Many people treat January as a time to detox from festive over-indulgences, but we all know after enjoying a little too many cocktails, refined sugar or processed food during the festive season, getting back on track can be harder than it sounds. We much prefer incorporating healthier alternatives of our favourite foods into our diets as opposed to cutting things out cold turkey, so if you feel your sweet tooth seems a little feistier right now, replacing processed sugary sweets with just as delicious whole food varieties is a great way to satisfy that sweet craving and get your body back on track.
Our January snack-time go-to brand? Rude Health. If you're not already familiar with one of our long-running healthy foodie favourites, then it's time to get acquainted. Featuring a range of delicious muesli, granola, snacks and most recently sprouted flours and grains, whilst we usually always have an assortment of the aforesaid on hand in the #ContentKitchen, this month we've been mostly enjoying their fudgy bars of plant-food goodness to help us curb that post-festive sweet tooth that can sometimes seem impossible to budge.
Featuring three yummy flavours - The Pumpkin, The Beetroot and The Peanut, all three bars are brimming with fruit, veg, nuts and seeds jam-packed into the perfect on-the-go sized bar. Whilst we love all flavours, right now we’ve been enjoying the juicy goodness of the beetroot variety pre-workout for an instant boost of energy or after dinner with a cup of Content Cleanse Tea and now you can too! Available in our New Year Content Collection, this healthy bar of goodness will feature alongside a range of #ContentKitchen, #ContentBeauty, #ContentWorld and #ContentWellbeing products that we've included in the collection to help you get your year off to a good start!
The perfect treat for our wheat and gluten free followers too, Rude Health’s Beetroot Bars are free of both, instead featuring an antioxidant rich and skin-loving combination of healthy fats, fiber and a host of essential vitamins to help make sticking to those January health goals easier than ever. Read on for our favourite nutritional benefits of some of the star ingredients...
- Beetroot – A potent source of folic acid, fiber and potassium, our favourite nutritional highlight of the humble beetroot is its high levels of the mineral manganese which act as a co-enzyme to assist in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates, proper functioning of the thyroid gland as well as helping to regulate blood sugar levels.
- Almonds – Providing the body with an excellent dose of essential fatty acids, our favourite benefit of this nutritional powerhouse is the positive effect it has on our complexion! If you’re feeling as if your skin is a little worse for wear right now, almonds are a great natural way to assist the body in cleansing and eliminate toxins, whilst providing the body with Vitamin E to heal skin from the inside out.
- Sunflower Seeds – Similar to almonds, sunflower seeds contain a hefty amount of skin-loving vitamin E as well as one of the most essential minerals, Magnesium, a key player boosting our levels of serotonin; the feel-good hormone, whilst regulating sleep and helping to digest proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
- Dates – Containing significant levels of iron, fiber, A and B vitamins, tannins and potassium, dates are a great source of vitamins and minerals and work wonders at regulating a congested digestive system, perfect for this time of year.