It’s finally here. The clock is going to strike midnight and we will soon be held accountable for all those resolutions we reserved for Jan. 1, 2019.
Before we get too much in our heads about ALL the goals we want to achieve, let’s remind ourselves that real change doesn’t happen overnight – or even 10 Days.
In order to truly make a life-changing transformation, we have to be connected to to even the smallest of daily choices. Let’s take your morning routine as an example. You’re hungry, but also running late for that 9am meeting. So you opt for a protein bar as the smart-health option. But…is it really the best option?
Not sure? Then check out this Worst, Better and Best list we compiled to for a few of those small, daily choices that can keep us from our achieving our optimal goals.
Sometimes it feels like our body is running on empty and we need a little pick-me-up to go on with the day. So, what should you be reaching for when that happens?
Worst: Monster / Energy Drinks
… Definitely not energy drinks, like Monster. Loaded with calories, artificial flavoring and excessive amounts of sugar, these things do more harm than good. They’re so counter-productive.
Coffee could be make a better choice, but just make sure you don’t add in too many creams or sugars. Try incorporating Rice Bran Solubles instead (trust us, it tastes great AND boasts health benefits). Caffeine can also be a no-go for some. But if you don’t get the jitters or digestion-distress, then you’re good.
Best: Can’t Beet This!
For Your Greens
It can be a little hard to get your greens in. Naturally, we look for faster solutions. So, what’s good and what’s not?
Worst: Fast Food Smoothies & Jamba Juice
Okay, let’s agree not to pull up to McDonald’s or any fast food place. They may offer some type of green smoothie, but we can guarantee it’s not what you think it is. Jamba Juice may also pack on the sugar, with some blends blurring the line between ice cream smoothie and nutritional green drink. Come on, a small Apple n’ Greens smoothie clocks in at at 45 g of sugar. No, thanks!
Better: Non-GMO Juice Blends
Green drinks made from non-GMO and organic ingredients are the best way to go. You might be able to find some of these blends in your local specialty grocery store (like Sprouts) or department store, like Target .
Best: Green Spectrum & More Greens
We created Green Spectrum using cruciferous veggies with essential plant nutrients. More Greens is just like Green Spectrum, but with the added bonus of probiotics and even…more…greens. Just drop a mix in your shaker bottle and you’re set.
For Your Plant Based-Protein
Worst: Processed Protein Bars
Even when they’re vegan, plant-based protein bars can be a total pain. Why? Like popular sports drinks, these little things can pack a ton of sugar and fat-content. If you’re going to pack these in your work bag, look for the ones with the least additives or you know…just let them go altogether.
Better: MVP Sport
Our MVP Sport powder is chock full of muscle-building, plant-based natural protein. Plus, it’s available in two yummy flavors and works well as a supplement to any diet.
Best: Protein-packed Whole Foods
Most nutritionists would suggest you get most of your protein from your diet, namely in food. For plant-based eaters, this may mean integrating dishes like chickpea pasta, edamame, or natural nut and seed butters. We recommend also finding a place for spirulina. Trust us!
Indigestion is not pretty and can be a damper on your day. What’s even worse is if you deal with gastrointestinal issues for an extended period. Whether your lunch is not going right or you’ve been feeling icky for days, here’s our advice for daily struggles.
Throwing a bottle in your bag for the road may seem like a good idea, but it could be the opposite. Although it’s meant to soothe your stomach woes, some side effects may not be calming at all. Some side effects include:
- ringing in the ears
Plus, it’s not recommended to use this product for extended period of time.
Better: Probiotics, Aloe Digest, Digestive Enzymes
Constant aches and issues might ease with a re-balancing of the microbiome. Your stomach is home to all kinds of bacteria, both good and bad. Providing your body with the good ones may help clear out the bad. Our Aloe Digest is made up of fruits and veggies good for upset bellies, and it has probiotic cultures. For digestive troubles, Digestive Enzymes may help things flow a little better, especially when eating certain foods.
Best: Biome Medic
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