Sunday, 18 December 2011

Your Health, Your Life - Why We Need Supplements

As the saying goes health is wealth but a lot of us do not consider this to be so as we take for granted the issue about our health. In as much we wake up in the morning and step out of bed and go about our daily activities without hindrance, we have the believe that we are well. If we take good care of our health as we take care of our cars and other personal belongings, a lot of health related problems would not have arise.

For an individual to be healthy, he or she must be in a state of complete physical, mental, social and spiritual well being that is absent of disease or infirmity according to World Health Organisation (WHO). But due to the pollution all around the world – air and environmental pollution, stress and life style most individual find it difficult to live in complete state of health. Though, human body has the ability to heal itself but these external forces like the environmental toxins, poor nutrition, and alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking and eating of processed foods cause damage to the body and cells degeneration. The nutrients (vitamins and minerals) that the body cells feed on to sustains millions of chemical reactions the body performs each day are not gotten in our diet in proper proportion.

Eating the proper diet daily that comprises the vital nutrients the cells need from fruits and vegetables will prevent us from having health challenges. But majority of people are not getting the minimal daily dietary nutritional requirement from the food we eat not to talk of eating five (5) serving daily requirement of fruits and vegetables. Over a short of time when these nutrients are lacking in our diet, the deficiencies that manifest from this lack will be falling of eye sight, hearing loss, joint pains, lack of energy and thousands of other ailments that medical science tells us as human being to accept with advance in age. While on the long time, these deficiencies will result into illness like cancer and heart disease.

In other to maintain a healthy life, there is need for every individual to inculcate the intake of dietary supplements daily. According to Dr. Daniel T Quigley, author of The National Malnutrition; ‘everyone who has in the past eaten processed sugar, white flour, or canned food has some deficiency problem, the extent of the problem depends on the percentage of such deficient food in the diet’. It is very difficult these days for people to get daily nutritional requirement – minerals and vitamins – for proper life development from the food we eat. Therefore, for us to live healthy life the way we want it and age gracefully, we have to supplement our diet with organic food supplements.

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