Friday, August 30, 2013

TOP 3 Supplements: Krill, Probiotics, Ubiquinol

Why do you need supplements? The reason is that most of us are deficient in nutrients (due to our modern lifestyle, method of food production, distribution and sale of food, and (over)-processing of food) and to compensate for this we need to eat large amounts of many foods to get optimal nutrition which is impossible to do so.  That is why even the experts are agreed on the need to supplement, but you need to do so carefully and wisely! 
Health Tips: Krill Oil, Probiotics and Ubiquinol are three of some of the nutrients that are recommended. "These antioxidants will help maintain your great overall health and support your IMMUNE SYSTEM."

For Krill Oil (it is best to get your Astaxanthin from supplements) select a reliable source

CoQ10 & Ubiquinol - Boost Energy & Overall Health

For probiotics - make your own yoghurt or else purchase from the supermarkets; select a natural and UNADULTERATED version, viz. no sugar, 'flavours', colorings or preservatives or any other ingredients that are not natural. Nothing more than the whole milk or skim milk it was made from, plus the good bacteria - in fact you will only see about 2 or 3 ingredients on the label.

Natural youghurt is not 'creamy' or gooey in texture - ensure there are no addition of cream, etc. to get it to taste 'creamy'.  Plain yoghurt tastes better and is a healthier substitute than say cream for your stewed apple, baked apple pie or other desserts - give it a try and see what you think?  If you need a thicker consistency, try adding some cottage cheese, blended smoothly - it will add extra protein and calcium. Test the ratio of cottage cheese to yoghurt to get the 'right' taste and texture - the one your family likes best. Once your family gets used to these recipes they will just love the fresh and lighter taste of your cooking style and additionally that discerning, food-savvyness will carry through to the next generations' 'food-psyche'. Or else make creamy yoghurt using other alternative ways.**

Similarly pickles and fermented foods such as kim chi, sauerkraut, etc. are good probiotic sources. You don't need large quantities - just a spoonful a day is all that is required. Same with the yoghurt - you don't need to consume large amounts; a small but regular (preferably daily) amount is all that is needed to keep your immune system ticking along.  You can feel it's good for you almost immediately as you don't get a bloated feeling after you have eaten these foods.  The good news is these foods are so palatable ... with the added bonus that they are relatively inexpensive!

Or you may prefer a formula that includes fiber, probiotics plus nutrients that's essential to boost your digestive system - "a formula that helps with a BROAD spectrum of issues and alleviates problems such as stomach discomfort, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion and much more."

Interesting Reading:
What's really in Yoplait yoghurt?
Choosing milk for making yoghurt
(list of different milks and the outcomes using these for making yoghurt)
Make creamy yoghurt this way (without adding cream)**
(or this way: check the comment re adding powdered milk before eating)
FAQs Greek Yoghurt: difference between Greek and 'fake' Greek yoghurts.
(Farmers markets @ Newfarm, Manly, Rocklea, Noosa - Qld, Australia) The great thing about greek yoghurt is that the good bacteria does not all perish when you freeze it and will be thawed out when you thaw the frozen yoghurt.          

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