As important as exercise is to your health, so is nutrition. Combined, they’re the building blocks of healthy living – and of The Smart Fit Method.
Our simple, powerful exercise methods are matched by our commitment to giving your body what it needs to move, look and feel its best.
With our busy lives, we don’t always eat right or hydrate properly. Especially after midlife, our lifestyles and bodies change, and we need to make sure we’ve got our bases covered. That’s why we did the research and comparison shopping for you to bring the four best supplements you need for optimal nutrition and hydration.
Mikuna Protein Powder
Protein is the building block of muscle, which is not synonymous with bodybuilding. All people need muscle to perform basic tasks of daily life. As we age, we lose muscle if we don’t exercise and get enough protein, and without proper muscle, we are prone to frailty, falls and fractures – just for starters.
We generally need 1g of protein per pound of ideal body weight. Consuming enough protein – commonly found in meats, dairies, beans, and some vegetables – can be a challenge, especially after age 50 or so. Stores are crowded with protein powders, but how do you know which is right?
We choose Mikuna, founded by a farmer from Ecuador and based on an ancient plant protein known as Chocho. It’s grown at high elevations and packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and as much calcium as a glass of milk. It’s also vegan and gluten free. Just mix it with water, coffee, smoothies or more.
This supplement in tablets delivers the perfect blend of amino acids – including the nine essential ones the body can’t make. One serving gives the equivalent of 25g of protein, but with no additional calories, to synthesis protein you consume.
“Protein is like a Lego set, and this makes sure you have all the pieces you need,” says nutritionist Megan Lyons, a Harvard educated nutritionist and Smart Fit Method partner.
It’s hard to naturally consume all the fruits and vegetables we need. That’s why we like the Macro Greens supplement. Its 38 ingredients feed the body at a cellular level with antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Another powder to mix for drinking, it couldn’t be easier to use.
“You’re getting concentrated sources of mainly antioxidants and phytonutrients — the good stuff in plants to reduce inflammation and more helpful benefits,” Megan says. “It’s a great, convenient way to get extra vegetables.”
Did you know that people who properly hydrate lose 44% more body fat than those who don’t? This means more than just drinking water all day. We need proper mixes of electrolytes – including sodium, potassium and magnesium – to ensure the cellular membranes are open and electrical impulses are firing right. We recommend starting each day with a serving of Ultima electrolytes mixed in water.
Now, please note that supplements are precisely that: designed to SUPPLEMENT the food and water you’re consuming, not to replace it.
As Megan notes, many of us eat less than we should as we age, especially protein and produce. And, if you’re exercising at The Smart Fit Method and want your body to respond optimally, then you need to fuel it with the best stuff every day.
Living right isn’t just exercise. It’s a whole method: The Smart Fit Method.
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