When you put your body under a stressful event - whether you are competing in a high-level athletic event or you have been in an accident and sustained bodily injury - the increased demands put on your body requires more nutritients for the recovery and healing process. Even the simplest of stresses increases the demands for specific vitamins and nutrients as part of the body's response. Of course, whole food nutrition is best all of the time so that you're better prepared for the unexpected. And while we recommend Juice Plus+ because it provides nutrients from a variety of foods and supports healthy healing, a variety of plant-based foods and proteins are crucial. Here's more on the importance of nutrition on the healing and recovery the body goes through --
Nutrition after a serious injury is not always something we think about. But we should. Trauma causes great metabolic stress to the body as hormones trigger processes to promote healing. Nutritional needs skyrocket as the bodywork overtime to heal itself from a severe assault.
When the body is injured, nutrients for energy and repair of tissues are quickly mobilized from body stores — including protein from muscles. The heart pumps faster and blood sugars rise — all in a bodily effort to increase the flow of energy and nutrients for healing.
Critical illness requires specialized nutrition. Besides extra protein and calories, B-vitamins are needed in higher amounts to help the body process increased energy needs. Nutrients that promote healing — such as vitamins A and C and zinc — are also at high demand following a serious trauma.
To further complicate nutrition care, some patients are unable to eat real food after a severe injury. Thank heaven for what experts call "nutrition support" — the provision of nutrition directly into the gastrointestinal tract (enteral nutrition) or into the blood stream (parenteral nutrition). This type of nutrition therapy requires highly specialized formulas calculated to the specific medical needs of the patient. Nutrition support "feeds" the body what it needs until the patient is able to eat whole food again. ()
Comments: There is no substitute for good nutrition when it comes to your health and healing. Inadequate fruits and vegetables in your diet each day can lead to a shortage of the gamut of nutrients that are present in those whole foods, which could translate into less than optimal health and/or healing. While we do recommend Juice Plus+ to help with the all-too-common shortage that most people have in their diet, it isn't a substitute for fruits and vegetables but will provide nutrients from a variety of those foods. Either way, know that good nutrition is important in healing when injured from an accident or from other damage from long-term stresses.
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