Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and Mineral Supplements
Many people ask, "Why do I vitamins and mineral supplements when I know I eat healthy everyday?" Many are of the view that all you need is a well-balanced diet to get your required dose of vitamins and minerals. This is simply not so. Why? Read on.
It is a well-known fact: your body and brain need nutrients in order to perform at its optimum level and keep and slow down the aging process. More so if you workout, keep fit or perform tasks that require physical energy. You need macro-nutrients (Protein, Carbohydrates, and fats). You also need micro-nutrients, that is vitamins and minerals.
In fact, how well your burns the macro-nutrients largely depends on your supply essential vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, our food falls short of providing enough vitamins and minerals. Why?
Because of three main reasons:
- Modern mass-production farming methods have left soil depleted, which in turn compromises nutrients in our food.
- Weeks or even months of storage (even when refrigerated) do take toll on nutritional values, especially on vitamins.
- Environmental pollution and soil degradation have negatively impacted food crops.
It is therefore vitally important to supplement your daily vitamin intake.
The Best Way to Supplement Your Daily Vitamins and Mineral Intake
For most people, supplementing your diet with a good and natural multivitamin will do. This is the simplest and most cost-effective way. What do we mean by "good and natural"?
You see, some multivitamins are usually made from petrochemicals and other substances that can cause serious and irreversible harm to your body in the long term. Others do not even get digested, therefore giving you "false security" as it were, as you're actually getting any benefit from it.
A good multivitamin should ideally be made mainly with natural, organic ingredients. It should also be easy to digest and contain a wide spectrum of micro-nutrients, without some ingredients clashing with each other.