Busy schedules often top the list of excuses for not preparing and eating nutritious, health-supporting meals. Fortunately, many people take multi-vitamins to fill in gaps when it’s impossible to eat right. But did you know that, in addition to providing a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, many multi-vitamin supplements contain “extras” that might be missing from your diet?
Some of us have always been vitamins/supplements fans—but many of us first became introduced to the concept of nutritional supplementation when we became pregnant. After all, the first thing your OB/GYN says to you after “congratulations” usually is, “Start taking those prenatal vitamins—now!” Once baby arrives, you might be wondering whether vitamins would be beneficial for her, too.
Uh oh, is everyone around you coughing and sneezing? As you’re ducking for cover, you may be left wondering if there’s anything you can do to support your hard-working immune system.
Aside from eating right, getting adequate sleep and exercising regularly, there are a few nutrients and substances that may help:
Ughhh… you know the feeling. You just put away one too many pieces of your aunt’s famous rum cake. Or perhaps you went a bit overboard with the cheese ball.
Don’t let indigestion and other stomach woes put a damper on your holiday spirit. Instead, follow these simple digestive tips:
You may remember my previous blog covering fermented foods and drinks – and how they’re good for you. (Even wine! In moderation, of course.)
In addition to wine, there’s another fermented drink you may be interested in, and it’s called kefir. It may sound exotic, but it’s not as scary as you think.
OK, so the word “fermented” doesn’t exactly sound appetizing. But chances are, you’ve consumed (and enjoyed!) at least one fermented product your lifetime. Read on to find out more about fermented foods, the benefits they provide and how you can easily start making your own at home.
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