Why a Multivitamin is crucial to Health and Weight Loss.
Apr 13, 2019 | By: Melissa
Multivitamins. Love 'em or hate 'em doesn't really matter, because the fact of the matter is, we need them! Why? Let me ‘splain it to you Lucy. This applies both to overall health, and even more so when we are in the process of weight loss, so back row, pay attention!
Think about the foods you eat everyday... you are what you eat they say. And while it seems like medical advancements are constantly being made, fast food sales are increasing, and only 10% of Americans eat their recommended amounts of fruits and veggies... say whaaa? Yes I know. Really think about that statistic guys. Only TEN PERCENT of us are getting our recommended amounts of fruits and veggies, TEN. That means 90% of us are not getting the nutrition, the vitamins and the minerals our bodies need to function at their best, that's mind boggling! I think it's pretty safe to say for most of us, we are typically overfed and undernourished. And you’re sitting here thinking, well, not for me, I eat healthy Melissa! I feel you! But even if we are eating healthfully, sometimes certain nutritional elements can still be lacking. That’s where a multivitamin steps in as a clean up crew and ensures we are meeting our daily vitamin and mineral quota. The multivitamin is a great step towards nutritional balance.
Take a second to think about what fully meeting our nutritional needs could mean. Imagine about how amazing you could feel! Getting the correct nutrition can help with:
Depression & Irritability
I think many of us would be astounded at the difference a quality multivitamin would make in our lives. And when it comes to losing weight, a good multivitamin is even MORE important. Why? Because of our restrictive diets when trying to lose, we are definitely creating a gap in our nutrition. And while taking a multivitamin is definitely not a magic trick for losing weight, there is evidence suggesting that taking one can help burn more calories. How so? Absorbing the proper amounts of vitamins and minerals is vital for our metabolism to work properly. And most of us are familiar with the fact that a properly functioning metabolism is a necessity in order to lose weight. Why? Because it converts the food we eat into energy and if our food is not being properly metabolized into energy, it's being stored in our bodies, thus creating fat stores.
The reality is, though, that there are SO many that exist today, so where do we start? First we want to look for one that our bodies can absorb. Many are made with cheap formulas that are not bioavailable- meaning our body's are not absorbing the nutrients. Many also contain binders, lubricants and coating, adding to absorption issues on top of putting unwanted substances into our bodies. My favorite one I have found is Xfactor Plus. Here's why:
Formulated with vitamins and minerals that are in their most bioavailable forms
100% (or more) daily value of 19 essential vitamins & minerals
Contains high potency Vitamin B complex. Which plays an important role in metabolizing dietary carbohydrates, fats and proteins, thus giving our bodies sufficient energy.
Created with a microbiome activating complex (Helps your gut thrive- more about gut health coming soon!)
Made without binders & fillers.
Is non-gmo, gluten free and made without any common allergens
Hope this information was helpful and you find a great multivitamin to aid you in achieving your healthiest self! There will be more to come on Mom Health & Weight loss. Recipes, tips on meal planning, exercises, and overall health and wellness. For a support group to help meet your goals, join my facebook group here!