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We live in a world where we want things, so that we want things
The vast majority of supplements and vitamins on the market are not only completely unnecessary, but they can also actually be harmful to your health. Not only is there no scientific evidence to support the claims of manufacturers, but some even contain ingredients that have been found to increase the risk of cancer and diabetes!
The reason for this is simple: most people don’t understand what their bodies really need. If you are someone who suffers from chronic pain or depression, then you might have been told by your doctor that it would be beneficial for you to take an anti-inflammatory supplement such as ibuprofen or aspirin. However, these types of medications have been shown time again in studies over many years (and even decades) leading up until today with no proof whatsoever that they actually do anything at all about helping people deal with any kind of illness whatsoever not even those who suffer.
You are the only person who can make yourself healthy.
Only you can truly make yourself healthy. No supplement or diet will ever be the perfect fix for your body—it’s all about your attitude. You have to eat right, exercise often and in a healthy way, and have the right mindset.
Any person can be as healthy as they want to be, no matter where they’re starting from. If you’re unhealthy now, start taking steps toward health today. It doesn’t matter how far you are from being healthy—you are still closer than if you don’t begin trying at all!
And remember that it takes time to get healthier, just like it takes time to get sicker. You won’t become the healthiest version of yourself overnight; it requires dedication and patience.
Many people lead busy lives and just don’t have time to eat properly
Many people feel they don’t have time to cook healthy meals. The reasons for this are many. You could work long hours, have a family that constantly needs your attention, or be attending graduate school. Your schedule might be filled with an endless stream of mandatory meetings, unpaid overtime and training sessions you’d rather not attend. Or you may just like watching Netflix until the wee hours of the morning and then spending all day in bed. In any case, when you don’t have time to cook healthy meals, it’s easy to fall into a rut relying on food delivery services or fast food restaurants, which means that the foods you consume are often relatively low-quality and unhealthy because they’re designed to appeal to as many people as possible and sit on shelves or in freezers for extended periods of time without spoiling or becoming dry and leathery.
Is your diet lacking in a specific nutrient?
With such an overwhelming variety of supplements on offer, it can be tempting to purchase and begin taking one simply because you feel like you need it. But in reality, the only reason you should take a supplement is if there is evidence that your diet is specifically lacking in a certain vitamin or mineral—and even then, only at the encouragement of your healthcare provider. Unless your doctor has told you that you have not been eating enough fruits or vegetables (or whatever else), don’t self-diagnose and use a supplement as a substitute for dietary intake. A well-rounded, diverse diet will offer all the nutrients you need over time; better to focus on improving your relationship with food than worrying about what’s missing from it.
Do you just want to be healthier but don’t want to eat more vegetables?
If you don’t want to eat more vegetables, but you still want to be healthier, then the only reason that should motivate you to take a supplement is because your doctor told you it’s medically necessary for a specific medical condition. Otherwise, go eat some vegetables.
Taking a supplement is only ever a good idea if it actually makes you healthier.
That’s it. No supplement can replace whole foods, and trying to use them to do so will only lead to frustration and substandard health. Supplements aren’t required in order to be healthy, though they can be helpful.
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