It is often said that age that doesn’t matter and shouldn’t pose a problem when it comes to your free time activities and hobbies. At the same time, if you’ve been neglecting to take care of your body all these years, it will eventually show the warning signs. One of the first things that will happen is vitamin and mineral deficiency which often leads to excessive weight, something most people in this day and age have been battling for quite some time. You’re probably wondering how this is possible. Over the years vitamin D absorption reduces, as is the case with minerals like magnesium and iron. This also lowers your energy levels, weakens your immune system and slows down your metabolism. This is why many women feel too tired to work out and go about their daily routines. And when you’re feeling washed out, you often end up craving various stimuli like coffee and sugar which, of course, translates into weight gain.
So if you’re looking to do good for your body, make sure you provide your body with enough vitamins and minerals through your diet, as well as supplements. Why? There’s only one reason. You see, the foods we eat today aren’t what it once was, that is, the components are not as nutritious as they were say, a hundred or two hundred years ago. We keep including more and more processed and canned foods on our menus, foods that are known to lose far too many vitamins and minerals in the handling process. It comes as no surprise that even younger generations experience vitamin and/or mineral deficiency problems.
On the other hand, when you reach the middle age you start noticing your body doesn’t function as it once did. Taking into consideration everything we mentioned so far, in addition to poor food quality leading to low absorption, it’s no wonder this more often than not leads to vitamin and/or mineral deficiency, even health deterioration or disease. The first symptoms that tell you something is up are fatigue, poor immune system, memory loss and irritability. As for your physical appearance, your skin will start losing its glow, your hair will fall out, and your nails will split and become brittle. And although all micronutrients are equally important, for middle-aged women calcium is the key mineral. I’ll explain why.
With the decrease of estrogen in your body, the absorption of calcium reduces significantly which slowly but surely leads to lower bone mineral density, i.e. osteoporosis. Other downsides include tooth decay and gum problems which occur as a result of mineral and vitamin deficiency such as iron, vitamin B 12 and vitamin C. I take it you’re not a fan of periodontitis? In that case, make sure you use dietary supplements. So, with the right diet, and by this I mean the inclusion of vitamin B-complex and bringing processed food intake down to a minimum, you’ll realize your age is just a number and you’ll stay healthy no matter your age.
Translation: A. Slišković