Most of us aim to eat clean and healthy, but not all of us can live up to this lofty goal! Ticking the boxes on the nutrition chart is a task, and given our hectic schedule, a seemingly impossible one. Additionally, the ‘healthy’ food you consume may also not be packed with nutrients.
Here we tell you more about this, as well as ways to fill the gaps in your diet with nutraceutical supplements.
Why Your ‘Healthy’ Food Lacks In Nutrients?
It may be hard to believe but several natural factors affect the quality and may reduce the nutritional value of fresh foods.
Climate: Weather and climatic factors that affect the quality of a crop and disrupt its nutritional levels include temperature, rainfall, and light intensity. When the conditions are right, these can significantly increase vitamin C and vitamin B1 contents of vegetables. Alternately, bad conditions can affect the nutrition uptake of the crop .
Pesticides: Pesticides are used by farmers to disinfect the crops and keep pests away. However, they contain harsh chemicals that can affect nutrient content and your health .
Management & Storage: Prolonged storage of fruits and vegetables can also decrease their nutritional values.
Washing: While washing produce is essential, it can affect their nutrition, especially if the fruit or vegetable is cut, peeled or damaged.
Cooking & Digestion: Food items that are cooked, chopped, tossed, etc. lose their potent nutrients in the process. Additionally, even if the food does retain some nutrients, they may be prematurely absorbed in your system before making a difference.
The Role Micronutrients Play In A Balanced Diet
When it comes to a balanced diet, most tend to focus on the basics like proteins, fats, and carbohydrates and forget about micronutrients.
These are nothing but essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, etc. that provide strength and support to the body. There are nearly 30 micronutrients that may be missing, making us dependent on external sources like our diet . However, sometimes due to the low bioavailability of the nutrients in food, our body is unable to absorb all the essential elements. This is why we need nutraceutical supplements to fill the gaps. They are often used to enhance the physical and mental well-being, like improved bodily functions and the prevention of certain illnesses.
From vitamins to minerals and even protein, there are supplements for almost everything. Additionally, the industry continually innovates something new for its consumers, a classic example – gummies!
Gummies: Better Than Great
While dietary supplements can help overcome nutritional deficiencies, they may be tough to swallow in capsules, tablets or other formats and are difficult to carry around. Plus, some of them might have a peculiar smell or aftertaste that might bother some people. Well, why settle for good when you can get something great? There is a delicious and convenient option to get healthy besides the regular capsules and pills. We’re talking about – gummies. The chewy candies that we loved growing up with just got a makeover and are now packed with healthy nutrients.
They are ‘fun’ and delicious alternatives to supplements that can be popped on-the-go and carried easily. Additionally, they come in many flavors such as lemon, mango, and grape.
Wait, there’s more! Gummies are just as potent as other supplements with similar efficacy and benefits. Our fellow sweet lovers can swap the daily piece of chocolate for healthy, sugar-free gummies, as they can sate your sweet tooth too. Another super fact about gummies is that they are equally safe and beneficial for kids. However, sticking to the prescribed dose is recommended. Additionally, all Setu gummies are individually packed making it easy to store and carry.
Here’s our list of amazing nutritional gummies:
Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies: Helps control appetite, boosts weight loss, and aids in digestion. Contains 1500mg of pure apple cider vinegar with mother. Contains no added gelatin and is side-effects free. Setu Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies come in yummy lemon flavor. For best results, adults must chew one gummy daily.
Lutein Gummies: Offers superior eye protection from harmful blue light emitted from the screens. Formulated using patented Lutemax2020. The product is gelatin and side-effects free and comes in delicious grape flavor. For best absorption, chew the gummies after a meal. The recommended dosage for adults is two gummies daily and one gummy for kids.
Turmerich Gummies: Packed with curcumin, turmeric extract, that helps boost immunity, and improve skin and joint health. Contains 200mg of patented UltraSOL Curcumin which is 46 times more bioavailable over standard curcumin. Available in delicious mango flavor. For best results, adults can chew 2-3 gummies daily and children can have one gummy daily.
With gummies, you can get the optimal health that you deserve. This is the new-age way to feel energetic and fight diseases. So, end the wait and just gummy it!