With our lives becoming busier each day, the luxury of slowing down to enjoy something or take something it has almost become something of a rarity. Unfortunately, this attitude and mindset often spill over into important areas of our lives that deserve more attention than we give it. For example, a walk down the dietary aisle in almost any pharmacy section of a store will show you just how many instant and effortless solutions there are for a variety of problems such as pain, sickness or obesity. We have become, in ways, a society craving anything instant, whether it be food or the solution to any type of problem.
Granted, there is nothing wrong at all with a simple fix to a problem, sometimes even health-related problems that can occur in our lives. However, it is important to remember that some problems cannot be fixed instantly. Sometimes, an instant fix can cause more damage than good.
But what if there was something instant we could do each day that, in ways, worked to prevent some of these issues? There is value to doing the small, insignificant things each day that will later prevent or prepare us for something larger.
Surprisingly, taking just a small instant out of your day to take a few health supplements can actually do more for your health than you may realize. For some, though, the thought of adding supplements to their daily health or dietary regimen seems overwhelming due to the literal hundreds of options available to us. Once you understand which supplements are worth consuming and which ones you can leave, supplementation becomes simple.
Do We Really Need To Be Taking Supplements?
One of the most important, and arguably, most common questions tied to supplemental intake is why do we need supplements, and can’t we simply get the nutrients we need from the food we consume? While that may be a simple question, there is a slightly more complex answer.
Supplements are needed in our diet primarily because of the increased amount of processed foods we consume. Processed foods not only have lower levels of nutrients, but they are primarily just filler material. So, the more processed foods we eat, the smaller amount of nutrients we are taking in. In fact, some processed foods have such a low amount of nutrients that they have to fortify with synthetic nutrients to appear relatively healthy.
Additionally, commercial farming and poor growing processes have left the soil depleted of nutrients. It may sound like a stretch, but it is called the wheel of life, and all nutrients we consume start in the soil. The plants that grow in that soil pull nutrients from the soil. In addition to this, animals that eat plants obtain nutrients from those plants, then we obtain those nutrients through the intake of both plant and animal-based foods. Therefore, when the soil is depleted of nutrients, we get less and fewer nutrients all the way through the wheel of life.
In addition to these two factors, things such as digestive health issues and stress related issues also play a role in the breakdown of nutrients in the foods we consume.
Which Supplements Are Right For Me?
When seeking out the best supplements for yourself, it is always advised that you involve your doctor, physician or health practitioner. The reason for this advice is because of their ability to run tests on your metabolism, blood, and genetics. Factoring the results of all these tests together will help your health professional advice as to which supplements would be best suited for your individual health needs. Talk to your doctor about a complete supplement plan or system that will give your body all of the nutrients that it is missing. A multivitamin, the Kyani system, or even nutrient shakes are all great options.