Today, food has lost its nutritional value, all thanks to increased use of pesticides, insecticides and other chemicals. And this chaos has given scope for supplements to grow their market share, as they fulfill the nutritional needs that the regular food fails to provide. Sunny Arora, nutrition expert and director of Fitzup feels, “It is difficult to separate the fact from fiction, as we have plenty of information to read and implement, without knowing which one to follow.” He has gathered top myths and realities associated with supplements that might drive you towards a healthy lifestyle. Read below…
Myth: Supplement is a medicine
Reality: Medicine is a drug that is used to cure or prevent a disease. Hence, supplements can never be considered as a medicine. Supplements are made to enhance your health by incorporating them into your diet, to fill in the nutritional gap that the eating habit fails to fulfill.
Myth: Everyone can get all the nutrients they need from supplements alone
Reality: Food and exercise play a major role in achieving a fit and healthy body. If you think supplements can alone help you to get the desired body, you are highly mistaken. Hence, following a healthy diet plan and exercising regularly should be the top priority.
Myth: Dietary supplements show the same benefits for everyone
Reality: Benefits from supplements can depend on various factors like quality, quantity, timing, and mode of consumption. Other than this, it also depends on the ability of a person’s body to absorb the nutrients and hence, the results differ from person to person. The supplements that are recommended are according to the body type and appetite in order to get the best results.
Myth: Supplements have steroids mixed in them
Reality: Steroids are used as a medicine (only if suggested by doctors) in order to prevent muscle deficiency in the extreme case of an accident. Whereas, supplements are used to complement the nutritional efficiencies of food.
Myth: Only Whey Protein helps in building muscles
Reality: There are different proteins available for various body types. Whey protein is known to be great for the human body, but there are other proteins which are more beneficial than whey. For example, Plant Protein, it is extremely beneficial and easy to digest for the human body. It is best for the people who are lactose intolerant as it is a natural source of protein without any allergy based content.