Why not attack the old “lose weight” and “eat healthier” New Year’s Resolutions? Maybe tackle it from a different perspective and cut them into more manageable pieces. At Westpoint, we believe that all the small changes can lead to big ones throughout the year.
Here are a list of ingredients we believe you should add to your diet to have a healthier year ahead! Hope all of your New Year’s Resolutions bring happiness and health.
Ingredients for your New Year’s Resolutions
Sunflower Lecithin Powder
Sunflower Lecithin is a fatty acid based supplement rich in vitamins and minerals. In addition, it can be helpful to the brain and nervous system as well as your home recipes. Lecithin is a great supplement for your cholesterol levels and your circulatory system.
Most people take it as a supplement in their morning smoothie or juice but it also has many uses in the kitchen. It can be useful to hold salad dressings together, and to create light foams and airs. If you want to learn more about our Sunflower Lecithin, click here for more!
Organic Hemp Snack
Our newest mix is our Organic Hemp Snack, with a fun mixture of Hemp Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Cranberries and Thompson Raisins. Hemp seeds are a great source of protein, more than 25% of the total calories are from protein.
This mix is perfect to sprinkle on your cereal or fruit at breakfast. Because of the protein and fibre in Hemp, it can help you feel fuller, and prevent you from snacking. A perfect way to start your day. If you want any other tips on using the product, click here!
Whey Protein Concentrate
Whey protein provides amino acids and fats that your body can absorb. So if you have trouble digesting milk, you may digest whey protein without any problems.
People who have stomach discomfort and gas after consuming dairy have this problem. It is usually because they cannot digest the protein casein or milk fats. Whey protein does not contain casein or fat and causes few digestive problems.
This is a perfect way to get a dose of protein daily and can be mixed generously into juices, shakes, or smoothies.
Organic Kelp Powder
Kelp is a rich source of iodine with a briny flavour that can be added to vegetable juices, green smoothies, pasta sauces, soups, or sushi.
It can also be in pill form if you find the taste unpleasant. Westpoint carries an Atlantic Kelp Powder sourced from the Atlantic Ocean within Canada. It is an ideal natural iodine supplement. Deficiency in iodine leads to metabolism disruption. It can also lead to an enlargement of the thyroid gland.
Kelp is high in antioxidants, including carotenoids, flavonoids, and alkaloids, which help to fight against disease-causing free radicals. It is a great addition to your diet to get a boost in your metabolism.
Bee Pollen Granules
Did you know that bee pollen contains almost all of the nutrients required by the human body to thrive?
Bee pollen is wonderful for natural allergy relief and adds many of the health benefits of raw honey. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, lipids and fatty acids. This makes Bee Pollen an antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral agent that strengthens your system.
The range of nutrients found within bee pollen makes it a great natural energizer. The carbohydrates, protein and B vitamins found in Bee Pollen Granules can help keep you going all day. It can help by enhancing stamina and fighting off fatigue.
A spoonful at breakfast, taken with a piece of fruit. The fruit fibers (raw hemicellulose) reinforce the activity of the fresh pollen. You will also be pleased to know that bee keepers are able to remove pollen from hives without harming the bees or disturbing their routine.
Organic Raw Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds have a wide range of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc. They are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in very small packages.
In order to preserve the healthy fats present in the seeds, pumpkin seeds should be eaten raw. At Westpoint, we offer our Pumpkin seeds only in the Organic raw form. They are a great snack to pack for the office or late study nights. They are a great addition to any New Year’s Resolutions.
You can look to Spinach as a source of chlorophyll and antioxidants, vitamins A, C, E, K, B2, and B6, magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium, potassium, folic acid, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, and the list goes on and on!
Spinach Powder is an amazingly versatile ingredient that everyone should keep handy! It allows you to incorporate green goodness in an instant. Here are a few of our favorite spinach powder tips, tricks, and recipes!
It can be made to replace some of the flour in breads, it can be used to colour pasta or soap, taken in capsule form or just add it to a sauce or smoothie.
Beets are a healthy root vegetable, but most people either love them or hate them. Using beet root powder is a great option for people who aren’t beet fans but still want the benefits.
Beet powder has a slightly sweet, earthy taste that can add a boost of nutrients to your recipes. Use a few teaspoons of the powder in sauces and salad dressings – one teaspoon of the powder is equivalent to one beet.
Beetroot powder is rich in antioxidants, dietary fibre, calcium, iron, potassium, folate and manganese, along with other nutrients. Perhaps most remarkably, beets are naturally rich in nitrate, compounds that can improve blood flow and lower blood pressure, leading to notable health benefits.
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We believe in the foundations of health start step by step and New Year’s is a perfection time to start step one with some healthy ingredients. We hope that your New Year’s Resolutions include being happier and healthier.
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