1. Beet Powder
I’m not the biggest fan of beets, but they really are so good for you! Liver, skin, and detox are just a few of the things I know them for.
They can also play a role in the body’s production of nitric oxide, or NO.
Nitric oxide is big in the workout world, as it prized for increasing blood flow, and thus, vascularity. In addition, it is thought to help with stamina, circulation, and muscle recovery.
Beets are a prime source of nitrites/nitrates, thus directly stimulating the production of NO in the body.
Because my husband and I are both avid gym-goers, beet powder was of great interest to us! I recently purchased this brand in hopes of it aiding our workouts and overall health, and I’ve been extremely pleased with my results so far.
I feel an almost immediate boost in energy, as well as a clear-minded focus that I’ve only been able to acquire from caffeine.
I’ve even been giving my girls a little and can see the positive, focused energy with them as well. As it is a whole food supplement, I don’t see many drawbacks to using it, as long as you don’t overdo it.
Something to consider if you’re looking to up your energy or blood flow.
2. Costco Frozen Blueberries
I just have to mention how much I love Costco’s organic frozen blueberries. Even though blueberries are out of season currently, we buy these big bags, defrost them a bit, and enjoy them in pancakes, muffins, or just as a snack!
The kids all love them, and they’re so delicious! They’re large, plump, and sweet, unlike some brands that taste like they’ve been picked early or off season.
At around $10 for a 3-pound bag, they’re a great buy if you have a Costco membership!
3. Sleep Aid?
One of those catchy Pinterest images reeled me in, and I ended up trying the technique. It claimed that a combination of coconut oil, honey, and sea salt could give you the best sleep of your life.
My daughter Natalie has night terrors and frequently wakes up during the night, so I’ve been looking for a natural way to help her.
Well, I’d call this 75% effective, which made me feel it was worth sharing. She seemed to have luck with this remedy the first few nights, but then the terrors resumed. I used about one teaspoon coconut oil, 1/4 teaspoon honey, and 1/8 teaspoon sea salt.
Overall, it has been better, though I can’t say it’s entirely due to the remedy.
It’s cheap, it’s natural, and you probably already have these ingredients in your pantry, so if you have any kind of sleep trouble, I’d say it’s worth a shot!
If you’re looking for a good, quick, non-fiction read, this may be it!
I stumbled across this book while perusing a used online site, and the mother in me was drawn to this man’s unbelievable story. Basically, the man who wrote the book was horribly abused as a young child by his mother. I don’t want to give away the details and ruin it if you do want to read it, but it is truly a fascinating read.
The older I get, the more non-fiction I want to read, so if you’re in the same boat, you may enjoy this.
I stumbled across this while looking for something for pain.
I tend to get tight shoulders, mainly due to my sleep positions, so I started investigating arnica as a topical way to treat them. When that didn’t work for me, I found this on Amazon.
With literally thousands of reviews, I thought I’d give it a shot.
It not only provides my shoulders with relief, but it has also been aiding my sleep.
The other night, Sam (who sleeps next to me) was very restless, so I rubbed a little on his thigh, and he instantly became calm. I’m not kidding you!
I will tell you that my husband, who suffers from upper chest tightness/pain, was not helped by it, so it’s not for everyone.
I would guess it’s better for someone with more mild pain or discomfort, like myself.
What’s new with you lately?