Vitamins and minerals are vital for health and wellness. Unfortunately, the supplement industry has taken advantage of this fundamental truth and turned micronutrients into a multi-billion dollar industry. While you may have clicked on this article to find out what kinds of vitamin or mineral brands to take, and at which specific quantities, this is ultimately an article about EATING MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Fruits and vegetables contain all the essential micronutrients you will ever need to feel great and look good. They contain phytonutrients which may not be found in capsule form.
The micronutrients within them are components in what dieticians call the “food matrix” – a complex combination of molecules that allow for optimal absorption and utilization of vitamins and minerals. They contain fibre, which is essential for weight loss, gut and brain health, and immune function, among other things. And they will not cause vitamin or mineral toxicity, unless you can stomach garbage bags full of vegetables.
Of course there are instances in which supplements should be used. People suffering from anemia should take iron supplements, and vegans should supplement with B12. But for the majority of people out there, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE MICRONUTRIENTS YOU NEED. If you’d like to know more about, and start taking responsibility for your own health, fitness, and wellness, please reach out to Crux Fitness Richmond for any of your personal training needs.
Patrick Koo – Personal Trainer at Crux Fitness
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