Besides the fact that the O-KEE beverages can be consumed at the base as simple drinks for the pleasure of taste, aroma and freshness, O-KEE has also fortified their with micronutrients.
THE FIGHT AGAINST DEFICIENCIES AND MALNUTRITION
To better understand what we are talking about, here are some nutritional bases.
Food and drinks we consume every day bring us :
- macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate, fat) which provide the heat and therefore energy.
- micronutrients (vitamins, trace elements ...)
These micronutrients are essential for proper assimilation, processing and use of macronutrients in pour organism.
We now know that in the called developed countries, our daily intake of macronutrients (ie calorie) is generally greater than our needs and at the same time we present a micronutrient deficiency, resulting in nutritional imbalance. This fact results in weight gain and multiple failures of our body and a sharp decrease immune potential.
To restore good health balance, it is imperative to have adequate physical activity to our lifestyle (removal of excess calories), but it is also important to have an adequate and balanced micronutrient intake.
These trace elements and vitamins help a better absorption and a fair use of calories by our bodies (the fight against overweight), and strengthens the overall health of our organs. Therefore micronutrition finds its application in various medical specialties.
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- In the cardiology, with the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, which are the 1st cause of death in industrialized countries
- In the rheumatology, with the prevention and treatment of degenerative diseases
- In diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (irritable bowel syndrome, malabsorption, inflammatory disease, leaky-gut syndrome (leaky gut);
- In autoimmune diseases (diabetes, thyroid dysfunction)
- In the prevention of aging by fighting against the attack of free radicals
- And in general medicine in the treatment of states of chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, mood, widespread pain, decreased immunity ...
Many studies have shown indeed that a rich diets in micronutrients helps to reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease (heart attack, stroke), inflammatory diseases, metabolic diseases (obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia), osteoporosis and degenerative , Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, and others ...).
The World Health Organization (WHO) has established average nutritional standards taking into account the different needs for men and women:
- RDI Reference Daily Intake
- NRV Nutrient Reference Values
O-KEE offers consumers these references on all packaging (cans) in order to know the best Nutritional Reference Values in micronutrient recommended daily (NRV *) and that the consumer ingests consuming our products (% of NRV *).
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, and one of the most important. It is one of the nutrients that are the basis of a healthy diet, however metabolism and its actions are dependent on other factors such as vitamin D, magnesium and phosphorus.
Crucial for the proper development and the solidification of our skeleton (bones and teeth), calcium is therefore an essential micronutrient for the healthy growth of children, but also to maintain healthy elderly. Calcium deficiency results in bone decalcification (osteoporosis) that primarily affects persons of advanced age, especially since its absorption by the body decreases with age.
In addition to its well-made on our skeleton, calcium helps many other functions necessary for healthy rating our body. A well balance in the blood is essential to life and particularly to heart function. Calcium is involved in blood coagulation, nerve conduction, hormone release as well as in cell division. It has a direct function of muscle contraction, in particular on the heart muscle. It also reduces menstrual problems, muscle cramps and has a relaxing effect on headaches and allergies.
Who needs it most
Calcium is one of the most prescribed micronutrients because its deficiency is common, especially in the elderly and postmenopausal women, whose intake should be higher and a shortage may lead to osteoporosis. For children in the growth phase, it is essential to build and solidify the skeleton and teeth.
Sources of calcium in the diet are many, milk and all dairy products, but also green leafy vegetables (cauliflower, beans), dried fruit, some mineral water, broccoli and whole grains
Magnesium is a mineral very present in our bodies, in our bones 50% and 25% in our muscles. The remaining 25% are present in the liver, heart, kidneys and a small percentage in our blood.
Associated with vitamin B6 which helps the absorption of magnesium by the body, it promotes the binding of calcium in the bones and teeth. Magnesium helps the muscles to relax, he fights against cramps, headaches, nervous fatigue, hyperemotionality, insomnia and prevents the effects of stress.
Magnesium is also necessary for DNA production and is involved in protein synthesis, and therefore energy production so our body needs. It also has an anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory role and helps the digestive system.
Who needs it most
Generally all persons having a rhythm of life and sustained physical activities has an additional requirement of magnesium, but it is also vital for elderly people, to those who are dieting and those suffering from spasmophilia.
Sources of magnesium in our diet are varied. Unsweetened cocoa powder, sunflower, sesame, coriander seed, salt.
The vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals responsible for cell aging, it has an effect on the regeneration of vitamin E, the major antioxidant in our body, and helps to fix calcium in the bones.
Vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system, stimulates the body cope with microbial infections. It contributes to the production of red blood cells, construction and restoration of tissues such as skin, cartilage, bones, teeth, muscles.
Vitamin C has a toning and anti-fatigue action, it also helps the concentration.
Who needs it most
It goes without saying that everyone needs vitamin C and we can absorb in excess without major health risk because the surplus is quickly removed, but the people in need in greater quantities are athletes, smokers, pregnant women and nursing, the elderly and those who regularly consume alcohol.
The vitamin B6 is often associated with the magnesium which it is interconnected. Like other vitamins B, it contributes significantly to protein assimilation by the body.
Vitamin B6 acts as coenzyme leading to the production of energy by oxidation of amino acids, associated with vitamins B9 and B12 it involved in the synthesis of red blood cells and thus the formation of hemoglobin.
Vitamin B6 helps the absorption of magnesium, it maintains healthy skin and stimulates the synthesis of keratin forming hair.
Who needs it most
Pregnant and lactating women, vegetarians, athletes and the elderly.
A deficiency of vitamin B6 can cause digestive disorders, anorexia and vomiting. A waning immunity, impaired growth and nerve problems, dizziness, seizures are some signs of a lack of vitamin B6.
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