It is common knowledge the need of vitamins for the proper functioning of our body because without vitamin the body is not able to draw upon the construction and energy elements supplied by food as vitamins involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein. Moreover, some vitamins have a high antioxidant power and are essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system and the growth of our bones.
Although vitamins consumption is essential in our diet, the amount of vitamins we need is very small compared with those of other nutrients such as carbohydrates or protein. However, to obtain them, we need to consume large amounts of vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes.
Today, the consumption of these foods is shrinking, fast food or pre-cooked stews usually replace vegetables and legumes and quality of vegetables and fruits we eat has decreased considerably due to massive crop and use of chemical products. For this reason it has spread the claim that we need many vitamins when the truth is that we need to eat healthier to avoid vitamin deficiency.
The consumption of vegetables, fruits and other organic foods help greatly to increase our intake of vitamins. With the same amount of biologic foods we eat much more vitamins and other nutrients and antioxidants.
Responsible consumption based on organic and balanced whole foods manner than covers our nutritional needs, however, a way of life as the current favors the use of vitamin supplements to make up for their lack food.
Vitamin supplements of vitamins are chemical preparations used to supplement a diet deficient in vitamins and can be very useful in certain occasions when our body needs reactivated. The most recommended are made from natural ingredients with no chemical additives, as is the case Immunage, made from fermented papaya.
However, it is recommended that vitamin supplements are taken under the supervision and advice of a nutrition expert to analyze our personal needs and make an individualized prescription. We must bear in mind that an excess of vitamin supplements can be dangerous for our health so it is best in these cases is to let our health and nutrition expert hands.
* Article written by Isabel Moreno, expert in Nutrition and Natural Therapies at SHA Wellness Clinic.
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