If you do not eat enough healthy foods as part of your diet solution, taking a supplements will not replace eating those healthy foods during the day. The truth is that a poor diet is still a poor diet even if you take supplements. Natural foods still is the best source of your daily vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals and they are required for a good healthy body.
There is no clinical study that provides evidence that people that take supplements are in better health compared to those that consistently eat healthy foods full of natural vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
To eat all those healthy foods as part of your easy weight loss will cost you a little more money for nutritional meals that are tasty and good snacks for you to snack on during the day. By eating real fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean proteins and calcium-rich dairy (or non-dairy) products you will not need to take supplements.
Vitamin and mineral supplements are very popular and you can purchase them just about anywhere—the drug store, grocery store, mall, the internet, and even through home-based distributors. But do we really need them? Will they improve our health?
Before you go out and stock up on supplements, remember this truth: nature foods are still the number 1 choice for getting the nutrients we need for healthy body as part of the diet solution. If you are set on some type of supplement then consider a balanced multivitamin supplement as a second choice. Beyond that, individual nutrient supplements should only be chosen in special cases.
A decision to take a supplement should be discussed with your physician or consult with a registered dietitian.
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