Three supplements that every Bangladeshi guy should take to stay healthy.
While we try to eat healthily, most of us can’t get enough from that half-eaten breakfast or low variance office foods. Then there are all the wedding invitations and street foods of Dhaka. These tasty items are mostly carbs, proteins and fats. So most of us are probably nowhere close to getting all the nutrients we need each day. You’re not alone. Who really has the time to eat 5 servings of fruits and green veggies every day? For just reason, we have gathered the ideal list of supplements. These are not meant to entirely replace your need for veggies but will surely replenish the need by a significant amount.
If you don’t have a balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables, a multivitamin may be beneficial as nutritional insurance. Multivitamin increase energy levels and improve mood, reduces stress, and improves short-term memory. Some multivitamins also contain two key nutrients: selenium and zinc which help prevent cancer and reduce the chance of male impotence.
2) Fish Oil
Fish oil is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for the health of our brain and heart and act as a natural anti-inflammatory supplement — it’s especially beneficial if you have sports injuries or aching joints. This is recommended especially for bodybuilders who suffer pain and swelling after heavy sets of weight training. Even if you manage to eat the two to three recommended servings of fish each week, some scientists still suggest taking one to three grams of fish oil daily. If you don’t like fish or fear that farm-raised fish are fed tannery waste, you should definitely go for fish oils. Look for a brand that contains both EPA and DHA, the two key healthy fats in fish.
Wanna have a well rounded digestive and immune system from seasonal diseases? Take probiotics. These are good bacteria — the same kind found in your intestines. These aid overall gut health and enhance your immune system. Research has shown that probiotics often help with eczema and allergic cold. There are very few food sources in Bangladesh to get good probiotics as we don’t have many great sources for that locally.
Now you might have the question on where to get these from? The answer is you can try local drugstores but some of the best products are available on Amazon. You can try backpackbang.com to bring them to Bangladesh from amazon.com.
These supplements are over-the-counter, but it is recommended that you should discuss with your physician before starting one.