Tuesday, January 8, 2008
The Need for Vitamins
The question always comes up about the need to take additional supplements in the form of vitamins. We have to realize two things when considering taking vitamins, be it a multi-vitamin or a specific vitamin such as C, or B.
The first is that vitamins are expensive, and secondly, do you really need to take them?
Let me answer the second thought first. When trying to decide whether or not you need to take vitamins take a look at your pantry and refrigerator. Are you eating quality food? Does you refrigerator look like a flower shop, green, red and orange vegetables and fruits? Do you eat whole grain breads? Drink milk and water? Simply are you eating well enough to not need to take in additional supplements? Supplements are meant to replace what you do not have. If you can get it in your food, no need for vitamins.
Lastly, be careful not to flush good money down the drain buying vitamins and vitamin drinks when you could be planning good meals for yourself and your family, thereby saving money and increasing the quality of your lives.