It’s hard making the switch to a healthier life. It seems there are products that make big health promises everywhere you turn, and knowing which claims to trust is difficult. Fortunately, those genuinely interested in improving their health in a lasting way aren’t alone. By choosing the right foods and the right supplements, you can significantly increase your health while making only a few changes. To help you improve your health, we’ve put together this list of some natural products that can lead you to a healthier, happier life. Though this list isn’t comprehensive by any means, it’s more than enough to get you started on the right path.
Organic Fruits, Vegetables, and Dairy
Though it’s been a point of contention for a long time, scientific proof of the health benefits of organic food is finally coming out. A recent study showed that organic milk provides the body with significantly better fats than non-organic versions. In fact, even fruit flies benefit from eating organic food over regular fruits!
Despite increasing evidence that supports organic food claims, some are still hesitant to buy into the organic trend. One reason is organic food is perceived as being more expensive, but recent information discredits this myth.
Here’s the truth: if you take the time to buy organic, you’re going to be more health conscious. (You’ll also decrease your personal environmental impact due to farming procedures.) That natural awareness of what you’re eating will help steer you away from unhealthy junk food and towards the organic fruits, veggies, and dairy products that contribute to a sustainable life.
There’s more about choosing organic fruits and veggies that’ll benefit you than simply leading you to eat better (although the importance of right eating can’t be overstated). While your local chain grocery stores offer a much better organic selection than they did 5 years ago, other suppliers for organic food are more sustainable. Local farmer’s markets support growers in your area and introduce you to other wellness-minded individuals. The aisles of specialty grocery stores like Whole Foods are lined with delicious, healthy treats – a perfect alternative to the preservative-filled junk food you’ll find at most stores.
Going organic means more than how you choose your veggies. It’s a change of how you see your food and naturally (or, as some might say, organically) improve your health.
The Right Health Supplements
Changing your health naturally doesn’t have to take a lot of effort. In fact, taking a few supplements per day can make a big impact on your overall health.
For example, garcinia cambogia has long been used in traditional southeast Asian and African dishes, and now the health benefits of garcinia cambogia have been discovered by the western world. Proven to increase metabolism, studies have indicated taking this supplement with your meal can naturally reduce your weight by an average of four pounds per month. Additionally, by increasing serotonin levels (the chemical in the brain that makes you feel good), this supplement helps you naturally feel good. Emotional eating is a major contributor to obesity (especially since junk food affects your brain chemistry in the same way drugs do).
Of course there are always the naturals vitamins and minerals you can take that everyone knows about, but there is a growing market for more unique supplements. And with increased transparency in how these are made, people are more and more turning to things like essential oils and even more unique supplements like elk antler velvet and turmeric.
(In fact, one of the biggest surprise benefits many people find when taking supplements such as those used in the HCG diet is that their desire for junk food is completely gone after the first few days.)
In a way, these products aren’t just supplements to help you lose weight (although it does that well); they’re a gateway to a healthier, more natural life.
By choosing the right foods and health products, you’ll become much more health-aware and proactively improve your life. The pathway to a naturally healthy life begins with just a few steps, so begin by taking the first step the next time you shop for groceries.