Good nutrition is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. Whether we like to admit it or not, convenience eating is an unavoidable necessity. A trip to the drive-through on a busy day or ordering pizza after a long day of work is a concession even the healthiest among us can admit to making. For others, a vegetarian or vegan diet can leave nutritional gaps that need to be filled.
Nutritional supplements are a perfect solution in an unperfect world where, if we can’t always eat what we want, we can at least make sure our bodies are getting the vitamins and nutrients we need to feel alert, active and ready to face anything the day has in store!
Are you a little rusty on your nutrition basics? Don’t worry, we’ll take a quick look at some key points below to help you get back in the game.
The nutritional cornerstone: Diet
A balanced diet combined with plenty of water is the foundation of good nutrition. Water is like the oil in a car. It keeps your body hydrated and lubricated. In terms of food, a diet requires three crucial components, despite what you may have heard:
It is possible to get adequate nutrition from food, but in the real world, it’s quite common for adults to have nutrient deficiencies. These nutrient gaps can have adverse impacts on your body, including:
- DNA damage
- Faster aging
- Loss of mental focus
What types of nutrients do you need?
Vitamins: Vitamins span a wide range and play crucial roles in nearly every function of the body. A multivitamin like Forever Daily® can ensure that you are getting the entire spectrum of essential vitamins.
Minerals: These are substances like calcium, copper, manganese and many more that play a role in everything from bone health to protecting your cells from oxidative stress. Minerals are present in tiny quantities in foods, but your body does not replace them on its own. That’s why a supplement like Forever Nature-Min® is so vital to ensure optimal mineral levels.
Antioxidants: Antioxidants are present in fruits like mango, berries and lemons. Antioxidants are the first line of defense against oxidative stress. Just as importantly, they scavenge the body to eradicate harmful free radicals.
The importance of nutrient absorption
It’s not only about the nutrients you put into your body, but how those nutrients are absorbed. Did you know our 99.7 percent pure Forever Aloe Vera Gel® aids in nutrient absorption? As our bodies age, our ability to absorb nutrients diminishes. Taking your supplements with aloe vera gel will aid in absorption and promote healthy digestion!
Keep your nutrition on track
Supplements are a great way to ensure your body is getting the right balance of nutrients. Remember, proper nutrition is the first step on any journey toward looking and feeling better. Pour yourself some delicious aloe vera gel and drink to a healthier, more motivated you!