For optimal health at every age, which supplements should I take?
By Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, nutrition expert, author and AVON Wellness Ambassador
As a nutritionist, I always tell clients that good health starts with a balanced diet.
The majority of the foods we eat should come from the earth and include fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts and seeds. Lean protein and dairy also provide important nutrients.
Unfortunately, our busy lifestyles don’t always align with having a perfectly balanced diet and can make it difficult to prepare healthy meals and snacks. That’s when supplements can be helpful in ensuring we’re getting all the nutrients and support we need to feel our best.
Avon’s re:tune Daily Essentials collection was created to help keep you healthy regardless of your age.
Daily Essentials Digestive Health: A healthy gut is key to feeling your best overall. This twice-daily probiotic contains two strains to help support the growth of good gut bacteria. No matter your age, taking care of your gut health is vital to feeling healthy.
Daily Essentials Bone Health: Bone health is always important for women, but after 50 our calcium needs increase (from 1000mg to 1200mg per day) to help stave off the effects of decreased estrogen production. It can be tough to get that much from your diet, even when you’re eating the recommended three servings of dairy each day. This supplement combines calcium with vitamin D, to help with absorption, and helps to keep your bones in top shape.
Daily Essentials Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and is necessary for keeping our immune system strong. Eating a diet full of colorful fruits and vegetables is a great way to make sure you’re getting enough Vitamin C, but if you smoke or if you don’t get enough fresh produce, you may need more than you’re getting from your diet. Daily Essentials vitamin C has 500mg of this important nutrient to help keep you healthy.
Daily Essentials Eye Health: We may not think about how our diet impacts our vision, but there are key nutrients that are necessary to keep our eyes healthy. You probably know that carrots are good for your eyes, but it’s the vitamin A in them that provides the benefit. Vitamin A is also found in other orange-colored fruits and veggies, like mangoes, butternut squash and apricots. Lutein, a nutrient with antioxidant properties, also helps to protect our eyes. Daily Essentials Eye Health supplement combines both nutrients into an easy-to-take softgel.
Daily Essentials Omega-3: Numerous studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids are vital for our heart health. Fatty fish is the number-one source of this important nutrient, but most of us don’t get enough in our diet. Daily Essentials Omega-3 delivers 200mg of DHA and 300mg of EPA fatty acids, which combine to support a healthy heart.
Whatever your age, re:tune Daily Essentials is a good way to help your body get the key nutrients it needs so you can feel your best even when your life is on overdrive.
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