Health care providers and researchers will tell you, time and time again, that supplements cannot beat the real deal. However, those providers and researchers fail to take into consideration that some people either don’t have the appetite or tolerance for some of the most nutrient-rich foods.
Those people should not have to go without the health benefits offered by vitamin D or potassium or omega-3s just because they choose not to eat fish, or can’t eat nuts. Fortunately, thanks to health supplements, they don’t have to. Supplements make it easy for individuals to get their daily serving of the vitamins and minerals in a matter of seconds.
Not All Vitamins Are Made Equal
Unfortunately, many multivitamins use synthetic nutrients, which are difficult for the body to absorb. These supplements end up delivering only a fraction of the nutrients the label promises. Natural supplements, on the other hand, derive their nutrients from actual food sources, making it so the body can absorb a much larger percentage of the nutrients.
Supplement Your Diet With Fat
Today’s society tells us that fat is bad but the truth is, the opposite is true. Fats benefit the body in multiple ways and support the body in everything from performing key functions in the eyes, brain and lungs to building cell membranes. Fats also play a role in cardiovascular health and contribute to the health of your skin and hair.
Choose Your Supplements Wisely
There are certain vitamins, such as vitamin D and calcium, that you can easily get from the foods you likely already eat. In fact, many dairy products and snacks are fortified with both. However, others, such as omega-3s, coenzyme Q10, iron and zinc are hard to come by naturally.
Pay particular attention to your diet throughout the week to determine which vitamins you get a lot of and to which you are rarely exposed. Choose supplements for those minerals your body lacks. For instance, fish oil contains the omega-3s your non-fish diet lacks. Iron tablets can serve as an energy boost for vegetarians and vegans and coenzyme Q10 can help the body maintain its supply even as natural production begins to wane - as it’s wont to do in old age.
Don’t Neglect Your Probiotics
Probiotics are naturally found in food such a kefir and yogurt. If you’re like most people, you’ve never heard of kefir, and though you may like yogurt, it’s unlikely that you eat it daily. Probiotic supplements ensure your body has the nutrients necessary to maintain the balance between good and bad germs in your stomach, which is essential to maintain optimal function.
In addition to keeping your digestive tract healthy, studies show that probiotics also play a role in brain health, heart health and the functioning of your immune system.
Maintain A Balanced Diet
To reap the most benefits from your health supplements, revise your diet so that it includes as many fruits, vegetables, meats, fishes, nuts and oats as possible. Though it may be impossible to get the recommended daily dose of each vitamin from food alone, your health will benefit from your attempts to do so. Natural health supplements can, of course, help to fill the void.
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Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, and growing young. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym. She loves hearing from readers so feel free to contact her through Facebook.
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