SUPPLEMENTS; healthy or not?….functions of food/dietary supplements….


Food/dietary supplements, as the name implies are substances that are taken along side food to obtain a complete and well rounded nutrition. According to “dictionary.com” a supplement is; something added to complete a thing, supply a deficiency, or reinforce or extend a whole. Let’s look at the word “complete” as it’s used in the definition above and let’s replace “thing” with “food”. We talk a lot about balanced diet and a lot of us try to have balanced diet everyday. Now what is balanced diet? It’s a diet that contains all the necessary nutrients, required for healthy growth and development, in their correct proportions. When cooking our meals, some of the nutritions in them die. Also, because of our busy schedule we are not able to eat properly or ensure that we have a balanced diet and that’s where food/dietary supplements come in. Like we can see in the definition above; a supplement is something that completes a thing. Food/dietary supplements in this case are taken alongside your food to ensure that you get the recommended daily value of each nutrient.

Let’s look at the second phrase; “supply a deficiency”. Better put “a supplement is something added to supply a deficiency”. This means that when you have a deficiency of any of the essential nutrients, food supplements help to cure that deficiency. For example let’s take a look at “vitamin C deficiency” when we have a shortage of vitamin C in our system we make use of vitamin C supplements. In this case we are taking the vitamin C supplement not just to make sure we get the recommended daily value but to treat a deficiency. So food/dietary supplements are taken to treat deficiencies.

Lastly let’s look at the last phrase; “reinforce or extend a whole”. Rephrased; a supplement is something added to reinforce or extend a thing. Food/dietary supplements are referred to in this sense when we use them as body building or weightloss supplements. Body building supplements are food/dietary supplements commonly used by body builders and athletes to replace meals, enhance weight gain (lean muscle mass), promote weightloss or improve athletic performance.

With the above statements we know what food/dietary supplements are and their functions, now we can answer the question; are food/dietary supplements healthy? Based on our analysis you will notice that they are indeed healthy. They are like a form of insurance policy that insure you against deficiencies and diseases that occur as a result of improper diet. In conclusion food/dietary supplements should be a stable in everybody’s diet.

*Pls note that in body building there are two types of supplements; food/dietary supplements and the one we refer to as “drugs”. The food/dietary supplements are the healthy ones while the “drugs” are the unhealthy ones. There will be subsequent articles in the future to explain this further.

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EVENT: MR IDEAL NIGERIA 2012; who will win the Mr Body Perfect 2012 award? Brace yourselves as you feed your eyes with the pictures of 37 of Nigeria’s sexiest men.

I consider it an honor to blog about this pageant because of what the pageant stands for and what it has achieved in such a short time. Though the article is coming rather late, considering the fact that the grand finale is coming up on Saturday, I just feel I have to write something about this pageant because to me there is no other pageant more worthy to be written about than this pageant, at this time. I can say a lot about this pageant considering the fact that it is a very popular pageant and I (kaycee) won its fitness award last year. The pageant has produced four CEOs in two years and is hoping to produce more this year. To learn more about the pageant visit; http://www.mridealnigeria.com

As a fitness blogger my main focus is on one thing and one thing alone; the fitness award (Mr Body Perfect). The fitness award (Mr Body Perfect), aside from the overall award (Mr Ideal Nigeria), is regarded as the most sorted for and most valued award. The reason for this is that, past winners of this award have been regarded as fitness icons in Nigeria and the pageant has done a lot in helping them get to their present status.

To win the award you are required to have a well-rounded physique and muscle definition. A professional bodybuilder probably won’t win the award because they tend to be too big and scary. A sexy and well-built body (from head to toe) is what the pageant is looking out for when it comes to who wins this award. After all said and done the question on my mind and the minds of most fans of the pageant is; who is going to be ‘MR BODY PERFECT 2012? Well keep your fingers crossed as we peruse the pictures of the sexiest men in Nigeria. Here are your contestants, (hover your cursor over the pictures to see which states they represent) enjoy….There you have it! your 37 contestants. Before y’all start leaving your comments on who y’all think should be the winner of this prestigious award (Mr Body Perfect 2012), let me give you a list of five people I think are eligible to win the award. In no particular other, they are representatives of;

*EBONYI
*ABUJA
*DELTA
*BENUE
*ADAMAWA

Look out for these guys. If at the grand finale they look the same way or even better than they look in the pictures above, then one of them is going to be decorated with the MR BODY PERFECT 2012 sash on Saturday. Watch out!!!

Please leave your predictions and comments in the comment area below…..

Don’t forget to come support your favorite contestants at the MR IDEAL NIGERIA grand finale on this saturday the 9th of June

Venue; SPICERY HO TEL, Oniru estate, lekki lagos.
Time; 5PM.

Let the predictions begin……