The need for dietary supplements has been fueled by nutrient deficient diets and unhealthy eating habits.
While vitamins and minerals are essential to keep fit and prevent illnesses, you shouldn’t pop every supplement you read about. Here are five essential dietary supplements you can consume every day to stay fit.
Multivitamins contain 10 essential vitamins (A, D, E, C, K) and minerals such as zinc and potassium. A multivitamin protects your heart, thyroid, brain and lungs, and improves immunity and guards you against chronic illnesses.
In the event of a calcium deficiency, your body utilizes this mineral from the bones, which makes them weak and fragile.
When combined with magnesium, calcium keeps your bones healthy and builds strong teeth and muscles. Magnesium is also important for hormone regulation, cell regeneration, and heart function.
3Fish Oil or Omega-3 Fatty Acids
These essential fatty acids are imperative to build cell membranes. They also boost the brain, keep the heart and arteries healthy, fight wrinkles and lubricate the joints.
The body does not naturally produce Omega-3, so you need to get it from your diet. However, very few foods (fish and flaxseeds) contain significant amounts of Omega-3, which is why you must take this supplement.
The friendly bacteria in your gut can play a vital role in immunity and cognitive functions, as well as aid weight loss and maintain vitamin D levels. Have a daily cup of probiotic foods such as yogurt, kimchi and kefir to promote these good bacteria.
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Updated July 19, 2018