Proteins. Create cells and tissues involved in chemical reactions such as digestion or transportation of oxygen, allowing movement of the muscles and even have hormonal activity.
Fatty acids. Among them are the so-called omega 3 and 6, which prevent the formation of blood clots, help regulate blood pressure and lower triglyceride levels (type of fat that forms in the body), also increase the flexibility arteries and trigger the inflammatory process, which reduces the risk of arthritis, cancer, psoriasis, diabetes and disorders of the cells.
Although dietary supplements are a good alternative to improve the nutritional conditions, it is essential that the diet always contains the following food groups:
Cereals and legumes. They are the most important source of carbohydrates and proteins of plant origin.
What are facts?
Dietary supplements contain a variety of ingredients, which may be present as concentrates or extracts, and are supplied in capsules, tablets, pills, pills, granules, tablets, powders, liquids or injections. The elements commonly contain their formulations can be grouped as follows:
Vitamins. Micronutrients that allow the body perform their functions and stay healthy, which are essential for metabolism, development and growth of the body are normal.
They are classified into two groups: fat soluble (soluble: A, D, E, and K) and water soluble (hydrosoluble: B1, B2, B5, B6, B8, B9, B12 and C), there are other nutrients that Vitamins are considered by some specialists, however, called it the other sector in this way and recognized as B13, B15, B17, choline, PABA, T, P and U.
* A. It is responsible for protecting the skin, is involved in the visioning process and participates in the development of enzymes (substances that provide chemical changes) in liver and sex hormones.
* B1 (Thiamine). It is important for the proper functioning of the nervous system and brain, as well as to reduce the effects of a hangover or raw.
Dietary supplements are made up of one or more nutrients that are added to the diet to correct or prevent deficiencies of vitamins, minerals and proteins, helping in the recovery of the patient suffering an illness or has undergone surgery and to improve overall health.
Although the nutritional needs of human beings can be met by following a balanced diet, nutritional supplements are especially beneficial in the following circumstances:
* Malnutrition or deficiency of nutrients that is usually associated with diets low in vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats, changes in intestinal absorption process (ability to draw nutrients), chronic diarrhea and diseases such as cancer or AIDS.
Note that there are periods of life which are more prone to malnutrition, such as childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, lactation and age, the first being that you can leave severe sequelae, for example, decreased IQ, impaired learning and memory retention, poor muscle development and frequent infections. The latter represents one of the leading causes of death, because the nutrient deficiencies alter immune barriers that protect against the attack of germs.
How is your diet?
The foods you eat should be your main source of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. The vitamin and mineral supplements do not replace a good diet. However, some people can not maintain an adequate diet and need.
* If you do not eat meat, dairy or other animal foods, their diet may be deficient in vitamins D and B12, calcium, iron and zinc. Ask your doctor if you should receive a supplement.
* If it looks like you are always on a diet to lose weight, may have nutritional problems. When limiting calories, nutrition also limited. It is likely that people who have less than 1,200 calories per day are receiving all the nutrients they need from food.
Even if you’re trying to lose weight. Make sure your diet to meet their nutritional needs and talk to your doctor about a supplement.
* Avoid food groups? Doing so may have some vitamin deficiency. Is it possible to add these foods back into your diet?. For example, many people have problems when taking milk can drink lactose-free milk or take tablets to help digest dairy products.
But if you just can not take food from a specific group, ask your doctor about a supplement of multivitamins and minerals.
* Eating lots of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins is the key to good nutrition. Experts recommend eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables. If you can not do this, a supplement can help you replace missing nutrients.