Bai Antioxidant Drink

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Bai Sparkling Antioxidant Infusion drink is a great alternative when trying to eliminate  soda. It is carbonated, and comes in many intriguing flavors. Amongst them are Jamaica Blood Orange, Waikiki Coconut Lime, and Peru Pine Apple.

This drink contains antioxidants. One is vitamin C, which is very important when it comes to the immune system. The next is Polyphenols. Polyphenols is not very well known to the populace. However, these antioxidants have a really intriguing property. They reportedly help to reduce inflammation, and can even help reduce free radicals, amongst other claimed benefits.

The final antioxidant this drink contains is Chlorogenic Acid from Coffee fruit and white tea extract. This acid reportedly helps with energy, and blood pressure. It may be helpful for those dealing with being overweight.

However, due to its relation with caffeine, it is recommended that those who do not respond well with caffeine, or have anxiety/ IBS or other health issues ( click link to learn about other possible effects) take precaution when consuming caffeine products. Also do not consume caffeine products in a high amount as it can cause/worsen those symptoms.

It does contain Erythritol( a sugar alcohol many use to sweeten in place of regular sugar). It but also contains stevia extract(an extract from the plant Stevia rebaudiana intended to sweeten products).

 

For more information on this amazing, antioxidant and energizing drink, visit the Bai website

Fonuts

The hardest part  about following a healthier life style is giving up some of your favorite foods.

What if you didnt have to?

Thats where Fonuts comes in.

The store was a vision  of Nancy Truman and husband Thom Furtado. Digging from their passion of health and tasty treats, as well as Nancy’s own gluten intolerance, Fonuts was born. In 2011 they opened the first shop in Los Angeles ( click here for directions)IMG_20190222_123025_236.jpg

How are they better for you? so glad you asked. The delicious doughnuts you find here are baked( never fried), Gluten free( yes, you can happy cry now), low to no sugar added, and for those that are vegan they have a few selections for you as well!IMG_20190222_123503_618

There are a variety of flavors,ranging from classics such as vanilla and chocolate, to more adventurous flavors, like churro and blueberry earl grey. Feeling not so hungry, or want to sample a bunch? No worries! They

 

make many of the flavors in adorable minis.

So what are you waiting for? Visit Los Angeles and try Fonuts today!


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Survive College Food

College can be rough.What’s worse, the freshman 15. The seemingly unavoidable weight gain from starting college. I say fight it! Use these fun food articles as weapons against unhealthy habits. You can do this!


 

 

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Rx Bar: Why the Hype is Accurate

Health and simplicity are on an uptrend when talking about pre-made foods. Often many people have no time to make those delectable recipes that they pinned.

The next idea is to look at the grocery store, where there is a confusing surplus of ‘health’ products. Before one gets too overwhelmed, they should check out Rx Bars.

 

What makes them so special?

They are a simplistic go to snack that contains no gluten, soy, dairy or added sugars. Each bar has the main ingredients listed right on the front of the package. A game changer, not just for a separate ingredient listing placement, but for the fact the ingredients are all natural. The standard ingredients for every bar is: 3 egg whites, 6 almonds, 4 cashews, and 2 dates. The makers of Rx Bar also designed a version of its amazing product for kids that include: 2 egg whites, 4 almonds, 5 cashews and 1 date.

As if that wasn’t enough, these bars contain 12  grams of protein! talk about amazing!

Flavor is number one. Both the regular Rx Bar and Rx Bar Kids come in  many taste bud loving varieties. Those  include blueberry, chocolate sea salt, mixed berry and more.

This amazing health product is also easily accessible which makes it an even more attractive choice. It can be found in many grocery stores ( including but not limited to: Target, Tops, Wegmans) as well as various smaller retailers, like gyms, coffee shops, etc.

For more information on this amazing product, be sure to visit the Rx Bar website.

Quest Protein Cookie

There are so many options for protein filled meal replacements. With an overwhelming amount of options it can be hard to figure out what option is the best for you.

For those with a gluten sensitivity, or simply omit gluten from their diets for health purposes, it may be even more challenging to find a protein bar that fits the right qualifications, without sacrificing taste.

Its equally as challenging to not feel left out when new products come out on the market, such as protein cookies. This delicious fitness confection has quickly been gaining popularity. However, for those who are gluten intolerant, it is  almost impossible to find gluten free options.

That is until one protein brand stepped in;  Quest Protein. They have many gluten free protein products that are not short of fabulous flavor. Recently they stepped out with a new product to solve the protein cookie issue plaguing those who omit gluten called : Quest Protein Cookies

. They come in four flavors: Peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and double chocolate chip.Each cookie has 15 grams protein per cookie, as 12 grams of fiber. The sugar content is low, due to no added sugars. The highest amount of sugar is 3g, which is in the oatmeal raisin cookie. The rest have either 2 g, or less than one.

There are many places you can find these cookies. they include, but are not limited to:

Vitamin Shoppe

Walmart

GNC

To find a store near you that sells the cookies use their store locator .



For more information on Quest Nutrition products, visit their Website at: wuest cookiewww.questnutrition.com

Black Bean Chips

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Looking for a better chip? Look no further! These black bean chips are incredibly delicious.  They area great source of fiber, non- gmo, and contain no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.

All the ingredients are ones you can pronounce, which is a very good sign. Those ingredients are: Dried black beans, rice flour, expeller pressed sunflower oil, spice, sea salt, dried onion, dried garlic, Oregano extract and rosemary extract. No super scary ingredients to be seen.

Serving size is 11 chips. For that you get 4 g protein, and 19% of daily recommended fiber!( based on a 2,000 calorie diet)

 


For more information on this and other Simply Tostitos chips, visit Frito Lay’s website

Made in Nature Figgy Pops

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Made in Nature Figgy Pops are one of the most delicious health snacks out there.

These delectable treats contain no added sugars, no gluten, no soy, and vegan friendly.  Each ingredient listed are all ones you can find in the produce section! this means no nasty unidentifiable chemicals that you find in other foods.

They come in many flavors, including mocha almond nut butter and  mango berry. The  flavor featured in this article is Made in Nature’s Nutbutter and Jelly Figgy Pop. This snack  has naturally sweet fruits, such as apple, apricots and cranberry in the outer dough-like shell, and a center of deliciously nutty cashew almond butter. Definitely a must try for anyone with an infinity for PB&J.

This product is fairly inexpensive, and is available at various grocery stores. Some more notable ones are: Target, Walmart and Wegmans.

For more information on Figgy Pops, or to find more about Made in Nature products, visit their website here

 

Explorer Picks: Blueberry Muffin Quest Bar

 

 

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Quest Protein bars are one of the tastiest options for those looking for a meal replacement. The best part is that they are gluten free!

 

While they come in many delicious flavors, the one Modernfoodexplorer.com has rated the best is Blueberry Muffin.



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Where to Buy

-GNC

-Walmart

-Vitamin Shoppe

-For more locations visit Quest Protein’s website here     



Dandies Marshmallows

Eating healthy doesn’t mean having to give up all of your favorite foods. Marshmallows? There’s an option!
Dandies marshmallows are Gmo free, contain no high fructose corn syrup, and are 100%vegan.
They can be found at wegmans in the nature market. Want smores? Then pick up the vanilla dandies, dark chocolate and a more a lesson for a health flipped camping favorite!

Or if you are looking for something to add to you hot chocolate, they also have mini peppermint flavored marshmallows.
Other flavors made by this brand are: mint vanilla and pumpkin.
For additional information and healthy recipes using  Dandies marshmallows visit there website at:

http://dandiesmarshmallows.com

Vegan Chocolate Milk

Chocolate milk is probably one of the biggest childhood classics.  Also, not exactly the healthiest. This classic beverage would often contain loads of processed sugars, and no real nutrients.  Sure, the milk would supply some protein, but there are arguments against the use of dairy.

This being said, I came up with a  recipe for those who choose to not use any animal products so they too can enjoy this child hood classic.

The ingredients used are simple, contain good health benefits, and easy to locate in many grocery stores.

Cocoa powder contains antioxidants, and is good for boosting energy naturally.

Almond milk is a delicious alternative to cow milk, making it safe for those who cannot have dairy. It does not cause bloating, and is low in calories. However, it does not contain a lot of protein, so make sure you dont use it as a primary source for protein.

Maple Syrup is a more natural, less processed sweetener. It contains numerous vitamins and minerals, and antioxitdants. Reportedly it also is anti-inflammatory. Just another reason to love the stuff!



Ingredients:

-cocoa powder

-almond milk

-maple syrup

Directions:

  1. fill a cup with almond milk.
  2. Add in 2 tsp of cocoa powder. Mix well. Add in more until desired cocoa taste is achieved.
  3. Add in maple syrup, starting off with 1tbs. Add more if you have a bigger sweet tooth!
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