Protein Powder trial

Happy Fitness Friday! Since the grand opening of Whole Foods Market Playa Vista, I’ve been there quite a few times. One of the things that stood out to me during my tour of the brand new store was the bulk protein section, which contained several unique proteins.  I haven’t incorporated protein powder into my workouts lately, and to be honest, since the Baby Boot Camp MOLO challenge ended, I haven’t been very conscious with my eating and post-workout habits. Maybe it’s time to try it out.

the bulk protein powder section in the health aisle at Whole Foods Market Playa Vista

the bulk protein powder section in the health aisle at Whole Foods Market Playa Vista

Today, and the next few days, I’ll be trying out the following protein powders, not necessarily in this order:

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Pea protein has a high biological value, meaning your body absorbs it easily. Pea protein also provides the body with a substantial supply of beneficial amino acids. Pea protein delivers large amounts of the essential branched-chain amino acids isoleucine, valine, arginine and lysine. Consuming pea protein after a hard workout could prove beneficial as a means of restoring muscle mass. (from JillianMichaels.com)

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Green tea is known for its healthy properties, and matcha tea is no exception. One cup of matcha tea is equal to the nutritional and antioxidant values of 10 cups of brewed green tea, says matchasource.com. Consuming matcha powder is a more nutritious choice than tea brewed from leaves and then strained. Adding matcha green tea to a diet is an easy way to boost health and wellness. (from livestrong.com)

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Due to its many reported benefits, the maca root is considered to be a super food. It is often used to promotes reproductive and sexual health. According to the Raw Organic Maca website, it also increases energy levels and endurance. (from Livestrong.com)

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Acai is an indigenous berry commonly found in the rain forests of the Amazon. This antioxidant-rich fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit. An exotic relative of the blueberry and cranberry, research has shown that this antioxidant-rich berry may be able to support in the prevention of diseases associated with oxidative damage, not to mention many other health benefits. (from globalhealingcenter.com)

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Sprouts are incredibly nutritious; especially for those on a raw food diet. Studies show remarkable levels of B Vitamins, as well as Vitamins C, E and A (up to 15 times the original content!). (from vegetarian.about.com)

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Drink your vegetables 🙂

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Superfoods!

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It contains calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, and is a great source of healthy omega-3 fats. As an added benefit, chia seeds can be eaten whole or milled, while flax seeds have to be ground before consumption in order to access their health benefits for example. (from huffingtonpost.ca)

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Get Ready for Action Week at Whole Foods is from June 24-30

Whole Foods Market‘s inaugural “Ready for Action Week,” June 24 through 30, will celebrate active, fit lifestyles. From June 24 to 30, the store’s Whole Body departments will host events, classes, demonstrations and promotions* to showcase Whole Foods Market’s large selection of active living products—from protein powders and superfoods to sun-care and reusable water bottles.

From June 26 to 28, shoppers will save 25 percent on all protein powders at all Whole Foods Market locations in the United States and Canada. All protein powders sold at Whole Foods Market are free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. For more on Whole Foods Market’s standards, please visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-products/quality-standards.

Beginning Saturday, June 27, at 10 a.m. local time, all Whole Foods Market stores in the United States will offer a limited edition “Ready for Action” bag for $12 (valued at $50.) Packed with great products for summer adventures, these 100 percent jute bags with organic cotton lining are made by RIJI Green, a business committed to ending human trafficking. Each bag includes a Boiron Arnicare Gel, Goddess Garden Organics Everyday Natural or Kids Sunscreen SPF 30, Aubrey Pure Aloe Vera, Amazing Grass Amazing Meal in Vanilla Chai, Garden of Life Perfect Food Raw Organic Green Super Food in Chocolate Cacao, Spectrum Essentials Seed Blends, Nuun Active Natural Electrolyte Enhanced Drink Tabs, Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Deodorant, a Spectrum Essential recipe book and three coupons.**

*Please check with your local store to see which events, classes and promotions are happening in your area.
**All items in this promotion are supported by our participating suppliers.

Disclaimer: Whole Foods provided me with the protein powders of my choice