Supplements

A well balanced diet of food, milk, and juices is the best way to acquire the nutrients your body needs.

Taking vitamin pills is not a good substitute for a well balanced diet. Some nutrients require other nutrients to in order to function in the body. A well balanced diet provides these nutrient combinations while certain pills may not. The absorption of nutrients from a pill is also often not as efficient as the absorption of nutrients from food.

However, Supplements may come in handy for people who require more than the average nutrients or for people who have difficulty finding time for three meals a day.

For serious athletes, people recovering from injury or people suffering from deficiencies due to illness supplements may be necessary. see building muscle
For those with injury or illness, consult your physician.

If you don't have time for a meal, you may find meal replacement drinks or bars a convenient way to acquire nutrients. This option is more healthy than skipping a meal completely.

For breakfast you may try a glass of juice and an energy bar. Try an energy bar with around 250 total calories, at least 3 grams of fiber and 7 grams of fat Ð no more than 2 grams of saturated fat. (Don't forget the fluid.)
Best energy bars:
Cranberry-apple-cherry, or carrot cake Cliff bar
Harvest apple crisp Power bar
Odwalla peanut crunch bar

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