It Isn’t Easy Being Green

ENERGYbits

When it comes to health trends and popular fads, I often try to reach “outside the box,” as not all healthy habits are created equal. Sometimes, you have to give something a try before you really know what it’s all about. After recently discovering ENERGYbits®, I couldn’t resist investigating further to see what they were. These creatively crafted bits are made from 100 percent organically grown spirulina algae, have a 64 percent concentration of protein, and contain just one calorie per tablet.

For you fitness and health enthusiasts out there, this is something you have to try! The mini green tabs come in a stylish, easy-to-carry tin, making them convenient on-the-go supplements. Admittedly, it may not be love at first whiff, as the pure raw algae definitely shows its true colors (and smell!), but pop it in your mouth and you’ll be glad you did.

ENERGYbits recommends these crunchy green bites for post-workout recovery and for a recharge of energy when you’re feeling sluggish mid-afternoon. So, that’s exactly what I used them for and I was extremely pleased with what I found! Pop one after your morning workout or sneak a bit between afternoon meetings.

For more information and to purchase ENERGYbits, visit www.energybits.com.

Which Whey Should I Go?

As you continue to work toward eating healthier, scouring health food stores for gluten-free meal options and integrating more balanced nutrients into your diet, it’s easy to become obsessed with researching all the health trends out there today. Finding every morsel of information about what you’re putting in your body is the best thing you can do for yourself. To truly understand where your food comes from, what ingredients are in it, how those ingredients affect your body, and why you have cravings for certain foods can all be important pieces of data that will help you along your path of healthy living.Cookies & Cream Arctic Zero

It’s critical that you really listen to what your body is craving, and as you know from my recent posts, I am a huge fan of two particular products: Arctic Zero and Quest Protein Bars. After trying several varieties of both, I decided it was time to “look under the hood” to identify the ingredients that were in both products. Lo and behold – they each contained one ingredient in common: Whey Protein.

So what exactly is Whey Protein?

According to Medical News Today, Whey protein is a complete protein that contains all 9 essential amino acids and is low in lactose content. You may have seen this ingredient at the top of the list on products such as protein shakes, powders, bars or supplements, and it provides a number of valuable health benefits, including help for:

  • Weight Management
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Asthma
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Blood Pressure Regulation

If you’re not a “protein powder person” who prefers to obtain their nutrients from natural foods, then you can get Whey protein from lactose-based dairy products, such as:Dairy

  • Cow’s or goat’s milk
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Ice cream
  • Yogurt

If you are lactose-intolerant, sensitive to lactose or if you’re simply choosing to abstain from dairy in your diet, then I highly recommend Arctic Zero and Quest Protein Bars, as these are both low in lactose content.

Do you supplement with Whey Protein or recommend any great Whey Protein products? COMMENT BELOW!