6 years ago

Eating healthy: How to add a boost of nutrients

What happens if you don’t get all the nutrients you need from your diet alone? With today’s busy lifestyles, it can sometimes be a challenge to eat the recommended daily servings of fruits, vegetables and other key foods to get all the essential nutrients. And even if you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet, your lifestyle habits and overall well-being – things like smoking, drinking, junk food, hydration, sleep, exercise and stress – can affect your body’s ability to absorb nutrients.

That’s where supplements can help.

Supplements offer concentrated varieties of vitamins, minerals, herbs, probiotics or essential fatty acids to help balance your diet and improve your overall health. Of course, adding supplements to your diet is no substitute for real foods or a balanced, healthy diet overall – but it can provide added support when your body needs it.

Think supplements are just limited to vitamin pills? Think again! In addition to vitamins and supplements, nutrient boosters can include herbs, probiotics, essential oils and superfoods.

Not sure where to start? First, it’s a good idea to consult with your doctor to determine if you are in need of more nutrients than your diet provides. Our FoodE Experts, Dietitian, Pharmacists and Health and Bodycare Specialists are familiar with boosting products and can help guide and support you.