I think these days whether you are vegan or a big meat eater or somewhere in between we all need to supplement.
My opinion on this is because of the mass production of food nowadays. Crops are not rotated enough anymore, and the soil is not given the time to recuperate.
Only a handful of minerals that our bodies require are put back into the soil in the form of fertilizer.
So how else do we get these minerals? We would have to supplement.
I love a more natural way of eating and also love natural when it comes to supplementing.
Supplementing for me can come in a few different forms.
1 – Juicing – I love to have green juices and other healthy fruit and vegetable juices. Juicing the fruit and vegetables removes the pulp/fibre and concentrates all the nutrients into a smaller quantity so you can consume more. You can make the juicers with a juicer (My favourite is the Oscar juicer) or a blender. If you use a blender you can strain the juice out of a sieve or a nut-milk bag. Green juices for me are the most beneficial because I feel we do not eat nearly enough greens. Wheatgrass shots are also incredibly beneficial. You can have juices throughout the day not as a meal replacement but supplementary to your normal meals.
2 – Green powders – such as Barleygrass, wheatgrass, moringa powder. These are 3 of my favourite green powders. They are packed with vitamins and minerals, as well as containing 8 of the essential amino acids. They contain enzymes, chlorophyll, and are all round wonderful for us for helping boost our immune systems and keep us healthy in general.
3 – Spirulina – I just love spirulina. Not only does it cleanse and remove toxins, it helps you maintain your health and helps prevent disease. It is full of nutrients and antioxidants, including vitamin B, iron, chlorophyll, magnesium and protein which especially beneficial for athletes. I’ve worked with a few athletes and they have felt the benefits of increased stamina and energy.
4 – Superfood powders and seeds – such as baobab which is rich in calcium, hemp powder which is rich in protein and helps boost the immune system, hemp seeds which are high in omega 3 and 6 and help digestion and improve hair, skin and nail health, chia seeds which help aid digestion and are a rich source of fibre which helps push the toxins out the body, and the list goes on.
5 – Medicinal mushrooms – such as reishi (known as the Queen of the Medicinal Mushrooms), chaga (known as the King of the Medicinal Mushrooms), lion’s mane, cordyceps, maitake to name a few. These little fungi help boost the immune system, help with the digestion system, have the ability to protect against viruses, bacteria, and pathogens, help improve the quality of your hair and skin, help you perform better athletically and in the bedroom, increase energy, improve memory and concentration and so much more.
I could write about Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3 and a host of others but these ones above are my favourites. They are plants sources of potent vitamins and minerals.
Play around and see what works for you. Start off small and work your way up to larger amounts as some of these could have a strong detoxifying effect on your body.
I’m sure that if you start adding in 1 or 2 of these daily you should start to notice a difference in your life.