For many years gut and immune health has been really important to me and it seems every on else is super keen to get on board lately too.
Im not a dietician so I recommend speaking to professional to get personalised advice but I get asked all the time about my fave supplements for myself and the kids so I thought I’d share my top 5.
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COLLAGEN BEAUTY – GUT, HAIR & SKIN
Info taken from Nutraorganics website:
Collagen Beauty™ is a unique opportunity to create wellness from the inside out with VERISOL® Bioactive Collagen Peptides. Our skin is made up of over 75 % collagen, which begins to degenerate in our mid 20’s, when we begin to show the signs of ageing skin, and is accelerated by other lifestyle and environmental factors.
Collagen Beauty™ is a natural formulation with VERISOL® Bioactive Collagen Peptides to improve structural integrity of skin and decrease skin aging factors after 8 weeks of use, improving skin quality of the entire body and smoothing skin wrinkles from within. Research has shown that consuming Collagen Beauty™ with VERISOL®, as part of a balanced diet, may:
Reduce skin wrinkles and smooth fine lines
Increase skin hydration and improve moisture levels
Increase skin elasticity
Contributes to healthy gut and skin by supporting structure and function of connective tissue with Vitamin C
Contributes to collagen formation & protection from free radical damage with Vitamin C
Contribute to maintaining skin structure, support wound healing, and support healthy hair & nails with Zinc
Support tissue building & repair with a good source of Protein
Plus contains the naturopathic herb Horsetail, which is traditionally said to make hair strong like a horse’s tail.
Collagen is often left out of the modern diet because it is not present in lean cuts of meat, but rather bones and connective tissue. Today our Collagen Beauty is only the good stuff – pure type I and type III sustainably sourced collagen that fully dissolves in hot or cold liquid whilst maintaining its benefits.
Collagen Beauty™ is pregnancy, breastfeeding and child friendly (suitable for 12 months & up).
Available in all natural flavours you mix with water or in a unflavoured version you can add to smoothies, hot drinks or recipes. You can also get the collagen beauty bars which me and my kids LOVE!!
MY PERSONAL FAVOURITE IS THE WILDFLOWER FLAVOUR.
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2. BONE AND VEGETABLE BROTHS
INFO FROM NUTRAORGANICS WEBSITE:
BEEF: Bone broth has been made for hundreds of years by our grandparents and their grandparents due to its traditional gut loving properties. The amino acids present in Beef Bone Broth are in a specific ratio that is unique, and otherwise not available in the lean cuts of meat commonly consumed, but which are beneficial. Beef Bone Broth also contains the added benefit of Vitamin B12 that as part of a healthful and varied diet will support immunity. Leading busy lives can make it hard to find time to make bone broth from scratch. Our Beef Bone Broth powder is ready in seconds, as tasty and nutritious as homemade and easy to take on the go!
CHICKEN: Bone Broth has been made for hundreds of years by our grandparents and their grandparents due to its traditional history as a health elixir. Often referred to as ‘chicken soup for the soul’, our broth contains naturally occurring nutrients such as B Vitamins and Zinc to support immune health. Leading busy lives can make it hard to find time to make broth from scratch. Our Chicken Bone Broth powder is ready in seconds, as tasty and nutritious as homemade and easy to take on the go!
VEGETABLE: Vegetable Broth is chock full of goodness, no bones about it! This delicious elixir is your whole veggie garden in a cup. Plus with ingredients such as deactivated nutritional yeast naturally filled with B vitamins, Vegetable Broth not only tastes delicious but when consumed as part of a balanced diet will also support the immune system. With nourishing red miso and Tasmanian kelp, veggie broth is also a wholesome vegan stock alternative. One serve of our Vegetable Broth is equal to one serve of veggies, making it even easier to get in your daily serves. Vegetable Broth provides all around goodness to nourish your body and warm your soul
MY FAVES: The chicken and herb – I find it the easiest to drink by itself and also adds yummy flavour to anything you would normally use stock in. I also love and use the vegetable one a lot too as stock and flavouring in recipes.
HOW TO USE: As stock in your recipes – soups, spaghetti sauces, stir-fry’s , sausage rolls, kids meals or any other place you would use stock. Also used it in Remi’s baby purees from 6 months old. I also drink a cup each day for extra immune boosting benefits.
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3. SUPER GREENS + REDS
INFO FROM NUTRAORGANICS WEBSITE:
Super Greens + Reds Wholefood Multi-Formulation features a nourishing blend of organic fruit, vegetables, sprouts, and herbs with the added benefit of prebiotic fibres in the protein base.
Combining bio-fermented and sprouted grains, seeds, and legumes in our carefully blended Super Greens + Reds provides the building blocks and the nutrients to enliven your whole body, helping you feel clear, vibrant and completely nourished.
HOW TO USE: In smoothies, bliss balls or straight as a health boosting shot.
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4. SUPER FOOD BLENDS FOR KIDS
These are magic for mums to help kids get lots of nutrients and vitamins in!
INFO FROM NUTRAORGANICS WEBSITE:
BERRY CHOC: This delicious chocolatey powder with a hint of berries makes a yummy instant drink that contains calcium from natural whole foods. Berry Choc Chunk is the perfect way to increase the whole family’s intake of vibrant antioxidative berries & cacao in their purest form.
USE IN: Bliss balls, baking, smoothies or on top of yogurt.
C-BERRY BLAST: This all-natural, nutrient dense, functional superfood formulation is designed for kids taste buds and parents peace of mind. The delicious tangy taste comes from all natural Vitamin C rich super berries Rose hip, Sea Buckthorn and Camu Camu – 3 of the world’s most potent sources of Vitamin c, and sweetened only with pure, organic berries and fruit. With over 100% of their daily Vitamin C intake in every spoon, support their growing bodies including bones, teeth and neurological development while boosting their immunity with this easy to use, easy to love, nutrient-packed wholefood powder.
USE IN: bliss balls, smoothies, baking, mixed in yogurt or on top of cereal.
VITAL VEGGIE: This concentrated, superfood formulation built from the whole colour spectrum of organic veggies, super fruits and nourishing greens is carefully selected by our research nutritionists for alkalinity, vitamins, minerals and potent phytonutrient properties.
Designed for kids taste buds and dense nutritional content, it’s perfect for those fussy eating moments! Kids won’t even know they’re eating their veggies cleverly hiding in this orangey powder, so you won’t have to plead, nag or bribe for the broccoli to go down!
Easy to conceal and a great way to get a daily dose of veggies into your kids without the hassle!
USE IN: Sprinkle over food like a seasoning, use in baking like savoury muffins, in spaghetti sauces, quiches etc.
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INFO TAKEN FROM PONO WEBSITE:
What are probiotics?Probiotics are friendly bacteria that like to live in your body. These guys are the ultimate house guest, in gracious exchange for the accommodation, they do all sorts of clever things.
What are the benefits of probiotics?There is oodles of research out there on what puts the pro in probiotics. These are some seriously busy little bees. We can start by saying they simply help you to digesting food. On top of this, they do more complicated tasks like:- improving overall immunity- managing allergy responses- helping your genes to express themselves in more positive ways- play a role in weight management- May assist blood pressure normalisation- Are of benefit in anxiety and depression… and much more! Suffice to say, a broad spectrum ‘maintaining optimal health’ would summarise their skill set nicely.
As a family we have loved and used PONO for many years.
HOW TO USE: Use daily. Drink the coconut probiotic straight with water or you can eat straight from a spoon. For your babes use the baby powder either mixed into a smoothie, on top of oats or cereal or straight up.
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I have also been using the Life Space Probiotic capsules for years – I was using the pregnancy and breastfeeding ones which are developed specifically for that stage of life. They also have a huge range of other ones. Speak to your pharmacist as they can direct you to the right one for your needs.
Mar 18, 2020
Immunity seems to be a hot topic everywhere as we are fighting with the spread of COVID-19. Must try out the above superfoods for my son who is a fussy eater. We usually eat foods rich in probiotics for a healthy gut. The site https://www.drgbalamurali.com/ helped me in ways to improve the immunity of our family.