Yvonne Hendricks, CFN, CPT
Did You Take Your Vitamins Today?
By Yvonne Hendricks
Aren’t there vegetables that I can eat without taking the actual vitamin? Yes, there are vegetables that contain the vitamins and minerals
but you need to make a conscious effort in becoming more aware of them and more inclined to stock them in your refrigerator regularly.
If you’re a man with an average height of 5 foot 10 inches and weigh 154 pounds, did you know that your body requires a total amount
of 2600 calories daily, accumulative of several important vitamins and minerals with some as being 390 grams of carbohydrates, 56 grams of
protein, 87 grams of fat, 800 milligrams of calcium, 350 milligrams of magnesium, 60 milligrams of Vitamin C? Not to mention all of the
others, but are you getting this each and every single day? If you don’t know if you are, that’s why a daily multi-vitamin is extremely
helpful to ensure yourself that you are not being deprived of the balanced nutrition to sustain a fully charged day as a man.
*One of the most-complete multi-vitamins you can consider for your masculinity is distributed by GNC stores called Mega Men. This is a
time-released premium multi-vitamin with 41 dietary vitamins and minerals. It is also an antioxidant which helps fight any damaged cells. It
retails for approximately, $39.99 USA for 180 tablets and it has some of the following incredible benefits for you as a man:
Saw palmetto, which maintains your prostrate health
Korean Ginseng, for energy
Luten, for bright eyes
Zinc, 25mg which supports good prostrate and reproductive health, as well as supports your immune system
B Vitamins which help turn food into energy
Vitamin E which assists as a anti-aging function
A General Supplement Program is important before you jump into anything and there are suggested Daily Nutrient dosages as found in
the table below:
Source: Vitamins for Dummies by Christopher Hobbs and Elson Haas, approx. $19.99 USA
There are a variety of wonderful nutritional books that you can source at the bookstores or online. However, I recommend the following
five for men, a) since they read with the man metabolism in mind, b), since they reveal simple, concise, edited and direct versions of what
makes sense to ideal situations of life.
1) The Business Plan For The Body by Jim Karas, retailing approximately $15.00 USA. This reference provides a strong crunch on the
numbers for successful weight loss. It also manages your metabolism by suggesting to eat the right way. It reads with a strong sense of
business semantics. He provides a simple formula similar to a natural business plan:
Revenue - Expenses = Profit
Calories In - Calories Out = Your Body Weight
2) The Nutrition Facts Desk Reference Second Edition, retailing approximately $24.95 USA. This is the single most comprehensive
source of nutritional data for food products. You can reference this for most of the everyday types of foods from A-Z.
3) The Food Revolution by John Robbins, who is the author of diet for a New America and how your diet can save your life and the
world. This text really provides insight on the food chain, survival of the fittest with more of a scientific approach.
4) Gary Null’s Ultimate Lifetime Diet is one of my favorites mainly because I had the pleasure of meeting Gary Null back in the late
eighties when he spoke at a Life Expo in California. Gary introduces a revolutionary, all-natural program for losing weight, along with
sharing recipes that are easy to prepare but most importantly, he stresses the benefits of breathing correctly when exercising or doing any
5) And the last one I also recommend is entitled Fit For Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond and retails approximately for $7.99 USA.
This book changed my life when I was given a copy as a gift from a friend back in 1987. It focuses on feeding your body more natural
sugars through fruit and other nutrition verses processed foods.
Congratulations! If you’ve read up to this point you are obviously interested in getting more in control of your life and maintaining your
health at the optimum level. By developing healthy forming habits, you can maintain a healthy body today, tomorrow, and the rest of
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