Hello HEALers! I have to say that this summer is turning out to be a hectic one, and I haven’t been able to post quite as much as I like, but I hope you’re still enjoying the recipes and nutrition tips. Everyone once in a while I like to throw in a personal story, or at least share how I lead a ‘healthy’ life, and that’s what I’m going to do today.
I’m a firm believer in getting nutrients from food, hence most of my recipes; however, there are some nutrients that I still like to supplement because it really helps.
I’ve talked about the importance of gut health before, but in a nutshell, a probiotic is full of GOOD bacteria which is critical for a number of reasons:
I lead a pretty darn hectic life! With a busy schedule can come added levels of stress, which means my adrenal glands could use some extra help. The adrenals regulate many hormone levels, including cortisol. Adrenal fatigue is something I will do a whole other post on, but in the simplest way, after prolonged levels of stress, the adrenals can get tired. B Vitamins, especially B5, are essential for the function of the entire nervous system and support the adrenals in time of stress.
Sidenote: B Vitamins are water soluble, so you will pee out any excess. If you start taking them, don’t be surprised if your pee turns BRIGHT yellow!
Similar to the above about B Complex, Vitamin C is also really important for the adrenal glands. It’s also a serious antioxidant which helps keep us looking young, and works to keep inflammation down.
Are you sick of hearing about Omega 3s yet? 🙂 I eat flax and chia every day, and eat salmon about once a week, but since Omega 3s help with so many different things, I figure it can’t hurt to get an extra 1000mg daily. Here are some of the benefits of Omega 3s:
Have a great weekend!