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Supplements- How to stay healthy on a budget.

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Supplements can play an important role in keeping your body and skin healthy when used in conjunction with a healthy diet.

Nutritionists suggest that problem skin such as rosacea or eczema often require special supplements to control digestive issues in particular, but these supplements can be very expensive when used long term, so is there an alternative?

Thankfully nature provides all of what we need in its original form which can easily be added to your daily diet although taking a broad multi-vitamin is a good idea as an insurance that we are getting a little of all vitamins and minerals.

Extra supplements suggested for problem skin include flaxseed, magnesium, digestive enzymes and acidophilus and all of these expensive supplements have a natural cost effective alternative available from your local health shop or supermarket.

Flaxseeds are packed with omega 3 and very beneficial to skin health, but you don’t need to use capsules as Golden Linseed available from health shops is exactly the same thing. Flaxseeds/Linseeds need to be eaten fresh or it can go rancid so you can easily grind a tablespoon in a coffee grinder or small processor every morning and add to your cereal or smoothie, it’s that simple

Flaxseeds/Linseeds also contain recommended levels of magnesium so no need to take a separate supplement.

Digestive enzymes supplements can be substituted by eating pineapples, papayas, mangoes, bananas, kiwis, avocadoes,raw honey, ginger, sauerkraut, miso and kefir. These fruits and vegetables all breakdown the fats in your food and make it easier to digest helping nutrients get to your skin more easily and will also help with indigestion and IBS problems.

L. acidophilus occurs naturally in the human body as well as many fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and miso. Manufacturers also add L. acidophilus to yogurt and other dairy products L. acidophilus is a probiotic bacteria that naturally occurs in the human gut and other parts of the body. This bacteria helps the digestive system break down sugars, such as lactose, into lactic acid.

Trillions of bacteria and other micro-organisms live in every person's gut research indicate that consuming probiotics can help improve the balance between the beneficial and harmful bacteria that live in the gut. This may help to support digestion, helping indigestion and IBS as well as provide other health benefits, such as boosting the immune system.

Good health is available to everyone on any budget, you just need to eat as much variety as possible and include these highly nutritious foods in your daily diet, your body and your skin will thank you for it.

For more information about caring for your skin go to www.pennybadger.com

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