OK! I admit it. I am totally a picky eater. I do not eat vegetables with every meal and more often than not, I call my fruit smoothies my “fruit for the day.” While my palate may be happy, there’s a reason that there’s a recommended daily value of vitamins and minerals on the side of every food item in the grocery store. Our bodies NEED certain vitamins and minerals to stay healthy.
When I was younger, I ate my vegetables (but only because I HAD to) and took my Flintstones vitamins (never the orange ones – always pink or purple.) Now, while I do try to eat my fruits and veggies, I know I’m not eating as much as I should. I didn’t even realize the impact it was having on me until one of my friends suggested I supplement my diet with vitamins. Once I started taking vitamins, WOW!, did I notice a difference.
I have more energy.
I feel more alert.
And my skin cleared up. (Praise Him!)
I feel healthier and I look healthier. And it is noticeable enough for OTHER people to notice as well.
I didn’t even realize how much my body was missing important nutrients until I started taking vitamins to help supply them.
It honestly took me awhile to get used to taking vitamins. The biggest problem I had was simply remembering to take them. It would start out great with the vitamins in the cabinet, but sadly, as the days passed, the out-of-sight, out-of-mind effect would kick in and I’d start forgetting. The trick for me was to not put them in the cabinet at all. My vitamins and minerals are sitting proudly on the counter – little pills that glare at me with little vitamin eyes until I take my recommended daily dose.
While I’m still working on eating a more balanced diet, I’m glad to know that I can still get many of the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay healthy. Take a moment now to look at what you’re eating on a daily basis. Are you getting all the nutrients your body needs?
Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Nature Made and received promotional items to thank me for taking the time to participate. Vote for my entry at www.facebook.com/naturemade between 9/20/11 and noon (PT) 9/26/11. This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. This did not affect the outcome of this review.