If you don’t eat a good amount of fruits and vegetables each day, then chances are you won’t be getting enough of all the vitamins, minerals, trace elements and phytonutrients that your body needs to maintain optimum health.
A normal sedentary person should be eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. But athletes, bodybuilders, and anyone else who trains hard on a regular basis, will need more – around 7–10 servings per day. Yet very few people manage to get anywhere near this amount.
So, to make up for the shortfall, many people take a multivitamin supplement. But the problem with most multivitamins is that they are made from isolated and/or synthetic vitamins and minerals that have been produced in a lab. And these do not provide anything like the benefits you will get from consuming real whole food nutrients, as in many cases, the body cannot absorb and utilize them very well. Continue Reading →