Food

Favorite Supplements for a Healthy Lifestyle

August 11, 2017

Vitamins, probiotics, protein, superfoods, and supplements are important to maintain a healthy lifestyle day to day. Fortunately, Whole Foods Market has everything a person needs and more. This weekend they are having a 25% OFF sale on all supplements to power your body and support workouts. Now is the time to find some great products to add into your diet.

Today, I am sharing some of my favorite supplements, powders and superfoods to give you an idea of what I will be stocking up on during the sale. This could not have come at a better time, since school is starting back up and I am working on building a healthy immune system.

First things, first

One of my pantry staples is coconut oil. Not only is it my go to cooking oil, but I use it to replace butter in many recipes to make it vegan (like my vegan edible cookie dough). I also keep a jar in my bathroom and use it to remove my eye makeup. Since we use it around the house for many things, I keep it stocked at all times. Be sure to grab a couple of jars this weekend during their sale.

Protein powders + superfoods

If you have read my blog for a while, you know I am obsessed with smoothies and making smoothie bowls. Protein powders are the base for all of my recipes.

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Whey proteins contain all 9 of the amino acids to make it a complete protein, however it is not vegan friendly. Whole Foods has a line of plant based fit proteins in several delicious flavors, including chocolate cinnamon, vanilla caramel, and vanilla cinnamon. They even taste great with just water after a workout. 

In addition to protein powders, Whole Foods carries a variety of superfoods and powders. A few of my favorites include chia, flax seeds, acai, maca, and goji berries.

Supplements + vitamins

Over the last few months, I have been learning a lot about the importance and benefits of vitamins and supplements to a healthy lifestyle. In addition to a daily multi-vitamin, I have added more supplements and vitamins to improve my health in many areas. Disclaimer: I do not take all of these every day, but keep them on hand for when I need them.

For recovery

Amino essentials and BCAA complex are perfect for muscle recovery during heavy workout weeks.

For immune health

Since school is starting back up, I double up on Vitamin C and Kick-Ass Immune Activator.

For digestion

I started a daily probiotic a few weeks ago, and I have already noticed a difference in my digestive health. Wholezyme Ultra relieves gas and bloating.

For bone health

Most adults are Vitamin D deficient, so a combination of K2 and Vitamin D help strengthen bones and supplement that deficiency.

Other

A few other products I love:

  • Cranberry– urinary tract health
  • Colloidal silver– colds/sinus
  • Energy shot- Colton loves these for long drives or when he needs to stay up late
  • Hair, skin & nail support- since I am trying to grow out my hair
  • Omega-3– helps with dry eyes and vision
  • Oscillococcinum– If you haven’t heard of Oscillococcinum, it is a miracle supplement that helps with flu-like symptoms. We keep this on hand and take it at the first sign of symptoms during flu season.
  • Rescue Remedy- for stress (and they have one for my anxious husky to help calm her during thunderstorms or separation anxiety)
  • Ricola cough drops– these are the best tasting cough drops and made with all natural ingredients.
  • Good day chocolate supplements– these are not only adorably wrapped chocolate pieces, but they help with energy, calming, sleep and have Vitamin D. 

Don’t forget to head to your nearest Whole Foods Market this weekend (today- Sunday 8/13) to stock up during their 25% off all supplements.

What vitamins and supplements do you use regularly? What will you pick up at the sale this weekend? Leave me a comment below! 

Thank you to Whole Foods Market for partnering with me for this post. Although I was compensated, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.

54 Comments

  • Reply Andrea August 11, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Yes yes yes! I use coconut oil even to saute my food when I cook!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Me too! I love it for that.

  • Reply Adrienne James August 11, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Thank you for this post! So well done & fabulous pictures! I’ve been so into healthy living lately and these tips will for sure stick with me. Especially those chocolate supplements I want!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      You are so sweet. Thank you, Adrienne. The chocolate supplements are amazing.

  • Reply candy August 11, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Like how you listed everything and what it actually does to help ones body. I would much rather take something natural over prescription any day.

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      I agree completely, Candy. It’s so much better for you.

  • Reply Trish @ The Trish List August 11, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I love my probiotics! I have been on them for a few years and it really has changed my digestive system! Thanks for sharing all of this!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Of course! I am really enjoying the effects for sure.

  • Reply Cole Nemeth Lifestyle Blogger August 11, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Oh wow this a great list of health supplements! I haven’t really explored supplements before, but I’ve always been curious to try!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      There is definitely something natural for everything. It’s a fun world to explore.

  • Reply Megan | LoveFamilyHealth August 11, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I love this! I really want to build up a natural remedy and supplement kit!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      This is a great place to start.

  • Reply Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries August 11, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I just discovered protein powder and I’m in love!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      I am obsessed. I eat smoothies and bowls all the time.

  • Reply Jessica@HappilyHughes August 11, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I love my Premier Protein powder, I use it in so many recipes and I love the taste! I also love using many superfoods in my smoothies and baking.

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Yes! It’s really one of the best powders I have ever had.

  • Reply Charlotte August 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I just got the email that they are having a massive sale! I live in Whole Foods (it’s a problem, ha!) and may have to stop by for some of their supplements this weekend. Also! I always see those Good Day chocolates at the checkout counter but have never tried them. You’re right–they are totally adorably wrapped!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      They taste great and really seem to work. 🙂 I would be in so much trouble if I lived in Whole Foods. haha.

  • Reply Victoria with One Sharp Mama August 11, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    I love coconut oil. So good especially for cooking

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Me too. It’s really great for so many things.

  • Reply D at Be you and thrive August 11, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Jessica! Love the supps you have shared. I couldn’t agree more re: the probiotic. Life changing!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Yes! I can’t believe I am just now on the probiotic bandwagon.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag August 11, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I take a fiber capsule, women’s multi-vitamin, and vitamin D every day. I’ve never made a smoothie bowl but I want too!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      They are delicious. Seriously my favorite breakfast.

  • Reply Lecy | A Simpler Grace August 11, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    I love Dr. Bronner’s coconut oil! And those Good Day chocolate supplements look really interesting. I might have to give those a try!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      They are so tasty and really seem to work.

  • Reply Debbie Savage August 11, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    This post is so helpful to me! I really need more ideas on how to eat healthy. I want to try that brand of coconut oil!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Thank you! I am glad you found it helpful.

  • Reply Adriana Lopez Martn August 12, 2017 at 1:39 am

    I use coconut oil for many things including cooking and it is good. When you get my age you have to be mindful on what you have in terms of supplements and vitamins but thanks for the information

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Thanks so much. I love using coconut oil for cooking.

  • Reply Ananda August 12, 2017 at 11:03 am

    we love coconut oil and smoothie bowls! great info here to learn more about nutrition!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      Thank you so much.

  • Reply David Elliott August 12, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I do have a whole foods in the area locally, but its ironic that I have only been to the one up in the bay area. The one thing I really need to remind myself of on here is to start taking probiotics. I never remember to do that, but I have seen it help my daughter so much. i really need to remember.

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      Thank you, David. They have really been helpful for me too.

  • Reply Jill Conyers August 12, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    We use a lot of the same products and brands.

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      They are great! Hope you were able to stock up.

  • Reply Kim August 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Such such healthy goodies! I love coconut oil – I can’t live without it!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      I agree completely.

  • Reply Divya August 13, 2017 at 10:02 am

    I wish I lived closer to a Whole Foods! The closest one is an hour and a half away. These are all great products.

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      I live very close to one and its dangerous. haha.

  • Reply Akaleistar August 13, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Love that coconut oil!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      I do too! So good.

  • Reply Glenda August 13, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    You listed some great products from Whole Foods. I especially like the coconut oil.

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      Thank you so much, Glenda.

  • Reply Olivia Stacey August 13, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I love coconut oil as well! Have you tried adding it to your coffee? It’s amazing : ) I will have to try these protein powders. Thanks for the tips!

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      I don’t drink coffee but my sister in law does that all the time.

  • Reply Jeannine Dippenaar August 13, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Coconut oil is also a staple in our household. I am amazed at the amount of uses there is for this powerful stuff. I call it my white gold.

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      White gold. I love that!

  • Reply Catvills August 14, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Thanks for sharing all these wonderful products that we can use to keep our immunity up. I would want to try those protein supplements. I have heard that Acai and Whey are great protein sources we can add to smoothies and other drinks.

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      Yes! It’s a great supplement to add for sure.

  • Reply Carol Cassara August 14, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Supplements are helpful especially if you lack a certain vitamin or if you’re not getting the nutrients that your body needs daily. It’s good to know which brands are reliable. Coconut oil is the BEST.

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      It really is the best!!

  • Reply Alexis August 15, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Definitely keeping this post handy. I have got to get back in shape and eating better but I struggle so bad with getting started and lasting for more than 2-3 days.

    • Reply Jessica August 19, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Awh. Thank you, Alexis. I know the struggle for sure.

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