When it comes to just about anything in life, it’s important to look at both the small and the big picture, right? Well, this is especially true when it comes to your most precious possession-your health.
Seriously though, unless you are on an extreme diet, which I don’t recommend, you are eating macronutrients (carbs, fats and proteins) daily. Your body needs these in some combination in every meal.
Micronutrients, on the other hand, are the nutrients we require throughout life in small quantities to conduct a huge range of physiological functions. How much of these we consume varies greatly from meal to meal. Here are some common micronutrients: iron, cobalt, chromium, copper, iodine, manganese, selenium, zinc and calcium. Micronutrients also include vitamins like A, B, C, D, E & K.
These days, due to a variety of unhealthy factors in the way we grow and process food, it’s harder and harder to get the right amounts of micronutrients in our diets and supplementation has become a necessity. Even if you’re living a super natural life and eating organic foods, you may still be lacking essential vitamins and minerals since micronutrient deficiencies affect the soil our food grows from too.
Here’s the kicker: Getting in the right quantities of micronutrients is crucial to anti-aging and can dramatically increase your metabolic rate and your insulin sensitivity. Taking in the right balance of these nutrients can have a noticeable impact on your mood, libido, skin quality, appearance, energy, physique, and your resilience in times of stress.
Micronutrient deficiency is also strongly linked to obesity. Our cells require a certain concentration of micronutrients to function optimally. Just like you can feel hungry by not eating enough macronutrients, your body can also feel starved when it’s lackingmicronutrients causing you to overeat and wonder why you’re still hungry all the time. Hint: Refined foods are severely lacking in micronutrients.
Imagine if a single multivitamin could help you burn more calories at rest and cause fat loss without any changes to your diet or how much you exercise. Well, that’s what can really happen if you supplement correctly; you’ll be helping your body to burn calories more efficiently by increasing your metabolic rate.
Unfortunately, simply taking a multivitamin and sticking to your same old diet won’t produce much in the way of results. The combination of the two is where the money is. A great place to start for anyone new to supplementation is here.
Once you’ve built a strong foundation of health and you’re convinced that supplementation (combined with a whole foods diet) is the path to optimal health, you may choose to optimize your supplementation with MMF the #1 in Micro nutrient supplement!