It is a fact that vitamins have a very positive impact on our health and the lack of any vitamin in the body leads to loss of immunity and various diseases. Although we know a lot about vitamins and minerals, the often question is: is there a difference between natural vitamins from fresh ingredients and synthetic vitamins obtained in the laboratory? Theoretically, yes: they both have the same chemical composition and perform the same biological function. In practice, however, the organism easily absorbed vitamins from the fresh food, and furthermore the consumption of fruit and has a number of other advantages over synthetic vitamins.
Why Go Natural
Most supplements sold are made synthetically and have a small insignificant portion of the vitamins extracted form food. Vitamins aren’t just one chemical compound they are a mix of co-factors, co-enzymes and enzymes all necessary to keep you healthy. For example, synthetic vitamin C only has ascorbic acid unlike natural vitamin C which has a majority of components. The excess ascorbic acid is flushed out while your body breaks down its tissue to get the needed minerals. And every other vitamin has components that work together to keep your immune system working smoothly.
Each fruit is composed mostly of water. Since the human body is 70% water, it is clear how important it is for our health to consume sufficient amounts of liquid. Freshly squeezed juice and fresh fruit are one of the best sources of water for your body and this you cannot get from synthetic vitamins.
Fruits are rich in fibre, and this is something that you will not find in a pill, which is important for keeping your body healthy. Foods rich in fibre, like fruits, help your body avoid certain diseases, such as high blood pressure and diseases of the digestive tract. Most fruits speed up digestion and removal of excess fluid from the body.
Supplements and various vitamins may be too expensive. Of course there are fruits that are expensive, if not from your area, but you can always turn to domestic products, which are cheaper than tropical fruits and vitamin supplements. In addition, if you do not know what to buy as a gift to a friend who regularly eats fruit, I always go for an order of a gift hamper here in Sydney and they are usually very surprised.
Preserves the Environment
Production at the factory or laboratory of any kind leaves behind a negative effect on the environment. You don’t have that with the fruit – eating apples, grapes, pineapple does not set before us ethical and environmental concerns and it is known that trees are the lungs of our planet.
One or several tablets of vitamins can’t fill you up while with eating fruits, you will kill two birds with one stone. You have ingested enough vitamins for your body you won’t need additional meals and that way you can maintain your ideal weight. Try making one day a fruit only day to cleanse your body of the heavy foods you usually eat.
On the shelves of pharmacies you can find a large number of vitamin products from individual vitamins and minerals to complex multivitamin / multi-mineral mixture and blend of well embedded elements. Although physician recipe is not required for these preparations, you will need expert advice in order to choose the right product, as well as for proper dosing, but with the fruit you do not have to think about that. Synthetically produced vitamins tablets contain a high concentration of vitamins, but excessive use of vitamins and minerals is not advised because your body will need to work hard to get them out of your system.