We all know that eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables is important for our health. Among other things, fruit and veg help to reduce oxidative stress and systemic inflammation in our bodies, they also play a vital role in keeping our energy levels up and supporting a strong immune system; which right now is more important than ever.
The UK recommends 5 portions each day, but most other countries recommend upwards of 10. Whats worrying is that many of us fail to reach these targets. And admittedly, its tough, especially if you have a large family. It can be both time consuming and expensive. The quality of supermarket produce is often questionable, and while we know organic might be better, its often the more expensive option.
Now all of this is difficult enough when life is "normal", but right now, things are anything but "normal". We can't just nip out to the shops each day to top up on fresh stuff. This lock down means that for the most part, we should not leave our homes, and when we do venture out, there is little on offer at the supermarkets as they struggle to keep up with demand.
So how, in these unprecedented times, can we possibly eat upwards of 10 portions of fresh, ripe, raw fruits and vegetables everyday?
Well, for a while now, I have been adding an incredible wholefood supplement to my diet. It is made entirely from natural products, its vegan and gluten free. They literally turn fresh, ripe, raw fruits, vegetables and berries into powder, by juicing them, then popping all that incredible goodness into capsule. Simple. Genius.
Now, don't get me wrong, its not the same as the real thing, but its definitely the next best thing. Its not a cure for any medical issues, nor is it a health guarantee, but at least I know I'm doing absolutely everything in my power to remain as healthy as possible during this very scary time. Even better than that, they offer FREE supplements to kids via the Healthy starts initiative! So my children get chews containing everything from Cabbage and Kale to Tomatoes, Prunes and Dates, and everything in between! In total, we each get the wholefood goodness of 20 different types of fruits and vegetables everyday.
They even have a vegan omega product. Using only plant based products, this little wonder capsule contains Omegas 3, 5, 6, 7 & 9. If you want to know more about the products I use to support my own and my families health, hop on over to the Nutrition page on my website for more details. The link at the bottom will take you to the online shop so you too can benefit. There's no disruption in the supply chain, and your order will be delivered directly to your door.
As always, if you have any questions, please get in touch and I'll do my very best to help. x