It’s National Wellness month! Today on Good Food Friday, I‘ve rounded out my top food, supplement and lifestyle picks that can support overall health and wellbeing.
Starting with gut health. Now a healthy gut supports digestion and immunity and pre and probiotics found in fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt can be of benefit. Manda makes probiotic and prebiotic products that combine 53 curated raw botanical ingredients harvested at peak freshness from all over japan that are fermented. The Manda superfood is a paste-like product that can be enjoyed straight out of the package or added to meals like yogurt and smoothies while the Manda Superdrink is a green powder that can be added to water or homemade matcha lattes. You can find the Manda superfood and superdrink at MandaUSA.com.
Next, on to skin health. Now certain foods have been shown to have UV-protective properties such tomatoes that contain antioxidant lycopene and sweet potatoes that contain antioxidant beta carotene. Now similar to these foods, Heliocare® Daily Use Antioxidant Formula is a natural dietary supplement with antioxidant effects on the skin. It contains a powerful antioxidant extract called Fernblock® PLE Technology which has been tested for over 25 years and is recommended by many dermatologists. Daily use of Heliocare may help reduce the damaging effects of free radicals on skin and help to maintain younger-looking, more resilient skin. You can find it at Heliocare.com.
Healthy Eating Hack
Next we have an eating hack that may help with weight management and better digestion. The Smart Feed Smart Fork is a slow control fork that can help slow down fast eaters by improving chewing of food before ingestion. Research suggests that it takes about 20 minutes for the brain to fully receive the message of satiety so Smartfeed smart fork may help with weight management or even weight loss. You can find it at SmartfeedUSA.com.
My next wellness tip supports both physical and mental health, which is that all foods fit into a healthy balanced diet when mindfully consumed, and ice cream, is no exception. Beckon is great for ice cream lovers looking for a lactose-free option that’s still made with the super simple ingredients that you would find in homemade ice cream – milk, cream, eggs and sugar and no gums, stabilizers or artificial ingredients. It’s ice cream you can indulge in and still feel good. You can find all seven flavors nationwide at Whole Foods Market and BeckonIcecream.com.
Finally, exercise will certainly support overall wellness and as we spend more time at home, having a reliable treadmill can make it easy. For heart health, The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity 5 times a week. Sole Fitness builds quality products with less emphasis on bells and whistles and more on durability and comfort. And while they don’t use cheap materials, their treadmills are available at an affordable price point. You can find the Sole Treadmills at SoleTreamills.com and at Dicks Sporting Goods.