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Knowing what to eat for your health can be confusing, and it goes further than that, the answer to ‘what’s best?’ whether it’s what you put in your mouth, on your skin, or focus on in your exercise routine seems to change depending on who you ask or how far down you scroll on Google.
But it doesn’t have to be. Over the past 15 years we’ve helped a lot of people and the best thing we’ve found is to keep it simple - small steps lead to big results.
If you wanted to start (or re-start) somewhere on your journey towards a happier, more energetic, vibrant you - all you need to do is start with three simple steps.
One: top up your nutrients cup.
Nutrients are the building blocks for every major thing that our body does for us. They are the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that provide the fuel to help our cells do their jobs and if we’re lacking, it can be hard for them to keep our bodies working at the level we’d like them to be working at. Cue dreaded 3pm energy slump or morning brain fog!
It goes without saying then that it’s important that we nourish our bodies everyday with nutrient-dense whole foods (organic where possible) and top up any gaps in our diet with a high-strength daily multivitamin.
Why do we need to top up, you might ask?
Despite our best efforts in meal prepping all the veggies and drinking our daily smoothie, there are a few factors that get in the way of our body’s ability to actually absorb the good nutrients we are feeding it. Things like stress can cause our body to churn through nutrients at an increased rate, and an imbalance in our gut microbiome can mean that our nutrients aren’t properly absorbed but lost through the gut barrier.
Not to mention, modern farming techniques have led to less nutrients in our soil - and if they’re not in our soil, they’re not in our food.
Seems unfair right? The good thing is, you can give your body everything it needs with the help of a good quality multivitamin.
Keen to dig into this meaty subject more?
- Nutrients - the missing ingredient to your wellness
- What key nutrients are we missing?
- Do I still need to supplement if I eat well?
- How does the way my food is grown affect me, and the world?
Two: get more ‘good guys’ in your life.
Stress, diet, excess sugar and antibiotics all compromise this balance within our microbiome an in turn our gut barrier so it’s important that we ensure your gut is getting the range of beneficial bacteria that it needs through eating a variety of gut-loving foods (such as sauerkraut, kimchi and legumes) and supplementing with a high quality daily probiotic.
If I’m eating all the fermented things, why do I need to take a probiotic?
To be able to supply your gut with the amount and variety of beneficial bacteria it needs - you would need to be having around 12 serves of fermented foods per day. So while it’s still important to have fermented foods daily, topping up with a probiotic helps cover your bases.
Keen to learn more?
- Everything you need to know about probiotics
- What to look for in a probiotic supplement
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Three: dial up the good fats.
Inflammation is linked to almost every health issue there is - whether it’s related to your gut health, hormones, heart, mood or skin.
Inflammation is more than just the swelling that comes after a soccer injury. It is our body’s protective mechanism that kicks into gear if it comes across any damaged cells, pathogens or irritants. Its job is to tell our immune system something is wrong and call in antibodies to help repair the damage. Pretty important, right? The issue is when there is too much inflammation in our body and ‘good inflammation’ turns into chronic inflammation.
Support your body to balance its levels of inflammation by eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods such as salmon, anchovies and sardines, and top up with a high quality, purity-tested Omega-3 fish oil.
Keen to learn more?
- What even is inflammation?
- What to look for in a fish oil supplement
- How might inflammation be affecting your health?
- Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Nut Slice Recipe
To help get you started on your wellness journey, we've combined these three simple steps and created the Limited Edition Everyday Wellness Pack. Each pack comes with BePure One, the ultimate multivitamin for your nutritional needs, BePure Two, a powerful probiotic for great gut health, and BePure Three, a high strength DHA/EPA fish oil for your essential omega-3 fats.
You'll also get exclusive access to the 30-Day Change Challenge to set your new wellness routine up for success. Follow the link below to get started today.