The point of nutrition is to change the health of your body for the better. Nutrition supplements in your diet help to achieve this by filling gaps in the food that your body lacks or can’t absorb. We all have different diets and people who are busy and like convenient, and sometimes low-cost food, may eat a lot of processed food. Processed food includes food that is cooked, canned, frozen, packaged or changed in nutritional composition with fortifying, preserving, or preparing in different ways.
Recent research, conducted in the USA, to examine the effects of processed and unprocessed food consumption tested participants who ate as much, or as little, as they wanted in three meals each day. Researchers expected to find the processed diet to result in similar calorie intake and little differences in body weight. The participants on the processed diet ate an average of 508 calories more each day, causing weight gain, than when they were on the unprocessed diet. Participants in the unprocessed food group lost weight during the two-week study period.
Finding better nutrition
These findings were surprising because the two diets were matched for ingredients like sugars, fat, carbohydrates, protein, and sodium. So why does processed food cause people to gain weight? There could be several reasons; processed food’s texture may cause us to eat it more quickly and lead to overeating, the processed diet contained slightly less protein and more carbohydrates and fat, and the processed diet had a higher energy density which could have contributed to the observed excess energy intake.
Whatever the reasons for the findings, processed foods contribute to more than half the calories consumed in the USA, and they are generally cheap and more convenient forms of food. This means that it can be difficult for you and the ones you love to substantially reduce your consumption of processed food, especially for people who may not have the time, or resources to purchase and store unprocessed food ingredients then plan and prepare tasty meals.
Nutrition supplements for weight management
Uno Nutrition Sdn Bhd offers a range of healthy nutrition supplements for general health and for special health goals, including weight management. TRUFAST is specially designed for people who are overweight or obese and would like weight management. You can manage your weight by adding Trufast to your diet, with some regular, gentle exercise. Sustein Gold 55+ is for the elderly with muscle loss. trucasein+ is to help athletes build lean muscle. TruFuel is for general health for people of all ages. Healthy nutrition supplements allow you, and the ones you love, to manage your diet so that you can age gracefully.
Thinking a little more about what you and the ones you love eat, and eating a little less processed food, can help you to age gracefully.