Were you healthy as a child? What did you eat when you were a child? Do you still maintain that same type of diet today? The fact is that when we don’t have Mom making our meals, we tend not to get all the nutrients we need. To learn more about which vitamins and minerals you need, read on.
Vitamins can help you get more from your workouts. When you add minerals and vitamins to your diet, your body will recover faster, build muscle faster and burn more fat.
Do your best to consume a balanced, nutritious diet to make sure that you receive the vitamins and minerals you need. Try to eat 5 to 7 portions of both fruits and veggies daily along with small portions of protein. If you cannot do this, nutrient supplements are an option.
Good bone health starts with calcium. You must also have a good amount of vitamin D in order to absorb calcium. You can give yourself vitamin D through foods, supplementation and direct exposure to sunlight. This can help you to absorb the necessary calcium that you need.
Take supplements with food. Vitamin A, E, and K need to be taken with food to be properly absorbed. Foods that contain fat will help this.
The two easy ways to get vitamin D are drinking milk and getting outside in the sun. You should take vitamin D if you’re not a milk lover and/or you don’t spend lots of time under the sun. This will help to fortify your bones.
Taking a good vitamin and mineral supplement can keep you healthy and save you money in doctor bills. The addition of vitamins to an already healthy diet maximizes health for less money than a visit to a physician.
Now that you are cooking for yourself, you’ll need to learn how to take care of your health. You now have the advice – use it! Knowledge is key to making sure you live the best life you can for as long as you can!