Chocolate Is Your New Favorite Superfood

Chocolate Is Your New Favorite Superfood

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Dark chocolate benefits as being touted as a superfood! Dark chocolate is derived from the cocoa bean, which is one of the best sources of antioxidants in the world! Just take a minute to read that again….. IN THE WORLD!

Beware that not all chocolate is created equally. In order to get the antioxidant power, you must choose dark chocolate that is 70% cocoa or higher. So be sure to check the cocoa content listed right on the packaging. At kaia naturals, we are HUGE fans of Green & Black Organics 70% dark chocolate!

In addition to its amazing antioxidant capacity, dark chocolate benefits the body in different ways:

  1. Improves heart health
  2. Better cognitive function
  3. Potential to help control blood pressure

To learn more, click here to read Dr. Axe’s amazing article on the health benefits of dark chocolate!

 

Keep Your Wellness in Check with These 5 Travel Essentials

Keep Your Wellness in Check with These 5 Travel Essentials

Traveling for the holidays usually means over-indulging and slacking on your healthy lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to! Have your cake and eat it too with our list of travel essentials to keep your wellness on track this holiday season.

Whether you are traveling to see the family, or jet-setting on an adventure, be sure these items are in your carry-on.

 

1. Control Odor with Natural Deodorant

the takesumi detox® travel size charcoal deodorant

The first ever bamboo charcoal deodorant is available in a travel size form! Perfect for on the go, this deodorant uses bamboo charcoal, a time-honoured Japanese secret for odor-control and detoxification. Activated charcoal acts as a magnet, binding to toxins and impurities and pulling them from the body. Stay odor-free all day, while also detoxing the body. Seems like a win-win in our books!

 

2. Get Your Greens

8Greens Effervescent Tablet

Traveling can sometimes be a time for indulging in treats and skimping on your greens. However with 8Greens Effervescent Tablets, you can have your cake and eat it too! These tablets are made from real greens, and couldn’t be easier to use. Simply put one tablet into a glass of water and sip away.

 

3. Quick 2-in-1 Cleanser and Toner

juicy bamboo facial cleansing cloths-to-go

These are the most luxurious bamboo cleansing cloths ever! They not only remove makeup, but actually cleanse and tone the skin without the harsh stripping ingredients of conventional face wipes. The 100% unbleached bamboo cloths are infused with vitamin C, E and B12, jojoba oil, sunflower oil and organic honey. You are sure to be left with deeply nourished and toned skin. Each juicy bamboo cloth is individually packed, so pop them into your gym bag, carry-on and makeup bag!

 

4. Put Your Eyes to Rest

Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask

Whether it is from jet-lag, late nights, or holiday parties, our sleep is one of the first to suffer when we travel. Having a healthy sleep is so vital to our mood, energy and overall well-being. However, from hotel curtains that let too much light in, to those little blue lights on the television, the melatonin production (a key sleep hormone) suffers. Pack the Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask for your trip makes sure that the eyes are truly rested and when it’s time for lights out.

 

5. Immune Boost with a Mist

Saje Immune Personal Wellness Mist

If you are someone who always gets sick while traveling, prevent it with Saje’s Immune Personal Wellness Mist. This fine mist helps relieve symptoms of colds and flus. Just mist 3-5 pumps above your head and inhale deeply through the nose. It’s that easy!

 

So there you have it, all the traveling essentials you’ll need to keep your health and wellness routine in check while you travel. But don’t forget to indulge a little while on vacation. After all, isn’t a happy life all about balance?

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