Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Good Healthy Snacks as an Alternative to Granola Bars

Are you looking for some good healthy snacks? That sure does seem to be a challenge in today's world, but with a little effort it is possible to keep a low carb diet, eat healthy foods, and still treat your occasional sweet tooth.

Lately, I have been carefully making more healthy choices, paying extra special attention to good nutrition, and trying to maintain a low carb diet. And I have to say, it's not easy. I'm making a concerted effort to reduce the amount of processed foods I consume and I'm paying an awful lot of attention to the nutrition labels. I've been researching the best food to get the most healthy benefits from and during this research I discovered a healthy food that I never even heard of. It's called quinoa and it's pronounced "keen-wah."

Quinoa is a recently rediscovered ancient "grain" that was once called "the gold of the Incas," who recognized its value in increasing the stamina of their warriors. Not only is quinoa high in protein, but the protein it supplies is complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is also especially well-endowed with the amino acid lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair. In addition to protein, quinoa features a host of other health-building nutrients.

I added quinoa to my diet and make a point to have several servings per week. I simply love the stuff. During my search for healthy snacks I was thrilled when I stumbled over a healthy alternative to the granola or protein bar called Keen-Wah Decadence bars. These bars are made from quinoa and produced by a company called YogaEarth. YogaEarth creates their products for optimal health and sustainable living based on Yoga and Ayurvedic practices and that alone is worth checking them out.

A healthy snack alternative made from quinoa.

These unique quinoa-based super-food bars are 100% organic, vegan, gluten-free and soy free. Built on the concept of Intelligent Indulgence™, Keen-Wah Decadence bars provide high-quality nourishment in a bar that also tastes like a decadent treat!

6 grams of protein per bar.

Not only do the bars taste good, but the best benefit (aside from them being healthy and good for you) is that seem to really keep me full. This never happens from eating normal granola bars, but so far, every time I ate a Keen-Wah Decadence bar I've found that I stayed satisfied for hours. I give them two thumbs up and recommend you try them out if you're searching for truly healthy snacks.

You can shop for these new healthy snacks online here: http://www.yogaearth.com/

Monday, June 25, 2012

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

A New Lay-flat, Roll-up Tight Yoga Mat

I came across a brilliant new invention for a yoga mat that solves the problem of your mat rolling up on you when you begin your session . . . and then, not rolling back up nice and tight and neatly when you're done. Everybody struggles with these little annoyances during every yoga session, but it's just something we all deal with. Wouldn't it be nice to have a mat that instantly lays flat and then easily rolls back up? This new mat uses embedded magnets to stay tightly rolled when not in use, and the magnets also serve as weights to keep the mat flat while in use.

A young guy in California has invented it and he just launched a kickstarter campaign to try to raise the necessary funds to bring his Nadi yoga mat to market. Please watch this video that explains and shows off the mat.  And then visit his Kickstarter page to get even more info. If you think this is a brilliant idea I encourage you to support him.

Friday, June 01, 2012

June Desktop Calendar

Nothing says June like the beach. Unfortunately we can't always spend all of our time with our feet in the sand, but if you want to bring a little bit of beach to your computer and make this image your desktop background just click on this link. A new window will appear with a much larger graphic. Once the bigger graphic appears, just right-click on it and "save as desktop."