If you're reading this, one can assume that you take a vested interest in your health and wellness. You follow a diverse, plant-based diet, moderate caffeine, and alcohol intake, engage in some sort of physical activity daily (be that a brisk walk or barre class), and generally strive to do right by your body (and mind, and soul, of course).
But are you *really* reaping the benefits of these admirable actions? When it comes to diet, consumption of nutrient-dense food is key, but there is a missing link for many: bioavailability, the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.
Confused? Consider the aforementioned barre class as a point of comparison. Sure, you’ve taken the critical step of showing up to your boutique workout. But, once the sweat session begins, if your form is wrong, you won’t work your muscles as intended, and you won’t see the desired results of a lean, toned physique. Think of poor plié form as equivalent to ignoring your meal’s bioavailability.
In short, we need to eat well - and strategically - for optimal absorption of food’s nutritional content. Fret not! It’s easier to eat with bioavailability in mind than it is to detach yourself from your iPhone. You can ensure optimal absorption through two game-changing techniques:
Glowing skin begins with hydration; water it plentifully and watch it blossom into a dewy countenance. There are those among us who can imbibe the 2, 3, 4 liters per day needed to quench our (skin's) thirst. But, fret not if you struggle to meet your cup quota, for you can drink your water and eat it too.
We are big proponents of hitting our local greenmarket and frequenting the farm stand over the pharmacy. But, if you’re looking to diversify your plant-based diet further, let’s dive a little deeper, into the depth of freshwater lakes, rivers, and ponds, home to one of the planet’s most nutrient-dense foods: blue-green algae.