In this episode of Love Food, Love Yourself, I take a look at if you really need to take supplements. The long story short:
There is a time and place for supplements, but you probably don’t need to take as many as you currently do. There are vitamins and minerals found in the food you eat every day. So if you’ve been wanting to rethink your supplement routine and/or stop taking them altogether.
Your daily requirements depend on activity, lifestyle, and other health factors. The way to get them is simply by eating real food. Food is nutrient-dense and packed with vitamins and minerals. That means your body is getting most of what it needs from what you’re already eating.
When you’re first starting to eat better and at the beginning of your health journey, you may use nutritional supplements because you may be overly deficient in them. Also, if you’re vegan and/or vegetarian, you may have to take in order to achieve a sufficient amount of them.
As you start to eat better, you’ll not need to rely on them as much because the food you eat has naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. The vitamins and minerals found in your food are way better than what has been put into a bottle.
Supplementing is a personal preference and choice. I encourage you to do your research on the pros and cons of using them as in the long-term it can actually hurt your body versus helping it. If you choose to use them, look for quality supplements from non-commercial grocery stores and don’t take them for prolonged periods of time.
Find the full article that contains more in-depth insight on Grace, Grit & Wit: https://www.gracegritandwit.com/blogs/news/do-i-really-need-to-take-supplements