Yes, we can get a lot of nutrients from food, especially fruits🍓and vegetables🥦, but the fact is we don’t.
My best days are when I meal plan and make certain that I have an apple🍏, a baggie of carrots,🥕 and some protein 🍗 in my lunch and then for dinner a salad 🥗 and a veggie 🥒with my meal. However, there are two problems: 1. I know I don’t get the cup equivalent I need (that is a lot of stinking veggies and fruit) and 2. Every day is not a perfect day!
I get it, you may hear yourself asking, “Is it really that big of a deal if we don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables?”
“Can it really make that much of a difference?”
When we don’t eat the proper food, we miss essential nutrients, which can lower our risk for heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other health conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adults should consume 1.5-2 cups of fruit and 2-3 cups of vegetables daily. Yet, in a recent CDC study, they found that 76% of adults don’t eat enough fruit and 87% of adults don’t eat enough veggies. (Can I get a hand raise🙋♀ if this is you?!)
So how to get your nutrients? A multivitamin. 💊 A multivitamin is a daily guarantee to ensure your body gets the vitamins and minerals it needs. It can make up for the shortfalls that happen when you don’t get what you need through food.
Getting enough essential nutrients—and doing it continuously, every single day—is crucial for keeping nutrient levels where they should be, so they can do what they’re meant to do and provide benefits to your body. It’s hard to make this happen without everyday help from vitamins.
Here are some of the things I have noticed when I am consistent in taking my multi-vitamin:
- My skin looks radiant
- I have more energy
- I get sick less often
- My brain functions better
- My overall sense of well-being is improved
- My cravings are not near as intense
Why take the chance that your body isn’t needing more? By adding a multi-vitamin into your daily routine, you will keep your body working properly, filling in the gaps nutritionally and treating it as it should be…. a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19).
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Supplementing to a healthier you,
~ Kimber Krosschell
Studies Functional Diagnostic Nutrition at the FDN Academy