Which Supplement is Right for You?
You know, if I had a dime for all the times someone asked me, “Isabel, what supplements should I take?” I swear I would be rich (and lying on a beach in Bermuda right away… or the Bahamas… I’m not picky.)
People are so confused and sometimes a little too attached to these supplements. Many times they miss the big picture.
It really doesn’t make sense to overload your body with a bunch of pills if you don’t follow the essentials of healthy living. You better focus your efforts on controlling your eating plan and exercise regimen before worrying about which supplements do what or which would give you a “boost” to everything… inclusive?
Having said that, I do agree that there are a few supplements we can take that indeed add a great benefit to any meal plan (and a few even help burn fat … good news, isn’t it? not?).
That’s why I’ve decided to dedicate future newsletters to answering most of your pressing questions about a handful of the most common supplements on the market (some good, some bad).
Most of you already know that I am a huge fan and supporter of taking fish oil supplements every day. The benefits of high quality fish oil are endless (as I discussed in the Fats chapter of the Diet Solution manual) and it should really be a part of everyone’s nutrition schedule… women, men, children… everyone.
I also believe that we can benefit greatly from ingesting sufficient antioxidants each day. And if you don’t get them from food, you’ll need supplements for those too
Personally I take evening primrose which helps me fight against premenstrual syndromes and winter, magnesium chloride (horrible to drink but good).
For my part, for the good fatty acids I take olive oil every day, it is equivalent to fish oil and I prefer.
Burn fat: green tea and gym
Antioxidants: fruits and vegetables