The Power of the Alphabet

Let me ask you, does everyone take a multivitamin supplement each day?

Maybe I’m asking an obvious question.  This is something I only recently started doing myself.  Of course I did take my prenatal vitamin religiously while pregnant and breastfeeding.  Unfortunately I fell out of the habit when life as a busy Mom took over.  I know; excuses, excuses.

I had convinced myself that I was getting all of my daily nutrients through the foods I was eating but clearly I wasn’t.  I use the word ‘clearly’ because since I have started with my daily regimen, I have really noticed a difference.

For example, just last week, my sister asked me if I had been tanning.  The answer to that was no.  I refuse to give wrinkles any type of advantage.  The night she asked, I would have said I didn’t look my best.  It was the end of the day and I was tired. I was puzzled, but then it dawned on me; the multivitamin!

I have also noticed that my cravings for sweet snacks have significantly decreased.  Don’t get me wrong, I’d still choose chocolate over a rendezvous with Christian Bale but it’s not a do-or-die situation.  My body had been trying to tell me something, and I wasn’t listening.

Overall, I look better and feel healthier.  They say is takes 28 days to create a habit.  After 15 consecutive days of swallowing a One A Day Women’s Multivitamin supplement I am well on my way.  The Women’s blend is specially formulated to support healthy bones and breast tissue and includes 50% of our daily Calcium requirement.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

  • Vitamin A helps our eyesight and a deficiency of this vitamin can lead to blindness
  • Vitamin B6 (& biotin) works as an anti-aging agent by preventing greying of hair and hair loss
  • Vitamin B12 can support and increase the rate of our metabolism
  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant and can protect your body from free radicals which may cause heart disease and cancer
  • Vitamin D has been associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer in women
  • Vitamin E can help to promote healing and skin hydration

So if you don’t already have a daily habit of eating your alphabet, now is the time to start. With our chaotic, 21st century lives we can’t always count on getting all the goods from our foods.  Popping a pill each day will ensure your overall wellbeing.

Happy swallowing!

For More Information:  One A Day Womens

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13 responses to “The Power of the Alphabet

  1. Oh it totally makes a difference! I take multi-vitamins all the time. After sustaining a really bad back injury, my appetite diminished because the pain made me really ill. I started taking multi-vitamins and I noticed how much better I felt.
    I always preach to my husband that he should take them!

    • Sorry to hear about your back injury Kimberly. Glad to hear you’re already taking a vitamin. My husband was a faithful supplement taker but then too got off track. I hope this post will start him back up again.

  2. I don’t take them, but I really would like to get into that habit too! Great post. Thanks for the reminder City Mom!

    • You’re welcome. I hope you really do start. After just a few days it becomes easier. You could buy two bottles and leave one at home and one at work. That way you’ll always have them accessible. 😉

  3. I take vitamins every day too! I like my B vitamins. They make me feel like I’m healthy. Now if I could just stop eating Mac & Cheese all the time 😉

    • Do you take a multivitamin or specifically one of the ‘B’ vitamins? And no worries about the M&C…that would have lots of calcium and you know what they say about milk…it does a body good!

  4. lol! Good way to think about Mac & Cheese! But, yes, I do take a multi-vitamin as well. Sometimes in the winter, I will take additional Vit C. too.

  5. That’s true, it is a good practice. I too am good about it, almost always, since I got pregnant and now that I’m breastfeeding but when it’s just about me I tend to make it less of a priority. We’ll see if I keep the habit up when she stops nursing.

  6. That’s such a good point Khara…we’d do anything for the health of our babies but when it comes to ourselves…well we’re just lower on the list! Hopefully this post reminds you to keep at your routine after you are done breast feeding!

  7. I do take them, have for years. Although I can’t say that it has reduced my sweet tooth. 😉

  8. ::runs off to find her vitamins::
    Perhaps it’ll help that “tired” look I always have 🙂
    Thanks!

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