#fbf to my recent NYC trip where I packed most of my supplements and my oat bran and blackstrap molasses so I could start each vacation day off with a good amount of fiber. I know I may sound like an old person, but it was well worth TSA leaving notes in my luggage that it had been looked through. I eat oat bran each morning for the fiber and love it. I add 2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses because I have a history of anemia so that keeps my hemoglobin up. I noticed a few months ago my nails began to be brittle when they are usually long and strong, so I added zinc and selenium into my vitamin rotation. After 3 weeks, my nails were back to normal. In the pill box are a vitamin E softgel, an all natural iron supplement tablet, vitamin d softgel, and two calcium/magnesium tablets (I prefer liquid, but traveled with tablets for obvious reasons). When I saw this travel pack of Emergen-C in @target a few days before my trip, I started doing the happy dance. I take 2 packets a day so this travel size was the exact amount I needed for my trip. I also take a high dosage cod liver oil for the vitamin A, but decided against traveling with it because I figured it might spill on the travel back home plus it needs to be refrigerated after opening.
I honestly believe consuming my supplements helped my body’s immune system stay strong while I got little sleep, walked forever (logging 15,000 steps per day in NY was pretty easy), lugged a 45 lbs piece of luggage down 2 flights of stairs and across 2 NY boroughs, taking the train with that same luggage once I got back to Chicago and getting up going to the work the next day.
I also made sure I consumed some golden milk with Ashwagandha before I went to bed after I got back home. I believe the turmeric in it helped my body recover from my trip. As I look at 40 peeking it’s head around the corner, I truly value the importance of consuming vital nutrients and making sure I’m doing what I can to keep my body healthy. Not to mention how it makes my soul smile to see my body respond positively to the nutrients I consume.
#oatbran #blackstrapmolasses #selenium #zinc #iodine #vitaminE #vitaminD #calciumandmagnesium #selflove #sel