How to Make Sure Your Body is Getting What it Needs

Are you always on the run? Do you often skip breakfast and turn to fast food for lunch? If so, your body probably isn’t getting the nutrients it needs.

“What a great article,” I thought, “this sounds just like most of my clients. They struggle with fitting in breakfast and making that 5 AM bus for their commute to work. Maybe there is a tip I can pass along with all my other time savers”

The USDA just updated its food guidelines to recommend 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. The food guidelines are designed to help Americans get adequate levels of vitamins, nutrients and minerals. They call for the average adult, with a 2,000 calorie per day diet, to eat 6 ounces of grains, 2-and-a-half cups of vegetables, 2 cups of fruits, 5-and-a-half ounces of meat and beans, 3 cups of milk and 6 tablespoons of oils every day (

Ok, I am hooked, they cite the webpage, it must be something wholesome and nutritious that they are recommending. Well, as it turns out, this article was one giant promotion for vitamin supplements packaged as drink mixes. They take the daily multiple vitamins and process it into an instant drink mix to whiz down as you race out the door.

No mention of fiber but they do mention they have in their line a drink mix pumped with caffeine to give you that late afternoon blast! The Berry Blast Energy Drink helps you revitalize your body and mind with B vitamins, amino acids and caffeine. The drink also awakens the senses, revitalizes the body and mind and activates metabolism.

Once again, all we have here is a product promo dressed up as nutrition.

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