The Importance of Micronutrients
The holidays are a stressful time for a lot of people. From the pressure to give the perfect gift to the time crunch of fitting in all the holiday parties, a lot of people’s health takes a back seat.
As our stress increases, our ‘weak links’ come out — our treat-filled diets plus stress lead to inflammation in the gut and body, so health issues that you may normally have under control such as digestive issues, anxiety, aches and pains can all flare up. In fact, people can gain an average of 3 to 5 lbs. over the holiday season.
January is a great opportunity to get your body back in balance and start rebuilding with a good, clean system.
One of the best ways to do that is by adding micronutrients to your diet.
You’ve probably heard of the “big three” macronutrients — carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins — that your body needs to function. Micronutrients are all those vitamins and minerals that are necessary for things like keeping you energized, immune function, bone health, fluid balance and so much more. These can include vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium and zinc, to name a few.
When your body doesn’t get enough of these and other micronutrients, you may feel tired, in pain, foggy, depressed and otherwise run down.
One of the best ways to replenish these micronutrients is with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, but with our busy lives, sometimes we’re too busy to get always have fresh produce on hand. Dr. Judy has a variety of concentrated fruit, vegetable and berry-based capsules and chewable tablets that are a great way to bridge the gap between what you do get and what you should get — and rebuild those all-important micronutrients.
If you’re interested in giving your body a great reset this January, ask Dr. Judy about her regimen and how you can reclaim your energy this winter.