Vitamins and minerals are organic compounds that are required by the body in minute amounts to support growth and health. Vitamins and minerals themselves are not used as energy or building blocks but are essential in helping the body use those nutrients that do. Most vitamins and minerals are provided in the foods that we eat. However, if you have been diagnosed by a physician with a specific vitamin or mineral deficiency you should follow the advice of your doctor. Also, If you have difficulty maintaining a healthy balanced diet then a multivitamin supplement with minerals may provide those components not acquired through your diet.
There is no magic bullet to proper nutrition. No one food or food group is the answer to good health, fitness and longevity. The key to optimal health and fitness is a moderate and balanced diet with fresh foods that are nutrient rich combined with an exercise program that will allow your body to utilize these nutrients for their maximum benefit.
La Jolla Sports Club has a nutritionist on staff that has a B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition. Make an appointment today to set up an initial assessment. Meal plans will be provided based on current nutrient deficits and personal needs. Constant contact and follow-ups will be provided to help all clients stay on track. Other services are provided as well such as trips to the grocery store, educational seminars, and weekly consultations.