Tired, Run Down, Stressed Out?
Would you like to wake up in the morning feeling eager, energetic and ready to get on with the day. If you answered yes to this question, which I assume everyone did, the answer may be found in proper nutrition.
Very few of us today take the time to see that our meals throughout the day give us all of the proper nutrients. We may be to busy and grab a fast food burger, get involved in meetings and can’t stop to eat at all, or we may, in the name of good health, just not eat enough everyday to get rid of that over sized waist line. There are plenty of reasons for not getting the nourishment that we need.
On the other side of the coin, for those of us that attempt to get a proper diet while on the run, it is highly likely that we are still nutrient deficient. The food we get today is usually grown in ground that has been extremely depleted of nutrients. It follows that the plants that we harvest and eat are short of those nutrients. The animals that we raise for food eat plants grown in the same ground so they are nutrient deficient also. It has been said that, a human can no longer eat the quantity of food they need in a day to get all the proper nutrients. The volume necessary would be too large.
Healthy supplementation is a necessity in today’s world. The minimum supplement should be a high quality multivitamin and mineral.
The first thing required is that you set up and eat a diet that gives you the proper caloric intake to support your activity level. Most nutritionists can calculate these numbers for you and even recommend the proper splits for carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Remember, supplements are just that “supplements”. Don’t get caught up thinking that eating properly can be put aside as long as you pop a pill.
So, if you set up a balanced diet with the proper caloric intake, and find a good quality, natural multivitamin and mineral you should start to feel much better. If you are a desk jockey and do not perform much activity in a day it would also help if you try to get 30 to 45 minutes of exercise a day.