Today I reread an article from Dr. Oz, Your Over-35 Survival Kit. I read it about a year ago when I decided I needed to take the appropriate vitamins. I love Dr. Oz and for the most part tend to trust what he has to say. So today, I got out my pill box and divvied them out by time-of-day. Not everyone feels the need for extra-vitamins; and while, I think there is no need to go beyond the 100% DV, I do know that I don't get enough vitamins in my food.
There are a lot more details in the article, but here's the gist:
-Split your multivitamin to help improve absorption throughout the day.
-Omega 3 improves your memory and reduces stress. Take 600 mg with breakfast.
-Take Calcium and Magnesium together. The Magnesium will help your body absorb the calcium and be sure to take it about 2 hours after your breakfast or multi-vitamin since calcium can block the absorption of other nutrients. I take them about an hour before lunch.
-Lutein helps prevent future vision problems…I haven't taken this yet.
I was able to get all of these reasonably priced at the biggest "mart" in town.
The other thing I found REALLY interesting was foods that help your mood! I'm so gonna try this!! Fortified cereals have been shown to reduce crankiness, irritability, and mood swings…and since I don't have ANY of those issues, no need for cereal… ;-) Eating 8 macadamia nuts a day reduces anxiety…definitely need to try that. Eating one banana a day allows your body to produce more serotonin and we all know what serotonin does for us!
Take a look at the article; it's linked above. I hope you find it as interesting and helpful as I have!
Out of all the days since I bought my FitBit, today I logged the most steps!