The Fit Life

Posted on: March 15, 2019

If I close my eyes I can still hear my mom calling out from the kitchen . . . “Did you take your vitamin?”  I used to hate taking vitamins as a child.  Even though my mom would get the classic chewable Flintstone’s vitamins for us as kids, I never liked them nor did I find them “yummy”.  I enjoyed them being shaped in the cartoon characters and the different colours.  I think this may have distracted me from the taste but once the excitement of these cartoon shaped vitamins wore off I realized I actually hated the taste.  I remember refusing to eat any flavour except for the orange ones because in my head it was the only flavour that didn’t taste as bad.  Afterwards, for years I didn’t take vitamins and never gave them any importance.  As an adult I’ve realized that they are important in order to maintain a healthy body.  Some argue that if you eat a variety of fruits and veggies, lean protein and whole grains, then you won’t have the need for any vitamins.  Let’s be honest though, no matter how good our intentions are it is very difficult to always eat clean and make sure we are eating a large enough portion size to meet the daily recommended value for every vitamin and nutrient.  To me vitamins are like an insurance policy.  It’s an inexpensive way to proactively safeguard your body against the expected wear and tear along with any unforeseen damage.  A vitamin that I personally love and take is the Alive!® Women’s Multivitamins.  Its gummy vitamins are made with naturally sourced fruit flavours and tastes absolutely yummy, just like candy.  Seriously, you won’t be able to tell the difference.  Packed with essentials from Vitamin A and Biotin to B-12 and Vitamin E, it really fills in the gaps from your diet.  This brand also has vitamins specially formulated for children, so don’t forget the little ones at home.  Stop by Nature’s Counter to see their full range and choose the one right for your body.