HOUSTON – From boosting the body’s immune system to improving energy levels, the advantages of getting a vitamin IV drips are huge.
However, if you don’t' like needles or you can’t find IV therapy near you, Krystal Hammett, certified nutritionist with Alternative Wellness Solutions, shares other ways you can get these benefits.
1. EAT THE RAINBOW
“By eating a whole food diet of fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, healthy fats and lean protein we are providing our bodies with a vast variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. I encourage you to eat seasonally and eat foods of all different colors so that you can the benefits each food has to offer,” said Hammett.
“Let’s look at what is in the popular Meyers Cocktail Vitamin IV for example, it is made up of magnesium, calcium, vitamin C and a B-complex. To gain similar benefits, consider 1 cup of red peppers which provides over 1.5 times your daily recommended intake of vitamin C. Black beans can provide you with a healthy dose of magnesium. Dark green leafy veggies and broccoli are excellent sources of calcium and yellow egg yolk and orange salmon can provide your body with an excellent doses of B vitamins,” she said.