December 6, 2013 by Leanne Vogel November 7, 2018
Show of comments… who here is a supplement junkie?
Maybe (like me!) you have/had a pantry filled with half empty bottles of various omegas, probiotics, vitamin A, MSM, oregano oil, melatonin, vitamin E…
There is a small group of supplements that I believe everyone should take (see my post on essential vs. nice-to-have supplements) but the vast majority of supplements out there are just… overkill.
Food doesn’t contain enough nutrients for us to solely rely on it for all of our health needs. It’s the truth.
Sure, we could bulk up on heavy doses of multiple vitamins, but many of the supplements out there aren’t from whole food sources. And, the vast majority of the population doesn’t have enough stomach acid to properly absorb all of the nutrients in capsules or tab supplements anyway!
Solution: fresh-pressed juice. Juicing fruits and veggies is a pure and simple way to boost the amount of whole food, natural nutrients in your diet.
Juice is “pre-digested” making it easier for the body to get the nutrients it needs. The nutrients are from a whole food source, free of preservatives, flavors, additives and pesticides.
Check it out, here’s the nutrient information for one of my favorite green juice recipes, Love Your Greens:
2 cups of juice – 10 grams of protein, 500% Vitamin A, almost 300% Vitamin C, 46% calcium, 46% iron… pair that with a healthy lifestyle (like the one I advocate here on the blog) and you’re rockin’ it.
I’ve partnered with Real Juice – a fresh-pressed juice company that delivers Canada-wide, and we’re on a mission to use juicing as a way to heal, repair and support health.
We’re on day 19 of our 30 day fresh-pressed juice challenge. We’re drinking 1 juice a day, along with solid foods, to support a happy and healthy body.
Your body, future self, and wallet, will thank you!
And… once you see just how good you can feel by drinking 1 fresh-pressed juice a day… perhaps you could tackle that cupboard of supplements? Make a bit of extra space in your kitchen?
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.