Sunday, April 10, 2016

Food Is The Best Supplement

There is an unlimited amount of supplement shops and websites where people can go to and buy supplements/vitamins.  Vitamin Shoppe, GNC,, and many more are available for anyone to access and get their dose of supplements.  By no means am I implying that supplements are bad but most of them have only been FDA reviewed for safety but not approved for effectiveness1, meaning anyone that has any slight knowledge about fitness or health can put some substances together, say it’s beneficial, and sell it.  That doesn’t sound very safe.  The only way to be 100% sure of what you are eating is by seeing what all you’re putting in your mouth and consuming.  
Don’t underestimate the benefits that eating whole healthy foods brings.  Afterall, supplements are just that, they are to aid you in any missing nutrients you may have missed when eating REAL food.
People make the mistake of taking supplements as their meal, which will only promote deficiency in the main nutrients your body needs.  A multi-vitamin is great for those living a healthy lifestyle and may need an extra boost of energy, for it helps add to what should have already been consumed.  
All supplements aren’t bad and not all are good, but what we do know is that you can’t beat real food when it comes to feeding your body.2  


  1. The statement," you have to eat big to get big," is as old at sports nutrition, with the new craze of whole foods and organic foods, does this statement hold true? or, in your opinion, does the more nutritionally fortified foods render that statement incorrect?

  2. I totally agree that food is medicine. All my blogs have been about the power of utilizing food and the minerals food offers as a replacement for alternative medicine. With modern farming however, it may still be necessary to get some supplementation outside of food sources. Over all though, I do think people can minimize health issues greatly by focusing on consuming nutrient and mineral dense foods.