In the world of health, we’re always looking for a quick fix. One magical pill, food, or tincture that will make it all better — help you lose weight, live longer, look better. There are thousands of products out there that claim just that. “Take two pills a day and you’ll [insert egregious health claim here]!” Though we may still be subconsciously looking for that one magic cure-all, our more rational minds tell us that it’s just not that easy. One supplement or food or herb is just not going to solve everything, but the good news is, there is a scientifically proven combination of factors that WILL promote a slimmer waist and healthy heart. And guess what? If you think about it, I’m sure you already know what it is.
The magic formula:
Healthy diet + targeted supplementation + regular movement = a healthier, happier, prettier you.
Of course, the debate about what qualifies as a healthy diet, what supplements actually work, and what amount of what type of movement to do still rages on.
To answer this age-old debate, I turn to a couple of sources. Science, anecdotal evidence, and common sense. Allow me to break it all up: