by Melissa Chichester
Every “body” is different, and that means your diet and fitness goals might not be the same as a friend’s or family member’s goals.
On your path to maintaining a strong and healthy body, a few basics are essential. That includes a regular exercise routine that combines strength training and cardio activity. Most importantly, it should be a routine filled with activities you enjoy.
The second part is a nutritious diet – and this is the part where most people struggle.
Our modern-day society tends to be one of convenience, and that doesn’t make it easy to make the best decisions in the kitchen. However, the important thing to remember is that it’s all about balance and making healthy choices in the best way you can.
Many other factors play a role in diet and lifestyle as well, such as reducing stress, getting adequate hydration and sleep each day, and maintaining good relationships and social connections.
Supplements can also play a role in maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. Here are 7 supplements to consider based on your personal goals.
Myoleptin™ CLA is a form of conjugated linoleic acid produced from safflower oil. This body shaping and toning formula is popular among people who follow a healthy diet and exercise routine.*^ CLA is best known for supporting healthy body composition.*^ Plus, Myoleptin™ CLA softgels also contain organic coconut oil.
^Use with a reduced-calorie diet and daily exercise program.
Apple cider vinegar is made from crushed apples, and vinegar is produced during fermentation. As a supplement, Apple Cider Vinegar tablets are popular with fitness enthusiasts and people following healthy eating plans. Plus, Apple Cider Vinegar Formula with chromium supports fat, sugar, and protein metabolism.*
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7-Keto® DHEA contains 100 mg of DHEA in one softgel and 7-Keto® – a naturally occurring metabolite of DHEA found in the body. Levels of DHEA may decline with age, and 7-Keto® makes it easy to get DHEA in an easy-to-swallow softgel.
Garcinia Cambogia is a small, pumpkin-shaped fruit that is native to India, also known as tamarind or brindleberry. Garcinia Cambogia has been used in Ayurvedic practices for hundreds of years.
These rapid-release capsules are derived from the Garcinia Cambogia fruit. The rind of this fruit contains the revolutionary ingredient Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA), which is considered the “active compound”. This formula also contains Chromium Picolinate to support sugar metabolism.*
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KLB6 Kelp Complex delivers kelp, lecithin, Vitamin B-6, and cider vinegar all-in-one softgel. Here’s how it works:
Raspberry ketones give raspberries their partly sweet and tart aroma and are sometimes used in perfumery and to flavor foods. They have a structure similar to capsaicin, the chemical in chili peppers that gives them heat. Raspberry ketone contains a hydroxyphenyl ring and a ketone structure. This structure can be found in ketone bodies, which are by-products when fatty acids are broken down for energy. Each serving of Puritan’s Pride Raspberry Ketones 500 mg raspberry ketones in rapid-release capsules.
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are fats that are naturally found in coconut oil. They are quickly digested and can be converted into ketones, making them an excellent addition to the popular ketogenic diet. The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that helps the body to burn fats instead of carbohydrates.
When limited carbohydrates are consumed through the diet, the body starts to break down stored fat into molecules called ketone bodies through the process of ketosis. When ketosis is reached, most cells will use ketone bodies to generate energy.
MCTs can be converted into ketones, and therefore not affect a body in ketosis. Furthermore, MCTs are easily digested by the body and absorbed into the bloodstream quickly. Even if you’re not following a low-carbohydrate diet, MCTs can be used as part of other dietary routines. Adding Puritan’s Pride MCT Oil to your diet is an easy way to take advantage of all the benefits MCTs offer.
A healthy lifestyle is different for everyone. Always speak to a healthcare professional before taking supplements and making changes. A professional can help guide you down the path toward your strongest and most vibrant self.