A well-rounded wellness routine requires a few things: regular exercise, time for self-care and stress relief, and a diet full of healthy food to give your body the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients it craves. But what are those nutrients, and why should you pay attention to what’s on the label of your favorite foods? Let’s talk about some of the heavy-hitters of nutrition, from hardworking minerals to the building blocks of your daily diet.
We probably don’t need to tell you how important iron is for your overall health; after all, it’s the key ingredient in some of our bestselling supplements! Without iron, your body can’t make hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that moves oxygen throughout the body. Your body can’t make iron on its own, so you have to eat enough iron-rich foods or take a supplement to hit your daily intake goals. Iron deficiency is common, so if you suspect your iron levels are low, contact your healthcare provider and consider adding a supplement like Floradix® Iron + Herbs Liquid Herbal Supplement to your diet to support energy and adequate iron levels.*
Find it in: beef, spinach, eggs, brown rice, lentils
You’ve probably been hearing about the benefits of calcium since you were a kid, and for good reason! This mineral is essential for building strong, healthy bones and teeth, especially when you’re little and as you age. . If you eat dairy, it’s likely you’re getting enough calcium, but if you’re vegetarian or vegan, it may be more difficult to hit your daily recommendations. Floradix® Calcium Liquid Herbal Supplement is a delicious, easily absorbed liquid supplement with 200 mg calcium per serving. You can also consider a magnesium plus calcium supplement, as magnesium helps move calcium into cells.
Find it in: dairy, leafy greens, fortified juices
Magnesium is a mineral that plays a plethora of important roles in your body, including supporting muscle function and healthy bones and teeth. It also helps release muscle tension and stress, making it a great addition to your workout routine.* If you’re looking to supplement your magnesium intake, Floradix® Magnesium Liquid Herbal Supplement is formulated with 250 mg of easily absorbable magnesium and is gentle enough to take each day.
Find it in: leafy greens, nuts, seeds
Protein does several important jobs, including building up muscles, bones, and cartilage, as well as helping the body repair itself. Did you know that there’s protein in every single cell of your body? Pretty wild, right? Meat, poultry, and dairy products are the best source of protein, but if you eat a vegan or vegetarian diet, you can also get it from soy, nuts, and seeds. (Hello, peanut butter!)
Find it in: dairy, poultry, meat, nuts, seeds
Your body uses fats to help absorb fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, and E. Fat also supports your energy levels so you can keep doing the things you love and keeps you full and satiated between meals. While you should definitely indulge in your favorite foods from time to time, stick to healthy fats on a regular basis, including avocados, olive oil, nuts and nut butters, and fatty fish like salmon and tuna.
Find it in: avocados, vegetable and olive oil, fish
Energy, energy, energy! Carbohydrates keep you going throughout your busy day, so load up on whole grains, veggies, beans, and fruits in lieu of crackers, chips, and other snacky foods.
Find it in: Whole grains, pasta, vegetables, fruits