Just good food…

just good food

Choosing food that is good for you and also tastes delicious is easy… Here are five foods that are nutrient dense, versatile, tasty and easy to incorporate into an Active Wellness regimen.

Green tea: Catechins make this beverage a super beverage. Catechins are antioxidants that may help and aid in weight loss. A study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that exercisers who drank four to five cups of green tea daily and worked out for 25 minutes or more lost more belly fat than counterparts who did not drink green tea.

Swap your regular coffee or tea for Kenzen Ten4® Matcha Green Tea Drink. Formulated with top quality matcha green tea powder, this formulation eliminates brewing and is simply stirred for a quick hot or cold refreshing drink.

Almonds: A great source of mono and polyunsaturated fats, almonds contain fewer calories than most other types of nuts, along with fiber and vitamin E. The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition printed a study that found almonds to be helpful in burning fat and carbs during workouts.

Legumes: Weight management experts often recommend a high-protein diet to help lose and maintain weight. Vegetarians and vegans often find it easier to reach protein intake goals by eating lots of legumes (lentils, chickpeas, peas, beans, etc.) or adding a supplement such as pea protein. Pea protein’s high levels of branched-chain amino acids are believed to make it exceptionally beneficial for muscle mass preservation and stimulation of fat loss. Pea protein powder is among the most hypoallergenic of protein powders, as it contains no gluten or dairy. See KVB®.

Broccoli: Only 30 calories per serving, this cruciferous vegetable is a substantial source of calcium and antioxidants. Because it is high in fiber, you don’t need to eat a huge amount to feel full. Since calcium is found largely in dairy products, broccoli is a viable alternative. A versatile veggie, you can incorporate it into stir fries, boil, steam or eat it raw in salads or as crudite.

Brown rice: Filling but low in calories, brown rice is a staple in Active Wellness households. It’s full of fiber and a source of phytonutrients. Legumes, brown rice and broccoli are easy to cook and eat, but if you want to forgo pots and pans, you can simply make a protein shake with KVB® Natural Food Mix. In either vanilla or chocolate flavour, it contains organic pea protein as its primary ingredient and also has organic broccoli and organic rice protein, among many other beneficial ingredients, such as MCTs, organic chlorella and organic cilantro. KVB® is a healthy meal replacement mix. For a tasty alternative mix with Almond or Coconut Milk, add fresh berries and blend, or Ciaga®v for a tailored flavour. KVB® is organic based and suitable for vegans.

Kenzen Ten4® Matcha Green Tea Drink is a matcha green tea based drink which also contains organic brown rice solids – bringing you all the benefits of brown rice in a convenient drink that you can enjoy every day.

With convenience provided by Nikken Wellness nutritional supplements, healthy eating has never been simpler.

(5th March)

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