Article: "Smart Food Shakes: guidelines for proper nutrition"
The exceedingly fast pace of our everyday life in a big city can often lead to chronic fatigue, high irritability, various skin and hair problems, and health issues in general. Often the root of these problems is in the lack of attention to the needs of our own body and an unbalanced diet. We just do not receive the necessary amount of essential vitamins and minerals which we need to feel active and healthy.
Consequences of an unbalanced diet.
Weakening of the immune system
Direct result of an unbalanced diet is a weakened immune system. Depriving your body of the essential nutrients, you run the risk of bringing it to the state of exhaustion, consequences of which could be irreversible. As a result, your body will easily surrender to any virus, which will trigger a whole a chain of illnesses ranging from SARS to various inflammatory processes.
Problems with digestion
Fast food, carbonated drinks, sweets, overeating, - all this can cause disorders of the digestive system and lead to serious illnesses.
Neuroses and depression
Excessive consumption of high-fat and high-calorie foods can cause insomnia, irritability, drowsiness, and other neurological disorders, including depression.
Eating plan: what’s the proper way to snack?
Timing and regularity of meals are equally important. A rational, steady eating schedule ensures efficient functioning of the digestive system and normalizes metabolism. For healthy people it is recommended to have 3 to 4 meals a day in combination with healthy snacks between them. It is quite easy to create a daily menu of main courses: light vegetable salads, seafood, and lean meats.
It gets trickier when it comes to snacking. Nutritionists recommend having a light, low-calorie snack every three hours. By having a snack, we give the body a signal that it is not going to starve and there is no reason to accumulate extra's. Therefore, it is very important that your snacks consist of fresh and healthy products.
Examples of healthy snack are any fruit, yogurt, nuts, and various smoothies. Pastries and chocolate bars will satisfy your hunger, but it will be very hard to get rid of the consumed calories afterwards. Besides, there is hardly any benefit for your body in these products.
Smart Food Shake: the basis of a healthy diet.
However, the modern pace of life doesn't always allow us to arrange snacks every three hours. Often we don't have enough time, or we forget, or the situation is unfitting, or we simply feel uncomfortable eating something around others.
This is where Vision's new exclusive product - delicious and nutritious Smart Food shakes - comes to the rescue. Unique formulas of these new functional food products, developed by the scientists of the DEM4 laboratory, will help you organize your daily meals without fast food and without harming your body.
Smart Food shakes contain a high-quality vegetable protein, which has a high biological value, helps control your weight and remain in perfect shape. They can be used for weight loss, weight control, and building muscle mass.
Do you like vanilla ice cream? Vanilla Shake has a pleasant vanilla taste and will easily replace your favorite dessert. It also restores the energy level of the body, boosts metabolism, relieves tension and normalize heart rate.
You cannot live a day without chocolate? Then you'll love the Chocolate Shake! It has a rich and intense flavor, normalizes metabolism, improves performance and provides a good mood for the whole day.
The main advantage of Smart Food shakes - is that they are extremely easy to use. If needed, any shake can be prepared in a special shaker and easily taken with you to a business meeting, to a sports workout or to the movies. Shakes give a feeling of satiety, normalize metabolism, allow you to correct your eating plan and to control your weight.
Shakes from Vision are a perfect solution for people who want to improve their quality of life by acquiring healthy habits and enriching their diet with healthy low-calorie foods.
Who are the shakes recommended for?
- Those who watch their weight and appearance.
- Those who want to normalize their metabolism.
- Those who want to correct their eating habits.
- Those who watch their blood sugar levels.
- Those who follow a diet.
- All young, active people as a source of energy and the necessary complex of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
Where is the balance?
What's most important in a diet? A rational approach and moderation in everything. We need food to make up for the spent energy, which we need for every activity, including breathing and heartbeat. Only three components of food provide energy: proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The right balance between these macronutrients is essential for the normal functioning of the body.
The amount of protein, fat and carbohydrates needed by a specific person, depends on their age, amount of regular exercise, lifestyle, gender and many other factors.
Protein is the basic building block which constructs body tissue. 1 gram of protein contains 4.1 kcal. Main sources of protein are meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, and nuts. Only 10-15% of the daily amount of energy is obtained from protein, since it is mainly used as construction material.
The body does not store energy from protein. Therefore, even a small excess amount of protein in a meal quickly gives a feeling of satiety. Smart Food shakes are a great source of high quality vegetable protein, which quickly provides a feeling of fullness and can be used for weight loss, weight control, and gaining lean muscle mass.
The perfect nutrient to create energy reserves is fat. They are very rich in energy - 9.3 kcal per 1 g. Main sources of fats are oils, fatty meats, lard, and nuts. The minimum recommended amount of fat does not exceed 30 grams per day. Priority should be given to vegetable and fish fats (called polyunsaturated fats).
Carbohydrates have the same energy value as proteins - 4.1 kcal per 1 gram. Main sources of carbohydrates are bread, flour products, grains, potatoes. Our body receives at least 50 % of all energy from carbohydrates. They also quickly provide a feeling of satiety, which, however, is not as long-lasting as that from proteins.
If we assume that we eat about 2200-2800 kcal per day, our daily intake is 66-80 grams of protein, 78-93 grams of fat and 318-411 grams of carbohydrates. Recommended daily consumption on average is 2500 kcal per day for men and 2000 kcal per day for women. This is your basal metabolism, which represents the number of calories your body burns when at rest, but awake, over the course of one day. Any extra physical or mental work requires extra energy.
A proper diet must include meat, fish, dairy products, vegetables and fruits. Carbohydrate-rich foods (baked goods, sweets) satisfy hunger, but don’t carry much value for your body.