Your body is a temple – and a healthy lifestyle is the best way to show your love, care, and respect for it.
Are you asking yourself what are the best ways to fulfill your body’s nourishment needs? The answer is sport, self-care, good rest, health awareness, plus a complete and balanced diet – mandatory in order to protect your wellbeing.
And yet, there will be times when your normal diet can’t cover all your body’s needs and food supplements become a necessity in order to replace the missing elements.
Here are some examples of population categories that lack certain nutrients and require specific advice about supplements, according to The European Food Information Council (EUFIC):
People over age 50
Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, folate Frail elderly may benefit from a low-dose multivitamin supplement
Women of childbearing age
Folic acid and vitamin D, possibly iron
Children under age 5
Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, although children with a good appetite who eat a wide variety of food may not need them
People with insufficient sun exposure or darker skin
Vitamin B12, vitamin D2
The European Food Information Council
Besides these groups, there are plenty of other situations when food supplements might be of great help:
・Have you just started a challenging workout plan?
・Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant?
・Have you been through a stressful period?
・Do you follow a restrictive diet due to health conditions?
・Are you following a diet in order to lose weight?
・Are the fruits and vegetables that you rely on out of season?
If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might decide to correct your nutritional deficiencies after consulting your doctor.
And, if you are considering which supplements to take in order not to miss out on any of the essentials, check out the baseline supplements recommended by Medical Medium: Vitamin B12 with adenosylcobalamin & methylcobalamin, Liquid Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin C, Lemon Balm.
But how do you commit to taking the supplements when you are always on the run, you find yourself in a space and environment that makes it impossible to take them, you never have them at hand, or you simply just forget about them?
Well, luckily supplements come in a variety of forms, including liquid extracts, powders, and capsules – all portable and suitable to any lifestyle, no matter how dynamic or busy you are! Here are some suggestions that will help you to include them seamlessly in your daily diet:
Packed with vitamins and fibres from fruits and vegetables, smoothies are quick, easy, and fun to prepare. Let your imagination play, combine your favourite ingredients and surprise your taste buds – a perfect way to incorporate powder or liquid supplements into a tasty meal! Need some inspiration? Have a look at our delicious Heavy metal detox smoothie recipe.
2. Soups and Broths
As well as being filling and comforting, they also help you stay hydrated and are of great help when you have a cold or the flu. If you want to boost its healing properties, add your liquid or powder supplements when the soup has cooled down to serving temperature.
Broths can represent a hearty meal on their own, but can also be used as a stock. We recommend the Medical Medium’s Healing Broth Recipe, which consists of a versatile soup base with an exotic twist!
Extra tip: Cook and freeze broth for later use and save precious time.
3. Dips and sauces
Use hummus and bean spread as healthy dips for crunchy veggies like carrot, cucumber, celery, asparagus, broccoli, and cauliflower. Sneak in your powder or liquid supplement to make this satisfying snack even healthier.
Such pleasures shouldn’t necessarily be “guilty”. On the contrary! Opt for ingredients that are good for you, and add your favourite supplements. In this way, you satisfy your cravings as well as your nutritional needs. Check our healthy Dutch Apple Pie Recipe, you will surely love it!
5. Freshly made juices
Do your supplements come as capsules? Why not take them with freshly squeezed juices? In this way, you can benefit from the concentrated nutrients from two healthy sources. You can juice various combinations of fruits and vegetables with the Omega Celery Juicer.
Vitamins and minerals are essential for our body to function properly. Nevertheless, too much of a good thing can have rather the opposite effect. Supplements are not meant to replace a healthy, balanced diet, but rather to complement and complete it.
We strongly advise you to consult a medical specialist in order to know if you are at risk of deficiency of any nutrients. Always consume supplements responsibly and follow the recommended serving instructions of every supplement.