Do You Need a Basic Nutritional
Most Americans are eating a less than optimal diet, so some kind of multivitamin and mineral supplement (or a whole food nutrition supplement) is needed to supply nutrients that may be missing from the diet. To find out if you need a basic nutritional supplement, check the answer that best applies to you for each of the following questions.
Your score will appear at the bottom of the survey.
Interpreting Your Results
If you scored 45 or more, you're doing great!
Score less than 45, you probably need a basic nutritional supplement.
Score less than 25, you definitely need a basic nutritional supplement.
Choosing a Basic Nutritional Supplement
Why do people purchase insurance? Because it offers some peace of mind that they're "covered" in case of accident, illness or other emergencies. Well, a basic nutritional supplement can be thought of as your nutritional health insurance. It's something you take to make sure you're getting most of the basic nutrients the body needs everyday.
There are many reasons why we might not get the nutrition we need. It's easy to see that refined and processed foods have been stripped of much of their nutritional value, but there are other "hidden" causes of nutrient depletion.
For starters, most "fresh" produce at the supermarket is at least 10- 14 days old.
This long delay between harvest and consumption results in the loss of both flavor and nutrition. This produce is often picked before it is fully ripe, which means it
never developed it's full nutritional content. And, if that isn't bad enough, modern agricultural methods have resulted in the loss of minerals (and to a lesser degree vitamins and other nutrients) from our food.
If we lived in an ideal world where we had access to really fresh, organically grown natural food all the time, we wouldn't need nutritional supplements at all. But because most of us have to "cheat" on nutritional quality for the sake of convenience, it makes sense to take a basic nutritional supplement to ensure we're at least getting the basic amounts of the nutrients the body needs.
Do not take cheap vitamin and mineral supplements. They are the "junk food" of the supplement industry. Use a high-quality vitamin and mineral supplement like Super Supplemental.
Even better, instead of a multi-vitamin, use a whole food supplement likeUltimate GreenZone. This will give you extra vitamins and minerals in a whole food form, which is even better.
Prepared by Tree of Light Publishing (www.treelite.com)
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