Summer is a great time for a health reboot, since many of us are far more body conscious during this sizzling season. Below are some wellness boosters you might consider embracing to enhance your grocery game and ensure your energy stays elevated throughout the elongated days.
Bio Coffee (www.BioCoffee.com) – $20
I’ve found a noteworthy health-promoting beverage item called Bio Coffee, which is the only Alkaline Coffee on the market. The company actually calls it “The Healthiest Coffee in the World” because there are 3-5 servings of green vegetables in just one cup! Not only is this coffee an excellent source of fiber and a great pre-biotic and pro-biotic, it also provides key nutrients like chlorophyll, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and others that’ll benefit your body all season long. Bio Coffee’s key ingredient is wheatgrass, which is one of nature’s super foods, and it contains digestive aids that can help those with gastrointestinal issues and generally help eliminate waste from the body. This coffee is also unique in that it aids in alkalizing the body and preventing acidity. The typical American diet is very acidic, which can undermine the body in various ways. But, drinking just one cup of Bio Coffee a day brings the body back to alkalinity, which provides for better health and well-being. This coffee is also organic, gluten free, kosher, caffeine free, GMO free, soy free, dairy free and it tastes delicious! It comes in easy and convenient sachets that allow you to just add water and enjoy. So there’s no need to give up on coffee as this offers a tasty, health-promoting alternative. In fact, you can partake in the company’s 12 Day Challenge where you drink at least one cup a day for 12 days in a row to realize significant improvements to your digestive system and body in general.
Alkaline88 (www.Alkaline88.com) – Starting at .99 cents for 1/2 liter
What do Beyoncé, Miranda Kerr, Elton John, Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Kelly Ripa, Janet Jackson and Ray Kurzweil all have in common? They’ve all gone on the record to say that they drink alkaline water. I’ll officially add my name to that A-list. Because why not? Alkaline water is also my own go-to. Many athletes, celebrities and regular health-minded folks are attracted to the benefits of an alkaline diet, since a balanced body pH results in greater energy, more restful sleep, improved digestion and fewer colds according to some medical authorities. The Alkaline Water Company, Inc. has developed Alkaline88 for the convenience-driven alkaline water drinker who understands the benefits of electrolysis and who is looking to save money. Enhanced with 84 trace Himalayan minerals and electrolytes, Alkaline88 is premier alkaline water that achieves its 8.8 pH level through a state-of-the-art, completely chemical-free process. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in usefully packaged and economical 500ml, 700ml, 1-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes.
‘Slawsa’ Cabbage-Based Relish (www.Slawsa.com) – $3.00-$3.99
On the foodie front, I definitely have a new obsession—a really unique product called Slawsa, which is essentially a healthy, cabbage-based relish with deliciously addictive heat undertones. Besides the fact that it’s incredibly flavorful and adds great texture and spice to a dish, it’s also waistline friendly! In fact, it’s entirely fat free and one tablespoon has only 15 calories! The all-natural product is also cholesterol-free, gluten-free and kosher as well, and has half the sodium and 20% more vitamin C than dill relish. Health benefits aside, it just tastes so great! It’s really ideal atop grilling fare like hot dogs, bratwurst, burgers, pulled pork, fish, and even as a dip for tortilla chips…or as that secret killer ingredient within countless recipes. It even takes Deviled Eggs to a whole new level! Slawsa comes in 4 flavors, including Original, Spicy, Garlic & the new Habanero Fire, and it’s definitely a product you need to add to your weekly grocery list because I think you’ll love it as much as I do. But it’s not just me who finds this item crave-worthy, as Slawsa made Hungry Girl’s 2016 MUST HAVE Grocery List and has been raved about by celebrity chefs as well as in the media. I should also mention that it’s very affordable, typically running anywhere from $3 to $3.99 a jar. Just look for it “in the relish aisle” at Kroger, Stop & Shop, Jewel, Giant and other stores—you can log on to Slawsa.com to locate a retailer in your area.
BioTerra Herbs Energy & Detox Supplements (www.BioterraHerbs.com) – $19.99 (20% off first online order with ‘TAKE20’)
Be prepared to be active with BioTerra Herbs “boing” Energy Supplement, which is a great product to fuel all of those summer activities like traveling, excursions, extra outings with the kids who are out of school and more recreation time while the days are longer. What’s great about this energy supplement is that it helps to boost and enhance your energy without stimulants, instead utilizing Asian gingseng, grass leaf, sweetflag and other all-natural ingredients that won’t cause you to have jitters or experience that dreaded crash. This is a safe form of herbal energy that’ll give you a little boost to get you through your day and those action-packed summer nights. The product is also vegan and is GMO free like all of the items offered by BioTerra Herbs. In fact, I also really like their “Detox… ahhh” Supplement, which is fitting amid the glut of summer barbeques, picnics and parties where libations and fatty foods abound. This natural herbal supplement eliminates toxins, provides gentle internal cleanings and generally supports liver function. But, unlike those typical 14 day cleanses, this is just a two day detox program. And here’s a good tip for you: I do know the company is currently offering 20% off your first online order with promotion code “TAKE20.”
“The Luxe List” Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. Submissions are accepted at www.TheLuxeList.com. Follow her on Twitter here: www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.
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