Are there supplements I should be taking every day?
In even the healthiest diets, some nutrients come up short. This is where daily supplementation comes into play. Here are some supplements that can benefit almost everyone.
Not all bugs are created equally. Probiotics are the “good” guys. Lactobacillius and Bifido bacterium are examples of probiotics that work in your favor to support a healthy immune system and healthy digestion. “Can’t I get those by eating yogurt?” Yes, probiotics are found in fermented foods, such as yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut, but the amount in these foods can be negligible.
Fish oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids are anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is the root cause of most chronic conditions, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and arthritis. In addition to combating inflammation, fish oil also supports the immune system.
Vitamin D is a wonder vitamin! It is a fat-soluble vitamin present in very few foods. Your body produces this vitamin from UV rays of the sun. The benefits are endless, ranging from preventing cancer and autoimmune disease to supporting a healthy immune system. Ideally you should get fifteen minutes of exposure to the sun per day. However, if you live in a rainy environment then supplementation is recommended.