You know what we're talking about...you see this fine specimen of health gnawing on a ginger root, and you think, “Oh yeah, she get it from her food.” Her nails are long and strong. Her teeth are pearly white. Her skin is clear, and you can just tell that her intestines are squeaky clean. Obviously, it's her food choices that have cleansed her, healed her, energized her, and empowered her. Well mostly that may be true, but there's a key piece. Supplements...the supporting factor in her clean internal physique.
Just as we credit our mothers for our favorite assets, we too credit our food choices for our health. There's just one problem. Many believe food alone doesn't provide our bodies with peak potential. Jordan from Adele’s Naturally explains…
“Eating healthy 50-75 years ago and eating healthy today are two completely different healthies. The implementation of mass producing crops and pesticides has depleted our soil of many important nutrients. Those nutrients, that we used to receive from our food supply, simply are not present anymore. Therefore, a well-balanced diet just isn’t enough for optimal nutrition anymore…”
Does that mean that there's no such thing as health food? Are we all living a lie?! But we've just gotten good at hiding kale in our smoothies.
“Yes, fruits and vegetables should be staples in EVERYONE’S diet. The nutrients we still do receive are in their natural and bio-available form when we ingest them in the form of food. At the very least, a whole-food multivitamin and mineral supplement should be standard in the American diet. It will help fill in the gaps where our food lacks.”
So should we chuck out the ginger root and go for the capsule? Here's what Jordan says...
“However, we cannot rely on supplements to “fix” a poor diet. Many of our ailments, from cold & flu to intestinal distress, can be traced back to inflammation from a poor diet. Supplements should be seen as exactly what the name implies, a supplement for a healthy diet.”
Phew. Ok, we get it. Eat healthy...all the fruits and veggies even kale. And SUPPORT your diet with supplements to get optimal effects of nutrition. Sooooo, she get it from her food AND her supplements.
If you have any questions about supplements, visit Jordan Fink at Adele’s Naturally on Lincoln Ave, Monday through Saturday.