Keeping a balanced diet with all the nutrients you need can be difficult even if you live a relatively healthy lifestyle. With life being busy for most of us and convenient options for food on the go can be alluring but at the same time can affect our health.
After adopting a healthier lifestyle and eating habits I personally realised that it took me a long time to get there, it took small steps, changing the way you eat is a little like acclimatising at different levels on a mountain ascend. You need to prepare, have the right equipment and allow yourself time at the different camps to let your lungs adjust. This is similar to changing your eating habits for the better, you need to prepare, as in prepare to make better choices at restaurants, be armed with healthy snacks, make your own food. The right equipment is needed too, either a juicer or a good blender can make a difference to upping your servings with vegetables and fruits, not to mention it’s the new kind of fast food. All this takes time, time to learn and adjust from the trials and errors of a new habit.
So it was pretty cool when I found this new “tool” to help people eat better, it’s a protien powder containing various superfood that make this uniquely a wholefood. It’s called Raw Power Superfood Mix and is developed by Dr. Max McCloud, a physician who became interested in developing something quick and nutritious while studying to become a doctor. Hours are long and medical students are under time pressure to study and work, leaving them little time to eat well, let alone do they even learn about the importance of nutrition relating to health. This paved the way for Dr. McCloud to start learning about nutrition and to formulate something that he and his fellow medical students could consume on the go and keep their health.
The Raw Power Superfood Mix is unique in the fact that their number one seller is made from a pumpkin seed base which is an excellent source of protein and avoid common allergens like wheat, soy and nuts. Additionally it contains superfoods such as maca, green tea, seaweed and a super greens mix (like chlorella, spirulina and barley grass). There are also different protein bases you can choose from to fit different dietary needs such as vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian containing whey, ovo-vegetarian containing egg, vegan containing rice or pumpkin and paleo versions containing either egg or fish collagen. Yes, you read that last one right, fish collagen, it was the one that peaked my interest and Dr. McCould explained to me that fish collagen is surprisingly great source of protein and has anti-aging effects by increasing hydration and collagen to smooth away wrinkles. It also a great way to reuse fish that is filleted for commercial use because the remnants of skin are just thrown away but they contain a concentrate of collagen that the body can readily absorb.
Besides the fact there are several different options with The Raw Power Superfood Mix, it’s a great tool to get more nutrition into a busy day. It can be used in multiple ways, you can eat it raw out if the bag, bake it into muffins, add it to a smoothie or shake, add it to pancake batter or shake it on your favourite yogurt or muesli. I’ve been told that you could actually live and thrive on it. Dr. McCloud has definitely done so by eating it everyday for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner, he claims that it’s kept him healthy and full of energy and saved him lots of time by not cooking as often. Being a big foodie the thought of living mostly on a whole food protein powder doesn’t have personal massive appeal but I can definitely see the benefits for some who would be tight on time or not that bothered about cooking. Plus it makes a great emergency source of food that you could keep handy on long trips or even for hurricane season where you might be stranded at home and run out of perishables.
So next time you are looking for an additional tool to keep you healthy on the go or just to make sure you have the right kind of snack to see you through to the next nutritious meal, check out The Raw Power Superfood Mix and get creative, as their slogan says, “Shake it, Bake it, or Eat it Raw”.
Check their website out at: http://www.superfoodmix.com