A Word about Nutrients

Some words do not require a definition. You sort of know the meaning without having to check a dictionary. One of those words is nutrient, and it’s something you just know is good for you. By consuming a healthy and balanced diet, you ingest nutrients that provide nutrition for your body.

Two of the most common words in the AIM product catalog are nutrients and nutrition. All AIM whole-food concentrates provide nourishment in keeping with AIM’s Healthy Cell Concept.

Food is the first avenue of the Healthy Cell Con­cept, providing a common-sense explanation: Our cells need the nutrients from fresh, whole foods as well as high-quality nutritional supplements. Con­sistent nutrition for your body can improve pH, prevent inflam­mation and support the immune system.

Nutrient Breakdown

  • Nutrients are classified into six categories: carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, protein and water. Nutrients are also sub-grouped into two broad classifications, macronutrients and micronutrients.
  • Macronutrients are energy producers that you need in large amounts: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. They provide the fuel your body needs to function.
  • Micronutrients are consumed in small amounts and include vitamins and minerals.
  • Water is in a nutrient category of its own.

Nutrients are important for three reasons:

1 Carbohydrates, fats and proteins supply the energy required for the multitude of chemical reactions involved in proper functioning of the body. Energy is measured in calories, and fats have more than either carbohydrates or protein. By comparison, one gram of fat has nine calories, whereas each gram of carbohydrates and protein contains only four calories.

2 Minerals, fats and protein are the foundational blocks for building, maintaining and replenishing bones, teeth, organs and tissues. Carbohydrates are broken down by the body into glucose, which provides a source of energy. Excess glucose can end up as fat stored in adipose tissue.

3 All six nutrient categories play a role in regulating body functions that include sweating, temperature, metabolism, blood pressure and thyroid function. Homeostasis is the desired outcome, when all the different functions of the body fueled by nutrients are in balance.

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AIM Products and Whole Body Nutrition: A Brief Overview

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Whole Body Nutrition

Food choices are the most important element of a healthy lifestyle.  A diet rich in whole-foods, in fresh foods, in real foods can impact our lives more than almost anything else. The problem is, most of us are eating processed foods, sweetened foods or foods loaded with artificial flavors and chemicals. It has become a pandemic. That’s why we all must make a conscious choice to stop clamoring for convenience and instead choose to nourish our bodies with nutrients and vitamins from healthy foods.

Macronutrients:  Proteins, along with fats, water and carbohydrates are all examples of macronutrients.  Although they may have a variety of functions, they are usually consumed in mass quantities and provide the body with the bulk of its energy.

Related Product: ProPeas
ProPeas contains 12 g of clean, vegan protein per serving.  Not only does protein provide energy, but it also assists in weight management by improving satiety, building lean muscle mass and enhancing the metabolism.

The Vitamins and Their Basic Roles

Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients. Vitamins are fat- or water-soluble compounds.  Minerals are inorganic and retain their chemical structure.   Traces amounts of these substances are needed for general well-being, development and growth.

  • Vitamin A: vision, immune system, reproduction. Assists with heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs.
  • Vitamin C: wound healing, immune system, antioxidant
  • Vitamin D: bone health, muscle health, immune system, nervous system
  • Vitamin E: antioxidant, immune system, blood flow, cell interaction
  • Vitamin K: blood clotting, bone health, blood flow
  • The B Vitamins are a diverse group of vitamins that assist a number of bodily functions. However, they are most well-known for their roles in brain and nervous system health, metabolism and cardiovascular health.

Related Products:

Vitamin A: Just Carrots, BarleyLife, BarleyLife Xtra, LeafGreens, CoCoa LeafGreens

Vitamin C: BarleyLife Xtra, CalciAIM, Peak Endurance

Vitamin D: CalciAIM, Veggie D

Vitamin K: BarleyLife, BarleyLife Xtra, CoCoa LeafGreens, LeafGreens

B Vitamins: Peak Endurance

List of Major Minerals and Their Basic Roles

Calcium: bone health, muscles, nervous system, blood flow, hormones, enzymatic reactions

Iron: blood production, moving oxygen throughout the body, hormones, connective tissues

Magnesium: muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, electrolyte regulation, blood pressure as well as making protein, bone, and DNA.

Potassium: electrolyte regulation, nerve function, muscle control, and blood pressure.

Related Products:

Calcium: CalciAIM

Iron: CoCoa LeafGreens, LeafGreens

Magnesium: CalciAIM, Mag-nificence

Potassium: Red Rush, RediBeets