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Friday, December 3, 2021

New Year, New You -- Healthy Products You Need In 2022

 Start the new year with a focus on health. Instead of making New Year's resolutions that you can't keep, try adding these healthy items to your new year.

 The New Year will be here soon and many will be making New Year's health resolutions. I think the number one New Year's resolution is losing weight. Sadly I think that this resolution for the new year is also the one that is broken before the first month of the year is over. Just ask any gym what their busiest month is and they will say January. So many people have good intentions of losing weight or getting in shape but the fact of the matter it is a hard thing to do.

 Diets don't work and neither do New Year's resolutions as they are often unrealistic or hard to reach goals. I don't like diets as they make you take away things and to me that brings on a sense of negative. To have to stop eating something that you enjoy is hard and quite depressing. As someone who has a severe milk allergy and asthma, I know all too well about feeling deprived of food. I recently had a food allergy test and the doctor suggested that I stop eating wheat for 4 weeks to see if it can help my asthma and all I can think about is making my honey whole wheat bread.

Try adding healthy products to your New Year

 So instead of taking away things for the New Year, try adding some healthy products to your new year. To me, that feels like a positive thing and maybe easier to do. When friends ask me how to lose weight, I always tell them to not focus on the number on the scale and instead to focus on doing good things for their bodies. Our bodies are so much more than a number on the scale. I tell them to start by adding more fruits and veggies to their meals. I also tell them to start slowly with exercise and try walking before going to the gym.

  I know that a positive attitude can go a long way in changing health habits. One needs to look at healthy changes as something good that they are doing for their body. We need to first love our bodies the way they are and focus on how healthy changes make us feel rather than how it makes us look. I know that 20 minutes of outdoor fitness can make me feel happier that day but it does not change my size. So focus on health rather than body size. While you are doing good things for yourself, I have some products that you need to try in the year 2022.

Organic Coconut Oil

 One healthy product that is easy to add to your life is organic coconut oil. You probably already use some type of oil in your cooking and baking, so swapping out your current oil for coconut oil is simple. Our bodies need healthy fats and coconut oil is a good superfood oil. Coconut oil is good for the heart, the skin, your hair, and even for brain health. 

 Research has shown that coconut oil can moisturize your skin and hair, give your body heart-healthy fats, and even improve brain function. So cooking with organic coconut oil, add it to popcorn, or try this Homemade Crunchy Maple Pecan Granola that uses coconut oil. My favorite way to use coconut oil is when I make popcorn. Coconut oil adds a nice flavor to homemade popcorn and tastes like movie theater popcorn. Popcorn is a healthy snack and it is full of fiber.

 You can also use organic coconut oil on your skin and hair to give it some moisturization. Some people like to add coconut to their coffee. If you store your container of coconut oil in the fridge, you can spread it on your toast instead of butter. Another use for coconut oil, beyond cooking, is for dental health. Some people like to swish coconut oil in their mouths for oil pulling. I like Viva Naturals organic coconut oil as it is made from fresh coconuts and has the best coconut oil taste. I also like the big container that it comes in.

Castanha Hand Cream

 The new year begins with cold winter temperatures and that can leave our skin dry. So treat your hands to smooth and soft skin. A hand cream that I like is made from castanha nuts ( or brazil nuts) and is rich in benefits. This hand cream has a rich texture and absorbs quickly. So after I apply the hand cream they feel so soft but not greasy.

 I like that this hand cream has a light scent and is rich in essential fats. These fats deeply nourish and feed your skin for intense moisturization. Another cool fact about this hand cream is the brazil nuts come from the forest of the Amazon. Even the container has a cool look to it. I like to use this hand balm on my feet and face as the winter always makes the skin so dry. The Castanha Hand Cream is formulated without parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, PABA, petrolatum, triclosan, DEA, and animal ingredients.

So treat your skin to softness with Natura Castanha Hand Cream. Natura has many other products that are made from ingredients that come from Brazil and the Amazon region. Their scientists study each ingredient to understand how to extract the maximum benefits for skin and hair. They work directly with over 30 local communities in the Amazon region—including more than 300 families-- to help them develop sustainable business models that benefit the forest.

Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Powder

 I am a huge fan of morning protein smoothies for breakfast. A smoothie is a way to give your body much-needed protein powder, fiber, and superfoods. Most people forget to increase their protein intake when they start exercising or change to healthy eating habits. When you exercise your muscles need more protein to recover and if your focus is to lose weight, extra protein is good also to help tone your body. 

When I started adding protein shakes to my diet, 6 years ago, I began to notice that my body began to look more tone. I did not realize that my muscles needed more protein when I started running. Having a protein smoothie in the morning also keeps me on the right track for healthy eating. The extra protein satisfies my hunger and I then can make better food choices throughout the day.

 My favorite protein powder is Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Powder as it is an allergy-friendly plant-based protein. This clean protein mixes smoothly and works the best in all my recipes like Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Protein Pancakes and Gluten-Free Chocolate Mocha Protein Brownies. This delicious vegan protein comes in many delicious flavors like strawberry and coffee to name a few. 

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Regular Girl Fiber Supplement

 Start the new year with a healthy gut and less time in the bathroom. Having a healthy gut means not being constipated or having stomach aches. Regular Girl is a prebiotic fiber that has many benefits beyond healthy potty habits. Don't let the name stop you from using it if you are a guy as Regular Girl is for anyone who has a digestive system. With daily use, Regular Girl allows you to go number 2 around the same time every day and it is a get-in and out of the bathroom quickly supplement.

This fiber supplement is easy to use and has no flavor. So you can mix it into juice, coffee, water, yogurt, and even oatmeal. I even add it to recipes like these homemade high fiber bars. The powder mixes well and you can't taste it. Adding fiber to your diet will also help you feel fuller longer, so less snacking between meals. People like flight attendants love Regular Girl as they don't always have the time to linger in the bathroom. So give Regular Girl 2 weeks and you will be glad you tried it. This product is natural, vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free! Regular Girl delivers true regularity, addressing both occasional constipation and diarrhea, without excess gas, cramping, or bloating

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Oats In Coats

 Oatmeal is a healthy food that is a great breakfast item and needs to be added to your new year list. Most people think that making oatmeal is hard to do so they buy those oatmeal packages that are loaded with sugar and artificial flavors. If you are like my kids, you won't eat plain oatmeal and then add way too many chocolate chips, making a healthy food not so healthy. 

 Oats In Coats is the oatmeal that's ready to party! Everyone knows oatmeal is a great way to kick off your morning, but getting your picky eaters to enjoy--can be a challenge. These oats have stepped up their game! With flavors like berry and apple--Oats in Coats are packed with REAL fruits and veggies, no added sugars or GMOs and they've even snuck in some veggies. They are also free from the top 10 allergens. The Oats come with characters like Oatis and each one has a story. Oats in Coats is on a mission to encourage healthy eating and kindness among kids through food and storytelling! Oats in Coats are so easy to make and can be enjoyed by adults too.

Scrummy Gummy Bears

 Giving up sweets can be tough. So don't think that you have to say goodbye to candy if you are trying to add healthier habits in 2022. I admit that I have a sweet tooth and enjoy candy a couple times a week. While sugar in large amounts can be bad for your body, we need to enjoy sweets once in a while. Like I said becoming healthy should be a positive thing. 

 Scrummy Gummy Bears are super yummy candy that you can feel good about having your kids enjoy! Made with clean, natural sweeteners, all organic natural flavors, and organic natural colors made from natural plant, fruit, and vegetable sources, Scrummy Gummy Bears are a guilt-free and delicious treat! Each 1 serving bag contains a scrumptious fruit medley of watermelon, green apple, strawberry, mixed berries, lime, and orange. Non-GMO. Zero Sugar. No Sugar Alcohols. Gluten-Free. Diabetic-Friendly. Keto-Friendly. Made in the USA. These gummy bears are so delicious!

Splendid Spoon Reset Program

 There are times when we get off track in our wellness journey and may go a little overboard here and there on high-calorie, nutrient-depleted foods. The Reset soups are a delicious way to recalibrate your taste buds, cut cravings, and refocus your health goals. These soups are low in calories, yet contain vitamins and minerals. The soups are ideal for people having digestive issues and desiring to give their tummies a rest.

 Splendid Spoon also sells wonderful plant-based smoothies and grain bowls. These vegan meals are delivered to your home and make eating healthy food so simple. I love the plant-based mac and cheese! I keep several of these meals in my freezer, so I can grab one for a quick healthy meal when I am too busy to cook. I also love that these meals are allergy-friendly so I can take them with me when I am eating at a social function.

 Stability Ball Workouts with AeroTrainer

 Stability Balls are excellent tools, especially for at-home workouts, but this go-to piece of equipment is long overdue for an upgrade. I used to have a yoga ball but I found it hard to use beyond sitting on it. Then my boys had way too much fun throwing the big ball at each other, so my husband made me deflate the yoga ball. Now that I have a dedicated room for exercise and my boys are older, I decided to check out the AeroTrainer fitness platform.

 I wanted to see how this unique AeroTrainer fitness platform could help my exercise program. The AeroTrainer can give you a full-body workout in as little as ten minutes a day. Whether focusing on planks, crunches, squats, or pushups, the AeroTrainer can help safely and comfortably get the body into perfect ergonomic form. The AeroTrainer also provides an excellent platform for enhancing yoga and Pilates moves by helping to create just the right amount of stability, instability, and balance for every fitness level. This cool piece of equipment also is great for the core. I knew that the AeroTrainer fitness platform would motivate me to focus more on slowing down and stretching my body more.

 I like that the AeroTrainer does not roll around and it is comfortable to sit on. It comes with a poster that shows many of the different exercises you can do. You can hang the poster on your wall so you can see them while you work out. I also like that it can be easily inflated or deflated in seconds. The AeroTrainer is also made of durable materials.

 The first time I used the AeroTrainer, I focused on my core muscles and it was easy to do sit-ups and push-ups. I really loved this exercise equipment for stretching and it allowed me to get some deep back stretches. I also found performing squats quite fun. I am still exploring the many uses of the AeroTrainer but the included instruction book will help me incorporate it more into my fitness routine. 


Sarah Bailey said...

These all sound like some amazing products, I have to admit I've heard a lot about coconut oil but it isn't something I've ever used myself I should really give it a try.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I will have to try some of these out! I do want to be a little healthier. That ball looks cool!

Kathleen said...

Thank you for this, I saved a few websites to look into further. My daughter is also allergic to milk and has asthma. I'm especially interested in Oats with Coats, sounds cool!

Melanie Edjourian said...

My mum takes fibre supplements and swears by them. Regular girl sounds like it would be ideal for her and easy to take as she can add it to her smoothies.

Katie Kinsley said...

I'm not a big fan of smoothies prepackaged, but I'm down for making my own. I have to try a meal replacement next year.

Kathy said...

These look like great products. I agree with having coconut oil. I think it's a must.

Monica Simpson said...

I love the mindset of adding healthier things into my life rather than taking things away. A positive mindset is so helpful!

alita said...

Thanks for these suggestions. I need to try the organic coconut oil

Claudia said...

2022 is fastly approaching and I need to lean more on healthier products especially breakfast. I love those healthy oats

Fatima D Torres said...

Coconut oil is on my list for groceries this week. I've been using it as part of my oral health. Great way to aid toothaches.

Richelle Milar said...

These are all really amazing products! I would really love to try these!

Wanda Lopez said...

Love all of your tips and products. I love making granola and always use coconut oil on the recipe.

Terri Steffes said...

I need that hand cream so badly. I am so dry already this year.

Lisa aka @those2girls said...

These tips will be great for New Year's Resolutions and 2022 goals

Gust si Aroma said...

Organic and healthy products are a must in our house. Thanks for these suggestions!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the ideas. I love using coconut oil and I love having oats. Will try those. -LYNNDEE

Simply Tasheena said...

So many amazing products, I have to look into checking out some of them.

Marysa said...

This is a great list. I think there is only one item on the list I was familiar with, and it is nice to know about other products out there.

Anamika A Chattopadhyaya said...

Thanks for sharing these healthy products! I'll definitely check out these products :)

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