When it comes to nutrition and lifestyle, choosing healthy products is absolutely critical.
After all, so many options are laden with chemicals and preservatives, or compromise health benefits through excessive processing. Plus, some companies aren't to be trusted.
The sections below highlight ingredients and products that I personally use or strongly recommend. In many cases, these items have been externally tested by groups like ConsumerLab or in scientific studies to ensure the product is high-quality.
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These are the products I most heavily recommend, regardless of your diet and lifestyle approach. Many of these offer major nutritional benefits and can be extremely relevant for health overall.
There can be no doubt that olive oil is amazing for health. Still, you do have to pick a good brand as poor-quality and counterfeit products are far too common.
Cassia cinnamon is much more common in stores but ceylon offers more health benefits. Picking a high-quality product will offer the best advantages overall.
The plant-based compounds in cocoa make dark chocolate much more than a sweet treat. Instead, research is increasingly showing significant health advantages.
These products are specific to a ketosis diet and include common items that can make the diet easier to understand and/or to follow. Some products (like coconut oil) are also relevant to other diet types.
Coconut oil offers considerable health benefits and is a key source of healthy fats.
It is also particularly relevant for keto fat bombs and other keto dishes.
MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides and this oil is often used for helping people enter and remain in ketosis. The oil is a common choice for bulletproof coffee and is some recipes as well.
Herbs, Spices and Supplements
Most of the time, you can get all of the nutrients you need from food. But, this isn't always enough. Instead, people often supplement if they have health conditions or symptoms. Likewise, supplementation can sometimes provide health benefits.
There can be no doubt that fish oil offers benefits - especially for people who don't get enough fatty fish in their diet.
Vitamin D deficiency is extremely common and much of the population may not get enough of this nutrient. In most cases, supplementing is the best approach.
Turmeric offers health benefits and is also a powerful spice for the kitchen. If you want health benefits alone, then supplementing it is an option. But for food, I recommend this brand:
Ginger is another great spice that offers health benefits. The spice itself can easily be purchased in stores but you can find supplement versions as well.
Tools and Resources
These are various tools and resources that can help complement (or guide) a healthy lifestyle.
This tool is designed as an easy and efficient way to make cold brew coffee.
Of course, it would work well for other uses too, such as iced tea or infused water.
Books and Guides
Best of Lists
For most types of product, there is no single optimal choice. Instead, there are many high-quality options. Over time, I've addressed this by creating 'best of' lists that highlight some of these: