What’s the most common sight in office post lunch? People running towards the coffee machine or asking each other for something sweet to eat.
Reason- Nutrient deprivation. When your body is deprived of nutrients, you start getting calls from the coffee machine (read: feel sluggish). Tiredness, insomnia, PMS, mood swings, lethargy, saddlebags & constant battles to lose weight are directly related to nutrient deficiency.
Do you know that our daily requirement of nutrients & minerals is not fulfilled by fruits & vegetables? There are various reasons for the same- processing, foreign grown produce, current farming methods to state a few. And hence, it is important to incorporate some health supplements in your diet.
Following are 2 supplements that I consume on a regular basis:
Multivitamins should be taken with breakfast as the body takes time to absorb them.
Rujuta Diwekar recommends that one should take Ca tablets of 1000 milligrams a day for optimum health. Here’s my supplement: bit.ly/CalciumCitrate. Always choose Calcium citrate/lactate over carbonate/phosphate as the former as easily absorbed by our bodies.
It is best to take supplements along with a meal as they are absorbed much better by the body along with a meal.
Why wait for a fracture to start taking calcium? Or a heart attack to start multivitamins? Make these supplements a part of your lifestyle and I’m sure you’ll see a lot of improvement in your health.
I generally get my multivitamins and iron tablets from stores, and I buy calcium supplements online. You can check out the top nutritional supplement brands on Healthkart. I will be reviewing some of the products in the following blog posts.
If you have questions, feel free to post them in the comments section.