Supplements. Should we consume them or not?
Writers at Jigsaw Health (www.jigsawhealth.com) think we should. “…while you may feel good about yourself for choosing salmon over a hamburger, broccoli over fries, and sparkling water over soda, it’s darn near impossible to get all the nutrients you need from your diet.”
Because the produce we eat doesn’t have as many vitamins and minerals as it did fifty years ago, and because we don’t eat as many fruits and vegetables as we think we do, supplementation is important. Also, many health experts believe we don’t eat enough nutrient-rich food to meet all our vitamin and mineral requirements each day.
Some of the more common nutritional deficiencies, according to Jigsaw are: magnesium, calcium, trace minerals, B vitamins, vitamin C and amino acids. Health writers such as the You Docs (Drs. Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen), Dr. William Douglas, Dr. Susan Brown and Dr. Joseph Mercola also indicate that a host of ailments are caused by insufficient vitamin D3. And almost daily, the media reports recent findings about the need for other supplements.
Dr. Michael Lam (http://www.drlam.com) writes: “Study after study over the past 40 years confirm that nutritional supplementation is a cheap insurance for longevity and cancer prevention if taken at the optimum dosage. Nutritional supplementation is a food. It is not giving your body something that your body does not have. It is to supplement your body’s existing level and to ensure that the proper nutrient at the proper level is available for the body at all times.”
Research “cheap insurance” for your health’s sake and find the supplements that suit your body the best. Becky