Saturday, 19 November 2011
If you're currently on a workout program or on your way to one, it's super important to make sure your body is getting the proper nutrition but also the extra care it needs. Supplements and protein shakes are wonderful additions to any healthy lifestyle.
Care One Protein Shake mix: I picked this gem up from Target, it's decently priced and tastes great. It also mixes quite splendidly. The calorie content is not so bad either, 120 calories for two scoops. What I do is I use one scoop with some vanilla flavored coconut milk and consume that after a workout. It pretty much tastes like a milkshake and satisfies my hunger. It also has a low sugar content, only 1 gram per serving. Can't beat it!
GNC Wellbeing Be Wholesome vitamin pack: I really hate taking pills. I also usually forget to take pills. And, did I mention, I REALLY HATE TAKING PILLS. However, this lovely little pack has been keeping me up to par with my vitamin needs. What's really nice is the pills are encased in pretty pastel colored cases that make swallowing, oh so easy. They also leave a hint of vanilla lingering your mouth (as well as other flavors) after the deed is done. The only slight problem is, these do not contain Iron. I am not low on Iron, so I don't care. But, for someone that has a normal Iron content this might be a good choice anyway since iron is what usually causes queasiness that people have reported experiencing from taking vitamins.
CVS Brand Cod Liver Oil: I know many of you are probably cringing right now at the idea of this, but it's really not so bad and it's really great for your hair and skin. There are also reports on it relieving arthritis and inflammation of sorts (as reported by Dailymail). I actually like the taste of it, but for those that can bare it, there are pill forms as well as flavored ones. It's high in vitamin A & D. The latter being really important since Winter is on it's way and we're all going to be needing a little extra Vitamin D due to lack of sun.
Of course, always check with your doctor before using anything.
What are some of your favorite supplements? Do you take any supplements? Why or why not?