By Marni James
You are probably familiar with Honest Tea, the antioxidant-packed, organic tea that comes in delicious flavors; well the same line also makes a variety of Kombucha drinks. Honest Kombucha was the first kombucha drink back on the market and available nationwide after the voluntary removal of all the drinks from store shelves in June. Honest Kombucha is organic, Fair Trade Certified black tea, fermented with active cultures of bacteria, yeasts and sugar that feed on the caffeine and tannins from the tea. Honest Kombucha is harvested when the raw bacteria cultures are at their peak, resulting in active enzymes, polyphenols and organic acids, which aid in digestion and support a healthy G.I. tract.
Honest Kombucha comes in a variety of flavors: Berry Hibiscus, Lemon Ginger, Peach Mango and the newest additions, Maqui Berry Grapefruit and Apple Jasmine. I tried the two newest flavors and they are so refreshing and delicious, almost like a healthy spritzer. The exotic flavors are both tangy and energizing, making for a truly fun drink. At only 35 calories and 7 grams of sugar per 8 fl. oz. serving, Honest Kombucha is a refreshing healthy take on tea.
For more information visit: http://www.honesttea.com/kombucha/. Honest drinks are available at Whole Foods, Food Emporium and other grocery stores in the NYC-area.
Any food product with the name cookie dough already sounds appealing to me, but unfortunately usually not healthy. That is until the smart folks at Zone decided to get the cookie flavors so many of us love, into a delicious and protein-packed energy bar.
ZonePerfect Cookie Dough Bars are the first-ever full line of soft, chewy cookie dough nutrition bars offering antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and an excellent source of protein. The bars come in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough and Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough and all three are great, I honestly couldn’t even choose a favorite. The bar are all-natural, have 10 grams of protein, 170-190 calories per serving and the balance of carbs, protein and fat will help keep you full for hours, whether on-the-go, as an at-work snack or before a workout.
ZonePerfect Cookie Dough Bars are available nationwide in the nutrition aisle at grocery stores, drug stores and mass merchandisers. ZonePerfect Nutrition products also can be ordered online at http://www.abbottstore.com. For more information on ZonePerfect and for the full nutrition information, visit: http://www.ZonePerfect.com.
EBOOST Founders John McDonald (restaurateur and magazine publisher), and business partner Josh Taekman are at it again, with a new, all-natural EBOOST energy drink, called the Superberry Liquid Shot.
The Superberry Shot hit store shelves in mid-October and offers an all-natural way to get a “healthy high.” Many energy shots and drinks these days contain artificial caffeine and chemicals, making you feel worse once the “energy high” is over. EBOOST’s Superberry Shot is packed with natural ingredients and Vitamin B12, C, D, Resveratrol and Quercetin for sustained energy and enhanced immunity that aid in fending off hangovers, jet lag, and even regulate hunger and cravings.
Now available at Duane Reade, EBOOST will keep you revitalized whether you had a hard day at the office or a hard workout. EBOOST has a tablet, powder and now a liquid variety, and all three varieties have quickly turned into everyone’s energy essential, including pro-athletes, celebrities and hard-working individuals looking for a lift and sharpened focus. EBOOST fans include Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham, Oprah, Giuliana Rancic and more.
To learn more and to purchase EBOOST, visit http://www.eboost.com. EBOOST is also available in NYC at Ricky’s Beauty stores and Exhale spa.
Socks are probably the last thing you think about when running or working out, but these days, performance compression socks are a growing trend among athletes. It turns out socks really do make a difference and can even make for a more enjoyable exercise experience. CEP Running O2 Compression Sportsocks are the first functional compression sport socks with a patented pressure flow technology that provide an increase in blood circulation and performance. The CEP socks also aid in blister prevention, provide more oxygen, energy and an improved metabolization of lactic acid so you can recover faster and return to training.
I found the socks a bit hard to get on my legs, but since these are not something I plan to wear every time I run, only for longer runs, I spent time putting them on, excited to begin my run with this new gear. Now, one thing to note about these socks is that they do come to about your mid-calf, so they are not your typical low-ankle running socks, but hey, it’s a small price to pay to not have sore feet and blisters afterwards.
Here’s some examples of how the socks work:
- Pre-Exercise: Activates muscles while reducing the risk of injury
- During Exercise: Optimizes performance & stabilization while reducing muscle strain
- Post-Exercise: Quicker and shorter recovery phase
- CellTex™ Fiber finishing facilitates a comfortable and climate-regulating wear
- iPS™ (Integrated Power System™): Improves blood circulation and enhances performance
The socks are available for men and women in white, pink, black and green. Visit online sport retailers and/or http://www.Amazon.com to purchase the socks for your next run.