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Don't waste money on vitamins and supplements, eat better food instead

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

Simple Truth:  If you eat a balanced diet, you don't need bottles of vitamins and supplements.

I'm not writing something you haven't already read..... getting the right amounts of vitamins, minerals, proteins and good carbs in a regular diet eliminates the need for pills, powders or those gosh-awful chewables.  Besides, your body is smart.  It flushes the excess intake of vitamins and supplements anyway (the water soluable ones).  Think about it logically, it makes no sense to virtually flush money spent on vitamins and supplements down the toilet.   If you are the taker of vitamins and supplements, you know what I'm talking about, look before you flush.  If it's yellow, your intake of whatever supplement is too high, your body is getting rid of it.

Replace those pills, powders and/or chewables with better food.  Enjoy the intake of vitamins and minerals with the real thing - FOOD!  You'll save money to boot!

Even if you have a condition you are trying to treat, look for foods that help out with that issue, rather than rely on a costly supplement.

Glucosamine is a typical example.  Marketed to manage joint pain, the manufacturers of the supplement largely target what group of people?  You guessed it, people suffering from arthritis.  The U.S. glucosamine market is expected to reach beyond $227 million in sales by 2022, according to a report by Grand View Research, Inc.  That's a lot of $8 - $25 bottles of supplement, depending on the brand.

I used to buy the stuff myself, I am an arthritis sufferer.  But instead of researching food and the treatment of arthritis, I went with the trend in 'managing' arthritis pain.  It was the 'easy' thing to do.

BroccoliAfter a period of time and tired of shelling out money for a bottle of pills I didn't want to take and not truly satisfied with what those pills were or weren't doing for me, I finally took the time to do some homework.    By increasing my intake of certain foods, establishing a regular exercise routine and simply drinking more water, I started feeling much better.  The glucosamine went into the trash can, there was no need for it and truthfully, never was.

The change in my routine, eating more broccoli, cabbage, fish, garlic and any fruit/veggie with vitamin C helped reduce my arthritis pain, along with exercise and drinking more water.  I put the money I was spending on glucosamine into the grocery budget.  And seeing the success in eliminating that supplement, I no longer buy multi-vitamins either.  There's no need for them!

Eating/enjoying a bowl of quality cereal with a 1/2 cup of berries is better for you than a multi-vitamin or some supplement.   And here's kind of a 'gross' fun fact:  Eating too much cereal and berries can make you pee yellow too.

Spend Wisely My Friends.....

 

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