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Nutrition * Vitamin C - Vit D and more

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One of my goals for 2016 is my nutrition. I want to be more active, eat more fruits and vegetables everyday and take some supplements. I have been adding more fresh fruits and veggie to my meals and snack time. Once a week I put together a big bin of fresh cut carrots, green peppers, snap peas, celery, green beans, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and other raw veggie to have on had when I need a quick snack. I use to make a dip but I have found I like tasting each of the different vegetables with out the dip now. I also buy fresh blueberries, avocados, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries a variety of apples, bananas and other seasonal fruit. If I keep them in sight and out in a bowl on the counter I reach for those things first. My kids do too.

We are lucky to have an apple and plum tree in our yard and those pretty blackberries pictured above in our yard. If you have the room grow it's fun and nice to grow some of your own produce plus it taste so good too. Even though it's still cold we are planning out what we can grow this season. Since we are most likely moving we are growing our tomatoes and peppers in containers so we can take them with us.

 Even though I am eating these delicious fresh fruits and veggies I fill in the gaps with supplements. I've been doing pretty good so far this year by walking daily and adding some vitamins to my day. 

Three things I know I need to supplement Vitamin C,  B Vitamins and Vitamin D. Last year I had very low vitamin D levels since I rarely go in the sun and I'm not a big milk drinker so I wasn't getting much vitamin D. I now take a daily Vitamin D to keep my levels up. If you are feeling tired and worn out and can't figure out what is going on talk to your doctor about your vitamin D and B levels. They do a blood test to see how you are doing. My OBGYN was the one who caught my super low Vitamin D levels. I am so glad he did. I feel much much better now.

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  • Walmart has a wonderful selection of Nature Made Vitamins including the Vitamin C, Vitamin D and the B-Complex that I need. I like the flip tops on the bottles. Have you seen them? I got all three of my bottles of Nature Made Vitamins ready to stick to my nutritional goals for 2016.

Nature Made has a website that helps you keep on track with your wellness goals. You can sign up for the Nature Made Daily Boost program here
 They give you ideas in addition to your daily supplements to keep you on track with your wellness goals. 

In addition to taking my vitamins I am walking at least 1 mile per day and doing an easy AM yoga routine. It doesn't take a lot to make some changes. I know I have been feeling so much better and have more energy with the added walking and the stretching yoga. What are your wellness goals for 2016?

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*Based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its Scantrack Service for the Vitamins Category for 52-week period ending 9/26/2015, for the xAOC, FDM, and FM Markets. Copyright © 2015 Nielsen.
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