Shari Duncan

Promote Good Health; Prevent Disease with Multivitamins
Shari

by on Jul.10, 2010, under General HEALTH, General Nutrition, Supplementation

Whether you’re healthy or sick, chances are you can benefit from a daily multivitamin.

Do you want to feel better, have more energy while at the same time taking measures to prevent or delay future health problems?

A good daily multivitamin/mineral supplement improves your overall bodily functioning and boosts both your physical and mental health and well-being. Surprising to me how few people I’ve asked take vitamins daily.

Consider these nutritional questions.

  1. Are you a teenager, pregnant, breastfeeding or elderly?
  2. Are you a picky eater that avoids certain foods or food groups on a regular basis?
  3. Do you skip one meal or more on a daily basis (coffee for breakfast doesn’t equal a meal!)?
  4. Do you generally eat the same foods most days?
  5. Do you have food allergies or intolerances that prevent you from eating certain foods (e.g.  lactose intolerance)?
  6. Do you eat fish, including oily fish less than twice a week?
  7. Do you get less than15 minutes of sun exposure daily?
  8. Are you a vegetarian or vegan?
  9. Are you dieting or following a low calorie/low carbohydrate diet?
  10. Are you inconsistent with your exercise program or don’t exercise at all?
  11. Are you under a lot of stress at home or at work on a regular basis?

If you answered yes to more than 2 of the above questions; you need to take vitamins, EVERYDAY.

The United States Department of Agriculture recommends that most adults aim to consume 6-11 servings of grains (mostly  whole grain), 2 or more servings of fruits, 3 or more servings or vegetables, 2 or more servings of low fat dairy, and 2-3 servings of protein (meats, poultry, fish, legumes, nuts):    THIS IS DAILY.!!

No matter how health conscious we strive to be; it is quite difficult, even for the most disciplined dieter to consistently get all nutrients from all sources.  There are 24 essential vitamins and minerals we should be getting every day. When we don’t get these key nutrients on a daily basis, we will not feel or perform as well as we would if these nutrients were consumed daily. This is where a good multi-vitamin/mineral fills the dietary void. Those who take daily multivitamins report a feeling of general well being. The individual vitamins and nutrients in a quality daily multivitamin dose delivers not just the specific benefits of each individual vitamin, but also the combined (synergistic) benefits of all of the ingredients working together.

So investing in proactive wellness by supplementing with a multivitamin (preferably with minerals) makes good sense. It is a sound investment in your health and wellbeing.  A GOOD multivitamin is at the foundation of overall balanced nutrition. But with so many out there; be careful when selecting your supplement as quality is essential. Dissolvability has been a problem for some multivitamins.  If a vitamin doesn’t dissolve properly, its nutrients won’t be absorbed by the body.

Shop around and read labels.  Store brands are often cheapest but frequently in this case you get what you pay for.  Many of the cheap forms of minerals in generic brands (zinc oxideand magnesium oxide) are often not absorbed by the body.   Remember, if your body can’t absorb the nutrient, it is useless.

Look for vitamins that are free of yeast, sugars, preservatives, wheat products, artificial coloring and flavors.

ARE YOU READY TO FEEL THE WAY YOUR BODY WAS MEANT TO FEEL? …….   Please follow the link to discover what I have discovered

http://www.sharipronatural.myvi.net/

Again, a quality vitamin does not replace a healthy and balanced diet; it merely supplements it.

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