For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE, & BABIES 7 MONTHS+*
(As is obvious through all of my postings, blogs, etc.), I am all about foods that are not only healthy and nutritious, but that also taste great and that your whole family can enjoy. Whether just a couple products or a complete line, I think that quality is key and that companies who really pride themselves on using the best ingredients without compromising taste – or their integrity – are the companies that I want to support and whose products I want to buy.
NOW Real Foods is one of these companies, and has made it apparent, through all of their various product lines. To the NOW family, health and nutrition are of the utmost importance and through their line of foods, they want to make this kind of healthy lifestyle accessible to everybody.
THE PRODUCT: NOW® is no stranger to the health world. In fact, back in 1948 before “being healthy” was considered “in”, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods—a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began what is now a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products. Still a family-owned company today, NOW manufactures and distributes more than 1,400 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition and personal care products.
One of their newest lines is NOW Real Foods. Giving you the food nutrition that your body craves, without any of the crap it doesn’t, this complete line of roasted, raw and organic nuts, seeds, healthy snacks, flours and baking mixes, healthy sweeteners, and sweet and delicious dried fruit, truly has something for everyone. Plus, many of their products are organic, all are non-GMO, and they only use purely natural ingredients, ensuring that you can feel good about feeding them to your entire family.
NUTRITION-WISE: NOW Real Foods takes great pride in their belief that their products should only consist of ‘Real Food. Real Ingredients’, and be ‘Real Good.’ In fact, they believe (as do I), that a diet rich in nutritious, wholesome, real food is what [healthy living] is all about. And by offering a complete line of natural foods, snacks, baking essentials, sweeteners, herbal teas, and gluten-free items exclusively for health and natural food stores, they have made this idea accessible to all who want to pursue it.
Not only are all of NOW Real Foods free of any artificial colors, flavors or additives, NOW utilizes its own state-of-the-art food-testing laboratory to ensure the highest levels of quality control and assurance. In fact, they have some of the most complete testing procedures for food in the industry, and if foods don’t meet their high standards, they won’t sell them.
Moreover, NOW Real Foods believes in offering fresh, natural and organic foods, all of which are non-GMO and are free of potentially harmful additives that are often found in conventional, big-brand products. They also strive to offer foods that are low to moderate in sodium and saturated fat since eating healthfully shouldn’t have to be a sacrifice in taste. They even have a list of 50+ ingredients that are not allowed in their foods (but that most other companies’ products contain), so you can be certain that the foods you are buying are not only the best in taste, but in nutrition as well.
*You should also be aware that some of NOW Real Food products contain either dairy or gluten, so if you or your children have any food sensitivities, please be certain to read the labels. However, when it comes to feeding your little one nuts or other [possible] top-allergen foods, the rules have changed and you no longer need to wait until after your infant is over a year to introduce these foods. In fact, it is now known that waiting too long before feeding your child foods such as eggs, nuts, etc. may actually cause them to develop an allergy, as opposed to the other way around. With that said, you should be extra cautious if such foods allergies run in your family, and always consult a physician if you are worried that you or child may have an allergic reaction to any types of foods.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Whether looking for a quick pick-me-up, something to spruce up your salad, a snack to give your kids, or pretty much anything in-between, NOW Real Foods has something that will not only satisfy your taste buds, but fulfill your nutritional needs as well. From Honey Roasted Pecans and their Raw Energy Nut Mix, to Organic Sprouted Brown Rice and Organic Coconut Flour, you can’t help but want to buy one of everything when you see NOW’s vast array of high-quality and delicious products.
Try any or all of NOW Real Foods today and see for yourself how great real foods with real ingredients can be!
And remember, Contact Healthy.Fit.Fab…Moms today to learn more about helping you and your family live a healthy, fit, and fabulous life!