The Importance Of Nutrition In A Healthy Lifestyle with Free Soul
- 20 June 2018 20 June 2018
Interview with Free Soul
Ever heard the phrase “you are what you eat”? This is because what you feed your body has a direct effect on your health and your state of mind. So your daily nutrition choices make a huge difference to your health and how you feel now, tomorrow and in the future. Free Soul, the UK’s leading female nutrition company, explains the importance of nutrition, and how to feel great using the power of healthy eating and living!
Why is nutrition so important?
Nutrition is important because in order for your body to work optimally, your body needs to get ample nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Every human body is different and each have different nutritional needs, but generally it is important to have a nutrient-rich diet. Combined with physical activity, your diet (what you feed yourself) can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases and promote your overall health.
The health of our bodies reflects what we put in them. So the good news is that we are somewhat in control of our nutrient levels and our overall health. By taking steps to attain a more nutrient-rich diet, you'll be on your way to getting the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and strong. And it's a lot easier than you think!
How can you maintain a nutrition-rich diet?
Sometimes, feeding your belly doesn’t always mean that you’re feeding your soul! This is why it’s important to ensure that what you feed yourself daily is full of vitamins, minerals and more importantly, protein. A protein rich diet is important because protein is the fundamental building block of the human body.
When people think of protein the first thing that comes to your mind is getting muscular or bulky, or even unhealthy meal replacement shakes. However protein shakes are so much more than this!
Protein is key nutrient and is so important to how we function, on a day to day basis, and also in our physical activities. Protein is broken down into amino acids, which are the building blocks of our body. Proteins support recovery by repairing cells and tissue, promoting healthy hair, skin and nails, and a lean physique. Furthermore, these amino acids are considered ‘essential amino acids’ which means they are vital for our normal function and growth, but they are not adequately manufactured in the body, which means we need to supply the body these amino acids through our diet.
If we don’t get enough protein in our diet, in a nutshell, we won’t be able to function properly! Our bodies won’t be able to put together or repair cells and tissues, which is so important for recovery (especially after those workouts). So in order for us to be at our best, protein is key to our diets.
How much protein do I need and how can I make sure I am getting enough protein?
It has been suggested that the Daily Reference Intake for protein is 0.8 grams of protein per kg of body weight – this amounts to about 56g for the average male or 46g per day for a female.
In addition to this, what is more important than how much protein you are having is, the quality of the protein. Typically, animal protein provides a great source of the essential amino acids we need, and in the right ratios for us to get ensure our bodies can function optimally. Of course, if you do not consume animal products, such as meat, fish, dairy, then it can be slightly more challenging to get all the essential amino acids your body needs. However, even with our daily diets, many people are still falling short of the amount of quality protein and essential amino acids they need to help their bodies function.
The easiest way to ensure that you meet your daily protein intake and also your vitamins and minerals is by supplementing your diet with a protein shake, such as the Free Soul Protein blends. Protein shakes are a great way of providing a quick and effective source of protein. Typically protein shakes have been associated with being a great post workout solution to ensure a quick and effective recovery after your workout. But with Free Soul Protein Blends being such high quality, these shakes are so much more than this and can be blended in with your morning smoothies, used to whip us some delicious ‘Protein Pancakes’ or simply mixed with water or milk and taken on the go.
What makes the Free Soul Blends different?
Free Soul was developed alongside leading nutritionists, with the focus on meeting the unique nutritional needs of women in a way no-one else does.
To do this, the Free Soul Protein blends are made with natural ingredients, and have been blended with additional minerals and adaptogens to target important aspects of female wellness, such as hormonal balance, bone density, energy, metabolism, as well as hair, skin and nails. So on top of 20g of protein per serving, the blends also contain a host of micronutrients that help contribute to overall wellness too!
All the ingredients have been added in for a reason, and have been independently tested and backed up by peer reviewed studies to ensure the very highest quality and effectiveness. However, this is just one side of the story – as, in addition to the premium quality ingredients we have used, Free Soul have also removed a load of things that really don’t need to be there! None of their protein blends contains any artificial fillers, such as MPC, or artificial colours. All the protein blends are also soy, gluten and GMO free too!
The Free Soul blends are available in Whey and Vegan bases. Both the Whey and Vegan proteins contain the same 20g of protein per 30g serving, as well the same quantity of the Key Ingredients. The only difference is the source of protein in each of the blends; the source of protein in the Whey blend is Whey, a milk product, whereas the Vegan Protein blends contain and 80:20 split of Pea Protein and Hemp protein.
So what are these added ingredients and how will they benefit me?
These key ingredients include; Maca from Peru, Ginseng from Siberia, Guarana, iron, calcium, a B vitamin complex, magnesium and flaxseed.
Maca has been used since the time of the Incas as a powerful adaptogen for hormone regulation. Ginseng and Guarana are also powerful adaptogens and are used to promote a healthy metabolism.
The Free Soul Blends also have a great Vitamin B complex, which has a whole host of benefits, such as helping maintain energy and vitality, reducing tiredness and fatigue and contributing to a normal healthy metabolism. The Vitamin B complex is also essential for healthy hair, skin, nail, teeth and bones. The Free Soul Blends also contain 43% of your RDA of iron – so you will feel the difference in energy throughout the day.
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