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6 NUTRIENTS YOUR KIDS NEED

Help your kids be their best by providing them with the nutrients needed for proper development. Learn about the 6 nutrients your kids need. As a parent, you do your best to teach your children to make healthy eating choices, but let’s be honest—kids will be kids.

Help your kids get the nutrition they need so they can live a healthy and happy life.

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Fluid for Life – Water

water

It provides no nutritional value, yet it is the probably the most important substance that we consume.

Water! Without it, our other nutrients are useless.

It’s essential for transporting nutrients to cells and wastes from cells. Without it, cellular metabolism and proper chemical functioning do not exist. 

We don’t talk about it enough. And you may have heard lot of “facts” about it that aren’t entirely true.

Have you heard that the body is 2/3, or around 70% water? An infant’s total body water (TBW) is typically as high as 74%. However, due mostly to loss of relative lean body mass, an adult female is closer to 47% water, and an adult male 56%.

Have you heard that other drinks, such as juices and coffee, do not count toward your daily water intake? That is not true either. On average, about 20-25% of water consumed is from food, and 75-80% is from all beverages.

What about the fact that caffeinated beverages don’t count, or that they can be dehydrating? That, again, is mostly inaccurate. Regular consumers of caffeinated beverages suffer no negative effects on hydration status by drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages.

How much fluid do you need to replace when sweating? How much fluid should I be getting based on my size and activity levels? For these answers and other important information on water, the following is a great resource.

Hydration: Fluids for Life
The North American branch of the International Life Sciences
Institute (ILSI N.A.)

http://ilsina.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2016/06/HYD-Hydration-Fluids-for-Life.pdf

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Supplement Spotlight: Digestive Enzyme Keeps Things Comfortable

You ate too much.Indigestion

You changed your diet.

That ice cream didn’t agree with you.

Who thought that a greasy cheeseburger was a good idea?

There are all kinds of situations that can turn uncomfortable if your digestive system isn’t working as efficiently as you’d like it to. And nothing will ruin a business meeting, date, vacation day — you name it — like the common gut ache.

Fortunately, USANA has a solution to the occasional upset stomach: Digestive Enzyme. And it’s back in stock in the United States, as of today, with a new look and the same great benefits (other markets will roll out over the next several months).

What’s New? Now With Artichoke Extract!Digestive Enzyme

We replaced the spirulina in the previous formula with artichoke extract. The result is a tablet that is now off-white instead of green, along with additional support for avoiding “uncomfortable situations.” Some people have a tough time digesting fats, and as a result, can suffer from an occasional bout of tummy ache. The artichoke extract complements the enzymes in Digestive Enzyme to help alleviate stomach complaints by supporting digestion of fats.

Digestive EnzymeWhat’s Not? Excellent Enzyme Support for Your Digestion.

Digestive Enzyme still contains a broad range of enzymes that will help you digest various types of foods, including lactase, which assists in the digestion of foods containing lactose and can help with mild symptoms of lactose intolerance.

By supplementing the enzymes that are naturally produced in your body, your digestive system works efficiently to ensure that you are able to get all of the nutrients out of your food. And, by helping your body digest all of these things efficiently, it can help alleviate that sense of over-fullness that can happen if you overindulge (NEVER happens, right?).

So, if you are heading out to an all-you-can-eat gutbuster or a meal with an important client or new sweetheart and you want to do whatever you can to avoid any uncomfortable situations, just take one to three Digestive Enzyme tablets before your meal. And maybe still skip the five-alarm bean fiesta this time… just to be safe!