Can Nutritional Supplements Help You Look
Why do we need nutritional supplements? Many of
us, in today's hurried lifestyle, do not eat a
well balanced diet. Because of this we need nutritional
supplements to boost our daily diet. We have seen
numerous commercials for overweight bodies. When
was the last time you saw a commercial about getting
nutritional supplements, not just broad spectrum
vitamins? We have become a nation of over fed
and under nourished citizens.
Eating the right foods is great...BUT. The nutritional
value of our food has diminished considerably
in the last 50 or so years and this makes it necessary
to take nutritional supplements. Our diet contains
too much refined food and not enough pre-processed
food. Unless you grow your own fruits and vegetables
you will need to get your nutrients from another
source, like nutritional supplements.
Nutritional supplements fill the holes that processed
foods leave in our diet. Not having enough vitamins,
minerals, and antioxidants,
* Speeds the aging process
* Contributes to poor cardiovascular health
* Helps cause poor eyesight
* Produces a weakened immune system.
Many factors cause degeneration of your body's
cells. Some factors are
* Radiation exposure
* Cigarette smoke
* Overexposure to the sun's rays.
Some nutritional supplements work at cell level,
some do not. Make sure your nutritional supplements
work at cell level. The nutritional supplements
must contain enough vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
to supplement our daily diet. Combining a good
diet with nutritional supplements and regular
exercise will provide us with the basics to fuel
our bodies. Adding nutritional supplements and
exercise to our busy lives will give us more energy.
The use of nutritional supplements can also slow
the aging process.
For the past 5 years or so we have heard much
about antioxidants and free radicals, and for
a good reason. If the free radicals in our systems
are not neutralized they will run rampant in our
bodies. The free radicals will damage our bodies
at the cellular level. Here is where nutritional
supplements can help. This damage over time will
escalate and eventually lead to the acceleration
of the aging process. The aging process usually
manifests itself as heart disease, cancer, or
osteoporosis. Diets alone do not supply enough
antioxidants to combat this process. That is why
your nutritional supplement must contain these
Health and nutrition experts say that the basis
for good cardiovascular health is a nutrient rich
diet, exercise, watching your cholesterol level,
and monitoring your blood pressure. The cholesterol
and blood pressure levels should be periodically
checked by your health provider. Nutritional supplements
added to your diet can help improve these factors.
Your nutritional supplements should contain a
garlic extract (unless you are a garlic lover
like me and eat it every day!). Garlic has been
shown to be of great benefit in decreasing cardiovascular
Nearly all eye damage and loss of vision can
be linked to poor nutrition! Poor nutrition can
be directly linked to blood shot eyes, blurred
vision, and nearly EVERY eye irritation we suffer.
Nutritional supplements can help here too. To
help reduce vision problems the nutritional supplements
needs to contain Vitamins A, B, C, and E, in large
enough quantities. Natural food sources for these
are in dark green leafy vegetables (Kale and mustard
greens, etc) orange fruits and vegetables (like
carrots and oranges).
I have only listed just a few factors here to
show how important nutritional supplements are.
Nutritional supplements are normally a combination
of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Taking
one of the nutrients (like Vitamin C for example)
and or one antioxidant and ignoring the rest isn't
good. The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
all work together to promote a healthy body.
Get a list of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
from your health care provider. Armed with this
information read the labels of the nutritional
supplements that you are considering (check several).
Your health is too important to not check these.
Get high quality nutritional supplements and you
are on your way to a healthier life!