I often hear people say, “well I don’t need to supplement because I get all my vitamins through the food I eat. I eat lots of vegetables and fruits.” Ok, don’t get me wrong, if you eat lots of vegetables and fruits and consider yourself a “healthy eater” that is GREAT! Continue to do so.
First off, supplementation is NOT meant to REPLACE eating right. It’s to fill the nutritional gaps.
Our bodies are made so uniquely that the nutritional needs are impossible to fill by just “eating right”. Our bodies are made up of 50 – 100 TRILLION CELLS, each like a tiny assembly line in a factory. Each of the body’s assembly lines requires continuous supplies of raw materials in order to produce its particular output. If the cells are not able to get the material it needs then it has start compensating by taking from other areas of your body like your liver, bones, and/or other bodily tissues. Which in turn causes health problems, deficiencies, and early death in some cases. But eventually, we start to feel the results in terms of energy loss, discomfort, disease or depression.
I don’t want to make this sound too complicated (although I don’t think I can because I am not a professional in no way when it comes to health and don’t think I can get deeper… :D).
Supplementing is important because it gives your body what it can’t or don’t get from food. In the process of storing, delivering, and preparing your meals vitamins and minerals are lost in every step of the process. This does not include food that it is not eaten because of a dislike, allergy, or to maintain health.
If you could only have one car that had to last your entire lifetime…how would you take care of it?
So, take care of the only body you will ever have. Here’s how:
- First, you need to understand health issues and realize that your health is completely up to you.
- Second, you need to regularly perform tune-ups of your human engine.
- Third, you need to keep your body free of harmful substances.
- Fourth, you need to maintain your nutrient reservoirs.
- And, finally, you need to be active.
If you don’t do these things… you WILL suffer the consequences of your neglect.
One of my favorite sayings is “Pay NOW or Pay Later” either way you pay. Whether with supplements or medication.
Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or a professional, 1 have collected this information with my own research and study.
Keeping watching blog for next post : “How to choose supplements”.
Be blessed… India 🙂