How many Nutrients are recognized by the World Health Organization and the Institute of Medicine including water, essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements? Did you know that essential nutrients can not be made by the body like sugar can, and that to receive essential nutrients they must be consumed? Many think that only supplements can accomplish this but this is not true.
Combining scientific information from both the World Health Organization and the Institute of Medicine has revealed there are 43 essential nutrients the body needs to be at peak performance in life, not just in athletics. Some of these are macro-nutrients and we need a lot of them, like healthy fats and amino acids which are the building blocks of protein. Others you need in smaller quantities and are referred to as micro-nutrinets consisting primarily of vitamins and minerals.
To maintain your body at peak performance level you need to consume 43 essential nutrients every day. Now is the best time to change your diet to ensure that you are getting the essential nutrients you need. We should be more interested in counting them than counting calories, grams and ounces, because when you feed your body with it actually needs you will come into balance and maintain a healthy weight and metabolism. When your body is receiving the nutrition it needs cravings for what it does not need will take over and you will be eating more healthy without craving for what is not.