We all know that the best way to meet your nutritional requirements is through a healthy and balanced diet. However, it becomes much harder to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs when you are dieting. This unique daily multivitamin has been tailored to meet the needs of women who are maintaining a low calorie diet, avoiding certain food groups and taking part in increased physical exercise.
One of the most important vitamins for female dieters is calcium, which contributes to the maintenance of normal bones. A lack of calcium is one of the main causes of osteoporosis, a condition that causes the bones to become weak, fragile and more likely to break. Milk and dairy products are the best source of calcium but since most of us tend to go dairy-free when we are dieting, extra calcium is required to maintain good bone health.
Another food that dieters usually avoid is red meat, which makes it very difficult to achieve the full daily requirement of iron. Iron is an essential mineral that contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells. Some women can also be prone to anaemia and dieting only makes this worse, making iron an important part of every dieter’s vitamin plan.
In addition to avoiding certain high risk foods, nutritional deficiencies can just as easily arise from putting too much focus on healthier foods. For example, fruit and vegetables are not a particularly good source of zinc, which is required to maintain healthy hair, skin and nails. An increased consumption of fruit and vegetables, while likely to assist weight loss, may also result in a zinc deficiency, which can cause scaly skin, brittle nails and split ends.
Similarly, diets that are low in fat are also likely to be low in vitamin D, something that is vital to the proper functioning of the immune system. Since the most abundant source of vitamin D is sunlight, we have included 100% of the daily requirement to keep immunity levels high - especially during the cold, dark winter months.
In order to assist you on your weight loss journey, we have also included the full daily requirement of biotin. Also known as vitamin H, this important coenzyme helps to breakdown fats, carbohydrates and proteins from food.
An increase in physical activity will often take a lot out of a dieter, especially if they are also sticking to a low calorie diet. That is where B vitamins come in! Between them, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12 assist with energy release, mental performance and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. If you are deficient in any of these B vitamins you will not have the natural energy required to cope with the dreaded ‘dieting fatigue’ - something commonly experienced by dieters.
Each of us has the potential to make small lifestyle changes which can ultimately have a big impact on our futures. Whatever diet you are thinking about trying, Forza Multivitamins for Dieters can be taken to assist you on your journey.