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I've always firmly believed in the age-old saying: "You are what you eat." Maybe not in the literal sense, but in the physical or real sense. As long as I can remember, my parents (who are both 73 years old but look like 50 years old) embody an extremely active, balanced and healthy lifestyle. When I was growing up, my brown baguettes were covered with organic flaxseed bread, homemade peanut butter and freshly cut banana. I was used to eating vegetables with almost every meal, and dried pineapple rings were my idea of "dessert". Sure, that may seem strange, or even a little extreme, but it was in no way rigid or restrictive. My parents spoiled me and we ordered a Chinese pizza or a Pizza Hut at least once a week. It was a balanced, healthy nutritional approach, and as a side effect, when I was young, I found out how much better I felt physically and mentally when I ate clean, colorful, unprocessed foods on a regular basis.
Of course there were the inevitable shifts when I went to college and had no access to my parents' Erewhon-like pantry, but although I definitely went through phases with a lot less vegetables and a lot more bagel bites and tequila shots, this was the one Original whole food The mindset has closed. Nowadays, I always feel very comfortable when I embody the nutritional pillars that my parents observed early on. That is why I probably love and relate Sakara Life's nutritional philosophy so much and try to include the brand in my daily life as often as possible.
Last month I said that I have been a bit insecure about the wellness and nutritional supplement industry in recent years. After basically doing an exorcism in my pantry (which was filled with more powders, capsules, and liquid elixirs than necessary), I was left with a tight but effective grouping of wellness products that I actually believed in and of which I believed real benefits noticed. Sakara Life – and a variety of products from the Clean Boutique – is probably the company behind most of them. So you can imagine how excited I was when the brand launched a brand new, delicious snack, the Beauty Super Bar, earlier this year.
Not only is it the most beautiful nutritional bar I've ever seen (it's the most gorgeous pink shade), it's also the most delicious – slightly sweet and coconut-like. It also has a legitimate, positive impact on my skin's health and clarity. I've been on the counter regularly for almost two months now and have actually noticed a lot of skin and health benefits, and I'm not alone. Check out the reviews on the brand's website if you don't believe me.
Unlike pretty much any other protein or nutritional bar on the market (even those labeled "healthy"), this bar (and Sakara's other two delicious options) is actually different. The Beauty Super Bar offers clean, organic ingredients enriched with plant-based antioxidants. Sakara Life calls them more effective when taken than when applied topically. In addition to refreshing additives such as strawberry, coconut and organic pea protein, the key magic ingredient is the brand's patent-pending Phyto Youth Blend, a luxurious blend of French melon and grape seed extracts that are rich in polyphenols, superoxide dismutase and vitamin C and zinc – all of that advertises the brand as clinically shown to reduce imperfections, balance skin tone, increase moisture and increase firmness.
The brand also explains on its website that more than 70% of participants experienced an increase in skin brightness and elasticity as well as a noticeable decrease in pigmentation and blemishes during a clinical study under dermatological control. "The results were compared after eight weeks with 12 weeks for topical retinol – and without side effects such as skin irritation or increased sensitivity to the sun"explains the results on the brand's website.
Since I have a lot more to say about these bars, keep scrolling. Below I list the top five reasons why I am now obsessed with Sakara's new pink protein bars to feel (and look) like my best me.
Frankly, I was skeptical when the brand told me that eating the beauty bar once a day for at least eight weeks would produce results similar to applying topical retinol. I like to eat clean, healthy ingredients to gain physical and mental benefits, but there have been very few products I've taken that have had noticeable results on my acne-prone skin. But lo and behold, after about a month my skin looked lighter, wetter, plumper and significantly less clogged. I hadn't changed anything else in my diet or skin care routine, so I'm 100% convinced that these benefits come from my new daily routine as a Sakara bar.
I am the type of person who prefers three large (ish) meals a day with little to no snack over a grazing day. That said, depending on my schedule, the time window between breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner can take up to eight hours. Yikes. Since my hangry scale is definitely 10 (you DON'T want to be with me when my blood sugar drops), I need something that keeps me full and that is easy to eat on the go (or sit in LA traffic) and becomes mine calm inevitable sweet teeth. This bar marks each box. It's tough with a light, tasty sweetness, but thanks to the 12 grams of protein (from organic pea protein), 10 grams of healthy fat (from organic almond butter and coconut) and 13 grams of fiber (from chicory root) marathon between meals is more bearable. And I'm a lot less frenetic than me to do end up in my kitchen.
I'm sorry if this is TMI, but after I started snacking at a bar a day, I noticed that I'm also a lot more regular, um, a day. The high fiber content keeps things moving so that I feel less bloated and uncomfortable due to the daily digestive problems. Again, each bar contains 13 grams of healthy fiber from the chicory root, which corresponds to 46% of your daily value. Sure, there are plenty of food bars or protein bars that are pumped with fiber, but these bars are rarely organic or vegetable. (The ones I've tried are filled with artificial sugar, milk or whey protein, and other processed ingredients that I want to stay away from.)
I'm not kidding you – I've tried pretty much every single protein bar (both clean and not so clean) on the market, and Sakara & # 39; s are by far my favorite. The ingredient lists are not only short, legible and filled with organic super beauty foods, they also taste delicious. They are sweet, but not TOO sweet, and reflect the delicious flavors of the unique, high-quality foods from which they are made. The new pink Beauty Super Bars ($ 29) are my favorite, followed by the turquoise Detox Super Bars ($ 29) and the cocoa-soaked Energy Super Bars ($ 29). I ordered this variety pack with all three flavors so that I always get the beauty boost that I need.
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