Some things are just essential. No matter where we live, how we spend our days, or what our age, there are some nutrients that we all need in order for our bodies to function properly. So how do we get it right?
Defining foundational nutrients
From cardiovascular to neurological systems, there are specific nutrients required as a basic foundation for optimal health. That’s why these essential building blocks form what’s referred to as “foundational nutrition.”
Three types of foundational nutrients
We can think of foundational nutrition as covering three important categories:
- Macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates
- Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals
- Phytonutrients: organic components found in fruits and vegetables
For optimal health, we need to feed our bodies all three types of nutrients, every day.
Did you know?
80% of Americans aren’t getting the fruits and veggies they need from diet alone. (Global Phytonutrient Report)
Building a solid foundation
Think of your body as a house. Macronutrients, micronutrients, and phytonutrients are all essential building blocks that help keep things running smoothly, day in and day out. Each nutrient plays an important role in our well-being:
Protein helps us grow and repair ourselves.
Vitamins and minerals perform hundreds of roles that keep the foundation strong, and help sustain life.
Phytonutrients help protect the integrity of the bricks and mortar by supporting vital systems and fighting against cell damage.
Omega-3 fatty acids help support the health of our nervous and cardiovascular systems that keep our bodies running.
Discover Nutrilite foundational supplements
Most of us can’t get all the nutrients we need simply from the food we eat. And that means just about anyone can benefit from a foundational supplement. Thankfully, Nutrilite makes it simple to find and get the foundational supplements that are most important to each of us — so we can have the right balance of micronutrients, macronutrients, and phytonutrients to be at our best every day! Discover a few easy ways to get them: