Dieting Is Easier With Vitamins, Minerals and Other Supplements

When your doctor tells you that you must go on a diet and lose some weight it can be a traumatic time. Many people fear they will need to starve themselves or eat really lousy foods they hate, and feel defeated even before beginning their diet plan. Adding some vitamins minerals and supplemental ingredients can get past that fear of dieting because you can defeat the calories rather than them defeating you. Many of the foods we eat are not all that bad but the combination of some can really cause people to gain weight even though they are eating less.

Good things like minerals come from the soil around us

Minerals are basically elements originating from the soil which can’t be manufactured in our body yet we need them for good health. While we obtain many necessary minerals from the things we eat, that is not a sufficient amount to give us a balance and proper amount. Adding vitamins, minerals and some supplements to our daily fare will help ensure we obtain all that is needed for a healthy body and mind. The minerals in our body mostly come from plants and animals grown in our local area and so the amounts of each specific mineral may vary from location to location. Another source of minerals is found in the water we drink and when dieting it is absolutely essential that we drink lots of water, whether it be from the tap or a bottled variety.

We cannot survive without calcium magnesium and iron

Among other necessary minerals we absolutely need iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, selenium, sodium, as well as zinc. Our body functions well when provided with a balance of essential vitamins, minerals and other supplemental ingredients found in our meat, bread, and vegetable daily diet. When we are on a diet plan it is even more vital to take each of our necessary food groups because when the body is under stress, as in a severe restriction of calories, it will take from whatever source it finds, like stealing minerals from muscle instead of taking the fat, which is what we need to lose. The body is very resourceful and will take nutrients to survive from the easiest source first.

Michael Ortiz

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