Whole foods offer amazing benefits to our bodies. These complex varieties of micronutrients help the body get the vital resources it needs. Sometimes we can be so focused on the health benefits of a certain vitamin that we forget how powerful whole-food components are when they combine to work together.
Combining whole food sources
Whole foods contain valuable nutrients, including B vitamins, minerals like selenium, iron, magnesium, and dietary fiber. Foods like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes are packed with fiber that can help maintain good health. They also contain chemicals like antioxidants that slow down cell and tissue damage. However, when vitamin C from citrus and dark-green vegetables are combined with iron from lean meats, fish, beans, and leafy greens, it creates a powerful food synergy.
Food influences our health in complex and interactive ways. Scientists have identified hundreds of biologically active plant-food components known as phytochemicals or phytonutrients. For instance, when you pair broccoli with tomatoes it creates a lycopene superfood that helps maintain good health. Vitamin C and vitamin E combined have been shown to slow the oxidation of cholesterol. And when you combine tomatoes or red peppers with fatty fish, avocado, or nuts—you get an antioxidant that helps prevent illness..
Supplements can help fill in nutrition gaps
Studies have shown that those who consume a higher fruit and vegetable intake are more likely to maintain good health. Eating a serving of legumes like peas, chickpeas, and beans each day can lead to lower LDL cholesterol levels. Nuts and seeds contain antioxidants, healthy fats, and minerals that help lower the risk of disease.
Yet sometimes you don’t always get everything you need from your diet which is why supplements are a great way to fill in the gaps. If you don’t eat a variety of foods, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, low-fat dairy, lean meat, and fish, you may need some extra help. According to the National Library of Medicine, groups that tend to need extra help getting the right amount of whole food nutrients are the elderly, vegans and vegetarians, pregnant and breastfeeding women, women of childbearing age, and people with nutrient deficiencies.*
ASEA® VIA® Source is made from whole foods that naturally supply nutrients. In the same way that plants convert nutrients from the soil into edible form, VIA Source has vitamins and minerals that come from a plant-based glycoprotein ferment. With this protein matrix, a stable food form emerges that is easy for your body to recognize and use. These proprietary blends or sourced whole foods, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes have been shown to support cellular health and overall wellbeing.*
|*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.|