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Ensure Your Health

I was as curious as to why a friend is looking for a person with an age qualification to an event with regards to nutrition and lifestyle. Little did I know that this event will open a new door of information for people like me who are at the middle age bracket. The event started at around 11 am at the 42nd floor of the Discovery Suites.
 Together with the press media, co-bloggers, we were introduce to a new lifestyle that’s not only for us but for all the middle age generation.  While everyone render his and her particular topic, I could not help but ponder on what I’m experiencing with my own self. Being at the early forty, I have been watching my food intake as well as my lifestyle. Now a day, I’m not that strong as I was twenty years ago. I feel weak from time to time. There are things that I usually do before that I couldn’t do anymore or could do but with a slower face. There are some question in my mind and attending the event with regards to my nutrition intake and habits had given me a new perspective in life.

I always thought that I’m getting all the nutrients from all the healthy food and supplement that I have been eating and drinking, but then again, why do I still feel weak. I found out that  I may be throwing away most of the nutrients that  I  have been ingesting because my digestive system becomes more  inefficient as I grow more older.

During the event there were topics that I found so interesting like:

Ms. Giselle Lubang, Product Manager of Ensure
Studies have shown a drastic decrease in nutrient absorption as I age, thereby causing poor overall health especially in my population. Certain bodily functions are affected as the years go by such as nutrient ingestion, absorption, metabolism and elimination. Some of the diseases associated with the body’s inefficiency in absorbing nutrients include sarcopenia, a decline in muscle mass; atrophic gastritis, where the stomach’s basic function of secreting gastric juices becomes impaired; osteoporosis, especially for post-menopausal women; and a host of other illnesses. 

Add to those illnesses the many psychological impacts of aging.  These ills are further magnified by feelings of low self-esteem, negative outlook in life and hopelessness.    Often, people in their 40’s and above feel a lack of energy preventing themselves from enjoying and living fully.

Dr. Jeff Inciong( Director of Weight Mgmt Center, St. Luke's Medical Center, Global City)

All of these negative physical and psychological outcomes can be traced to one culprit: inefficient and inadequate nutrient absorption. No matter how conscious we are of eating the proper diet, exercising regularly and taking all the necessary supplements, I may still be in danger of not achieving my optimum health. In truth, as I age, My body absorb less and less of all the vital nutrients which eventually becomes an inevitable unaddressed body need—a fact sometimes referred to as “nutrition gap”.

To help bridge my nutrition gap, the solution is to boost my body’s ability to absorb nutrients. This effectively results in revitalized energy, enhanced body functions and ultimately improved health.

Fortunately, fructooligossacharides or FOS, a prebiotic, soluble fiber was discovered to aid in nutrient absorption. FOS stimulates the growth of bifidobacteria, a beneficial group of bacteria that is essential in maintaining balance in the digestive tract, paving the way for more nutrients to be absorbed by the body. The increase of beneficial bacteria also improves detoxification and elimination processes and enhances the immunse system. And since FOS is not digested in the upper gastrointestinal tract, it becomes lower in caloric value, while adding to the fiber bulk of one’s diet.  I can also be found in foods such as onions, wheat, bananas and tomatoes.

In a nutshell, FOS brings many benefits to the body--and as such, should be a key component in my diet. It can be a challenge for people to make a conscious effort to incorporate FOS into their meals but those concerned with the state of their well-being can easily hurdle this by drinking Ensure with FOS everyday.

I was introduced by Abbott Nutrition and recommended by most doctors as an adult nutritional drink, Ensure, with its FOS helps enhance nutrient absorption and supports healthy digestive system.  Not only that, it provides a complete and balanced nutrition for healthy-aging adults who want to stay healthy and live fully. It is an excellent source of 28 vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants Vitamin C and E, selenium and beta-carotene to help strengthen the immune system and promote recovery from illness and infection.

And because of its heart-friendly fat blend, Ensure helps reduce risk of coronary heart disease; it is also low in sodium and low in cholesterol. With all these benefits, Ensure would be a good source of nutrition to aging individuals like me who need energy boost to maintain an active lifestyle, who skip meals because of busy schedules, who are under diet modification to manage weight and who have limited access to natural healthy foods.

I was able to meet the Celebrity couple Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong who have been taking Ensure with FOS for many years. Both of them swear by Ensure as it enables them to prepare for their daily activities, whether they are at work or at home, and sustains them all throughout the day.

Boyet, as the multi-awarded actor is popularly known, has been a devoted fitness buff, working out at the gym on a regular basis.  He relies on Ensure to give him a boost of energy while taping until wee hours in the morning or exercising late at night. Sandy, on the other hand, feels nourished by one to two glasses of Ensure, which in fact, can be a sole source of nutrition, taking the place of one full meal.

They are happy and healthy together for 31 years, both feel good inside and out, both thankful to the perfect combination of proper diet, exercise and different supplements, plus Ensure which complements and completes their daily health regimen.

During the presscon, I was able to ask Boyet and this is what he imparts

“Drinking Ensure everyday makes me really feel healthy. I no longer have to worry about wasting precious nutrients even at my age,” said Boyet. 
It only proves that he really did believes on ENSURE

As far as I know Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceutical and medical products, including nutritional, devices and diagnostics. The company employs more than 72,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries. I do believe that with that credentials, they will do everything to make sure that the consumer will have all the benefits of health.

I was able to sample the product and came home with my own can of ENSURE to continue my intake of FOS. Hoping for a better health is a wise everyone wants to achieve.

To learn more about proper nutrition and to avail of free nutrition counseling, please call Abbott Nutrition Solutions at 995-1555 or the toll free number 1-800-10-995-1555. n

1 comment :

  1. awww! i heart ensure! haf u tried it? love ur blog ! and hope to meet you soon :))



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