We all know that we should eat more vegetables, limit our intake of processed food, and cut out sugary foods.
Doing this would get you close to the perfect diet.....
....However, life is difficult.
We often have to make food choices on the fly with limited information, or worse yet, we have to make food decisions based on what our hungry tummy is telling us that very moment.
This often leads to a suboptimal diet.
We tend to overeat our macronutrient needs (protein, carbs, & fats), and under-eat our micronutrient needs (vitamins, minerals, & phytochemicals)
This is where supplements come in.
Taking foundational daily supplements can help to fill in our dietary gaps, which gives our bodies the building blocks it needs to repair and restore itself.
So what supplements should you be taking on a daily basis to stay healthy?
Read on below:
Best Supplements for Daily Health & Energy
While it's important to eat a balanced diet and engage in regular physical activity, some energy supplements can also help.
Here are the five best energy supplements for your daily health and energy:
1) Vitamin D
Vitamin D helps regulate your mood, improves sleep quality, and builds stronger bones & muscles. Vitamin D also plays a key role in supporting the immune system. 1
During the summer months (or if you live in a warm, sunny place), getting ~15 minutes of sunshine each day will fulfill your vitamin D needs for free. 2
However, during the winter months, it can be a struggle to get vitamin D. In this case, it's recommended to take a daily Vitamin D supplement.
At Utzy Naturals, we have an easy absorption Natural D3 formula that's easy to add to your routine. Simply take 1 pill daily.
2) Omega-3 Fish Oil
Omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to have inflammation-balancing properties. Omega-3's are also good for heart and brain health! 3
You can get omega-3 fatty acids from eating fish on a weekly basis, however, this approach has some drawbacks. Oftentimes fish are exposed to heavy metals in the ocean, this can lead to health problems when you consume them. 4
Taking a daily fish oil supplement allows you to get your omega-3 needs without exposure to potential toxins.
Our Omega-3 Fish Oil supplement is purified and tested for over 150 different toxins. This gives confidence that you can get your daily omega-3 needs, without the risk of consuming heavy metals.
Essential minerals like calcium and magnesium play an important role in supporting healthy bone growth and daily energy,fighting off stress, balancing blood pressure, andreducing muscle cramps. 5,6
Minerals are best when they come from a natural source because our bodies know what to do with them more efficiently than synthetic minerals found in typical energy drinks or cheap supplements.
We also offer our MagnositolPM formula, a daily magnesium drink mix that provides your daily dose of magnesium in one scoop.
4) B Vitamins
B vitamins are essential for energy production in the body. They also help to utilize energy from food, and they regulate blood sugar levels. B vitamins are also crucial for brain function. 7
The best sources of B vitamins include yeast extract, bananas, avocados, brown rice, salmon, eggs and red meat among others.
Taking a daily multi-vitamin, like our Essentially-U formula, is a good way to ensure that you're getting enough B vitamins in your diet. We include methylated B vitamins, this is the optimal form for easy absorption and utilization within the body.
Fiber's benefits are wide-ranging. It helps to regulate bowel regularity, it can help maintain heart health by supporting healthy cholesterol levels, it may also promote healthy weight management (by making you feel fuller quicker), and more! 8
Most people don't get enough fiber on daily basis. That's why we created Fiber Food, our daily fiber drink mix. It includes a blend of soluble and insoluble fibers that work to maintain bowel regularity and support blood sugar balance.
As a bonus, Fiber Food is a plant-based product made with Organic psyllium husk and flax, as well as a fruit blend made with apples, figs, and prunes.
In closing, taking these 5 supplements will go a long way towards filling your dietary gaps and increasing your daily health and energy.
While supplements can't fix a bad diet, they can help to optimize your health on top of a baseline of healthy eating and daily exercise.