Supplements Are Hype
The American diet is generally poor. The average person is lacking in many essential minerals and vitamins such as calcium, potassium, folic acid, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin B12 and more. Many health stores lead you to believe that all you need to do is take a multivitamin or a supplement and you’ll be fine. But that is wrong! Avoid supplements!
A lot of claims made about certain supplements and multivitamins are based on observational studies. Observational studies are much cheaper to conduct and they don’t do a good job of linking an actual product and an actual dosage to the results that are being observed. For example, it was once believed that taking a high level of vitamin D would be healthy for your heart. But and in-depth clinical study was conducted and the opposite is true. Too much vitamin D is not good for your heart at all.
The same can be said about beta carotene. It was initially believed that beta carotene from carrots had great health benefits. And now it turns out if you take too much you can get really sick!
Dosage Matters And Nobody Knows For Sure How Much to Supplement!
Dosage is very important. You don’t need a whole lot of any given vitamin or mineral for your body to get what it needs. But if you take too much of any one thing, you risk making yourself sick. You even risk setting yourself up for cancer, a weakened heart, and a whole host of other health problems if you are ingesting too many vitamins and minerals.
Supplement and vitamin companies rely on the data that comes from observational studies to determine how much to put in their products. That means they really don’t know what is the correct dosage! They’re not even sure if the vitamins and minerals they put in those supplements are going to help you.
Avoid Supplements – Whole Foods are Better
Science is also beginning to learn that whole foods really do matter. You can’t just break down food into pieces and then take the pieces that you think are healthy and put them in a supplement and expect to get the same result as eating the whole food. It turns out that many of the pieces that we thought were inconsequential are actually very important at providing information to our bodies on how to digest and process nutrients. That means we have to eat the whole food in order for our body to utilize the nutrients in that food to the highest extent.
Here at Water for Life USA We advocate that each person not take supplements unless their doctor has told them that there is a particular nutrient that they just not getting from food that they need supplemented. We Advocate that you eat fresh vegetables and fruits, leafy green vegetables, red and orange bell peppers, whole milk, and fresh meats like fish. We also recommend that you eat at a ratio of 80% fruits, vegetables and grains to 20% protein.
It is also extremely important to stay hydrated throughout the day. If you are dehydrated, your body will not be able to break down the foods you eat very well. Hydration is also essential to detoxification. But you can’t just drink any water. Tap water or bottled water does not have any antioxidants in it at all. Only ionized water from a water ionizer, which is a home water filtration system that uses water electrolysis to replicate the Sun, has antioxidants in it.
So avoid supplements! Work on building a diet that is based on fresh, organic foods at the correct ratio and be sure to drink at least 8 oz of ionized water each hour. If you do this, your body will get all of the nutrients and minerals that it needs and you will live a long and healthy life.
To your health!