- The gist of this article
Do you eat the same lunch every day? A survey conducted in the UK in 2017 revealed that one in six people sit down (often at their desk) to the same sandwich or salad every day. And it’s not just lunch, because 58% of people said they had eaten identical meals on a regular basis for years.
Of course, some of these lunches and meals might be healthy enough in and of themselves. For instance, salad, egg sandwiches, pasta and jacket potatoes are among the most popular lunchtime choices. And one person said they had eaten the same box of chopped vegetables, tuna and a boiled egg every day for two years.
However, the fact is that variety is key to nutrition and the state of our overall health. This is what nutritionists and other authorities call a balanced and varied diet. And if you eat the same thing every day you are at risk of not getting a wide enough spread of nutrients.
OPCs: Essential nutrients
The good news is that Masquelier’s OPCs can go a long way to helping you compensate for this so that you maintain your vascular and overall health as you age.
As Dr Jack Masquelier said, “OPCs are found in nature, in the natural state, in fruits and vegetables in particular.” However, that does not automatically mean that simply eating one or two pieces of fruit each day will give us all the OPCs we need. This is because OPCs are usually located in the bark, teguments, cuticles, and woody parts of plants – and those are the parts that we often dispose of before consuming the fruit or vegetable. For instance, in grapes the major quantity of OPCs is contained in the seeds. Today, almost all grapes sold in the US and Europe are seedless. But the seeds are the most nutritional parts of the grapes!
At the same time, fear of environmental contamination often causes people to peel fruits such as apples and pears. Unfortunately, these are the very parts in which most OPCs are located. Equally, for aesthetic reasons the supermarkets invariably sell us fruit that is not fully ripe, yet OPCs are mostly present in ripe or overripe fruit.
Advanced societies, regressive diseases
This is one reason why, despite our sophisticated food chains and the permanent availability of almost all food types, even advanced and affluent Western societies still suffer from a suboptimal supply of vitamin C and OPCs. This leads to countless unnecessary incidents of cardiovascular and other degenerative diseases (including cancer).
Within this context, the safest way to supply the body with adequate amounts of OPCs is in the regular, daily form of a dietary supplement. And he safest way to make sure that you’re getting the researched and qualified OPCs is to take a dietary supplement containing Masquelier’s OPCs – especially if you like to eat the same lunch every day!