CRUELTY FREE SKIN AND HEALTH HACKS
Not everyone knows this, but I am a huge fan of health and wellness supplements! I eat right (most of the time), work out, and try to get the right amount of water and sunlight, but sometimes mother nature needs a little help. I consider a “health hack” to be anything that gives me an edge on health, fitness, clear skin, stronger nails, healthier hair, etc.
My fiance got me interested in making smoothies and juices. He calls the blends he makes for us in his Vitamix his “Life Juice” because he says it’ll keep us around longer! We buy organic fruits and veggies and blend them
up to make delicious shakes. I’m always looking for great additions to make our juices more powerful. I have been experimenting with The Power Workout protein powder and Beetroot Babe beet powder by CORREXIKO, and I think you’ll really like them.
First, let me tell you about Beetroot Babe. I always get excited when I find freshly blended juices with beets, because they are so good for you and my body responds well to them.
What’s so great about beets? Well they aren’t as popular as some of the other veggies, but they should be! They contain loads of Vitamin C (helps the immune system and lowers inflammation), betacyanin (detoxifies the liver and helps remove toxins and heavy metals) and tryptophan (an amino acid that helps to boost mood and brain function). They also contain large amounts of potassium, calcium, copper, selenium, zinc, iron, manganese, folates, flavonoids and carotenoids. They can help with the absorption of iron (which is huge for me because I’m usually anemic), boost metabolism (YES!), reduce blood pressure, raise glutathione levels (the master antioxidant), and give your skin a glow (the antioxidants reduce free radical damage that can cause premature aging). Studies even show increases in cardiovascular and resistance training for up to 16 percent longer than
average following consistent use. Pretty impressive!
I don’t love cutting fresh beets because it tends to get messy. CORREXIKO’s Beetroot Babe is a very large, re-sealable package of powdered organic beetroot that is super easy to use. You can mix it into smoothies or uices (like I did here), or sprinkle it onto quinoa, salads or porridge. Or, you can cook with it – mix it into healthy pancakes, protein bars or other baked goods. You can keep it in the fridge and it will last a long time – just use as needed.