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AfterParty

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I worked a promotion today for a new “rehydration” beverage with my promotional company today called AfterParty!

It’s a 0 Calorie drink that’s meant to rehydrate your body after drinking, or after a workout (an awesome healthy alternative to an energy drink.) It’s filled with various vitamins that replenish your body.

Vitamins in AfterParty:

  • Vitamin C
  • Thiamin
  • Niacin
  • B 6
  • B 12
  • Also, packed with electrolytes!

It’s naturally sweetened so it doesn’t have that artificial after flavor. All my customers really liked it, so I thought I’d share it with you guys too 🙂

AfterParty is pretty cheap ($1.99 at Bevmo) and has no High-fructose Corn Syrup (which is awesome, because my boyfriend and I gave it up together 6 months ago.)

I definitely recommend tasting some after your next workout!

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Aria: Protein powder specifically designed for women! Review :)

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LADIES: Protein powder is NOT just for body builders!

In my most recent shopping adventure to Trader Joes (one of my favorite health food stores), I decided to venture off from my regular protein powder and try out something new! I stumbled upon Aria in the vitamin section, and after hearing roaring reviews from the lady behind the counter passing out free samples (whom was also vegetarian), I decided to give it a try in my morning smoothies.

Usually Aria protein costs $16.99, but today it was ON SALE for $9.99. S-A-L-E happens to be my favorite 4 letter combination, so of course I was instantly $9.99 dollars more excited to buy it!

Taste

Honestly, in my experience with health blogging, I’ve found that protein drinks are really personal. No two people seem to agree on the same product. That being said, I really liked it! I’m not a professional athlete or even someone who works out at the gym everyday for 5 hours hours at a time, so I didn’t want all the added sugars that seem to come in other protein powders.

I simply added a scoop of Aria to my morning fruit smoothie as usual, and I was impressed because I could barely taste it in there. Not too sweet, not too chalky, just perfect for me. A bit of strawberries, some ice and a peach later, it was great.

Vegetarians

If you’re a vegetarian like me, you should absolutely be getting in some extra protein in your diets. I definitely recommend using protein powder in your day some how.

Instructions

The instructions on the can say you’re supposed to add a scoop it to milk or H2O, but protein flavored water sounded like a TERRIBLE idea. I think I’ll stick to my delicious fruit smoothies 🙂

Protein Ratio, Grams per scoop

It was a great way to kick start my morning, knowing that I had 14 grams of extra protein to pump up my metabolism. I really did feel a slight bit more energetic, kind of like when I buy a new pair of stilettos. Could be the thrill of trying something new, or maybe the 50/50 ratio of soy protein and whey gave me an energetic boost.

Either way, I loved it.

What protein powders do you guys use?

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Decoding Nutrition!

Decoding Nutrition!

This is an AWESOME little chart I found on Miramountlifestyle.com.
If you do nothing else productive today, take a good long look at this chart.
GET EDUCATED ON WHAT GOES IN YOUR BODY!

Those nutrition labels aren’t there to look pretty.

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Best vitamins for growing nails!

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I am SO lucky that my nails seem to grow at the speed of light, and I absolutely contribute that to my healthy eating choices and the daily vitamins that I take!

Here are a simple list of vitamins that are know for helping nail growth:

Vitamin A
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is considered effective for growing nails. Apart from that, vitamin A is also required for increasing strength of bones, tissues and teeth. This vitamin is an antioxidant, which means that it helps in deterring free radicals from causing damage inside the body.
Vitamin C
Vitamin C is another vitamin that is considered beneficial in promoting growth of nails. This vitamin helps in growth and recovery inside the body, and exhibit strong anti-oxidant properties, which prevent harm to the human body, caused by free radicals.
Vitamin H (Biotin)
Biotin is a vitamin that is a part of the B vitamin family and is helpful in increasing nail growth. This vitamin is responsible for strengthening as well as promoting growth of hair, nails and skin. You can obtain biotin from food or supplements, to meet your daily requirements. Foods containing biotin include whole grains, mushrooms, cauliflower and bananas.
Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is another B vitamin that is considered beneficial in increasing nail growth. This vitamin plays a crucial role in keeping red blood cells healthy and prevents damage to nerve cells.

 

If your nails seem to be constantly breaking and brittle, up your fruits and veggies in your diet (I of course recommend starting your day with fruit smoothies) and look into picking up some vitamins at your local health food store!

Happy growing 🙂

(Thanks vitaminsestore.com)