The Real Deal On Supplements For Kids

Why? How much? Which ones?… are some of the frequently asked questions I get when it comes to kids and supplements. Summer can be a great opportunity to make healthy changes or refocus your families’ health routines. Or, better yet, if you don’t have a health routine, now is the time to start one.

Typically, we don’t think of kids needing supplements but what we don’t realize is that our bodies do not get everything they need from food alone. Supplements can pick up where food leaves off; giving our bodies some of the extra firepower needed to fight the everyday assaults of environmental toxins. However, it’s important to remember that supplements can’t take the place of important health supporting habits such as getting adequate sleep, regular exercise, and drinking enough water.

Let’s admit that none of us lives a perfect life. Even if you and your children eat 10 servings of organic fruit and vegetables every day, consume proper amounts of lean protein, avoid sugar and other dietary toxins, and drink plenty of water, you may still be short on some important nutrients. And, think of what you’re missing if you’re not eating that kind of high-quality diet every day! This is where supplements come in; they help to fill in the nutritional gaps that exist in just about everyone’s diet. The good news is that they do a fantastic job filling those gaps.

Let me be clear, supplements can’t replace a healthy diet. We all need a solid nutritional foundation provided by consuming nutrient-dense foods, but the key is to know what supplements you should be taking to optimize your health. For overall well-being, I recommend that everyone take:

Summer can be a great opportunity to make healthy changes or refocus your families’ health routines. Or, better yet, if you don’t have a health routine, now is the time to start one. This week’s video focuses on my 3 tips for incorporating supplements into your child’s morning breakfast routine. It doesn’t need to be complicated and it shouldn’t be a battle. Blending these key supplements into a morning smoothie is the best strategy that works for my family, but do what works best for you!

Tip 1Breakfast Smoothie (multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin D, probiotic)

Tip 2– Almond butter maple syrup ball (coconut butter or cocoa powder)

Tip 3– Special Bonus Recipe is my Avocado Gelato! Clink the link below to access this bonus recipe content available on my website: Amazing Avocado Gelato

Try one or all of these strategies and post a picture of you and your family enjoying them!

 

Related Blogs

The 4 Secrets to Being Your Best
We all know that life is complicated, so it can be helpful to break down...
Beat the Cold Weather by Heating Up Your Love Life
Baby, it’s cold outside—but your love connection doesn’t have to be! Just because we’re feeling...
How to Process Your Emotions in a Healthy, Productive Way
In addition to being the official kickoff to the new year and the time when...
Shocking Insights About the Impacts of Light Drinking
Do you like to have the occasional glass of wine with dinner or a margarita,...
5 Ridiculously Easy Meditation Tips for Beginners
For those of us coming fresh off the hustle and bustle of the holiday season...
3 Steps to Improve Your Quality of Life This Winter
The last few years haven’t been a walk in the park for any of us....
Could New Year’s Resolutions Actually Be Harming Your Health?
We all know the old song and dance: We’ve closed out yet another calendar year...
Strength Training for Seniors: It's Not Too Late to Start!
Many of you already know that strength training is one of my favorite forms of...
4 Ways to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder
As the clocks fall back, darkness descends on us earlier, temperatures drop, and the year’s...