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Why should I care about Nutritional Synergy?

syn·er·gy

The interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements.

In regards to synergy and nutrition it is all about having “good chemistry”.  Every whole food naturally contains a variety of nutrients both macro (fats, carbs and proteins) and micro (vitamin, minerals, antioxidants) that define the nutritional capacity of a food. Of course, the nutritional values can be diminished once the food is subjected to any form of processing, or during storage and shipment to supermarkets.

The lack of nutritional potency in many foods of the Standard Western diet sadly leaves us with nutritional voids that promote a state of disease versus a state of health. A heavy reliance on processed foods or those that have been shipped over long distances means that the nourishing quality of many foods has been degraded. There is evidence of these impacts in the common diseases that concern Canadians, including:

  • Cancer 41%
  • Heart Disease 39%
  • High Cholesterol 34%
  • Diabetes 31%
  • Arthritis 29
  • Back & Neck pain 25%
  • Allergies 19%

An underlying cause of many of these diseases is inflammation and oxidative stress. These result from several contributing factors – including diet – but also environmental pollutants, stress, poorer quality drinking water and air purity. Also, even if you are on the ball with dietary habits, the food system has changed dramatically over the past century- there is increased chance of contamination in the supply chain, markedly increased food processing, and frequent long-haul food transport to provide us with our standard fruits & veggies year round. These have all contributed to the degradation in the quality of our food, and left it void of many of its health-promoting nutrients.

Proper nourishment and antioxidant protection can help to address these factors that contribute to the majority of disease, and this is where leveraging synergy in our diets comes in! By combining different nourishing foods – the nutritional benefits become amplified!

In fact, for millennia – ancestral diets and cultures have eaten food combinations that naturally help support health, digestion and utilize local, whole food ingredients!  A great example of this is the Mediterranean diet, long touted for its remarkable health benefits.  This diet contains a variety of whole foods, with major emphasis on brightly coloured fruits and vegetables, lean proteins such as fish, and healthy fats as daily staples, with meat, sugar and processed and refined foods eaten less often.

What is especially notable about this diet is the consistent pairing of antioxidant rich produce and healthy fats which, especially together, significantly nourishes the body and protects against causes of chronic disease including inflammation and oxidative stress!  Nutritional science agrees: research continues to determine the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements and how they are enhanced by co-supplementation with dietary antioxidants.

Inspired by the traditional diet – strategic nutritional supplementation can help!

56% of Canadians understand the benefits of how natural supplements can support the diet in preventative health measures and 64% of Canadian consumers utilize natural health supplements to get nutrients they can’t always get in their diet. With the right supplements taken together – The synergy significantly nourishes the body and protects against major causes of chronic disease inflammation + oxidative stress!

This is where greens+ and omega3 fish oil come in. Together – they create the synergy to:

  • Provide full spectrum antioxidant support
  • Provide anti-inflammatory actions
  • Aid healthy digestion
  • Support mood and energy
  • Nourish healthy, glowing skin

Plus

  • omega3 superior Omega-3 fish oils meet and exceed 3rd party quality, freshness and purity standards, while offering the highest EPA and DHA potency on the market today,
  • greens+ is backed by research (greens+ has 9 research studies), and proven with results!

SO -when looking for supplements to nourish and replicate this synergy, look no further than greens+ and omega3 fish oils! The perfect pair to work together to promote health and wellness.