In my effort to switch over to organic foods/products, I’ve become obsessed with the organic and natural food store around the corner from my place called Nature’s Buzz. Here are a few things that I found the other day that I’m super excited to bring into my pantry!
Navitas Naturals Coconut Sugar
While no sugar is good sugar, coconut sugar seems to be one of the lesser of all evils (compared to cane sugar, agave, honey*). My blood sugar spikes like crazy (and I’m a sugar fiend), so one thing that appeals to me about this product is that it’s fairly low on the glycemic index as far as sugars go! And as an added bonus, it has the most vitamins and minerals out of all of the sugars (coconut Sugar has high mineral content. It is a rich source of potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron. In addition to this it contains Vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B6.)
*I do enjoy natural honey from time to time and maple syrup as well. I would try and replace my sugars with stevia, but sadly I really am not a fan of the taste.
Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
ACV is an age old remedy for many ailments. It’s rich in natural minerals, vitamins and enzymes and is apparently great for detoxification, digestion, weight loss, skin problems and preventing sickness (to name a few). I’m not going to lie, the first time I tried drinking it (2 TBSP ACV + 1 cup cold water) I thought it tasted like vomit. But I gave it another try (1 TBSP ACV + 1 cup warm water + 1 TSP Honey) and it was drinkable. If it’s as magical as everyone says, I’m willing to take it for a while and see if I notice any positive results!
Vega One All-In-One Nutrition Bar (Chocolate Cherry)
I try to stay away from store bought power bars when possible, but when in a pinch they do the trick! This has to be the best bar I’ve ever had – it’s gluten free (yay) so I can actually eat it. It also has 15 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, 1.5 grams omega-3s + antioxidants, prebiotics & greens and only 12-14 grams of sugar (depending on the flavour) which is one of the lower amounts I’ve seen (but if you know a bar that’s lower in sugar, please let me know).