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In our fast-paced society of convenience, it can be challenging to get all the essential nutrients we need from diet alone. I always thought that I got enough nutrients from my food intake. But after tracking the essentials, I found that I was lacking in certain areas. For years I was anti-supplements but changed my tune after seeing the numbers for myself.
Dietary supplements help fill nutritional gaps and promote overall health and wellness.* Dietary supplements play an important role in good health, but they are meant to supplement, not substitute for other healthy habits. You should always be reaching for healthy foods first and enhance with premium supplements.
As a runner, I’m always trying to make sure I eat the right foods not only to fuel my workouts, but help me recover from hard efforts. Food is fuel at rest, in motion and in recovery. I’m definitely not perfect but I think I balance the better-for-me foods with less healthy options. 80/20 is the way for me! When I hit the road or the trails, I need something that tastes great, is full of good-for-me nutrients and will help me power through a workout or recover like a champ, which is why I’ve been whipping up a batch of Trail Mix Bites every week. Be sure to check out the recipe below for a delicious and wholesome snack complete with a supplement boost.
This year I’ve been working with MegaFood® to help spread the word about their awesome, award-winning vitamins and supplements. I’ve learned a lot more about supplements and how they can help fill in the nutritional gaps for my whole family.
MegaFood® is a leading maker of premium supplements. Their factory is located right down the road from me here in New Hampshire. Every product is made with real, whole foods from a trusted network of farm partners. These supplements are made with high-quality, organic or sustainably grown whole foods. In addition, MegaFood® recently became a Certified B Corporation® which means they are committed to higher standards of transparency and accountability in their products as well as being a conscious partner of the community.
One challenge with taking supplements is that some people have difficulty swallowing pills. I don’t have this problem, but know of people who absolutely hate it. MegaFood® has you covered with options that making consuming supplements easy (and delicious), like their new collection Daily Multi Powders for the whole family! Here’s the scoop:
For the ladies, there’s the Daily Multi Powder for Women. The made-just-for-women formula supports normal hormone fluctuations with Iron to replenish the iron lost during your menstrual cycle.* There’s also Vitamin D to support healthy mood and bones and help keep them that way.* It’s easy to add a scoop of the Multi Powder to your morning smoothie or juice. Or you can add the powder to a recipe like the super simple and delicious Trail Mix Balls below.
For the guys, there’s Daily Multi Powder for Men. It’s made just for men to support overall health and wellbeing, deliver optimal Vitamin D for bone health, and has B Vitamins to support energy production and nervous system health.* Organic beet root, organic turmeric, and organic dandelion are all included for added nourishment.*
If you don’t need an iron supplement, the Daily Multiple Powder Iron Free is great for both men and women. Like all the other multi powders, it’s full of B vitamins to support healthy energy production and nervous system health, and Vitamin D to make sure your healthy mood and bones stay that way.* Beta carotene, and vitamins C, E and D, to help support normal immune function, organic ginger to support healthy digestion.*
There are also powders for different stages of life:
- Daily Multi Powder for Baby and Me – Supports the health of a mother and her developing child with ginger for healthy digestion and Vitamin D to support healthy mood and bones.*
- Daily Multi Powder for Women Over 55 – B Vitamins support healthy energy production and Vitamin D supports already healthy bones.* This formula is specifically designed to support optimal health and well-being for those 55 and older.*
- Daily Multi Powder for Men Over 55 – Helps support optimal health and well-being with Vitamin D, turmeric root for nourishment and beet root for added nutrition.*
And, did you know? All MegaFood® products are vegan or vegetarian and are tested for 125+ pesticides and herbicides, as well as being tested dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free. Many products, including the new Daily Multi Powders, are also certified Kosher and are Non-GMO Project Verified. I’m sure you have read about Glyphosate Residue recently in the news. MegaFood® is the first supplement brand to have its entire line certified Glyphosate Residue Free. How cool is that?
Now you can really enjoy these easy-to-make Trail Mix Bites!
Trail Mix Bites
1 cup oats
2/3 cups dried unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1 scoop of MegaFood® Daily Multi Powder (I used Daily Multi Powder for Women)
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
1/2 cup dried fruit of your choice (I used dried cranberries)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl
2. In a separate bowl, add peanut butter and honey. Warm in the microwave 20-30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir till combined.
3. Combine dry and wet ingredients until mixed.
4. Place bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
5. Remove bowl from fridge. Take 1-2 tablespoons of mix and roll into a ball. Repeat until all of mix is used.
6. Store balls in resealable container in fridge.
Do you use supplements?
What’s your favorite thing in trail mix?
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.