According to the World Health Organization, a minimum of 400 grams or five servings of fruits and vegetables per day is recommended. However, the recommended quantity as well as the variety of fruits and vegetables is challenging for many regions in the world, with 75 percent of people unable to meet the minimum requirement for a variety of reasons, among them the unavailability of certain fruits and vegetables due to geographical constraints. In which case, the only resort is through importation which in turn results in higher costs or expenses.
Most adults, too, need to double their current intake. Oftentimes, a fast-paced and busy environment is one reason why most adults are unable to prepare healthy meals. An adult’s personal taste preference is also one factor to consider.
The lack of fruits and vegetables can contribute to phytonutrient deficiency. Phytonutrients (phyto, Greek for plants; nutrients, life-enabling substances) are bioactive plant-derived compounds containing thousand of natural chemicals that, when taken regularly, can have a positive synergy effect on the body. Phytonutrients are now recognized as key dietary components that contribute to healthy aging and support optimal health.
Fortunately, supplements have become a convenient and effective way in obtaining the quantity and variety of nutrients that experts recommend. Dr. Keith Randolph, technology strategist at the Nutrilite Health Institute, avers the importance of making people understand how they can and should eat in order to fill their nutritional gaps and make an investment each and every day to live healthier lives for the benefit of their families and for themselves. “Nutrilite’s philosophy of optimal health embodies healthy balanced nutrition that includes an abundance of plant foods and regular physical activity or exercise as two key foundational components for everyone,” he shares.
Nutrilite, a leading brand of vitamins and dietary supplements, recognizes the powerful health benefits of phytonutrients found in plant foods. It has Nutrilite Double X, a multivitamin that includes 19 plant concentrates with a balance of nutrients finely calibrated to ensure it delivers optimum health benefits and a broader antioxidant protection.
Nutrilite believes in goodness from ground up. It is the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest and process plants on its own certified organic farms. To ensure all their products deliver nutritional benefits the way nature intended, organic farming methods are used to harvest, process and grow crops.
By staying true to its commitment of combining the best of science with the best of nature, Nutrilite has maintained its stature as a global health and wellness leader.