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The top 5 supplements

The top 5 supplements

Friday, 24th June 2016

​The top 5 supplements you should be taking to get into optimum health...

Do you want to look like a sexy, fit diva rather than a couch potato? In order to get a body yo die for you have to supplement right too. 
 
Remember gym time  is only part of the jigsaw for being at your optimum health. To be sexy, fit and glam  you must also take the right supplements; otherwise, all your efforts in the gym will be wasted. See Jamie Lloyds' top five supplement secrets to being in optimum health.
 
1. CALCIUM
This is the most significant supplement for women as its essential for bone development, prevents osteoporosis and may even help alleviate the dreaded symptoms of PMS. Also dairy foods high in calcium have been shown to play a role in energy metabolism. Women should get a dose of 1000 mg of calcium per day. For better absorption and usage of calcium in the body, you also need to get enough vitamin D and magnesium as they work synergistically.
 
2. MATCHA
A daily cup of Matcha tea has been found to significantly increase your metabolism and speed up fat oxidation. A good cup of green Matcha Tea in the morning will definitely give you the energy boost you need to start your day! These chlorophyll-rich leaves are handpicked, steamed, dried and ground into a fine green powder. The history and cultivation of the tea is interesting, but what matters most to health enthusiasts is its antioxidant content. One cup of matcha green tea has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular tea!

Try out our vanilla matcha & avocado smoothie 


 

3. FISH OILS

Fish Oils come from the fat of cold-water, deep-sea fish, and is a source of omega-3, which is an essential fatty acid that contains DHA and EPA. Omega-3 fatty acid is an important nutrient for maintaining a healthy ticker, brain and nervous system, as well as helping to reduce inflammation in joints and maintaining flexibility - something all fit diva's need. Take a minimum of 3g daily.
 
4. ANTIOXIDANTS
Antioxidants protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. We are all exposed to free radicals: through by-products of normal processes that take place in your body, such as the burning of sugars for energy and the release of digestive enzymes to break down food; when the body breaks down certain medicines and through pollutants. Antioxidants include some vitamins (such as vitamins C and E), some minerals (such as selenium), and flavonoids, which are found in plants. The best sources of antioxidants are fruits and vegetables. 
 
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5. SPIRULINA
Spirulina is on the top 5 list for women because there are simply so many health benefits to taking it! Spirulina is an algae and is a completely natural whole-food supplement so all the nutrients it contains are in their natural state and very easy for the body to absorb. Spirulina is packed full of protein and also contains significant amounts of omega fatty acids, iron, vitamin B-12, and powerful carotenoids that are extremely beneficial for eye and skin health. Finally as spirulina has a high chlorophyll content, it helps to alkalize and detoxify the body giving you more energy and vitality. So get a daily dose today! 

Try out our Sesame Spirulina Energy Balls


 

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