Many people think popping a multi-vitamin supplement to get their
nutrients is just as good as what comes from real foods. They don’t
realize that it is far better to get vitamins and minerals from natural
foods and juices. Our bodies utilize the vitamins and minerals from real foods more efficiently.
And most people find it
much easier to select a variety of whole foods they enjoy eating instead of trying
to make heads or tails of the entire selection of vitamin and mineral supplements
that are available. And any of us who’ve swallowed a multi-vitamin or a mineral
supplement can say without a doubt that the taste leaves a lot to be desired
Supplements are convenient way to get the natural health benefits of the
underlying main ingredient. For example, tart cherry capsules and tart cherry
juice helps maintain health joint function but won’t deliver the same nutritional
impact of eating the whole cherry. However, you may find you need to eat over
20 cherries or more per day to get the natural health benefits of the cherry. Also,
if the fresh fruit isn’t available during the winter months you may not be able to
enjoy the health benefit of the underlying fruit.
We are also processing nutrients throughout the course of the day when we
obtain them from food, instead of just getting them from the ‘one a day’
approach. So it is wise to combine whole consumption in addition to taking
Also, by eating whole food, the body uses the fiber that binds food, fruits and
vegetables. Often the “skin” of a vegetable, like the potato, is the most nutritious
If you’re looking to lose weight, eating fresh food is vital to a weight loss plan.
Also, eating fresh fruits and vegetables help hair, skin and teeth stay attractive
and healthy. And when you think about it, fruits and vegetables are the original
‘to go’ food. It’s simple to grab for an orange, apple, banana, grapes, or quickly
toss a few vegetables together for a salad to take to work.
So when you’re looking for well-balanced, healthy, reliable nutrition reach for
whole food, while supplementing your body with nutritional supplements for
condition specific solutions.