Vitamins & Your Body – what you need and why…

In the world we live in today, even our recommended portions of fruit and veg per day can no longer guarantee that we will actually get the nutrients our body needs to function properly. Why? Because the soil in which these fruits and vegetables have been grown have been over harvested and the soil no longer contain enough nutrients to pass on to the crops to pass on to us. I am not anti supplement as long as you know what you are taking and why – so here is a little kickstart on what the body needs!

essential vitamins and minerals body needs

Supplements? Extra boost in cold winters!

I know there is a huge split between people who are pro supplements and people who are anti – and to be fair, I can see both sides of the argument. In my mind I agree that yes – ideally speaking we should be able to get all the nutrients that we need from a balanced and healthy diet and lifestyle, but especially in cold winter months when we are all busy and tired from work and family obligations it might not be a bad idea to give our bodies a bit of extra support.

So being November and feeling the stress of the retail season in my job, I try and get as much sleep as possible (which is not as easy as I would like it to be – my Mirena is causing severe back and leg pains that keep waking me up multiple times a night), always layer up and keep warm, crack out those extra thick socks and order some more black fleece lined leggings off Amazon…

My current supplements of choice are:

– Primrose Oil – high concentration of omega-6 and helps combat eczema and dry skin, which is winter is extra important.

– Cod-liver Oil – omega-3 oils, vitamin A & vitamin D – reduced blood pressure, cholesterol, aids fight arthritis and diabetes.

– Magnesium – this is one of the most essential vital nutrients for the human body and helps combat fatigue, insomnia, depression and migraines and helps support kidney and heart functions.

– Apple Cider Vinegar – the benefits of this are endless and include fighting Alzheimer’s and Parkinson disease and preventing cholesterol plague in the heart as well as kidney stones and gall stones.

– Multivitamin 1000C – to help support the immune system to stay strong and fend off those annoying colds, sore throats and flu symptoms.

Add to this an increased dosage of herbal teas like – Dandelion & ginger tea, Fennel tea and green matcha tea and here I am rocking the healthiest week ever!

Am actually even considering popping over to the fruit & veg shop and doing a little stock up for a week of juicing…hmmm…