Can you out supplement a bad diet?

 April 6, 2021|  Dona Maria

It’s fairly common in today’s society to turn to supplements to maintain a healthy diet, after all, it’s an easy and quick fix for missed vitamins, minerals and macronutrients that you might not get from food. After all, sometimes it’s simply cheaper to buy a tablet or pill that covers all your vitamin and mineral needs than it is to buy the fruit and vegetable equivalent.
If, like most people, you buy bits and pieces from the fruit and veg section for the week and get a semi decent amount into your diet with the rest of your diet made up of healthy carbohydrates, some meats, and the odd treat then you’re doing fine, there is no problem with that.
The problem, however, comes when you start filling your shopping cart with a lot more processed foods, ignoring the fruit and veg and topping up on the vitamin and mineral pills. The back of the tub states just one of these pills will give you the recommended daily allowance of each individual vitamin and mineral, so surely, it’s all bases covered?
The long and short of it is: you cannot out supplement a bad diet.
You can, however make a good diet better with certain supplements.
Are you ready to take a supplement? If your diet is poor the answer is a resounding now. Whether you’re eating way over your calories with the majority coming from processed foods, or eating too little throughout the day and therefore the volume of healthy foods just isn’t there, or even eating at maintenance but the majority is from unhealthy sources and isn’t well balanced.
If, on the other hand you are eating a healthy diet and packing in those naturally occurring micronutrients and vitamins, then you are probably ready to start looking at supplements. Especially if you are an athlete looking to improve.
So what is the best supplement to help improve your diet?
There are literally hundreds of supplements you can buy, so this is no easy decision. The best thing to do is speak to a professional, they can take blood tests, assess your diet and have a look at the vitamins and minerals your body may be lacking. If you are an athlete looking to gain a competitive edge, whatever that may be, then Fuel-Up Supplements can offer you a range of high quality supplements to up your game in the gym.
Supplements can be a brilliant addition to an already healthy diet. They can plug gaps where you may have exhausted your diet or environmental and lifestyle factors play a part in making it difficult to get everything in. No matter how hard we try, our diets will never be perfect day in day out. Supplements can help us bridge the gap but should never be relied upon before a healthy diet.


 April 6, 2021 | Dona Maria
Dona Maria

About the Author

Dona Maria Mesmar is the Nutrition Manager for Kcal Brands. She develops nutrition and diet programs for athletes and provides them with one on one nutrition consultation to help them achieve their body composition goals. She is also a certified fitness instructor, published nutrition writer and has appeared numerous times on national live TV, where she has provided expert advice on nutrition and healthy eating.

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