Did you know it is not possible to get all the nutrients your body needs simply by eating from the four food groups? In a perfect world, our nutritional needs would be met by eating the fruits, vegetables, bread, and meat we buy at the grocery store; but the reality is, the quality of the foods we eat has greatly declined over the years. Pollution, nutrient-depleted soil, and pesticides have taken a tremendous toll on the nutrient index of fruits and vegetables. And meat that is not purchased at an organic or whole foods grocery store is most likely pumped with hormones and other chemicals. With so many factors affecting the quality of our food supply, it is imperative that we incorporate vitamin and mineral supplements into our diets on a daily basis.
There are 90 essential vitamins and minerals the body needs in order to function at an optimum level, and very few people actually get the full spectrum of these nutrients on a daily basis. On average, an active adult needs five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day, but most men and women don’t eat that many fruits and vegetables. We live in an “on-the-go” society, where most people eat on the run, preparing meals only if they have to. In addition, healthy eating habits, which include consuming an abundance of fresh raw vegetables and fruit, are not the norm for most people.
Taking a quality vitamin and mineral supplement that provides the 90 essential nutrients is necessary to give your body the fuel it needs to function properly, as well as maintain and renew itself. Many diseases are caused by vitamin/mineral deficiencies and can be prevented by making adjustments in diet and supplementation. Every system of the body needs these nutrients, and when it doesn’t get them, the body begins to deteriorate at a rapid rate.
With so many vitamin and mineral supplements on the market, it’s best to research different products to find what works best for you. Liquid multivitamin products are the best because they are easily and quickly absorbed by the body, and they go to work right away. Taking a vitamin/mineral supplement will definitely increase your energy level. If you are active or exercise frequently, it is even more critical that you take a quality supplement. Exercise causes us to sweat out the majority of the minerals in our bodies, and if not replenished, this can lead to serious health problems.
Your health is a matter of personal responsibility, which means it is up to you to take control of it. Taking a supplement isn’t optional; it’s necessary. Figure out what products are best for you and your family and make them a part of your daily routine. Always try to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at an organic grocery that provides food that has not been grown in nutrient-depleted soil and is not full of pesticides. While these adjustments may seem like a hassle at first, the investment in your health is well worth the effort. Your body will thank you!
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