It's not uncommon these days for women to put their health on the back burner. Many women are busy balancing a career, raising a family, caring for a home and other responsibilities that might get in the way of always eating properly or getting adequate nutrition. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom juggling around children, are a working woman or are balancing doing both, these supplements are geared for you and your body's needs. Continue reading this post to see which supplements will help you stay healthy and energetic all throughout your busy day and week.
Greens for Breakfast
Before you grab that latte which can be packed with an upwards of 500 calories, easily, consider drinking a smoothie infused with greens to double as your breakfast and morning energy boost. The benefits of switching to drinking a green smoothie everyday instead of getting your morning energy from coffee and a standard American breakfast are enormous. Not only will you have more sustained energy but you'll also get a ton of antioxidants which occurs naturally in green products (Hello beautiful hair and skin!). For vanity reasons alone, drinking a smoothie infused with these vitamins and antioxidants can cause and help maintain weight loss and as an added bonus you will not get coffee stains on your teeth which comes from drinking coffee daily. Greens can also help you with any digestive issues you are facing since you will be getting more fiber than usual once you make this bold switch. At FitKing, we sell many different types of green products but the one I would like to recommend to you ladies is the Vibrant Health Greens superfood probiotic. It has over 25+ billion probiotics and is currently an award-winning product within the greens category.
- 2 Cups of Spinach
- 1 Scoop of Vibrant Health Green Vibrance
- Half a cup of ice
- Half a cup of mixed berries for antioxidants
- 1 cup of water, almond milk or all natural juice of your choice
- 1 banana
- Mix together in a blender to your consistency of preference and enjoy!
We've already posted a general blog as to why BCAAs are good for your health here but I would like to address how BCAAs can help women specifically. BCAAs have an incredible impact on your health and overall well-being. Scientists have broken BCAAs down into three main categories: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Why as a busy woman should you consider adding BCAAs to your diet? Here are a few reasons to consider doing so:
- Sustained Energy. Simply put BCAAs will help your energy stay consistent and strong all day long after a vigorous work-out, work day or after you have had a long day with the kids.
- Helps with Soreness from a Post-workout. Most busy women don't have time to recover from being too sore after a workout. So one of the main benefits of the BCAAs, is that they will help your body heal fast which means less down-time for you to recover from trying that new spin class during your lunch hour.
- Less Calories than Food. Sure you can get your BCAAs from food, specifically meat, eggs, dairy and some nuts, but it can be pretty high-calorie to meet the proper number needed which will defeat the purpose of losing weight if that is your goal. So with that being said, BCAAs are an easy way to get the nutrients you need without the high-calorie price.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil has a surprising number of health benefits for women including: easing PMS and menopause symptoms, acne control and nerve pain. There are quite a few other benefits that people have claimed to experience by taking primrose oil daily as well as it is now considered a superfood within some health communities.
At FitKing, we sell a great fantastic primrose oil supplement by American Health that is specifically designed for women's health. It took their scientists and nutrition experts over 15 years to develop this organically created product if that gives you any idea of it's quality and potency. American Health made sure when creating their version of evening primrose oil to develop the GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid) and LA (Linoleic Acid) to the high standards possible. Check it out here.
I don't know about you but I am always on the hunt for easy snacks to have on hand whether I am walking out the door for work, the gym or taking care of other responsibilities. A lot of times, unfortunately, I am guilty of opting for potato chips, cookies or something else equally unhealthy. If this describes you, too, then I have some exicting news for you: FitMiss has come out with a new protein bar specifically designed for women. They come in three amazing flavors: salted caramel, chocolate peppermint and lemon and are only a mere 170 calories. I usually have one during my work day since I can eat them fast or post work-out session if I need something to hold me over before dinner. I highly recommend these to anyone looking for a new healthy protein bar. Check them out here.
Everyone, no matter their age, gender or lifestyle should be taking some kind of high quality multivitamin. This is especially important if you live an active lifestyle. The truth of the matter is most people do not get enough nutrition just plainly from food so this is where multivitamins come in to play. They will replace and replenish any vitamins you are missing from your diet. Most Americans simply do not get enough fruits and vegetables which are key to your health so taking a multivitamin daily is an easy solution. Here at FitKing, we sell a high-quality multivitamin designed for active women of all ages by MET-Rx. Check it out here.
Interested in finding more supplements and nutritional products geared for helping women maintain a healthy lifestyle? I highly encourage you to check our our Ladies Shop.