In today’s quite fast moving world its all about saving time and convenience. We look for things to simplify our lives. With food, the old fashioned way of preparing meals in our own kitchen has become too time consuming for most people. Even buying fresh groceries on a frequent basis is not an option for many busy working people. It seems an better option to get groceries every other week or so which is only possible due to a load of preservatives in processed foods. Anything that us really fresh, such as fruits and veggies (preferably organic and locally grown) spoils rather quickly.
Consequently it is not a surprise that the majority of people lack vitamins in their diet. Those that are aware of their vitamin deficiency probably try to find alternative, convenient ways to get more vitamins – and here we are at the peak of Vitamin Supplementation. Just take a few pills every day and you get the full dose of vitamins which is recommended by certain associations. Is it really that easy?
Considering the still skyrocketing numbers of severe diseases and people getting sick constantly – I doubt it. And possibly these supplements even have severe side effects which might in the long run be more detrimental than beneficial to our health. In Germany scientist have recently announced that they no longer advise the intake of vitamin supplements over an extended period of time. There is still a lot of research to be done but it does not look to good for the supplement-industry. There are certainly some instances where it is good for you to take a supplement over a short period of time. But vitamin pills on a regular basis as a supplement for real vitamins from real food, this is something I consider a risky adventure.
Our health it the foundation for everything we want and will achieve in our lives, so it should be worthwhile for everyone to take the time to buy groceries and prepare your own meals! Your mind & body will thank you