Vitamins

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Hello fitness friends! I’ve already written a post about supplements. There were a few that were not on the list that I wanted to mention today.

Omega 3 fatty acids
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These lovely vitamins are so beneficial for your health. They are naturally incurring in eggs enriched with Omega 3s, flaxseed, fish oil, sardines, salmon, dairy, winter squash, edamame, walnuts, kidney beans, black beans, tuna, anchovies, grass fed beef or dairy produced by grass fed cattle.

“The omega-3 acids in most plants are alpha-linolenic acids (ALAs). ALAs have short chains of carbon. Humans and animals convert them into two long-chain forms that are usable by their bodies: eicosapentaenoic acids (EPAs) and docosahexaenoic acids (DHAs),” http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/5-foods-high-in-omega-1111.htm.

These acids are wonderful for fighting off free radicals that increase the signs of aging, and easing depression (see your doctor if you battle with depression). They also help with dry, flaky, and inflammation in your skin. Your hair, heart, and brain will also benefit from a balanced diet including Omega 3s. Some studies have suggested Omega 3s have cancer fighting abilities.

I’ve been taking Trader Joes Molecularly Distilled Odorless Fish Oil. You want to make sure if you’re taking supplements they are free of mercury, heavy metals, and PCBs. Omega 3 Supplements can also irritate your stomach for some people, so use caution and talk to your doctor.

I’ve seen noticeable improvements in my skin, hair, and increase in energy since it started taking them.

Vitamin C:

This super vitamin is great at fighting those free radicals! Here are some other benefits of this super vitamin.

*Help protect cells from free radical damage
*Lower your cancer risk
*Regenerate your vitamin E supplies
*Improve iron absorption

Don’t skimp on those citrus fruits, broccoli, strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, bell peppers, or other dark leafy vegetables. Nature has given us great resources for things to help our bodies function properly. Vitamin C also helps reduce the signs of aging!

Multi vitamins:

I take a women’s energy whole food vitamin by Alive. It’s best to get your vitamins from food. If you’re not eating a balanced healthy diet, try to change that! If you are, you still may be missing out on key vitamins. I try to eat well, yet certain vitamins I still take supplements for.

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