Daily Dose of Coach #320: Three Daily Supplements

Two weeks ago I wrote a post about not worrying about supplements until you have mastered the basics of your diet.

But even with improving the basics, daily servings of protein, vegetables and fish oils can be challenging to attain.

These supplements, taken daily, will help you accomplish this:

1. A Protein Supplement:  If you've ever noticed it's difficult to get the recommended amount of protein most days. When you are training, it's advised to consume 1g of protein per body weight. However, most males only ingest 110-130, while most females are around 80-110. A good protein supplement can fill the gap. The best way I've found to do this is one to two protein shakes per day.

2. Green Foods Supplement : Fruits and vegetables are another areas where we tend to fall short. On average, only 5% of men and women meet the recommended fruit and vegetable intake of 3-5 servings per day. An excellent green food supplement can help you reach that goal.

3. Fish Oils:  The average American gets only 1/3 of the recommended 900mg of DHA and EPA per day. Fish oils contain DHA and EPA which are healthy fats that are only found in fish oils. Fish oils have been shown to help prevent and manage heart disease, lower blood pressure and reduce chances of heart attack and stroke.