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The Importance of Balanced Nutrition after 40

What is Balanced Nutrition ?

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Nutrition can be classified into macro nutrients (viz. Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats) and micronutrients (viz. vitamins and minerals). Each of these ingredients have a key role to play within the body. While the macronutrients essentially provide energy to the body, the micronutrients play an important role in supporting physiological functions and metabolism. Both, undernutrition and overnutrition pose several risks as you age1. Hence a balanced nutrition along with active lifestyle is a key to healthy living.

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Need of balanced nutrition with age

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After 40, the physiology of both men and women undergo changes that demand that they take special care of their nutrition needs. Post the age of 40 the body starts to loose muscle mass faster as well.2,3 At this stage, there is a need to consume nutrient-rich foods that provides the body with vital nourishment. Creating a proper nutrition plan goes a long way in maintaining an active lifestyle and living life non-stop!

Moreover, adults over 40 are likely to suffer from lifestyle ailments including high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol which may be prevented or appropriately managed with healthy lifestyle changes including balanced nutrition and physical activity4.

Therefore, paying special attention to your nutritional needs is essential for you to stay fit, active and stress-free after 40.

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Ensure®: Complete, Balanced Nutrition for Adults

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When you follow a balanced diet, which includes intake of protein, carbohydrates, fats and micronutrients in an optimal range, you lower the risk of nutritional deficiencies and associated chronic diseases as you age.5,6

After 40, Ensure® can be the perfect partner supplementing your diet and workout goals. It provides your body with 32 nutrients: including protein, calcium & vitamin D. The Nutri-strength complex in Ensure® helps manage the bone density and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.7

The balanced macronutrients in Ensure® are instrumental in supporting optimum utilization of protein within the body which helps maintain muscle mass.8 Also, Ensure® has Vitamins A, C, E, Folic Acid, Iron, Zinc, Selenium and Manganese which help boost your immunity.9

Make sure you include Ensure® as a part of your daily nutrition and activity regime to help you stay strong and active!

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