vinyl siding installation concrete siding lincolnshire hardie board siding wheaton vinyl siding cost lake villa painting aluminum siding skokie .. Chicago Drug testing

On A Diet? Ensure You Get Enough Nutritional Supplements For Your Good Health

There is never any absolute certainty about what the nutritional requirements are for the human body of a certain age, size and gender. Scientific research on the subject takes a long time, and results are often not that clear. But, at least scientific research into the subject of vitamins, minerals and other nutritional requirements is being undertaken seriously, and taken seriously by governments.

That was not always so; at least, if it was, it never reached through to the medical profession at the sharp end. I took an interest in diet and health in the late 1970s and 1980's and have had a personal interest since. My reason then was firstly because of my own severe, and crippling, arthritic problem, and in the later 1980's because of my son's food allergies, or intolerances. Doctors in that era generally dismissed any link between health and diet as nonsense, and were even more dismissive of such things as allergy as a cause of any behavioural changes in a child.

The difficulties we had then caused me to do a lot of reading on the subject of diet and health, and nutritional requirements. I started taking a multi vitamin and mineral supplement at a time when doctors were very dismissive, and I have done so ever since. At least, in public they were dismissive; but I wonder how many were taking such supplements themselves? They must have known the evidence was mounting up even then.

These days, though, doctors are a bit more aware of the links between diet and health, and the possible benefits of some nutritional supplements. Much of their information is disseminated from central governments, and all we can do is judge our own nutritional requirements based on the latest research. We do so, though, in the knowledge that recommended daily allowances (RDA's) can change at any time with later research.

People who are on a diet and trying to lose weight need to be especially careful about nutritional needs. There is not much point losing weight to prevent one health problem, only to cause another by being nutritionally deficient elsewhere. If you are dieting, the chances are that if you are following any restrictive diet plan, you may be missing some important vitamins or minerals. Any diet that heavily emphasizes one food group while completely restricting others is, by nature, lacking in some essential nutrients.

A common conception of dieting is that, when we feed our bodies less calories than it needs, it will begin to take nutrition from the fat that it has stored. While that is true, it is a basic fallacy that your body can derive all the fuel it needs that way. Part of the problem with that assumption is that there are many nutrients your body simply cannot store. The body uses what it needs, and excretes the rest. The nutrients which cannot be stored need to be consumed daily in one way or another, and if your diet doesn't allow for that, your body will show the effects.

If you are on a diet that severely restricts your intake of any particular food or food group, you may benefit from adding a nutritional supplement to your daily menu. In fact, many doctors recommend that dieters take, at the very least, a complete, high-quality multivitamin to make up for any deficiencies caused by the restrictions. Other supplementation might be recommended depending on which diet you follow.

Below are some specific suggestions based on particular diets, for you to discuss with a nutritionist or dietician before you go too far with your diet:

Supplements For Any Diet

A full-spectrum multivitamin should be part of your daily routine no matter what you're eating or not eating. It will help even out the ups and downs of your diet, and supply some valuable nutrients that are difficult to get.

It is also important to remember the sun as your source of vitamin D, which is not derived from any food source. While doctors often say that as little as 20 minutes of full sun per day can supply your daily requirement of vitamin D, they also caution that it depends on your climate and geographical location. So, local advice is very helpful here.

Supplements For A Low-Carbohydrate & High Protein Diet

If you are on a low carb diet, antioxidant vitamins found in vegetables are particularly important. Scientists are learning more and more about how important it is that our diets contain a full spectrum of vitamins, proteins, minerals and acids. If your diet cuts out most grains and vegetables, you should be replacing the lost nutrients with supplementary vitamin A, C, B (all the B's), E and K. You should also supplement your intake of folic acid, and if you're not getting a significant amount of your protein from fish products, you'll need omega 3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, shellfish and flaxseed oil.

Always bear in mind that the best diet is one that gives you a balance of nutrients, and that supplements should be exactly that - a supplement to your daily nutritional intake through food and liquid. And, be sure you discuss this with your doctor, nutritionist or dietician.

This weight loss supplementation article was written by Roy Thomsitt, owner and part author of the Routes To Self Improvement website.

In The News:

Healthy Diet Answers: Want Fries With That Mister ?

Yes, my healthy diet has at times suffered at the... Read More

Weight Loss, Exercise, and Bodybuilding Tips ? Keeping Your Body-Fat Low: Part 5 of 10

Have you ever seen an overweight rock climber or yoga... Read More

Exercise: Essential

The only absolute truth in the area of exercise and... Read More

Weight Loss - A Complex Issue - Learn More

Please feel free to comment, to provide good information and... Read More

Pediatric Obesity: A Look at the Epidemic

Obesity in America is at an epidemic level. It is... Read More

How To Avoid Common Diet Scams

As our country gains weight at an alarming rate, we... Read More

Youll Need Total Will Power To Undergo Weight Loss

How much will power does it take in order to... Read More

Holidaze

It's the travel time, meaning hours spent sedentary. It prepares... Read More

Weight Loss Doesnt Work

Your brain has this really interesting system that is kind... Read More

How To Lose Weight Without Having To Starve Yourself

I am somebody who has had an ongoing battle with... Read More

Japanese Weight Loss Secret

Recently, I read an article from Japanese magazine that by... Read More

Can You Still Buy Ephedra?

With millions of people aiming for successful weight loss, many... Read More

Motivation and Dieting - Whats the Missing Link?

If you are like everyone else who has hit rock... Read More

Of Super Mice and Supermen- and the Magic Apples of Avalon

Recently, a Japanese study showed dramatic results of organ fat... Read More

Atkins Diet Plan ? What?s it All About?

A typical breakfast consists of 3 or 4 strips of... Read More

Weight Loss Tips, Tricks, And Tactics - Part 2

I personal lost 60 pounds in 2003. Here are some... Read More

A Revolutionary Product Called Hoodia Part 2

The rediscovery of the wealth of the wonder drug Hoodia... Read More

Results Not Typical

I had 14 weight/health-oriented newsletters in my inbox this morning.... Read More

Ultimate Weight loss: Ephedra is it Good or Bad?

I have had some e-mails come in and everyone is... Read More

Weight-loss Tip: Add Extra Calcium to a Low-Fat Diet

Got milk? New research suggests you should if you want... Read More

Pizza, French Fries, Beer and Other Diet Foods

Now this is the real American Dream! I'm here to... Read More

A Startling Fact About Losing Dangerous Belly Fat -- Without Exercise

The story broke in the international press on October 4th,... Read More

Walking for Fat Loss?

With obesity and disease increasing dramatically, many fitness experts are... Read More

Weight Loss With Ionamin: Gentle Plan, Mighty Results

You know you have will-power. You can change a diaper... Read More

Learning How to Become a Good Loser

The Quest to Reach Your Ideal WeightIt was late in... Read More

efficient street lamps led wallpack Pete's produce ..
efficient street lamps led wallpack Pete's produce ..