Sunday, December 22, 2013

Mineral Supplements, Go Away!

The issue about taking any types of supplements as a good daily routine is a misleading idea whoever said it was good or healthy. Based from the editorial of the Annals Of Internal Medicine that was published this week,  the authors said: "stop wasting money on vitamins and mineral supplements." They said that there is no good evidence that the said supplements are offering health benefits, they added. And what's more is that high doses or intake of certain supplements like beta carotene and vitamins E and A could be very dangerous and harmful. Studies have shown that Vitamin C contains 1000 percent of your daily value and you cannot use the excess so you will just have to pee it out. Additionally, there are also products from the store like breakfast cereals and breads in which it is often fortified with nutrients, so you get more dose of it which eventually you may not need.  With that sense, your flushing money straight to the toilet. 
I've read some typical and an absolutely helpful way to be a healthy person without the use of these supplements, well, perhaps the simplest way:
  • Substitute puréed prunes or applesauce to butter in baking recipes.
  • Of course, the mainstream thing - EXERCISE which will make you last longer on Earth
  • Reduce salt intake by eating frozen veggies instead of canned
  • Drink 5-8 glass of water everyday
  • Potassium intake balance out sodium levels which damages our hearts
  • Eat a square of a 70 percent of dark chocolate which has a potent anti-oxidant and anti-clotting properties
Actually, the article consists of 96 ways but I only cited the most important and helpful ones.
  • Note: Don't forget to place a note on your desk chair or whatever you could put your note on to about the things you want to do to stay healthy so that you wont forget doing it because you might as skip or cheat on it.
People seem to be very lazy doing things on a long term basis for their health benefit because the common complain about them is that they usually say, " nothing's happening no matter what I do to keep myself healthy all the time, instead it's only getting worse ". Another reason is that it is very tiring for them. Patience is indeed an important virtue we must apply to our lives every single day no matter what we do. So my answer to that particular complain is this, " what will you choose, go on a 50-50 risk of taking many types of supplements, or grab the opportunity to have a practical and a good way of having a healthy lifestyle that has the following benefits in which those supplements might not as well give to you:
  • Improve joint stability
  • Increase and improve range of movement
  • Help maintain flexibility as you age
  • Maintain bone mass
  • Prevent osteoporosis and fractures
  • Improve mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Enhance self esteem
  • Improve memory in elderly people
  • Reduce stress
All I can say is think about it wisely, people.

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