Experts and scientists alike refer to food as having what is known as Biological
Value. That is to say that the value of food to wellbeing of consumed products
varies greatly with choice and lack of understanding.
In Western developed nations it is extremely unlikely that access to food of poor
biological value would present with a problem of nutritional quality and density.
This of course, is in the absence of disease and or mental health issues that may
prevent the consumption of a good well balanced intake of decent food.
A multimillion pound industry exists around dieting, exercise and weight loss.
Clever marketing often using celebrities to endorse products improves sales and
health giving myths. None of these fad diets and products are needed. As boring as
it may seem a standard balanced diet, uninfluenced by advertising is the key to
healthy living and meaningful exercising, There are adequate vitamins and minerals
despite the plethora of supplements and there is of course, adequate carbohydrate
and fats for your needs.
The key challenge is education and food choices of poor Bio Value have never been
greater. Where weight loss is concerned, avoidance of hidden fats and of course
addictive sugar products is accepted as key to healthy living and avoidance. Here is
a list of just some of the products people use in order to give them what they
believe will give them the edge.
Protein powders, Whey (a by-product of cheese making), iodine, magnesium, manganese,
copper, kelp, garlic, brewer’s yeast, Bromalin (found in abundance in pineapple) and
so it goes on and on and on, This is but few and we will talk about low calorie
diets in another issue.
Save your money and get the right professional advice and enjoy your exercise, you
will be a lot better off financially and happy with your achievements. EVERYTHING
your body needs is available in a balanced, intelligent food intake of good
biological value. The market fruit and veg stall is a great start.