Vitamins & Minerals | Feed your Need

Feed yourself the proper nutrients that it needs to grow and develop normally.  Vitamins and minerals, have a unique role to play in maintaining your optimum health.  Vitamins are an organic substance (made by plants or animals), minerals are inorganic elements that come from mother Earth; soil and water are absorbed by plants.  Animals and humans alike absorb minerals from the plants they eat.  Tip: Eating clean is very important to any nutrition and exercise program.

For Example Vitamin D helps your body to absorb the amount of calcium (a mineral) it needs to form strong bones.  A deficiency in Vitamin D can result in Rickets in children; bone softening in adults; or osteoporosis.  Here is a list of FAQs: vitamins & minerals deficiencies chart   The body cannot produce calcium; therefore, it must be absorbed through our food.  Other minerals like chromium, copper, iodine, iron, selenium, and zinc are called trace minerals because you only need a small amounts of them each day.

Eating a balanced diet with a variety of foods such as fruits, vegetables, and lean cuts of red meat (for you meat eaters), poultry, fish, and drinking plenty of water; is one of the best ways to assure your getting enough vitamins and minerals.  You can usually can get all of your vitamins and minerals through the foods you eat.

It is also important to note there are many products that offer a dietary supplement.  The benefits of adding a meal replacement to your daily intake, may help balance any deficiency of improper eating habits, overcooked, non-nutritive processed foods.  Vitamin and minerals are essential to sustain life, and we must get the most out of our natural foods or through dietary supplementation.

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Nutrition is the key, as we should know to (I AM) success.  Any meal plan or exercise program will succeed or be slowed without proper nutrition.  Plan according to your needs.  Most importantly never give up and always push yourself to be more and do more.  Be free and live an active lifestyle.

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