Se­cret to a well-bal­anced life

South Waikato News - - Your Health -

tasks can also as­sist with this. nu­tri­ent isn’t in the soil, it can’t be in our food. Sadly, only three nu­tri­ents are typ­i­cally put back into the soil as fer­tilis­ers. Th­ese are typ­i­cally ni­tro­gen, potas­sium and phos­pho­rus. That means there are about 52 miss­ing. This is one rea­son why we need ad­di­tional nu­tri­tional sup­port th­ese days.

Se­condly, we are ex­posed to more pol­lu­tants to­day than ever be­fore via what we eat, drink, breathe and put on our skin. To change th­ese sub­stances be­fore they can be elim­i­nated re­quires detox­i­fi­ca­tion and the liver is re­spon­si­ble for that. To do that ef­fi­ciently, the liver needs more nu­tri­ents to­day to keep up with the load. Vegeta­bles go a long way to help­ing to sup­ply the body with nu­tri­ents yet very few adults or chil­dren get the daily serves they re­quire for ba­sic lev­els of health.

We are liv­ing in a time like no other, where we are con­nected 24/7 and pretty much on the go from the mo­ment we get up un­til the mo­ment we lay our head on our pil­low – un­less we choose not to be.

Mod­ern life­styles in them­selves put a lot of stress on the body to keep up with the pace we set. Many peo­ple use cof­fee to wake up in the morn­ing and al­co­hol to cool off in the evening. Th­ese sub­stances add fur­ther work for the body and cof­fee stim­u­lates the pro­duc­tion of adren­a­line, a stress hor­mone, which in it­self re­quires even more nu­tri­ents. Plus, cof­fee blocks nu­tri­ent ab­sorp­tion and leaches min­er­als from bones. Yet many women reg­u­larly drink too much cof­fee.

Most peo­ple could do with dou­bling the amount of their veg­etable in­take. All of this leads to a body that is nu­tri­ent de­pleted while also likely re­quir­ing ad­di­tional nu­tri­ents to cope with the pace.

ISTOCK

Achiev­ing bal­ance in your life may just be down to find­ing enough time to en­joy a favourite ac­tiv­ity, such as tramp­ing.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.