Nutritional Supplements for a Complete Diet
Whenever someone mentions malnutrition, the first thing that comes to mind is a hunger stricken third world nation. But do you know that anyone, including you can suffer from it? Malnutrition is caused by lack of the right diet. In this case, it is not about the quantity of food that you eat but, the quality eaten.
A fully balanced diet meal is an example of a meal that contains all of the required nutrients. These nutrients include carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins. Above all these, a person needs to take both, the macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients, that are very important in the life of a person. Such foods are the ones that are rich in iron like liver and spinach, and potassium that is available in bananas among others. You can get your regular does of Vitamin D by exposing yourself to sun rays during early morning or late evening hours.
Nutritional supplements can be made from locally available ingredients such as green grams, cassava, soya, millet and sorghum. These are grounded and taken as porridge that is not only nutritious but also tasty and easy to swallow. Of all the food eaten in a day, make sure that it contains enough amounts of proteins and other macro nutrients-minerals and vitamins.
The main nutritional supplements available in the mainstream market are Vitamin D to regulate mineral metabolism, Vitamin A, antioxidants like Vitamin E and C and Vitamin B complex. All these are sold as tablets.
Benefits of taking Nutritional Supplements include increased overall weight, appetite, strength and energy to carry other chores. Body builders, boxers and wrestlers are among the top listed personalities who are extremely dependent on nutritional supplements in order to boost their muscle growth. Others are breast feeding mothers and toddlers who need a lot of nutrients for growth. In children, additional nutrients are found in both, their foods and medicine, e.g. Blue band and cod liver oil. Those who are trying to shed off a few kilos prefer using these supplements rather than eating them directly from ‘real food’ while on a diet.
Nutrients gives us good health, our food should therefore include all the necessary nutrients that are enough to make us healthy and strong that will help us carry out our daily activities.…