Over the past few years we've become more and more conscious of our health but, as anyone who has ever stepped foot inside a health store will attest to, with the vast amount of supplements out there, it can be tricky knowing where to start! The choice is great, but it can also add to the confusion of choosing the right supplements that support you. With that in mind, here's five supplements to consider adding to your diet.
1. Vitamin C
This will help fortify your immune system and ward off coughs and colds in the process. It is also a great antioxidant, meaning it can help hoover up toxic chemicals that our cells produce.
2. Whey protein
This is one of the best supplements for busy working professionals and anyone who trains regularly. It helps preserve muscle, is practical for a busy lifestyle and provides ideal post workout nutrition. In essence, whey protein is a must for anyone serious about their health and fitness.
This may be the most effective nutritional supplement out there. Many high-quality studies show that turmeric has major benefits for your body and brain. It can be taken as a tea or in capsule form, ideally with black pepper included. It’s also a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and it may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.
4. Omega 3 Fish Oil
Omega-3 fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are important in preventing and managing heart disease. Findings also show that omega 3 slows the development of plaque in the arteries, reduces the chance of abnormal heart rhythm and the likelihood of heart attack and stroke.
5. Vitamin D
This is an important one, especially when you live in a country with long and dark winters. Your body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. You can also get vitamin D from certain foods and supplements to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin in your system. It may also help regulate mood, reduce depression and can help the body fight disease.
The more you can get/ take naturally, the better it is.
Always consult with your GP if you have any concerns about adding any of these supplements or others to your diet.