How Essential Are Vitamins?

Because of our lifestyle we are always on the go. Many times we prefer either fast food or instant food. However, these foods are often times full of sodium which causes excess water in our system. Instant food and fast food also contain artificial flavorings and colorings too. All these our body never needed. Unfortunately we get less healthy because of these unhealthy diets additions. I wish there would be restaurants that would offer healthy to-go food!
There are times before when I was still in college and it seemed that I simply did not have enough time to eat healthy food. So what I did one day was, on my way home I went to the supermarket and bought different fruits that I wanted to bring to school just so I would be able to compensate for the lost nutrients that I do not get from the food from the school’s cafeteria. I also brought with me multi vitamins to complete it. During my free time I would make it a point to eat more fruits and vegetable salad and made dressings by myself. I would make enough batches of dressings that I would be able to choose from whenever I have to go to school already. After making this as a regular regimen of mine I felt more energetic at school. My mental as well as physical performance got better, which was really great.
Now that I am already working I am still doing the healthy regime that I have done when I was a college student. Being healthy is something that I really need to be because nobody will take care of me except myself. I owe it to myself to be healthy. I always think that health really is wealth. Because there was a time unfortunately because of over fatigue at work and stress too I was down with flu for almost a week. During those times that I sick, I still stuck to eating healthy and had vegetable salads. I also added vitamins because it would complete what is lacking from the food that we eat, especially if we do not eat fish, meat or poultry that much, so basically some nutrients are still missing. Adding vitamins to our daily meal I would say is essential either we are still at school or during our retirement years.