Unhealthy diets high in sugary drinks, fast food, and refined grains are the main contributor to conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
These processed foods harm your gut bacteria and promote insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, and overall disease risk. While certain foods may trigger chronic health conditions, others offer strong medicinal and protective qualities.
Eating whole, nutritious foods is important because their unique substances work synergistically to create an effect that can’t be replicated by taking a supplement.
- Are Natural and synthetic nutrients different?
Synthetic nutrients are almost chemically identical to those found in food. However, the production process of synthetic nutrients is very different from the way plants and animals create them.
So despite having a similar structure, your body may react differently to synthetic nutrients. It's unclear how well synthetic nutrients are absorbed and used in the body.
Some may be more easily absorbed, not others. This is because when you eat real food, you generally consuming more than a single nutrient like a whole range of vitamins, minerals, co-factor, and enzymes that allow for optimal use by the body.
Without these additional compounds, synthetic nutrients are unlikely to be used by the body in the same way as their natural counterparts.
- How to speed up healing?
A) Plan healthy, balanced meals and snacks that include the right amount of foods from all the MyPlate food groups — protein, fruits, vegetables, dairy and grains.
B) Choose vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin C, such as strawberries or spinach. For adequate zinc, choose whole grains and consume protein, such as eggs, meat, dairy or seafood. Some wounds may require a higher intake of certain vitamins and minerals to support healing.
C) Include adequate protein throughout the day. Include a source of protein at each meal or snack. A sample menu may include scrambled eggs for breakfast, black bean tacos for lunch, yogurt or cheese for a snack and chicken at dinner.
D) Stay well-hydrated with water or other unsweetened beverages.
E) For people with diabetes, control blood sugar levels to help prevent wounds from developing and to support healing and recovery.
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