Taking the right supplement it is one of the best ways to improve your overall health. Talking about developing health changes and small conquered battles. Three years ago, I gave up alcohol and started incorporating healthy changes to my picky taste buds.
I became a daily fan of hemp, maca, Spirulina, wheatgrass, chlorella, moringa, turmeric, chia, flaxseed, bee pollen and many others. I replaced my regular sugar cravings for organic stevia and regular salt for Himalayan salt.
Coffee was dropped from three daily expressos to just one regular cup in the morning; with the help of matcha lattes in the afternoons. I stopped drinking cow milk and instead became a friend of coconut and almond milk. I talk about raw apple cider vinegar, turmeric, and coconut oil to people as if I am speaking about my childhood best buddies. I am a lover of anything with the word “berry” on it (is your name berry too? We got to talk…).
My conversations became fluent with the phrases outdoor, vitamin D, mother nature and “earthing.” The words “organic fruits” makes me jump for joy and happiness in the middle of an aisle at Trader Joe’s. Skincare, hair mask, and body scrub is not something you always buy at a store; sometimes you might create them with natural products from your kitchen.
Baking soda, lavender and raw vinegar clean everything in my home. Don’t come nasally congested to my house; I will put eucalyptus all over you. Spearmint, dandelion, hibiscus, ginger, goji and peppermint tea are sacred nighttime rituals at home.
Well… The bottom line of this nonsense story. Three years ago NONE of these changes were present in my life. So don’t tell me that little small changes cannot make a difference in people’s lives.
We usually paddle our backs with the changes we make public, and that get the most recognition and validation from others, and ignore our small gesture of self-love as not necessary. When in reality those are usually hard to obtain, because it seems easy to postpone them and keep them on your agenda marked as “later.” In fact, these small daily changes are those that transform into a giant mountain in the long run. Just a thought.
Getting Healthy – Here Are My Favorite Supplements:
Early in the morning before breakfast: I detox my body with two spoons of raw apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of turmeric. Followed by a glass of warm water with lemon. I am still not a fan of the taste, so I usually gulp it as fast as possible without second thoughts. Sometimes, I just have half an orange ready immediately after.
Hemp: It is perfect to improve your health. Hemp as a supplement contains minerals, protein, and fiber. It is one of nature best plant-based protein. Loved by vegans. It contains 20 amino acids. Loaded with healthy fatty acids. It helps combat fatigue and improves the immune system. Since it includes a right amount of protein, hemp contributes to boost the metabolism and increase fat burning in the body.
Hemp contains linolenic acid and omega three fatty acid which helps prevent coronary heart problems. It is a high fiber food which allows naturally lower blood pressure. Highly recommended for people suffering from the risk of osteoporosis due to its fatty acid GLA and EPA. It helps clean the colon by containing soluble and insoluble fiber. Helping reduce toxins and constipation from the body. It helps combat sugar craving (my number one enemy) since the high dose of fiber helps regulate blood glucose. It gives the immune system a boost, due to the plant protein called Edestin and Albumin for enzymatic functions in the blood, which makes them a great ally for a healthy immune system. I use the Navitas Organics Hemp Protein Powder.
What is hemp? It is scientifically called Cannabis Sativa. However, hemp is the part of the plant that is considered healthy and safe and highly recommended for overall health improvement. I started adding hemp powder supplement to my smoothies three years ago after I got sick. In the beginning, I used less than the recommended amount. Now, I take a daily teaspoon, and it is one of the best superfoods that I have gifted my body. Of course, each person is different. Currently, I do not take medications of any kind. People that do take medication may find that hemp may reduce the effect of their medications. As with any new supplement, consult your doctor before consuming hemp for the first time.
Maca: “Ladies, let’s get in formation.” Maca regulates hormonal balance, improves fertility and increases libido. I love it. It is loaded with minerals like zinc, iodine, and essential omega-3 fatty acids and it is a supplement that supports brain function and stabilizes analytical and cognitive skills. It is a fertility enhancer due to its ability to increase the luteinizing hormone in the pituitary gland. The hormone associated with fertility. It helps with sexual dysfunction in both women and men. Maca stimulates more than the imagination. I use Healthworks Maca Powder Raw Organic.
Spirulina: It is a blue-green alga with powerful nutrition benefits. I started using Spirulina due to its advantages helping to detoxify the body from heavy metals. In a world in which wi-fi emission surrounds us, cell phones radiations and pollution; it seems highly necessary to invest in a supplement helping my body get rid of arsenic toxicity. So Spirulina turned out to be fantastic in that aspect. Among other benefits: Spirulina as a supplement lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, lowers chance of stroke, boost energy, speeds up weight loss and alleviate sinus issues. Also, recorded history confirms that the Aztecs in Mexico highly used Spirulina. My favorite Spirulina at the moment: USDA Organic Spirulina Powder.
Wheatgrass: It is a supplement loaded with amino acid, and an edible grass considered a superfood. High in chlorophyll. It cleanses the liver and helps detoxify the body and strengthener the blood. Rich in iron and vitamin A, C, E, and selenium. Chlorophyll promotes metabolism, balances hormones and detoxify the body and help with blood sugar regulation. I use it in combination with Spirulina by adding that on my morning green juices. I use Navitas Organics Wheatgrass Powder.
Moringa: It is a supplement highly rich in healthy antioxidants and comes from the Moringa tree. A tree from which all parts can be eaten. The Moringa leaves are an excellent source of minerals and vitamins as iron, magnesium, protein, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and exceptionally rich in vitamin C. Moringa is rich in strong antioxidants which help battle and prevent chronic diseases and increases blood antioxidants levels. It also contains quercetin which helps lower blood pressure and even contains chlorogenic acid which moderate blood sugar level. Based on animal study, Moringa reduces inflammation and maintain diabetics lower sugar level. But the main reason, why I started using Moringa is because it protects against arsenic toxicity. The problem that we all face now with modern daily habits and how food is currently being made.
All opinions are my own and are based on me trying new organic products and continuously discovering healthy natural products to stay healthy and improve my body. This article is based on my research and the positive response on my body. We are all different, so make sure to consult your own doctor before trying any new supplement. Some of these great supplements may interact with medications. Do your own reading as well and make sure it is okay for you to take them.
Be well and stay naturally healthy!
Have you taken any of these supplements? What results have you seen on your body?
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