Ever since I left home and went to college, I have been very interested in health. Because thinking critically about the food products we put in our mouths can play a profound role in determining whether or not we attain optimum wellness, I believe that conducting extensive research about food is important. However, I also think that examining the role that supplements can play in contributing to or detracting from health is vital. (For those who don’t know, a dietary supplement is a compound designed to provide us with nutrients that we are not currently consuming in sufficient quantities.) If you are interested in learning whether adding dietary supplements to your diet can be beneficial, you should consider these three benefits that can result from using them:
1. Great Way To Get Nutrients From Foods You Don’t Like.
Although I definitely gravitate towards raw fruits and vegetables as my primary source of sustenance, there are a plethora of foods within these nutritionally dense categories that I don’t enjoy eating. And thanks to supplements, I don’t have to. Individuals who don’t like eating foods such as kale and spinach yet want nutritional benefits such as iron and vitamin C that result from consuming them can try healthy supplements such as spirulina. Spirulina has a variety of nutritional benefits and comes in both pill and powder form. This dietary supplement can be attained from great health stores such as Whole Foods. I have used both forms of spirulina with great results.
2. Time Saver.
I have never particularly cared for cooking, and my life as a busy college student and church volunteer makes spending time preparing meals as impractical as it is boring. And even if you’re an individual who enjoys preparing elaborate meals for yourself and others, you may find that there are times when you don’t have time to make a healthy dinner and sit down to eat it. If this is your health challenge, supplements can be of great assistance to you. Most can be swallowed by themselves or with water in less than 30 seconds, thereby enabling you to attain the valuable nutrients of a meal without preparing one.
3. Lower Risk Of Spoilage.
As a raw vegan, I am very aware that one of the challenges of eating healthily is that food can go bad on you. (This is part of the reason why it’s so advantageous to have a blender or juicer which enables you to toss in food that’s on the verge of spoiling and enjoy a tasty, nutritious beverage.) Although you may run the risk of throwing things out when you’re trying to eat fresh, raw foods, you probably won’t experience this challenge when you use supplements. Because they tend to have an extensive expiration date, they usually don’t go bad for several months, meaning that you don’t have to force feed yourself with them to prevent spoilage.
As many health experts know, there are a variety of paths an individual can adopt in order to maximize wellness. And although supplementation may not be for everyone, it can definitely work for you. In considering the three health benefits that result from supplementation listed above, you may find that using dietary supplements help you begin leading a healthier, happier life. Good luck!
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