Trying to live a healthier lifestyle? You’re probably hitting the gym regularly, avoid junk food and eat up on protein to build lean muscle. One thing you most likely haven’t been considering: micronutrients. And while it’s common to take a closer look on whole grain carbs, healthy fats like avocados and nuts, and lean protein when starting a fitness journey, many forget the importance of the micro-powerhouses (I did, too!).
But what are micronutrients? Short: they are trace elements such as vitamins and minerals and differ from macronutrients, like carbohydrates, protein and fat, because they are necessary only in very small amounts.
Nevertheless, they are essential for a healthy body and deficiencies can cause serious health problems. Micronutrients include minerals such as fluoride, selenium, sodium, iodine, copper and zinc, and vitamins such as vitamin C, A, D, E, K, and the B-complex vitamins.
Because our body is not able to produce essential vitamins and minerals, it obtains them from the foods we eat - that’s why it’s important to incorporate nutrient-rich foods into your diet.
But did you know that 75% the Western population does not consume enough micronutrients on a daily basis?
Consider the consequences
Nutrient deficiencies impact many bodily functions including your skin health, immunity, energy levels, your ability to focus, and last but not least - stress. Being deficient in certain minerals and vitamins can also lead to numerous serious diseases, like anemia or osteoporosis.
Yes, you might be missing out on extra vitamins that’ll boost your energy levels, curb your cravings and help you lose weight!
The environmental factor
You might eat a lot of fruit and veggies already… but unfortunately, we live in times, where soil depletion from intensive agricultural methods and pollution have a big impact on the nutritional value of our food. It is true that fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties we get today.
Natural or synthetic?
Currently, over half of the US population takes synthetic nutrients like multivitamins. But truth is that it’s unclear how well synthetic nutrients are absorbed and used in the body. When you eat real food, you’re not consuming isolated nutrients, but rather a whole range of vitamins and minerals with fiber and enzymes, that allow for optimal use by the body.
Bottom line: Macros are important - no doubt. When it comes to weight loss, nutrition, and overall health, don’t ever underestimate the power of micronutrients. And it’s clear that most of us don't meet their nutritional needs anywhere near. Including me - until I started paying attention to nutrient density and quality over quantity. Your Superfoods created 7 unique superfood mixes that’ll make it easier for you to nourish your body with natural vitamins and minerals.
Each of our mixes has individual health benefits. You can get a boost of antioxidants with the Forever Beautiful Mix or improve your energy levels with the Power Matcha or Energy Bomb. Do you want to strengthen your immunity? Then the Super Green is for you! Our two protein mixes, Muscle Power and Skinny Protein, are perfect for anyone who loves being active - a boost of high-quality protein enriched with nutrient-dense superfoods. And if you have a sweet tooth you can satisfy your cravings with our Chocolate Lover Mix, while providing your body with healthy fats, vitamins, and fiber.
Simply add 1 spoonful to your breakfast, smoothies, and snacks - easy as that! I feel so much better whenever I feed my body enough micronutrients… and you can, too! Try our mixes and find your favorite now!