Why are nutritional supplements becoming necessary? This is a question we get asked a lot. For a very basic and introductory crash course on supplements, read through an article we wrote titled: Supplements 101. To learn why supplements are becoming more and more necessary, keep reading.
Supplements are becoming necessary in our every day diets for a few reasons. Consider the following:
- Are you pregnant?
- Are you elderly?
- Do you eat processed foods?
- Do you enough fruits and vegetables?
- Do you spend enough time out in the sun?
All of the above play a large role in our diets and thus, play a large role in determining whether we need to take supplements on a regular basis or not.
You may be asking yourself, why were people perfectly fine and healthy back before supplements ever existed? The answer is simple. Supplements only began existing once doctors began to notice that many of us are lacking in certain vitamins that humans never used to lack. For instance, as processed foods began to come into play and grow in popularity, we stopped getting many of the nutrients we used to get by eating fresh, non-processed foods.
Additionally, with such easy access to all types of foods, we have stopped eating our necessary servings of fruits and vegetables. While it may sound like a broken record, fruits and vegetables are our primary source of nutrients and vitamins. They are necessary to healthy living.
If you don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, eat processed foods, are vegetarian or vegan, are pregnant, elderly, or you don’t spend very much time outside, then chances are, you are in need of supplements. Schedule your consultation today so that you can get your body on the right track and start taking the right supplements for you.