It’s been a busy week for Onnit, with the release of its Zombie Bells kettle bells, new posters, a new shirt, and now its digestion aid. Like they say, when it rains, it pours. I’m excited about the Zombie Bells as much as the next guy, but don’t overlook Onnit’s newest supplement DigesTech.
From its name alone you can likely gather that DigesTech aids in digestion. Fortunately this is not a problem that I have to deal with, but I know that many of you do. That being said, DigesTech isn’t solely for the people who have trouble digesting things like dairy, fats, carbs, protein, and fiber.
Of course, those who do have digestion issues will feel positive effects from taking DigesTech. This product contains professional grade digestion enzymes that are formulated to help break down everything I mentioned above. This can ease discomfort that comes from digesting food, but Onnit’s DigesTech helps you absorb nutrients more efficiently as well.
Onnit DigesTech is crafted using a variety of ingredients designed to break down the five major food categories I mentioned above. These ingredients include protease to digest protein, amylase to digest carbs, lipase to digest fat, along with 14 other digestive aids. This is the time of year when people tend to overeat and eat especially large meals, so DigesTech is the perfect all-natural solution to help you feel a little bit better. You will absorb more nutrients and your body will break down the food faster, leading to a decrease in fatigue and bloating after big holiday meals.
First came the original Hemp Force protein powder with a chocolate maca flavor, followed shortly thereafter with a vanilla Hemp Force protein bar. I’ve always been a vanilla kind of guy, so I wondered if and when Onnit was going to drop a vanilla variation of the Hemp Force protein powder. Joey Diaz hinted a while ago that it was on its way, and friends, that day has finally arrived.
The reason for the delay is simple: it took Onnit a long while to track down the right vanilla to use in its protein powder, and then even more time to perfect the recipe. You can’t just combine vanilla with hemp powder and call it a day. Onnit spent over a year developing this new formula, experimenting with over a dozen different recipes before discovering the perfect flavor profile for the new Hemp Force Vanill-Acai protein powder.
What Onnit came up with is a unique recipe that includes hemp protein powder, vanilla, mesquite powder, freeze dried acai berries, chia seeds, and flax seeds. Mike Dolce would be proud, as Hemp Force Vanill-Acai is created using 100% earth grown nutrients. No vitamins or nutrients made in a lab somewhere. This is sustenance from the best stuff on earth.
I’m starting to sound like part-owner of the company or something, which I obviously am not, but I am a big fan of Onnit’s products, including the original Hemp Force. Needless to say, I’m more than excited to try this new vanilla Hemp Force recipe. I hope to have some in my hands within a week or two, so check back soon for my full Onnit Hemp Force Vanill-Acai protein powder review!
Right off the bat, one of the health benefits of Greek yogurt is its consistency. By that, I mean it’s thickness and texture. It’s not that hard to believe that someone who’s wanting to lose weight could supplement soft serve or other creamy ice cream desserts with Greek yogurt instead, saving hundreds or thousands of calories over time.
As I mentioned yesterday, the thick texture of Greek yogurt is achieved by using a concentrated form of milk, though this can vary by brand, so remember to check the label. Those brands who do make their Greek yogurts with concentrated milk give you the ability to obtain more calcium from less amounts of dairy. So, for example, a small cup of Greek yogurt could pack the same amount of calcium as a glass or two of milk.
Greek yogurt is also packed with protein. This will of course vary by brand and type of Greek yogurt, but for the most part, Greek yogurt compared to regular yogurt will have about twice the amount of protein. Protein will provide you with energy and help you feel full longer.
But, like any product, you’ll want to flip to the nutritional information on the label and look for a few things. Make sure the Greek yogurt you’re buying is low in cholesterol. Make sure it’s low in sugar as well. Those appealing flavors could mean a lot of extra sugar compared to an unsweetened variety. Also, make sure your Greek yogurt has live and active cultures to obtain the health benefits that probiotics can provide.
Although I prefer salty snacks, I’ll admit that I do have a sweet tooth. One of my favorite drinks has to be chocolate milk, and I’m sure anyone who includes dairy in their diet will agree that it is delicious no matter what your age is! What’s surprising to me though is that I’ve been hearing a lot lately about drinking chocolate milk after a workout. But is it just hype from the dairy companies designed to sell more milk?
The nutritional benefits of milk are obvious, as milk is full of calcium, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Of course, some people will think that the inclusion of chocolate into the mix will add sugar (which it does) but at the right times, this can be a good thing. For example, after exercising, the sugar in chocolate milk provides an insulin spike which helps our bodies recover quicker by refueling the muscles.
Chocolate milk is also packed with carbohydrates to replenish glycogen along with sodium and potassium which help restore electrolytes within the body. Chocolate milk also has a high protein content. Just flip the carton or bottle around and it should be listed along side the ingredients. Ideally, after working out you should consume between 10 and 20 grams of protein. A 500ml carton (or about 16 ounces) should give you close to this amount.
That being said, chocolate milk could still be labeled as “junk food” when you’re not working out, so it’s not necessarily something you should reach for after mowing the lawn, for example. Just like you wouldn’t feel like you need a Gatorade to do some yard work. Because chocolate milk does have a high sugar content, those who work out intensely will obtain the most benefits from drinking chocolate milk after exercise.