No Fish Oil, No Protein Powder, No Multi’s? Get Off the Denial Bandwagon!
Our bodies need a lot of nutrients to function properly and eating a diet in Western society with all our processed foods, nutrient-depleted soil and busy schedules makes it really tough and expensive to get what we need from what we eat.
Think about it. Are you eating two to three servings of fresh wild fish, high in omega 3s, each week? Are you eating tons of raw leafy greens, broccoli and other fresh fruit and veggies of multiple colors? How about lean protein with every meal? Grains? Legumes? Unprocessed carbs?
If you’re reading this, you probably do care about what you put into your body and probably are getting some of the essentials. But it’s pretty tough to do it perfectly. (And eating perfectly all the time can cause stress too, which wreaks more havoc on your body!)
That’s where supplements come in — to help you treat your body the way you want so you can think clearly, live a vital life and keep a lean, attractive body at your ideal weight.
Figuring out what types of supplements you need can seem daunting as well, so to make it simple, we’ve broken it down into four supplements. Take these weekly for a well-rounded balance:
1.Fish oil supplements.
Your body needs the omega 3s found in fish oil to function. When you don’t get enough, like in most Western diets, your body and brain mechanisms start to break down and you have a higher risk for numerous problems, like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, mental disorders and poor vision, to name a few. Wild fish is great but is often high in mercury and other contaminants so you can only eat so much. Fish oil supplements have become the proven answer for many health-conscience individuals.
The degradation of our soil, air and water supply makes it impossible for us to get all the nutrients we need from food alone making it essential for us to supplement with certain essential vitamins and minerals. This means taking a high-quality multi-vitamin/mineral plus additional disease-fighting antioxidants, the most important of which are Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin C.
3.Whey protein powder shakes.
Our bodies need lean protein with every meal (plus fatty oils like fish oil) so that they can metabolize carbs for food. Protein is also essential for building and maintaining muscles, organs, hormones, hemoglobin and antibodies. Whey protein Drinks offer an easy, quick source of protein (one of the most easily absorbed sources of protein there is) for those who don’t always have the time to cook. Also, whey shakes give your diet some tasty variety.
Eating fresh, organic greens is not always so easy for those on the go, but it’s critical to our health. Plus sometimes you just don’t want another salad or broccoli floret. Green drinks offer an easy, tasty alternative. The green vegetables, spirulina, barley greens, wheatgrass, green tea extract, and other concentrated green superfoods in green drinks contain high quantities of antioxidants and phyto-nutrients and help purify the blood, aid digestion and elimination, enhance the immune system and boost your energy.