WHY YOU NEED TO PUT PEAK IN YOUR DAILY MENU

A healthy diet is important for the provision of sufficient nutrients to feed, fuel and foster the body.
Milk is more than just calcium and proteins; it also contains a wealth of other key nutrients such as protein, riboflavin, vitamin B12, iodine, phosphorus and potassium, all of which play an essential role in a healthy diet.
These vitamins are important to help the muscles to use the energy and to reduce fatigue when your children go to school and they are important for the functioning of the nervous system.
Physical activity helps among other things to keep up a healthy weight, to maintain their strong bones and to have energy. But it also has a positive effect on their mental health, such as dealing with stress and feeling well1, 2, and 3.

Nutrients in milk that supports STRONGER BODY

The bones are important for being able to move properly and to be fit and active as well.
Milk is an important source of proteins.
Proteins consist of amino acids some of which are essential; the body needs them but cannot make them itself. All Proteins are not alike, animal sources of protein such as proteins found in milk tend to deliver all the amino acids we need. Other protein sources, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds, lack one or more essential amino acids. Proteins are an important component of the muscles. Together with physical exercise proteins are important for the maintenance and growth of muscles.
Calcium and phosphorus in milk play an important role in the maintenance of the bones and teeth. This is important to children and adolescent to keep their bones strong. Both potassium and calcium are necessary for the normal functioning of the muscles, as they help the muscles to contract.
Muscle: Protein, Calcium, Potassium, Bones: Protein, Calcium, Phosphorous.

Nutrients in milk that supports MIND PERFORMANCE

The nervous system consists of the brains, the spinal cord and the nerves. The nerves make the connections between the brains and the rest of the body. When you think that your body has to move, a signal goes from the brains through the nerves to the muscles.
Several types of nutrients are important for a good functioning of the nervous system. Especially the B-vitamins and a number of minerals play a role in this. Milk contains as many as four nutrients that are involved in proper functioning of the nervous system (vitamins B2 and B12, calcium and potassium)4.
Neurological Function: Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Potassium Energy Release: Vitamin B2, & B12, Calcium, Phosphorus

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RICH IN BODY, RICH IN MIND

Do you know why a larger percentage of the super-rich are super healthy?

They eat right; everything in the right proportion. They eat in bits and pieces, little of this, little of that, and the diet is balanced.

At events and occasions, they don’t finish their food. No matter how nice and sumptuous looking their meals are, they end up leaving a whole piece of meat untouched and virtually half of the rice or pounded yam.

And their drinks? They never fill their cups to the brim; be it wine, juice, spirit or beer, their glasses are almost never filled. Even with the half-filled cup, they sip it slowly in smaller quantity not more than one teaspoonful at a time. At the end of the day, they might not even finish the drink.

This bits-and-pieces eating habit helps them eat variety of foods which gives them balanced nutrition, stronger bodies and sharper minds to be on top of their games.

However for the economically disadvantage segment who does not have the financial resources to access exotic foods, is there a hope of getting balance nutrition?

There seems to be.

There is a specially formulated food fortified with 28 vitamins and minerals that guarantees stronger body and sharper mind. When added to other foods, the combination guarantees enhanced physical and mental performances for its consumers.

It is Peak Milk, and enables consumers to eat ‘bits and pieces of this and that’ like the super-rich, without actually shopping for the individual constituent food items.

That means Peak Milk in meals is the cheapest and fastest means of getting quality nutrition. So if you want to be like the rich, eat like the rich. And if you can’t get what they eat, go around it.

Leverage Peak Milk’s inclusion in meals as a strategy for balanced nutrition, and a bridge between the nutrition pattern of the rich and the poor.

Be rich in mind, be rich in body.

FOR THE LOVE OF YOUR BODY

Every society has its own unique food culture and Nigeria is not an exception.  Nigeria has a very rich food culture but with a peculiar mentality; there’s cultural love for carbohydrates! In Nigeria, you haven’t eaten until you have taken rice or yam, or something “heavy” which gives rise to the acab-a-day’ movement. A typical Nigeria diet might include yam for breakfast, eba/garri for lunch and rice for supper.  As absurd as this looks, its not going to change soon.

We have long been deprived of balanced nutrition by the hustle of life. We rush to work very early in the morning without breakfast, then eat rice (or junks) in the afternoon, (with a measly meat called protein), then another carbs in the evening. With this eating pattern, where is the guarantee of balanced nutrition?

The solution is Pecadomo!

This involves the use of Peak Milk in food preparation so as to have access to Peak’s 28 vitamins and minerals which guarantees stronger body and sharper mind. 247.

For the body to function effectively, there is need for a balance, which however the subsisting carbohydrate culture cannot guarantee. So while we work smart, there is need to eat smart by embracing a smart solution that gives the required nutrients in a bundle pack.

Research has consistently shown that excess carbohydrate in the body is responsible for fatness. Excess carbohydrate stored in the body is converted to fat and gives protruding belly, big arms and thighs. However, pecadomo could be a strategy for curbing this by neutralizing such excess carbohydrate with 28 vitamins and minerals proportionally positioned.

That means we can access to quality nutrition even with our fast-paced lifestyle. So if you’re the busy type that don’t have time for good meal in the day, make sure your dinner pays for it. Lavish your dinner with Peak Milk.

Live longer, live stronger.

IT’S ANOTHER SUNDAY

Weekend in Lagos is a big deal especially to the working middleclass mum who have hustled from Monday – Friday. She sleeps heavily on Friday evening and wake up late on Saturday. Her Saturday too is filled with activities. She does laundry, visits the saloon to get her hair done. She also does manicure and pedicure, takes care of the house and meet few friends or family members. In between, she shops for few food materials and cooks for her family. At the end of the day, she is exhausted and goes to bed with a cup of tea or juice drink. (Especially when she does not get help).

However, Sunday is her main day. She wakes up gay, relaxed and happy, and prepares to go out with family. So, what does Sunday means to an average woman?

‘Sunday is the real day; a day of pomp, pageantry and festivity: the kids are laughing excitedly with the parents, and the entire family is together again, feasting, wining, and having fun. She looks forward to enjoy the day with the family’.

‘Sunday comes with joy packages: the joy of being with people that means the world to you, the joy of sharing in their pains and triumphs, the joy of reflection and planning forward, and the joy of enjoying quality nutrition with the people that brings you happiness’.

‘Sunday is a day for the family to enjoy the goodness of Peak Milk‘s 28 Vitamins and Minerals that gives stronger bodies and sharper minds. Peak Milk’s addition to meals during preparation is a guarantee of enhanced physical and mental performance’.

‘Sunday is a day to enjoy better health; because the body is at rest, and the mind is at peace’.

Then, why don’t we just name Sunday Peakday?

PEAK DISRUPTION

Disruptions are happening everywhere in the world. In technology, politics, fashion, entertainment, even food. Does ‘mixology’ sound familiar? Here is the deal; Nigerians are getting more health-conscious and more careful of what goes into their system. They want to enjoy their liquor but with a lesser effect on their body. This understanding ushered in the concept of ‘mixology’ where beverage drinks are aggressively positioned as the best mix for alcoholic brands.

Another fascinating disruption in food is the use of milk in food preparation. Despite the several vitamins, minerals and calories in milk, it has always been restricted to tea and bread time, but recently, a new study shows how its inclusion in other foods could guarantee enhanced mental and physical performances of consumers.

In the Peak brand world, it is called pecadomo, and young Nigerian mums are embracing it ritually. They are busy and health-conscious, and since they know that the family’s health is their scorecard, they do everything to keep their family healthy and happy.

Most of them are usually not with the family during breakfast and lunch, hence, dinner time is the perfect time to give their desired nutrition to the family, and what a better way than with pecadomo. That means the addition of Peak Milk to foods like eba, semo, amala, and pounded yam is an assurance of stronger body and sharper mind, and the family is guaranteed over 28 vital minerals and vitamins.

Mums see this as necessary especially in this age where we hardly have time for decent meals.  And for the super health-conscious mums who don’t joke with their weights and figures, Peak Milk’s addition to their smoothies, cocktails and salad is a bomb!

This implies innovation is not only about creating apps or inventing drones, but also about having a strong desire for stronger body and sharper mind; from the staple of and Peak Milk

Getting a healthy balance of food- Use your Eat Well Guide

Eating and drinking fewer calories doesn’t mean that you have to count calories or even cut out food.

Healthy eating for weight loss means eating the right balance of food, but also the right amount of food. The best way to understand it is to think of foods in food groups.

We need more foods from some food groups and less from others – but you don’t need to give up any single food or drink completely. You should choose to eat mainly healthier foods that you enjoy, but it is fine to have a treat now and again.

The eat well guide below shows the types and proportion of foods you need to eat to achieve a well-balanced and healthy diet. It covers everything you eat during the day including snacks.

For a balanced diet you should try to eat:

  • Plenty of fruit and vegetables
  • Plenty of bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods –choose wholegrain varieties whenever you can
  • Some milk and dairy foods
  • Some meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein
  • Just a small amount of foods and drinks high in fat and/or sugar.

You don’t always need to get the balance perfect at every meal, but try to get it right over a longer time such as a whole day or week and try to choose foods that are lower in fat, salt and sugar when you can.

Eating with the proportions of the eatwell guide in mind will ensure you get the right balance of vitamins and minerals as well as starch and fibre, while keeping fat and sugar down. This will not only help you keep your weight down, but also reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, some cancers, and dental problems

Use the eatwell guide to help you get the balance right. It shows how much of what you eat should come from each food group.

 

 

 

 

How Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Your Menstrual Cycle

The effect of diet on various body functions has become a popular topic among those most concerned with good health. Unlike weight loss and heart disease, the menstrual cycle is not commonly discussed in association with diet-related issues, but it has been suggested that diet plays a role in this natural, monthly cycle. Vitamin D has been identified as one of the dietary components linked to the menstrual cycle.

The Menstrual Cycle

Menstruation is the process by which a woman’s body sheds the lining of the uterus in a flow of blood. When this process becomes a regular, monthly occurrence, it is referred to as the menstrual cycle. The length of the cycle varies, and can be from 21 to 35 days, or up to 45 days in teenage girls. The menstrual cycle is controlled by hormonal fluctuations. Some of these hormones, originating in the ovaries, are involved in the metabolic processing of vitamin D and the regulation of calcium absorption in the intestines.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D production in the body is initiated when the sun’s UV rays reach exposed skin. This fat-soluble vitamin is necessary for calcium absorption, making it a requirement for any event in the body that uses calcium. Some fish and fish oils have vitamin D; however, dietary sources are enhanced by fortified foods such as cereal flours and milk, and supplements.

Vitamin D Deficiency

With the number of foods containing vitamin D being limited, and the risk of skin cancer from harmful UV rays, becoming vitamin D deficient is easy unless you make informed choices. Be aware of what foods are fortified with vitamin D and choose them over unfortified varieties. For some people, supplements may be one route of getting an adequate supply. Weak muscles and bones from a condition known as osteomalacia can result from vitamin D deficiency in adults. Two hundred IU, international units, of vitamin D daily should be enough to meet the needs of adults, the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) at the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies states.

Vitamin D and the Menstrual Cycle

A 2000 study by Dr. Susan Thys-Jacobs published in the “Journal of American College of Nutrition” reported that calcium supplements relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, and that vitamin D deficiency was evident among women who suffer from this malady. Premenstrual syndrome is a condition that is often typified by mood and behavioural changes including depression and anxiety.

Considerations

Calcium and vitamin D metabolism are affected by hormones that fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle. A deficient state in these nutrients has been implicated in premenstrual syndrome, an affliction that millions of women contend with every month.

 

Written by: DORIAN FACEY on LiveStrong

Orange Banana Smoothie

Orange banana smoothies are a cold, sweet beverage typically made by blending together , bananas, full cream evaporated milk and ice cubes with no added sugar.

Using ingredients like Peak full cream evaporated milk which is low in glycemic index low-glycemic index diets such as Peak milk may improve both glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Milk Eba

Your Eba has evolved with a new taste, new look and a more health rewarding content.

Eba is essentially a carbohydrate source.  Its composition shows 1–2 percent crude protein

and a comparatively low content of vitamins and minerals.

 

Addition of Peak Milk to your eba  is delicious and packed with high quality protein that can be

easily digested. It also contains 28 important vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin D3, and B

vitamins, Vitamin A, Folic Acid and Iodine:

  • To support memory function
  • Support mental alertness
  • Support clear eye sight

Milk Eba milk is a delicious combination of gaari flour with Peak milk.