Lucky Vitamin is a dynamic online health food store that offers a large selection of health and wellness products. Family owned for over three generations, Lucky Vitamin strives to offer products and knowledge to aid anyone on their journey towards a healthier lifestyle.
We asked H3’s registered dietitian, Felicia Hacket and Director of Education, Bob Wright to go through Lucky Vitamin’s products and pick out their top 4 favorites. Here is what they found:
Green Tea is anti-cancer, boosts metabolism, and reduces all-cause mortality, pain, stress, and nausea. Adding cow’s milk or a dairy alternative may blunt the benefits. Enjoy steeped green tea in its natural form. Yogi Green Tea Pure Green is 100% natural and is made of all natural ingredients.
Sprinkle is a no sodium 24-herb blend. Sodium intake is linked to hypertension. According to the American Heart Association the average American consumes over 3,400mg of sodium per day. In as little as 1 tsp of salt you are consuming 2,300mg of sodium. Reduce your risk and choose to flavor food with herb mixes instead of salt.
A similar product to Sprinkle is Spike Gourmet Natural Seasoning- Original Magic- by Modern Products. It is also a no sodium herb mix that has great flavor. Try a variety of herb mixes and pick your favorites. When comparing herb blends, double check the ingredients to make sure they are sodium free.
Flaxseed contains an abundant amount of lignans, an antioxidant that decreases risk for cancer and reducing risk of hypertension. Flax is the #1 whole food source of lignans and is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, iron, calcium, and potassium. Just 1 Tbsp per day may prevent and manage type 2 diabetes. Choose ‘ground’ flaxseed when grocery shopping because it is easier to digest as compared to the whole seed.
Following a healthy dietary pattern can provide all the nutrients and energy you need, but not everybody does. According to Howard Sesso, of the Harvard School pf Public Health, “Multivitamins can provide a safety net for people who are eating reasonably well but might not be sure they are getting all the recommended levels of the essential vitamins and minerals.”
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