A research study conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that only 5.5% of Australian adults had an adequate daily intake of fruit and vegetables. This is a problem especially for young adults as only 3.4% of persons aged 25-34 years were meeting the government’s dietary guidelines.
These figures are worrying when we know that people who do not follow a balanced diet, including eating sufficient fruit and vegetables, are at greater risk of developing long-term health conditions including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
We all know what’s good for us: more exercise, less stress and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and plenty of water. Our bodies thrive when given proper nutrition, especially one that focuses on vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins and minerals play a vital role in the human body and are required for virtually every bodily function that occurs. The problem, however, is that most vitamin supplements are made from synthetic isolates created in a laboratory and often contain additives, fillers and artificial colors.
That’s why it’s important for us to know the difference between natural supplements made from whole foods and synthetic supplements.