Get your nutrition from food – not a bottle

Some days, you don’t even have time to stop and drink your morning coffee, let alone preparing a gourmet feast.

We’re all busier than ever. And that’s why more and more companies are pushing liquid nutritional products that you can take “on the go.”

I’m talking about all those bottled shakes that promise they’re packing a complete supply of all the proteins, vitamins and minerals you need.

But the fact is, these so-called “meal replacements” aren’t nearly as good for you as their labels would have you believe.

For example, lots of meal replacement shakes get their protein, fats, and oils from completely plant-based sources. Omitting quality animal sources of these essential nutrients is anything but “complete.”

When it comes down to it, NO “meal-in-a-bottle” can give you everything a freshly home-cooked meal can.

First of all, certain foods – especially vegetables – actually NEED to be cut and/or cooked to release all the nutrients they’re packing inside.

Whole foods are also better because actually chewing your food helps you feel satisfied – from your mouth all the way to your belly.

And you’re swallowing actual pieces of food, which can make your stomach feel fuller.

Lots of people who down those meal replacement shakes, which can be packed with calories, end up still hungry. They can be a recipe for overeating.

I know there aren’t enough hours in the day – but the one thing you SHOULDN’T sacrifice is your nutrition. It’s the fuel that keeps your engine running so you can do the things you love!

Stick to whole, natural foods, like organic fruits, vegetables and meats, and ditch these meals in a bottle.

You won’t just be eating better – you’re going to feel a whole lot better, too.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing
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