Are There Benefits to a Nutritional Drink with Vitamins and Minerals Like Zeal?

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Nutritional Drink with Vitamins and Minerals

In the right combination and the right quantity, food has all the required vitamins and minerals we need to have healthy and long lives. So, why are supplemental vitamins, minerals and nutritional drink so prevalent and are they relevant? That's the question. Not surprisingly, the answer supports a billion dollar industry.

In an ideal world, each meal and snack would maximize the contribution to the daily vitamin and mineral requirements. Food would be readily available, only eaten in moderation and eaten in the purist, least processed form possible. Food would be fresh, ripened by the sun, not artificially zapped with gases. Meat would be free ranged and free of any hormones or antibiotics. Certainly not pumped with pink slime. You would have all the time we needed to have our leisurely meal, freshly cooked or raw - no processed or fast food in the scenario. We would all routinely mix nutritional drinks with all the right combination of foods to produce a healthy, refreshing beverage.

Wake up! Unfortunately, this is not the Garden of Eden and our food doesn't give us nearly what we need, when and if we have time/make time to eat at all. That's where vitamin and minerals and nutritional drink play an important part.

It wasn't until 1912 that biochemist Casimir Funk figured out there were substances that he called vitamins that were necessary for sustaining life. Today, scientists are able to show that vitamins and minerals affect energy levels, looks, and bodily functions. Vitamins, minerals and nutritional drinks affect memory and the aging process. It is commonly accepted that without adequate vitamins and minerals every part of our body suffers: hair, skin, brain, and other internal organs. Generally, the wonderful machine that it is, the body needs assistance to sustain it at optimum performance even when it can't get all the nutrients from the foods. No one ever says they don't want to eat healthy, but many don't know how to eat healthy or even what eating healthy is. Education is sorely needed. In the meantime, supplements like vitamins and nutritional drink can fill the void.


What Do We Need?

According to Paul Zane Pilzer in The Wellness Revolution, "the human body requires a daily intake of thirteen essential vitamins." Working with minerals, vitamins provides the body fuel and protection. The variety of foods that are readily available today are capable of providing the essentials. While it is important to strive to get all the daily requirements of vitamins and minerals from foods, it is a Herculean task. In fact, the October 2002 Journal of the American Medical Association says "...it is impossible to obtain all the nutrients you need in the daily food intake today." While there is some disagreement among the medical professionals about the necessity of supplements, there are strong proponents of the need to "supplement" the daily vitamin and mineral requirements.

The types of supplements vary, from pills to nutritional drinks, but the need exists to protect bone health and strength, protect the immune system, optimize memory and thinking, and maintain sufficient energy levels. Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Healthy Aging, says "apart from providing insurance against gaps in the diet, supplements can provide optimum dosages of natural therapeutic agents that may help prevent and treat age-related diseases." Discussions with your healthcare provider can give important information that can help you decide which supplements are best for you.

Why Choose Zeal Nutritional Drink Supplement

As a billion dollar industry, the choices for supplements are many. Newly introduced Zeal Nutritional Drink is one such product that is proving to have many beneficial results. Introduced in February 2011, the all-in-one berry flavored nutritional drink provides a variety of health benefits including energy.

Zeal's ingredients can be found as individual items or in some combination in any health food store. However, the doctors and scientist who formulated Zeal combined the healthy ingredients into a formula that is beneficial and economical and eliminates the guesswork we may experience when trying to put together our own healthy combinations.

Zeal Nutritional Drink is a special wellness formula that has vitamins and minerals to enrich the diet with restorative and protective ingredients. The resultant formula contains vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12, folic acid, vitamins A, C, D, and E, along with niacin, biotin, zinc and manganese. The wellness formula is derived from a blend of properties that read like the who's who of wellness. Zeal Nutritional Drink contains milk thistle, green tea extract, broccoli sprout extract, rice bran and rice germ, temeric extract, acai berry powder, wild blueberry powder and a number of other healthful properties. The powdered formula mixes easily mixes with water, juice or your favorite smoothie, resulting in an extraordinary natural drink supplement. In fact, few supplements of its kind can compete with the anti-oxidents in the vitamins found in Zeal.

Testimonies of those who have tried the unique mixture have commented on the positive changes in their energy level, their hair, their skin and even the abatement of chronic pain.

Nutritional drinks, wellness formulas - vitamins in their myriad forms - are not a sustaining substitute for food. No one can live solely taking a pill or drinking a nutritional drink. Eating is essential to life. The trick is to eat the correct kind and the proper amount of food. When everything needed can't be obtained from food alone, supplements can often effectively provide the remainder of the essentials for healthy and energetic lives.



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Benjamin Chege 3 years ago

Awesome hub Cynthia Byrd Turne. I agree with you that there several health benefits that come with such drinks. The reason as to why the drink works is its ingredients. Scientific studies have shown vitamin E helps improve the health of the skin and reverse hair loss. Other B vitamins such as biotin (Vitamin B7 or vitamin H) and vitamin B12 are also important for the well-being of the hair and skin respectively.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Benjamin, As time goes on scientists become even better at putting together those ingredients that help supplement what we eat. It is nearly impossible to get everything we need from our foods, as depleted in vitamins and minerals they often are because of processing.

Thank you so much for your knowledgable comments.


Benjamin Chege 3 years ago

Hi Cyndi10, I agree with you processed foods are not the best in providing good nutrition. The other reason for such deficiency is that most people nowadays consume diets with too much carbohydrates such as sugar and unhealthy fat, while avoiding vegetables and fruits, which are high in minerals and vitamins.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

I'm not sure why most people don't eat enough fruits and vegetables, particularly fruits, since they taste so good, but that is the way of it. Certainly processed foods give the appearance of not taking long to prepare, but simple fruits and veggies take very little time. Thanks for the great comments. Take care.

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