Tips for Supplementing your Diet

Tips for Supplementing your Diet - Vitality Fitness - Calgary Bootcamp

While you might be making a concerted effort to eat three very healthy meals everyday, you still might not be getting all of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that your body desperately needs to operate at the most efficient level possible.

 

Supplementing your diet with select vitamins and minerals can be a great way to make sure your body’s getting everything it needs. Here are some important tips to guide you in your mission to accurately and healthily supplement your diet: 

When is Too Much?

As with many things in life, there is no clear-cut answer to this question. While adding an extra multivitamin might be perfectly healthy for one person, it could quickly become “excessive intake” for someone else.

What constitutes excessive supplementation for a given individual will be relative to their personal choices. An individual’s lifestyle, training style, diet, metabolism, and physiological makeup all factor into their decision on what supplements will be beneficial and which will prove harmful. 

Fads

Many people have been quick to jump to “natural” supplements over the course of the last few years because of the promise that they will make you thinner, more muscular, smarter, or super energized. In fact, just because something is labeled as “natural,” “organic,” or “herbal,” doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s safe and effective.

Dietary supplement fads can actually be extremely dangerous because the producers of these supplements are typically not required to test their products for safety or purity before they release them to the public. Because of this, you should always be careful to consult with your physician before incorporating any supplement into your diet. 

Essentials

Many of us don’t get the amount of nutrients that our bodies truly need through our regular diet. Smartly supplementing your already healthy diet can actually give you the best opportunity to stay in a state of optimal health while lowing your risk of disease development at the same time.

Some essential nutritional supplements include vitamin D, magnesium, omega-3 fish oil, vitamin C, probiotics, and chlorella. Interestingly, three out of four Americans are vitamin D deficient, even though it’s readily available whenever the sun’s out.

Vitamin D helps to regulate calcium and phosphorus levels in the body, which is vital to stimulate bone growth, promote a healthy immune system, and prevent tumor growth. Many people that live in notoriously sun-deprived areas take vitamin D supplements to make up for their lack of sun exposure on an annual basis.

When thinking about your overall health, it’s important to consider whether or not your body is getting enough nutrients from your regular diet. If not, then it might be time to consider certain supplements that will ultimately make you much happier and healthier.

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