Many adults today are not able to get their complete nutritional needs from their daily diet for a variety of reasons. Even healthy choices of foods are prepared and consumed daily, it does not necessarily mean that the optimum nutritional intake if achieved.
This may be due to the fact that some farming and preserving methods and even cooking or preparation methods contribute to the negative effects on the integrity of the natural food product itself, therefore by the time it is ready for consumption some of most of the original content value has been lost.
Lifestyles also affect the nutritional body’s needs, thus only after taking into account all these various factors should the ideal supplement choice be made.
Ideally the daily diet should contain all the food groups: fruits, vegetable , nut and grain sources, meat and protein sources and legumes. At times it seems almost impossible to create a balanced diet with all these groups included daily.
Deciding to take vitamins as a substitute for proper food intake is also not the best plan, as this is definitely not adequate for the body’s daily needs.
All adults should have the following vitamins included in their daily diet plans:
Vitamin A – for daily cell reproduction and optimum immunity to fight diseases. This is also needed for the formation of some hormones, helps in vision and bone growth, to maintain healthy skin, hair and mucous membranes.
Vitamin B – this is for production and maintainance of your energy level, conversion of carbs into energy sources, optimum functioning of heart muscle and nervous system.
Vitamin B2 – important for body growth and reproduction capabilities, along with red cell growth and also releasing energy from carbohydrates.