Peter Tari - May 24 2021
3 Nutrients To Feel Great In Your Body
As a Busy Mom
As a mom, sometimes enough is just enough and you need a break from everything. Like seriously.
Every breakfast is mentally and physically exhausting with kiddos constantly moving, running, and shifting positions.
And you've yet to find a way to prepare breakfast for yourself, let alone make it a nourishing one that keeps you full as well as energized during the day.
Of course, things don’t get less hectic during the day, which perpetuates an unhealthy eating habit and after trying all routines for busy moms, nothing seems to do the trick.
Well, data also agrees with you: 83% of parents polled by Highlights magazine said they "always" feed their kids breakfast, yet only 19% said the same about themselves.
However, with 3 children, it's hard to think beyond bagels and cornflakes when you've only had four hours of sleep.
Lack of time is consistently the most common complaint we hear from moms who are struggling to stay on a healthy track.
The reality is, more often than not, thinking about nutrition is guilt.
While everyone wants to feel good about their food choices, it’s pretty hard to pull that off in real life.
If you’re home with the kids running around or you just got home from work and you’re wiped out… your willpower will be depleted.
So you won’t make good food choices unless the nutritious options are already right there.
For example, a blender-free, all-natural smoothie powder, Smoothie-N-Go could help, which is practically ready in 15 seconds.
Research shows that nutrition-rich breakfasts reduce unhealthy snacking later in the day.
So, to keep you out of the leftovers in your kids' lunch boxes, here are 3 nutrients you need to feel good in your body even on the most hectic days:
1. You Need Iron
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency globally.
Around 10 million people in the United States have low iron levels, and roughly 5 million of these have been diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia.
Iron promotes a better immune system, increased energy, better performance, and focus.
The benefits of iron often go unnoticed until someone is not getting enough.
Iron deficiency can cause fatigue, weakness, pale skin, and headache.
One cup of spinach contains around 4.5% of your recommended daily value of iron, according to the USDA.
In comparison, one serving of Smoothie-N-Go Flow contains 11% of your recommended daily value of iron. And it’s yummy.
Spinach also has a super low-calorie profile (around 20 calories per 3 cups) so it definitely won’t contribute to your ‘Quarantine 15’.
2. You Need Fiber
Health authorities recommend that women eat 25 grams of fiber per day.
Fiber is very important for optimal health because it optimizes the function of the friendly bacteria in the gut.
Fiber-rich foods not only fill you up faster and keep you satisfied longer, but they also prevent your body from absorbing some of the calories in the foods you eat, so you can really mitigate those sugar cravings during the day. (No worries, we know the struggle!)
A study found that people who doubled their fiber intake to the recommended amount knocked off between 90 and 130 calories from their daily intake that's equal to a 9 to 13-pound weight loss over the course of a year.
For instance, bananas and strawberries are great sources of fiber.
Our Banana-Strawberry Smoothie-N-Go provides 14% of your recommended daily fiber intake. And it’s super delish with plant-based milk for example.
3. You Need Potassium
Potassium is one of the most important minerals in the body. However, fewer than 2% of people in the U.S. consume enough potassium.
Potassium supports blood pressure, cardiovascular health, bone strength, and muscle strength. Basically, everything every busy mom with a lot of children would need.
Signs of a potassium deficiency include fatigue, weakness, muscle pain. Things you definitely wouldn’t need for the hectic days...
Bananas and avocados are a great potassium source and make a filling and nutritious snack. Since these 2 fruits taste great together, you can combine them by creating an avocado-banana “mash”.
This might be an unusual approach, but it actually tastes delicious if you spread it on a piece of toast or rice cake.
It’s a huge challenge to make your own nourishing food on a daily basis, especially with constantly hungry kiddos running around.
Can't blame you for raiding the cabinet and devouring all kinds of crackers, cookies, and everything you can get your hands on.
We’ve all been there.
This is why you need better and quicker healthy food options so you can take care of yourself and your loved ones easily.
One of the reasons why people love Smoothie-N-Go is because not only it's rich in all these 3 essential nutrients, but it also takes just 15 seconds to prepare.
Oh yeah, and of course it’s yummy!