Health/Fitness Lifestyle Personal Experience

Supplements vs. Nutrients

Every time I go on social media, I notice fitness influencers trying to endorse some kind of supplement or product. Mind you, these people are being paid to show you a product that might or might not work for you. Fitness companies are capitalizing on the fact that millennials are suddenly on a health kick, so they’re creating more and more supplements that are supposed to help people meet their goals.

However, have you ever wondered if supplements are even worth buying?

You should buy supplements if you’re unable to consume a certain food that’s needed for your diet. If you are always on the go and don’t get enough protein throughout the day, feel free to buy some whey protein powder.

Now let me ask you this… if you actually have time to sit down and eat your protein, why do you buy protein supplements? When do you decide how much protein is enough? Yes, your muscles need a sufficient amount of protein to grow, but if you’re eating more than enough, why do you need the supplement?

Nowadays you have supplements like fat-burners, pre-workout, BCAAs etc. Do you have any idea what those things do to body? Granted, you might be shredded on the outside but how are you underneath all that muscle?

I had a friend that used to take countless supplements on a daily basis. His supplements were the same ones must people consume to build muscle. Even though he looked great on the outside, his body felt off for some reason. He went to get checked out by a doctor who told him how his organism had been affected by his supplement use.

Now, I’m not saying that supplements are bad and worthless. What I am saying is that you have to be careful with which supplements you consume, in what amounts and for what purpose. Ask yourself whether or not you really need that supplement and if there’s a way to get it the natural way – by eating.

You see, food is the best supplement there is.

Mother nature has given us all the nutrients we’ll ever need for our body to function to the best of its ability.

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If you need additional help to meet your fitness goals, that’s fine. Purchase the supplements that you need instead of buying everything that’s recommended. Your body might react differently depending on what you put in it, so don’t take other people’s advice on how to take care of it.

XOXO,

Manuela

 

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