I’m sure you’ve heard of the anti-inflammatory effects of moringa and better digestion and clearer skin from apple cider vinegar. You’ve probably heard about the antioxidants available from acai and the nutrients packed into spirulina. I bet you’ve even seen on TV, in magazine articles and countless Facebook posts that these things can dramatically improve your health and wellness. I mean, celebrities swear by these “life hacks” and credit them for everything, from their beauty, to their success to their overall wellness, so it must be true.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but a lot of this is just hype. It’s marketing. If you happen to like these foods, of course, go ahead and eat them but the reality is a healthy, balanced diet will give you the same benefits.
How are you spending your time when you’re not eating goji berries and chia seeds? Are you drinking alcohol regularly? Are you not getting enough sleep? Do you have a consistent exercise routine? Do you take time to consciously improve your life?
If not, no amount of turmeric is going to change a thing.
Keep it simple. Try to follow an overall healthy diet as much as you can. Sleep 8+ hours a night. Work out with cool people. Once you check off all these boxes, then start to look at superfoods and supplements. Do the things you love in life and appreciate the fact that you’re able to.
Coach Mike N
Currently eating a plate full of steak and veggies and drinking a glass of water