Were you a healthy child? What do you recall about your diet in those days? Do you eat as well now? When Mom cooked for us we ate well, but who still has the time for that? Check out the following tips to help you start feeling your best.
Vitamins can help you get more from your workouts. Including vitamin and mineral supplements to your diet not only allows for fast recover time, but also provides the nourishment needed by your body to burn fat and build muscle.
Vitamins and minerals must be synthesized to be utilized by the body. For instance, calcium and iron aren’t good friends. Therefore, after taking your iron supplement, refrain from eating anything with calcium for at least half an hour.
In order to live a healthy lifestyle, there are a certain amount of minerals and vitamins you should consume in each meal. Aim for five to seven portions of fruits and vegetables each day, combined with a small amount of protein. If this is not possible for you, mineral supplements and vitamins may be for you.
Any supplement with fat needs to be taken on a full stomach. Vitamins E, K and A are examples of supplements that should only be taken with food because they are easier to absorb at that time. The best way to help your body absorb them is to eat some food with some fat.
Red Blood Cells
To build red blood cells, iron is necessary. Your red blood cells are responsible for oxygenating your entire body. Women need more iron than men, and often vitamin supplements that are specifically for women will have extra iron. If you’re tired and lethargic, you may lack iron.
Now that you’re out on your own, you need to be protecting your own health. You’ve learned a lot today, but keep reading and learning more. The more you know, the better you’ll feel, and the longer your life will be, so don’t stop here!