Why are nutrition supplements important?
Nutrition supplements are products that complete or enhance nutrition requirement and absorption. They play a major role in improving overall health by correcting various nutritional deficiencies. Here are a few important reasons to consider why supplements may be important for you:
Unhealthy eating: Due to our busy lifestyles we often look for easy or ready to eat foods that are nutrient deficient. When these kinds of foods get into our regular routine we gradually tend to get nutrient deficiencies in one or more nutrients
Soil Depletion: Improper farming practices rip the soil of essential nutrients. When plants are repeatedly grown on the same land, the soil loses its nutrients, and microbes faster than they can be replaced. Over time plants will have fewer nutrients to grow. Most modern farming techniques for fruits and vegetables focus on increasing the sugar content and not the nutrient value. Due to this reason, the most common fruits and vegetables are artificially high in fructose and lower in key nutrients. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Health, it is found that copper levels in the UK have dropped 90% in dairy, 76% in vegetables. Copper is an important nutrient that helps to regulate several pathways in the body, including energy production and brain function.
Fad diets: Most of us get inclined to various popular fad diets in order to get quick results. These popular diets largely lack key nutrients. Consuming a low-calorie diet definitely means a lesser total micronutrients. This sudden lack of nutrients disrupts body functioning and as humans, we are designed to consume large amounts of nutrient-dense calories to meet our body’s needs more to obtain the right amounts of nutrition.
Pesticide load: In order to improve the shelf life of vegetables and fruits they are treated with a liberal amount of pesticides. And these pesticides have a direct impact on key nutrient Polyphenols which have cancer reducing properties. And these pesticides when entering the body take decades to be flushed out of the body. Their stagnation in the body is hazardous and responsible for many chronic ailments
Toxin exposure: Toxins enter our body through mainly through air, water and food. With the increase in pollution in our surroundings and adulteration in the foods the scale of toxicity is enormous. And in order to detoxify our body needs nutritional supplementation as our bodies weren’t designed to get rid of these toxins using only nutrition from food.
Nutrient demands vary at every life stage: Nutrient requirements not only vary from individual to individual but also vary each life stage. Like in women, the nutrient demands are at its peak during pregnancy and post-pregnancy phases. Similarly growing children’s diet has to be supplemented with nutrients to get enough nourishment to support their growth. Supplementation also becomes equally important in the elderly as their metabolism reduces drastically and hence the absorption of nutrients.
Dealing with intolerance and allergens: Recently food allergies are becoming common in the urban population leading to restriction of major food groups like milk and staple foods like wheat leading to major nutrient deficiencies.
Take a glance into our NutraC, the Nutritional Food Supplements Store in Hyderabad and we will help you identify the right supplement for you to meet your nutrition demand.
About the Author:
Ashwini Sagar is a renowned diet and nutritional consultant. She has been in this field for more than a decade now. During all these years, she has developed brilliant expertise in this field and comes up with the best possible diet plans. She possesses the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information about dietary matters in an understandable form to individuals. She has a proven track record of successfully promoting healthy eating habits and suggesting diet modifications.
Ashwini is available of nutrition consultations at NutraC on prior appointments.