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Supplements 101: Four Beneficial Diet Supplements

Today’s world is definitely supplement driven and I am going to discuss a few that may help you and your body.

fish oil1. Fish Oil. With omega 3 fatty acids, has been proven to lower blood pressure, lower triglycerides, slows the build up of plaque in the arteries, and lowers the risk of heart disease.

2. Glucosamine. A good supplement for those suffering from osteoarthritis (joint pain). I am a runner and I take glucosamine for my knees to help prevent future pain or joint problems.

3. Glutamine. For you weight lifters, glutamine is a great way to help maintain cell volume and hydration (helps repair the muscles broken down when lifting, helps with muscle soreness), been proven to help cure ulcers, and boosts the immune system.

4. Green Tea. Lastly, the popular green tea is known for its energy, but actually has several positive benefits as well. It is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps lower the risk of cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and even infection. Some studies have found that it even helps prevent tooth decay and food poisoning.

Although certain supplements can add to our lives, I strongly believe that eating a balanced diet is the best way to attain all the needed vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy lifestyle. If you have any questions about these supplements or any others, please feel free to ask.

September 17th, 2008

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2 Responses to “Supplements 101: Four Beneficial Diet Supplements”

Sep 17th, 2008
6:05 pm

I’ve heard that fish oil is good but what if you are allergic to fish? I have never tried to take fish oil but i’m assuming I shouldn’t if I’m allergic to fish. Would anybody have a recommendation for an alternative?

Sep 20th, 2008
10:23 am

Ouch, I would recommend that you talk to your physician about this issue. Fish oil obviously comes from fish, but does not have all the contaminants that fish has. I feel that it is best if you get your omega-3 from plant sources, such as flax seed oil. Please let me know if you have any further questions.