As we strive to become a more healthy society, many men and women turn to not only exercise and diet but also alternative health programs, such as acupuncture and aromatherapy, to boost mood and balance the mind, body and spirit.
In an effort to improve health, overall, there is one additional area of focus that adults should become more concerned with; that of vitamin supplements and minerals. With the use of supplements, on a daily basis, you can not only boost your metabolism but also improve your overall mental health.
Using supplements such as fish oil, even the healthiest of adults will benefit from the extra dose of omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, in some health screening studies, using one fish oil supplement per day can boost your metabolism and help to burn an extra 400 calories. In addition, this supplement will boost your muscle growth, allowing for a strong frame and thereby potentially avoiding progressive disorders such as osteoporosis, reduced diabetes, and improved cardiovascular health.
In addition to fish oil supplements, protein is another “must have” supplement in your diet. In fact, research has shown that using a milk protein will provide a greater benefit over other products as the body is better equipped to breakdown the amino acids in a milk protein and, thereby, build muscle and boost metabolism, leading to a further supplementation of the same health benefits found in omega-3 fatty acids.
With even the healthiest of diets, many active adults are not getting enough fruits and vegetables. Because green vegetables provide an overwhelming level of health benefits, if you need to boost your intake, consider purchasing “greens powders” at your local health food store. As a vegetable and fruit blend, the powders are dried nutrients that can supplement the vegetable and fruit you already consume and provide added energy, increase metabolism and even improve overall bone health.
As most active adults know, especially those who work out at a fitness facility on a regular basis, the use of creatine can provide overwhelming benefits to your muscles and metabolism. While many Americans believe creatine is only beneficial to the weight lifter, the fact is, a small dose of creatine every day can boost your cognitive function and improve intelligence and memory.
Purchasing and using these simple supplements, each and every day, while also consuming a healthy diet and incorporating, at least, 30 minutes of exercise, will ensure you are well nourished and on your way to an energetic lifestyle and one that is balance with nutrients that will benefit not only your physical well being but also your intelligence, memory and emotional well being.