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A balanced, healthy diet is usually the best way to meet all of your dietary and nutritional needs. But, let’s face it, as a work at home mom; I’m not always great with following a balanced diet. Most days I count myself lucky if I can eat three meals a day and maybe have a few healthy-ish snacks. However, most days usually start with coffee and I don’t eat breakfast until 10.
Unless I have yoga in the morning at the gym. In which case I do try to eat before 8.
That’s why I wanted to talk to my doctor about taking vitamins and supplements to make sure that I was meeting my nutritional needs; even if I wasn’t always eating the right foods.
Daily Vitamins and Supplements for Health Needs
As we all know, it doesn’t take much to throw a woman’s health off balance. Our bodies are sensitive, they require specific amounts of nutrients in order to keep them running properly.
One of the most critical elements of good health as we age is prevention. Taking the time to focus on healthy lifestyle choices, like diet and exercise can go a long way to ensuring a long and disease free life and nutrition is key!
The types of vitamins and supplements that you’ll need are really dependent on your nutritional needs and gaps. There’s no one size fits all here, so definitely consult with your primary care physician before you start taking vitamins or supplements.
Individual Vitamins and Supplements or Multivitamin
With all of the information out there, you may be wondering if it would just be easier to take a multivitamin instead of individual vitamins. I asked my doctor about this as well and she told me that it really depended on the person. Sometimes our body just may be lacking in some areas or our diet is sufficient enough.
For me, taking individual vitamins (B complex, Vitamin D) and supplements (Calcium, Omega 3) made more sense. I try to incorporate foods that will help me meet other needs such as potassium, magnesium, and iron.
The Nature Made hub can tell you more about the varieties of vitamins and supplements that they offer. This includes multivitamins as well. Print out this information or take notes so you can discuss with your doctor which vitamins and supplements are best for you.
And while you’re there, at the Nature Made Hub, you can also enter to win one of 60 $50 Walmart Gift Cards (with no purchase necessary).
Nature Made® vitamins and supplements: An easy, convenient way to help your body get the nutritional support it needs every day, whether it be to support bone health, immune health or energy metabolism (helping convert food into energy).†
How To Keep Track of Your Vitamins and Supplements
To better help me keep track of which vitamin or supplement I’ve already taken, I use a simple tracking chart.
While your daily regimen may be different from mine, I’ve tried to include the most commonly taken vitamins and supplements.
I purchase my vitamins and supplements at our local Walmart because it’s convenient to get to and with everyday low prices, it’s easy to stock up on Nature Made® items.
My doctor advised a Vitamin B and after talking to her about the variety of Vitamin B available, we decided on Stress B-Complex as it also helps with Vitamin C and Zinc.
And no matter how hard I try, my Vitamin D levels always come back low. Still we went with a lower one since I’m attempting to spend more time outdoors.
I’m hoping to really make 2017 a year of changes in my overall health and wellness. And that begins by setting myself up for success with baby steps in 2016.
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