos, and make a purchase. As with any nutritional supplement it is always recommended to read the literature thoroughly to find out if the product is right for you, and consult your health care practitioner if you have any medical conditions or concerns.