Nutrition and supplements are two sides of the same coin when we strive for life extension. Our body receives all of its nutrients from our food, drinks and any supplements that we take. Will a natural, balanced diet provide us with enough nutrients, including vitamins, to maintain a healthy body that will give us life quality extension? Is it always necessary to take supplements of some kind, in some quantity?
Healthy Eating Plan
Life quality extension is one of our main concerns today and the amount and the quality of food and nutrients we put in our body has a direct effect on life extension. Wherever we turn, we find a wealth of information on healthy eating, starting from which nutrients are the most important and up to healthy cooking and where to buy the best ingredients. As each fad comes and goes, our knowledge accumulates and our awareness increases.
We know, beyond a doubt, that fresh fruit and vegetables give us vitamins and minerals vital for our body to work and equally vital to maintain a healthy body to ensure quality of life in later years. But are the fruit and vegetables that we buy from the grocery store on the corner as good as those bought in the Farmer’s Market or the organic vegetables at the health store? Here, again, we have many different opinions each based on research. Which pesticides are not harmful to us? Should we eat any pesticides at all? Are some of the leafy vegetables dangerous to eat if not sprayed with pesticides? There are many questions with many different answers, but the bottom line remains the same – fruit and vegetables are good for us and we should eat as much as we can.
Are Supplements Necessary?
In keeping with our healthy eating plan, research shows us that not all vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients are available only from the food that we eat. It is therefore necessary for us to take supplements in order to ensure a healthy body and to ensure life quality extension. But like our fruits and vegetables, how do we know if all supplements are equal? Can I buy Vitamin E off the shelf at the drugstore or are the brands in the health store of higher quality?
In this case, consulting with an expert will give us the answers we are looking for. We will be able to match the correct supplement to our needs, taking into consideration any prescription drugs we are taking or any food sensitivities we have. We can also consult with this expert on whether supplements are enough to overcome certain medical conditions or if prescription drugs given by a doctor are necessary.
The Best Supplements for Life Extension
We will always strive to find the best nutrients for our body and try to ensure quality of life in the present and life quality extension. But the million dollar question is – ‘What are the best supplements that we can take to ensure life extension?’ The answer is different for every person. As each of us has a different DNA, so the nutritious solution to maintaining a healthy body is different for each and every one of us.