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Authentic Product Pick: MHP (Maximum Human Performance) Products

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Over the past few months, I’ve been getting a lot of emails from serious athletes asking me for product recommendations. Most of them are fed up with the variety of protein powders and snacks they find at health food stores…and for good reason! Have you ever read through the ingredients label on these products? More often than not, these conventional protein powders are loaded with tons of artificial ingredients, colors, and sweeteners. Why would you want to put all of this garbage into your body, especially if the goal is to eat a diet that promotes your best and most powerful self?

That’s why I started doing some research on the best protein products that were specifically designed with the athlete in mind.  I stumbled upon the Paleo Protein powder from MHP (Maximum Human Performance) and after doing some reading, I was very impressed and wanted to give it a try! For over a month, I started adding this powder to coconut milk before my daily workout. It tasted great and I loved the boost of energy it gave me! I even gave it to my picky fiance, who is super critical when it comes to protein powders. He was expecting it to taste like chalk but was pleasantly surprised by the vanilla almond taste. Not only is this all natural muscle building protein free from artificial flavors and sweeteners, it’s made with premium grade beef protein isolate and pure egg white protein. This is perfect for all of you athletes who are sticking to a Paleo diet. The combination of egg white and beef protein is loaded with branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and all of the essential amino acids your body needs to enhance muscle growth and recovery. It also has a high concentration of these potent proteins through the use of special hydrolysis and isolation technologies, which yields high levels of those muscle building amino acids and makes them more bio-available for your body. Best of all? MHP Paleo Protein is gluten-free, lactose-free, fat-free, and sugar-free. It is also made with hormone free rBST free and non-GMO beef and egg white protein. How cool is that?

I also had the pleasure of trying out the Fit & Lean Power Pak Pudding from MHP. This ready-to-eat snack is not only creamy and delicious, it is packed with 15 grams of protein and does not contain any sugar. At only 100 calories per cup, Fit & Lean Power Pak Pudding is a great little snack that you can enjoy before or after your workout. It uses a synergistic blend of proteins from milk and soy protein isolates to deliver a mixture of fast and slow digesting proteins for your body. It also boasts high levels of muscle toning amino acids, including glutamine, arginine and BCAAs, all of which interact with natural growth factors to support faster muscle toning, repair and recovery. An additional benefit is that this pudding provides 25% of the daily requirement of calcium…a vital mineral that so many of us are deficient in.

Learn more about all of the products from MHP by visiting their website at www.mhpstrong.com. I also recommend that you like their Facebook page and check out all of their great posts. If you are a serious athlete who cares about the foods and supplement ingredients that you put into your body, these products are definitely for you!

Facebook GIVEAWAY: Win a Bottle of ORGANIC INDIA USA Ashwagandha

Hi friends! Today I am giving away five bottles of the Ashwaganda supplement from ORGANIC INDIA USA. This supplement is a powerful adaptogen that supports adrenal health, soothes the nervous system, and helps to build vitality. It is non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher. To enter, head on over to my Facebook page and look for the giveaway post. I will randomly select and announce the winners later today. Good luck!

Ashwagandha

Facebook GIVEAWAY: Win a Bottle of ORGANIC INDIA USA Turmeric Formula

Hi friends! Today I am giving away five bottles of the ORGANIC INDIA USA Turmeric Formula supplements. This supplement supports healthy joint function, promotes radiant skin, and can improve digestion. To enter, head on over to my Facebook page and look for the giveaway post. I will randomly select and announce the winners later today. Good luck!

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Authentic Product Pick: Natural Force

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Working out. It’s something we all know that we need to do in order to stay healthy and happy. It doesn’t have to be some super intense workout…just something that gets your body up and moving, every day! For me, I power walk three or four miles a day. I also enjoy swimming laps and doing yoga. How do I enhance my workout and energy level? By making sure I am eating a variety of super foods packed with nutrients. But sometimes that can be challenging. What nutrients does your body need? What if you don’t have these nutrient-dense foods on-hand? What if you don’t have the time to prepare some elaborate meal? That’s why I am loving the products from Natural Force. They make it incredibly easy to get the nutrients you need to maximize your workout. It doesn’t matter if you are a guy, girl, weight-lifter or jogger…the products from Natural Force have got you covered! Best of all? They are free from artificial flavors, colors, and fillers.

Natural Force was started by two guys (Joe and Justin) who were frustrated with the quality of conventional workout supplements on the market. They found that these products were full of fillers, artificial ingredients, preservatives, and even colors! They wanted to create a line of products that were made with the highest quality ingredients possible, sourced right from Mother Earth! That’s why the Natural Force products are always comprised of the purest, all-natural, and organic ingredients. You won’t find any artificial sweeteners, colors, or unnecessary fillers. They only use pure, super food ingredients designed to help your body function at it’s best! There are a variety of products to choose from including Recovery Nectar (designed to reduce soreness and help your body recover), Iskiate Endurance (to help your body sustain energy), and many more.

I recently had the pleasure of trying out their Pre-Workout Raw Tea and Ultra-Premium Organic Whey. I loved both of these products! First, let’s talk about the Raw Tea. This product is comprised of 13 different super foods to help improve blood flow and circulation to your muscles. This means it will increase your power and endurance while working out! It is also designed to help build, harden, and protect lean muscle mass by providing your body essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Best of all? It aids your body in utilizing stored fat as an energy source while increasing your mental concentration. How cool is that? This product is also the first and only Certified Paleo Pre-Workout on the market, certified by The Paleo Foundation. All you do is add a scoop of the powder to a glass of water and drink it 20 minutes before your workout. It’s that simple!

The Natural Force Ultra-Premium Organic Whey is another awesome product that you must try. They hand-craft their Organic Whey from the 100% organic milk of grass fed, free range cows untreated by antibiotics and growth hormones. That’s why this product tastes so clean, smooth, and delicious! It is cold processed, leaving the amino acid profile pure and undamaged. That makes it a complete, bioavailable protein, making it easy to digest and fast absorbing, so you can maximize your workout recovery. This product is also rich in amino acids and free calcium, making it an optimal choice for post workout recovery and anytime meal shakes. There are two delicious flavors to choose from; Vanilla Bean and Cacao Bean. Just add a scoop to cold water or add it to your daily smoothie!

Learn more about Natural Force products by visiting their website at www.mynaturalforce.com. You can also check them out on Facebook and like their page. No matter how often or what you do to workout, Natural Force products should be an essential part of your routine!

 

 

Authentic Product Pick: Aloe Life Aloe Vera Products

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When you think of aloe vera, you probably think of the gel that you rub onto your skin after a long day in the sun. While it is absolutely true that aloe vera is great to use topically, it can actually help to promote wellness throughout your entire body! That being said, not all aloe vera products are the same. Some are much better for you than others! That’s why I highly recommend the amazing line of aloe vera products from Aloe Life.

Since its founding in 1991, Aloe Life has always been committed to making the highest quality formulas and products that serve as the foundation for health. Their mission is to teach others how to live healthier lives with quality aloe vera products and health education, achieving success in the pursuit of health by teaching others to take positive actions and providing safe and effective products to support them. There are three characteristics that set Aloe Life apart from other brands; Quality, potency, and value. Not only does Aloe Life use the best organic aloe vera available, it uses the whole leaf of the plant, making their products rich in the nutrients that help to benefit the body. They never over filter or dilute their formulas by adding water. By producing a whole leaf concentrate that is more potent, they reduce the amount that you have to take through concentration. That means you take less aloe while getting amazing results.

I recently had the pleasure of trying out a variety of products from Aloe Life….and boy, do they have a lot of great stuff to offer! From their amazing aloe vera juice mixes to skin gels and supplements, Aloe Life has you covered! I have started taking “shots” of their aloe vera juice every morning and I love it! You can do it plain or even add the liquid to smoothies. I also enjoy taking their FiberMate supplements daily! This natural stool softener is made from high quality herbs and veggies, providing your body with essential minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. These supplements are also full of chlorophyll and probiotics, which I love! Get your greens with Aloe Life’s Daily Greens Formula. You can take it in powder or tablet form to give your body amazing alkalinizing benefits. Best of all? This product is safe for just about everyone including children, teens, seniors, and even pets!

With summer coming, why not stock up on the Aloe Life Face and Body Lotion! It’s a wonderful way to keep your skin feeling healthy and smooth. Perfectly formulated for all skin types, this lotion works great on especially sensitive and damaged skin. It is blended with lanolin, macadamia nut oil, and jojoba oil along with vitamins A, C, E, selenium and zinc. That’s why I love how it nourishes my skin and leaves it feeling silky smooth! It is also gluten free and does not contain any parabens.

Learn more about Aloe Life and their amazing line of products by visiting their website at www.aloelife.com. I would also recommend that you check them out on Facebook and like their page.

 

Authentic Nutrients – All about Zinc

What do asparagus, pumpkin seeds, and yogurt all have in common? They are good sources of zinc, a nutrient that our bodies need in order for us to stay healthy. Zinc is important for helping our blood sugar stay balanced. It’s also responsible for stabilizing our metabolic rate and strengthening our immune system. Studies have shown that zinc is responsible for regulating many genetic activities. It’s also important for helping us maintain a healthy sense of taste and smell.

How do you know if you need more zinc in your diet? If you tend to get sick a lot, feel depressed, and have a lack of an appetite, you may be deficient in zinc. You can also tell if you need zinc by looking at your nails. If your nails have white spots on them, it’s time to eat some “zinc-rich” foods, like the ones mentioned below:

  • Swiss chard
  • Green peas
  • Summer squash
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Asparagus
  • Yogurt
  • Broccoli
  • Collard greens
  • Sesame seeds

Authen-tip: Signs of a Zinc Deficiency and What to Eat

Have you ever looked down at your hands and noticed funny white spots on your nails? Are the tips of your fingers rough with tiny blisters? Did you know that these are classic signs of having a zinc deficiency? Frequent colds, infections, lack of appetite, impaired taste, and even depression can also signify a zinc deficiency. Zinc is important because it helps to balance our blood sugar levels, stabilize our metabolic rate, and helps to keep our immune system strong. To increase your intake of zinc, try eating foods like pumpkin seeds, chard, spinach, asparagus, yogurt, collard greens, broccoli, and sesame seeds. They are great sources of zinc and they taste great!

Your Daily Nutrition Nibble: Yummy Foods with Vitamin E!

Vitamin E is a fat soluble antioxidant that protects cell membranes from damage. It also protects the liver from fat soluble oxidative damage in addition to protecting nerve and muscle function. You can get vitamin E from foods such as wheat germ, sunflower seeds, whole wheat, raw nuts, and extra-virgin olive oil. It’s also found in fresh foods like Swiss chard, kiwifruit, spinach, papaya, bell peppers, and Brussels sprouts.

Authen-tip: Pick a Pineapple!

Pineapples are a delicious fruit that have long been used for healing purposes. The flesh of a pineapple has been shown to aid in digestion and help reduce the risk of blood clots. Pineapple is also a great source of vitamin C and ferulic acid which helps prevent cancer. Did you know that the bromelain in pineapple can act as a meat tenderizer? Add some the next time you marinate a steak! Yummy.