Building good health, maintaining a strong immune system, and keeping high energy levels throughout the day will not be achieved solely by exercise and adequate rest. Nutrition has an essential role in achieving these goals too. Although I refrain from eating junk food and began an exercise routine that suits my schedule, I still remain tired throughout the day and catch colds easily. After reflecting on my current lifestyle, I realized even though I pass on Five Guys for a homemade lunch at work and eat salads for dinner I am missing key minerals and vitamins in my diet. Therefore, I decided it is time for me to supplement my diet.
I understand some people may be against supplementation because truly all one needs to do is have a well balanced nutritious diet. However in our busy society, many people do not have time to create balanced meal plans for the week. Instead we rely on quick-and-simple recipes and the familiar. Being creatures of habit, we sometimes unintentionally create voids in our diet that can affect our every day behaviors. To add to this scenario, the amount of people with allergies and intolerances are significantly higher than in the past. Additionally, more people are seeking alternative eating lifestyles(i.e. vegetarianism, veganism). Supplementation is a great way to fill in the gaps and get your body working at its full potential.
With plenty of minerals and vitamins to choose from, you may not know where to start if you want to begin nutrition supplementation. Plus, the price tag of starting a routine may be expensive and overwhelming. Therefore, I narrowed it down to the top 5 supplements I believe I need. Click through the pages to read about my choices and their effects on the body.