April 5, 2012

To take vitamins or not to take vitamins? (It's best to eat right, but if you find it difficult, a multivitamin can help)

It's absolutely important that our body gets the nutrients it needs to functio

effectively and efficiently. However in this modern time it has become more

distinct that we tend to supercede health with convenience and instant

gratification. In this fast paced world where career and education demands all

our time, we learn to favor what's quick and easy to obtain especially when it

comes to food. We turn to fast foods and junk foods instead of the good old

balance daily diet. The lack of balanced diet in addition to the daily stress of

pollution depletes our body of nutrients. Is it any wonder why cancer and other

chronic diseases became rampant during the turn of the century? It's up to us to

replace these nutrients. We can do this through healthy nutrition, or better

yet, through healthy nutrition and proper supplementation.

For the average person, it's difficult to get the proper amount of nutrients

needed from food alone. Have you ever wondered how many people actually eat five

to ten vegetables and fruits a day? Or who drinks seven to nine glasses of water

each day? Even the healthiest of eaters cannot be assured that they are getting

the recommended amount of vitamins and minerals. Mainly because it's hard to

judge exactly how much nutrients you are getting from the food you are eating.

In a report printed in 1940 regarding the nutrient content of spinach, it

laments the high depletion percentage of iron and other minerals found in the

plant mostly due to soil depletion, mono-cropping, artificial fertilization, and

lack of varieties. Since that period, nutrients in both fruits and vegetables

persistently depleted, not to mention that certain forms of cooking in fact

destroy the vitamins and minerals in the food. This is why taking a multivitamin

supplement would be so advantageous.

Eating a balanced diet and then supplementing it with a quality multivitamin

will be the most logical and sound decision to make. We'll be able to get the

nutrients that our body needs from the food and then back it up with the

multivitamin for a powerful effect.

There are four forms of mulivitamins available in the market today, that's

capsule, tablet, soft gel, and liquid. Liquid multivitamins will be the easiest

for our body to absorb because there's literally nothing for our digestive

system to breakdown. Capsules and soft gels are also a good choice when it comes

to the forms of multivitamins with regards to absorption rate. While tablets on

the other hand, will be the hardest for our body to breakdown and absorb.

Remember, that no two individuals will respond similarly from taking any type of

vitamin or mineral supplement, because each individual have different

metabolisms, eating habits, exercise regiment, or sleeping habits, and are under

different amount of stress or even take their supplements differently.

I often heard it say that supplements are expensive, and many feel they cannot

afford them. I find it ironic though that those same people who cannot afford

to take supplements can afford to buy soda, latte, cigarettes, alcohol, or

coffee, why not save your money for your health? There are cheap supermarket

multivitamins that are inexpensive however they cannot compare to a quality,

more expensive ones. The best way is to decide how much you can afford to spend

and then do a research on the net on the multivitamins that fall within your price range.

Multivitamins are probably the single most important supplement you can take. If you aren't taking one, you really should start doing so.


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