The Standard American Diet (SAD) consists of processed foods, red meat, refined carbohydrates, food additives, soft drinks, and fried foods making Natural Supplements a necessity. It takes someone who is very determined, has a strong discipline, and a deep wallet to eat the right amount of vegetables and fruits everyday to get enough essential vitamins and minerals to ward off chronic disease. Natural Supplements can be the difference between good health and chronic diseases. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) along with several other partners have joined together to educate Americans on Nutrition. “The goal of the National 5 a Day for Better Health Program is to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables in the United States to 5 to 9 servings every day. In addition to this goal, the program seeks to inform Americans that eating fruits and vegetables can improve their health and reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases, including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and macular degeneration.” (National Cancer Institute)
“Approximately 70 percent of all adults and children in the U.S. do not eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables a day for good health.” (National Cancer Institute) Natural Supplements can bridge the gap of our fast paced society and good health by providing all of the vitamins and minerals normally obtained through eating fruits and vegetables. This is not to say that Natural Supplements should take the place of fruits and vegetables, but Natural Supplements can be a way to ensure that we get enough to sustain optimal health. Natural Supplements are formulated to give you 100 % of your USRDI (United States Required Daily Intake) of vitamins and minerals. Without Natural Supplements, a person must eat a wide variety (different colors mean different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) of fruits and vegetables daily to accomplish this and this can become quite cumbersome.
Natural Supplements should be easily assimilated by the body and should not contain unnecessary fillers. Also, be sure of where the product is being made and what standards are being followed.