Are Nutritional Supplements Necessary?
These days, a world-wide interest in health has been piqued – which is a good thing. It’s great that people are taking concerned about their health and the factors that contribute to good health. What’s also great, yet not-so-great at the same, however, is that we are bombarded with way too much info, particularly on the internet. This massive information leads to confusion. However, this article should clear all your queries, hopefully.
A Healthy Diet Is ABSOLUTELY Necessary!
No ifs, no buts – there are no two ways about it! You absolutely must make sure your diet is well-rounded. It would be very wise to follow the USDA’s “My Plate” indication of what your diet should be, check ChooseMyPlate.gov. According to the USDA’s recommendations, half your plate should consist of veggies and fruits (more veggies than fruits); the other half should have grains and protein and a little bit of dairy should be included in your meals too.
Such a diet would be THE healthiest and most nutritious way to go.
Nutritional Supplements are only a supplement to …. A good diet.
This is important to note – a supplement can only do so much for you. The reason why they are called a ‘supplement’ to begin with is because it means additional and extra. This means that a supplement can only be an extra step towards better health, but a step that can only be taken after ensuring a balanced diet.
There are, however a certain category of people that must make sure to take supplementations:
- Pregnant Women/Lactating Women
- People who eat under 2000 calories a day
- Senior Citizens
- Those with a known deficiency
If you are concerned about your health and whether it is receiving enough nourishment, you should go visit a doctor straight away. Speak to them about taking a supplement and let them decide whether you need one, and if so, which one is the most suitable. Remember, never self-diagnose a supplement, let a professional decide for you.