Essential Vitamins and Minerals in Weight Loss Diets

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Essential vitamins and minerals in weight loss diets are important as Any weight loss diet is basically lowering daily caloric consumption (generally less than 1500 kcal / day), limiting or banning certain foods and, not infrequently, diet limited to a single food (cabbage soup diet regime high protein, for example) for shorter or longer time. An immediate consequence may be a reduction in mineralo-vitamin intake as calorie diets do not always provide these nutrients in adequate quantity needs.

Especially, we face a situation of this kind, the more modern diet is usually refined, containing, for example, hulled grain derivatives, vegetables and fruits subjected to prolonged heat treatment and so on, so foods that have been significantly poor in nutrients. One solution to prevent vitamin deficiency can be installed dietary supplementation with a pharmaceutical product (synthesis) in everyday language supplement.

What are vitamins and minerals that should be supplemented during of following a weight loss diet?

Supplementation is especially important to water soluble vitamins (vitamin A C, part of the B group, vitamin PP) for which the body does not make reservations and can not synthesize (hence the name of essential vitamins) being dependent on food intake, especially in winter when food sources are more limited. Special attention should be paid and minerals (calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, etc..) Whose level is also dependent on diet. For example, by taking fruits and vegetables in the diet may develop signs of deficiency of vitamin C and beta-carotene (antioxidant) effects of carbohydrates on levels of vitamins B and E (found in grains, vegetables, fruit – source fiber body) that cause severe constipation and that over time can lead to diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome etc. A diet low in dairy, if followed for a longer period may induce the appearance deficiency of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D, especially in winter when sunlight exposure decreases.

How to choose the right product?

It is recommended to use a supplement that contains many multivitamins and minerals;
Intake of vitamins and minerals should be as close to the recommended daily dose in terms of each nutrient. Here are some examples:
Vitamin A – the daily requirement varies between 1.3 and 1.5 mg/day in adults;
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) – the daily requirement ranges between 70 and 75 mg/day;
Vitamin D – the daily requirement is 100 IU / day for adults;
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – daily requirement is between 1.1 and 1.5 mg/day for adults;
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – daily needs between 1.8 and 3 mg/day in adults;
Folic acid – the daily requirement varies between 0.5 and 1 mg/day.
Signs and/or symptoms mineralo-vitamin deficiency compel conduct a medical examination to determine the cause and proper treatment.

So pay attention to the vitamins in your diet, especially in weight loss diets. When you want to follow a certain procedure must ask specialist advice and inform us of the risks which rigorously obeyed. Include all vitamins in ideal proportions of each person is the only method of eating right and losing unwanted pounds in a healthy way.

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