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Natural Products Expo & Fabio

Here’s Part 2 of my tour of the Largest Natural Products in the world.

Cool Products and Cool People, (Hint,”I can’t believe it’s not butter”)

Check out the video to see the actual interviews.

Let’s start with my favorite muffin company. For the record, in the past I never ate muffins before I found these. Usually muffins are too high in carbs and sugar.

Zen Bakery! They have a 6 pack of little muffins called fiber cakes. Zen Bakery makes other muffins and cookies but they don’t fit my standard and criteria so don’t touch’em. These “fiber cake” muffins have only 80 calories, 13 grams of fiber. Wholly moly that’s a lot! And  12 grams of insoluble fiber provide for a “sweeping out” of the digestive system, keeping things nice and clean.One muffin contains only 2 grams of sugar and no refined sugar, just fruit juice sweetened!
I like them for a snack or for breakfast warmed with peanut or almond butter, a dash of cinnamon & melted coconut oil.

Zukay Salad Dressing
What’s so cutting edge about this company is they use raw, natural, organic ingredients, fermented with friendly bacteria to make this product a probiotic rich. No oil is added, so buyers are free to mix in olive oil, flax seed oil or other favorites. I think the dressings are a little light so you could add a little more salt, at least for my taste. Good news is there’s no processed sugar added. I would definitely recommend this Salad dressing. Or if you don’t have it in your area this can give you ideas of how to make your own dressing at home by using vegetables, herbs & fruits!

Go Raw Snacks
The owner of Go Raw, Robert created these really great tasting snacks from 100% organic sprouted seeds, whole ingredients, and no fillers. Now he really knows how to make snacks taste exceptional. What’s so special about 100% sprouted seeds? Sprouts are the most enzyme-rich stage of the plant’s life. That means there is more life force (energy) in the food that is transfers to you. The packaged snacks are still so much alive that they will actually sprout if water is added. That’s amazing! Check out the video to see this!

Vapur is a water bottle designed to be used anywhere and stored conveniently. It can easily be carried in a purse or a child’s backpack. The company is owned by an athlete who is aware of the problem of dehydration, which can cause people to overheat while exercising and also encourages people to drink more water since lots of people mistake thirst for hunger and over eat. The product has no harmful chemicals to leach into the drinking water and can be washed and reused. It is dishwasher-safe and can be frozen overnight so that cold water will be available for a morning walk or trip to the gym. It is available from Eddie Bauer, Macy’s and sporting goods stores around the country. I like using my glass bottle but sometimes I drop them and make a big mess. This is a great convenient on the go option.

Fabio has a new product out right now. It’s a pure protein supplement that includes amino acids derived from whey. No heat is used in it’s processing, so the whey protein is not denatured and the product remains biologically active. It is scientifically proven to help the muscles to burn fat naturally. If you are vegetarian, this may be an option for you.  I don’t personally use whey but this is supposed to be a great quality from Europe so there are no concerns about rBGH (growth hormones). I use Life’s Basics which is a combination of chia seeds, pea protein, hemp, and rice protein. A great combination to cover all the essential amino acids. I can’t believe it’s not butter!!! Funny but that’s what I think of when I met Fabio. Fabio is very knowledgeable and still looks great!

Look for the next videos in the Natural Products Expo series… Look out for a giveaway coming up also."Easy Veggie Meal Plans"

Kardena Pauza
Author, Easy Veggie Meal Plans 90 Day Vegetarian Weight Loss Ebook

4 Comments Leave a Comment

Comment by Michael
2011-05-23 11:33:18

Thanks Kardena for going behind the scenes and finding us cool and health things to incorporate into our daily use. I find that by keeping up on your Blog, and adding in the things that work for me, it saves me time in my day as I don’t always know what’s a good alternative to my Old S.A.D diet, keep the great info coming, you’re the best girl!


PS: I found those Vapur bottles on Amazon.com BTW!

Comment by Kardena
2011-05-23 15:09:19

Hey Michael,
That’s what it’s all about, finding healthier alternatives to give you an extra edge on your health and make life easier!
Some of the products are up and coming so keep your eye out for them in stores in the future. I got the inside scoop before they hit main stream like the Vapur bottles- I believe he said sports stores carry them also.

Comment by Kim
2011-05-24 17:18:30

I love all the suggestions for healthy new foods. Your standards are always very high, especially for keeping things as natural as possible.

I am confused though…
The protein powder that you use (Life’s Basics) has xylitol and stevia. I don’t understand why you would use a product that has controversial ingredients. Do you use the unsweetened? Can you help me understand you rationale?

Thanks for great advice…

Comment by Kardena
2011-05-27 17:05:18

Hi Kim,

Great point, I like to be controversial, kidding… Life’s Basics has 4 flavors and I only use the unsweetened version but honestly I do use stevia to sweeten my smoothies sometimes. I’ve found stevia in a dry form. It’s a green powder not white since it is basically dried plant ground up.
Thank Kim!

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