It is a simple fact that your body needs vitamins and minerals to survive, and a lack of these vitamins and minerals leads to illness and disease.
The question isn’t 'Do I need vitamins and minerals every day?' (you absolutely do), but 'How will I get them into my body every day?' Our bodies need at least 13 vitamins and at least 16 minerals which are essential to our health, and that is a lot of nutrients.
You hear people saying a varied and healthy diet is the best way to support our mind and body, but why is this?
Your body needs a balanced diet in order to work properly. In order to empower our bodily functions with all the nutrients they need, we need to drink enough water and eat enough food from the following four food groups:
- Carbohydrates – primarily for energy
- Fats – help store energy in body
- Protein - help our body heal and repair itself
- Fibre – helps us digest our food