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Ten Nutrients You Need In Your Life

Guest post by Ashley Koff, R.D.

Ten nutrients you need in your life…and you can’t get them in food. Sounds like the start of an ad campaign for the latest vitamin supplement doesn’t it?

It’s not.

I often meet new patients coming to me who are frustrated. They tell me: “I’m not eating sugar, I gave up my coffee, I am not going out for drinks, I’m going to the gym everyday. I’m doing everything, yet I’m not seeing results.” Or, they say: “I did it. I’ve done it, several times. I followed the plan, I ate what they told me, I exercised, I lost the weight…and somehow it found me again.”

Well, I tell them, I think you may be missing the ten essential nutrients. They often make the difference between dieter’s successful moments and individual’s long-term success—achieving health.

The Ten Essential Nutrients—they aren’t found in food, but they have everything to do with what food you choose and how your body uses it.

  1. Nutrient L – for LAUGHTER
  2. Nutrient M – for MASSAGE
  3. Nutrient N – for NURTURE (YOURSELF as well as OTHERS)
  4. Nutrient O – for OXYGEN
  5. Nutrient P – for PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
  6. Nutrient Q – for QUIET
  7. Nutrient R – for RELAXATION
  8. Nutrient S – for SLEEP
  9. Nutrient T – for TIME
  10. Nutrient U – for UNDERSTANDING

Take time to see where these nutrients fit into your plan. I promise, they make a huge difference.

Ashley Koff is an internationally renowned registered dietitian on a mission to improve the health of people across America and beyond through raising public awareness of the value of quality eating.

Ashley will give a talk—A Case for Quality—at Zenergy on Tuesday September 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.