I am a believer in trying to get as much from food as possible, but also take the following supplements for “added insurance”.
Juice Plus Capsules: 2 orchard, 2 garden/day
I have been taking Juice Plus+ capsules for 15 years! I like the research data in clinical trials showing it reduces markers of systemic inflammation in the body. I also like that it is made from 18 different fruits and vegetables…you know what the ingredients are its not mega-doses of isolated vitamins that your body doesn’t know what to do with. I eat fruits and vegetables as much as possible but I like the variety that Juice Plus+ provides. We tend to buy the same types of produce or we buy what is in season. Juice Plus+ has a variety of fruit and vegetables from the rainbow, each offering different nutrients to our body.
For more info, visit http://cwynne.juiceplus.com
My kids (& hubby) take the Juice Plus Fruit & Vegetable Chewables
They love them…the vegetable ones are even good! I like it because there is no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors (believe it or not, but this is very unusual for kids vitamins). The clinical data shows it reduces the number of visits to the pediatrician. I would much rather spend my money preventing illness than a co-pay to the doc’s office. Best part is there is a program to get FREE chewables for kids! Ask me how! http://inspirewellnessstl.com/contact/
Omega-3 Fatty Acid: 2 1000mg capsules per day
There are so many compelling reasons to take an omega-3 fatty acid supplement…helps with reducing inflammation in the body, heart health, joint pain, auto immune diseases & mental illnesses. We get so many omega-6s in our diets. The ratios of omega-6s to omega-3s is suppose to be 2:1 and it is typical for an american to have a ratio of 20:1. Taking an omega-3 supplement helps even out the ratio.
I like Ultimate Omega because of the high content of EPA/DHA per capsule. It can be found at Whole Foods or ordered online at http://www.allstarhealth.com.
Probiotics: 1 capsule per day
They help fill your gut with the healthy bacteria that sometimes is over populated by the bad bacteria. It can help with diarrhea, constipation, bloating, abdominal cramping, allergies, urinary tract infections and/or yeast infections. I like 365 High Potency Probiotic which can found at Whole Foods.
Brazil Nuts: Eat 2 per day
Eating just 2 per day will give you the recommended amount of selenium you need a day. Selenium can be helpful for your metabolism, Also those with thyroid disorders, auto immune diseases and reproductive issues. Selenium has been proven to be a powerful carcinogenic supplement, inhibiting cancer cells and reducing the risk of several cancers including prostate, breast and uterine. I eat two every morning with breakfast.