Here for the Body Balance Product Spec Sheet
Excerpts from Barbara Russi Sarnataro recent article
Orinal article was reviewed By Michael Smith, MD
Neither Sarnatoro nor Smith reviewed our added comments
(red colored text).
It's not an uncommon site. Runners at the starting line of a race
guzzling down the last few drops of Ultra Fuel, unwrapping a PowerBar
or carefully storing small packets of Goo energy gel in the micro
pockets of their running shorts.
Novice racers and runners are looking around thinking, "This
is what I should be doing. This is how I will sustain my energy
and run a better race."
But is it?
According to Lisa Cooper, registered dietitian who has worked with
many athletes, food is more than something that quells hunger; it
is fuel composed of nutrients essential for maintaining optimal
health and top performance during an endurance event like a race.
So if bars, drinks, and gels claim to give you that, should they
replace whole foods when it comes to performance?
"Whole foods have other substances in them that benefit the
body," says Cooper, "I would choose a whole food."
Industry experts tend to agree.
Body Balance is a whole food
The goal for everyone, athletes and non-athletes alike,
should be to get a balanced diet, says nutritionist Philip Goglia,
co-founder of Performance Fitness Concepts, a nutrition and wellness
consulting company in Los Angeles. A diet rich in a healthy combination
fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and fish or chicken would
be enough to get someone through a race or a day at work.
"Supplements are just that," says Jeff Stout, exercise
physiologist and co-author of five books on sports nutrition.
"I always prefer that the majority of the calories come from
[whole] food," says Stout, a fellow at the American College
of Sports Medicine. "The body is made that way. Supplements
supplement the diet when foods don't do enough."
Body Balance provides a whole
food balanced nutritional supplement.
To get energy from whole foods, it is important to be educated about
what we eat and when.
Before a run, then, says Goglia, "have a piece
of fruit and peanut butter or oatmeal. Eat whole foods and let your
body digest them. That's what it wants to do.
If you're a body builder, or a training athlete, says
Goglia, and you're using a supplement as an aid to your balanced
diet for convenience, that's OK, he says.
Besides replacing depleted carbohydrates or balancing the diet with
a vitamin and mineral fortified bar, a sports drink or gel might
be a good choice when an athlete cannot digest whole foods, says
Cooper, right before or during performance.
Not all carbohydrates are created equal, however.
Some enter the bloodstream more quickly than others and they are
considered to have a high glycemic index. Baked potatoes and raisins
are examples. These are best eaten right before, during or right
after exercise, whereas moderate (orange juice or a sweet potato)
and low (apple or pear) glycemic index carbohydrates enter the bloodstream
more slowly and are best consumed in the hours before a workout.
Stout advises athletes in training to start eating whole foods four
hours before an event, building their carbohydrate stores for performance.
He suggests building into the high glycemic index carbs with different
choices of whole foods depending on how much time you have before
Body Balance is a LIQUID supplement
which is 98% absorbed into your system.
Immediately post race, he says, a sports supplement drink is a good
way to replenish what was depleted because the body absorbs it quickly.
For elite athletes, who depend on the timing of food intake for
performance, energy bars and sports drinks are convenient. They
provide a handy source of fuel for someone burning more than they
can keep up with.
That doesn't mean because you did 25 minutes on the treadmill before
work, you need to replenish your body's fuel with an energy bar.
Some of these convenience foods are also packed with calories.
"You need to look at the calorie and the fat
content," warns Cooper. "Some of these bars can have as
much as a candy bar. Find one with nutritional value, low in saturated
Published April 7, 2003.
SOURCES: Lisa Cooper, registered dietitian. Philip Goglia, co-founder,
Performance Fitness Concepts. Jeff Stout, exercise physiologist;
fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
Why Body Balance?
Body Balance contains 121 essential nutrients that
work at the cellular level. As your cells duplicate, they typically
degenerate rather than regenerate. Body Balance promotes healthy
regeneration. It also helps balance your body’s electrical impulses
so you feel like all your circuits are plugged in!
This easy-to-swallow drink provides a broad-spectrum
of liquid nutritional supplements and antioxidants. One drink
and you're done! You get all your vitamins and much more.
Body Balance provides your body with virtually every vitamin,
macro-mineral, micro-mineral, ultra trace minerals,
amino acids, essential fatty acids, and enzymes
needed for your optimal health.
Together, with Aloe Vera, black cherry, honey and an exclusive blend
of 9 sea vegetables, you get over 121 vital essential nutrients
3 essential fatty acids
21 amino acids
7 enzymes and nitrogen, hydrogen
Body Balance even provides you with dietary fiber.
Because Body Balance a liquid supplement, it is absorbed within
a matter of minutes.
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