In our attempts to eat better, exercise more and sleep 8 hrs we ALL fall short. Good food should always be our focus, but sometimes we need some help to get all the vitamins and minerals we need. Supplements, good, quality supplements, can fill in the gaps.
Many people take supplements to aid their dietary deficiencies. And while they can be very helpful they are no substitute for healthy, clean eating. Having said that, some e more important than others.
CALCIUM: Best sources- milk, cheese, oranges, broccoli, kale, salmon, black beans, tofu. If you take pills, make sure you take Vit D to help with absorption. 500-1000 mg /d. Add weight-bearing exercise to promotes bone growth
FISH OIL/OMEGA 3s: Best sources- salmon, sardines, mackerel. Make sure to get high quality supplements, otherwise, you’ll regurgitate fish all day. Don’t take with blood thinners( ie aspirin,coumadin, xarelto,etc…)
POTASSIUM: Best sources-Bananas,nuts, dark leafy vegetables. Couple supplement with Magnesium for better absorption, but don’t over do it. May need extra if you take diuretics
IRON: Best sources-Red meat, spinach, soybeans, oysters. Be aware that supplements can cause constipation, so drink more water and eat more fiber. Uptake inhibited by calcium ie glass of milk
** Please note supplements ARE NOT cures for chronic diseases. The best prevention is good diet, and exercise
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