Do I need to take supplements? I eat healthy, so I don’t think I need any supplement.
I am not going to take any supplements, they are toxic and not effective. I will just waste my money.
Yes, I am taking many supplements so I can eat “the wrong food”.
Those are a few questions and statements from my friends and clients I am hearing frequently.
So, let me give my “two cents” regarding supplements. Are you with me?
Yes, we do need supplements even if we eat a balanced and healthy diet. There are multiple reasons for that. One is the quality of our food supply. Due to poor agricultural practices, toxic pollutants in soil and waters, long transportation time, picking up produce that is not ripe. The nutrient content is the highest when the produce is vine ripened. Also, we need to take into consideration the long travel time from the fields to our table. With each day nutritional value is less and less.
I have to warn you: not all supplements are good for you. Yes, there are supplements that have low efficacy, some of them have unhealthy fillers. So, when buying them you have to read labels carefully. Choosing and taking the right supplement is a great investment in your health. Choose a reputable brand so you know you will reap a benefit for taking them and not wasting your money. There are studies proving that some supplements are just passing through the digestive tract unchanged (that means no absorption). That is a real waste of money.
Taking all kind of supplements and eating the wrong food is not a too good idea. Supplements won’t make up for inflammatory, toxic and nutrient-poor food.
A healthy, nutrient-rich whole food is the best way to optimize your health. Vitamins, mineral and trace elements should come primarily from food.
If you take medication pay attention because many times they interfere with the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
In that case, you may want to supplement.
Majority of our adult population is nutrient deficient due to the reasons I mentioned above. One of the examples is Magnesium. Almost 70% of adult populations is magnesium depleted. Magnesium has a role in over 300 biochemical and physiological processes in the body. Did you know that magnesium is the first line therapy for a newly diagnosed high blood pressure? Just to illustrate the importance.
Are you one of the statistics (nutrient deficient) and trying to mask the symptoms with medications?
I see this way too frequently working with clients.
How can you know if you are mineral or vitamin deficient?
The best and most effective ways are to do some testing. Test don’t guess. But I know it can challenging sometimes to get the right testing.
Pay attention to symptoms or start taking the most important ones that the majority of us need.
I do not represent nor sell any of the supplement companies.
I am planning to talk about a few of them I can trust and use their product in my Facebook group. This month is all about supplements in the group.
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BLACKBERRY CHIA SEED PUDDING
This is my “go to” food when I want something sweet and creamy. I know it’s also super healthy, won’t interfere with my hormone balancing efforts and everyone like it. I usually make a double batch so I can share it with my husband. I have to warn you once you start eating if it’s difficult to stop ?
1 cup full-fat coconut milk (one can has two cups)
½ cup blackberries (any kind of berries work well)
¼ cup chia seeds
I used coconut flakes for extra crunch, this is optional
Blend in a high-speed blender coconut milk and blackberries. Mix in chia seeds and just stir manually. Let it cool in the fridge for about 8 hours. And just enjoy it!!
To your radiant health, with love