Your Healthy Lifestyle Starter Kit
It’s a new year and a fresh start. The holidays are behind us and we’re feeling heavy and bogged down from all of the indulging we did over the last few weeks. A new year brings new goals, new habits and a fresh start and what a better way to kick off the near year with a new healthy lifestyle!
Starting a new healthy lifestyle can be overwhelming if you’re not sure where to start or which products can compliment your healthy lifestyle so we put together a list of our favourite healthy lifestyle must-haves that will be staples in your everyday routine.
A good-quality protein powder is a staple in a healthy lifestyle. With our busy lifestyles it can sometimes be hard to make sure you’re getting enough protein every day. A great way to be sure you’re getting enough is to supplement with a good-quality protein powder. Protein powders are perfect for tossing into smoothies, shakes, and even pancakes, plus they come in a ton of different types and flavours so you’re guaranteed to find one that fits both your lifestyle and taste.
Whether you’re looking for a whey protein or a vegan protein, we’ve got a wide selection of great-quality proteins in stores. Two customer-favourite whey proteins are the Lorna Vanderhaeghe PROTEINsmart with CLA and the Precision All Natural Whey Isolate. They both come in both chocolate and vanilla to suit all taste buds plus the added CLA in the Lorna Vanderhaeghe protein is great for weight loss!
Our top selling plant-based proteins are the Iron Vegan Athletes Blend and the Progressive VegEssential, both coming in at about 30 grams of protein per serving - great for plant-based proteins! Both of these proteins come in a range of delicious vegan flavours and are a perfect addition to any plant-based diet.
The next healthy lifestyle essential is a good-quality probiotic. Over the past year we’ve learnt the importance of gut health and how crucial it is to have a healthy gut. When the root of essentially all of your health stems from your gut, it’s important to take good care of it. Taking a good-quality probiotic is the perfect way to help balance the good bacteria in your gut and make sure that everything is running smoothly. Probiotics also work to help boost your immune system and increase absorption of vitamins and minerals in the body.The Renew Life Ultimate Flora 50 Billion probiotic is a Kardish customer favourite. Their blend of 50 Billion active cultures from 10 different strains in a ‘once a day’ serving helps ensure a healthy microbacterial environment in the intestinal tract, which is key factor in a healthy lifestyle.
Another top seller is the Progressive HCP30 which is a Full Spectrum Probiotic supplement featuring 8 human strains that provide healthy flora throughout the entire digestive tract leaving you with a healthy and happy gut.
The next healthy lifestyle staple is a good multivitamin to help supplement the vitamins and nutrients you may be lacking in your diet. Because everyone is different and everybody needs different vitamins and minerals in different amounts, we carry a wide selection of multivitamins that cater to all different types of people and their different needs. Whether you’re looking for a multivitamin for yourself, your husband or wife, or your child, we have one that will fit your needs.Progressive makes a great line of specialized multivitamins for everyone ranging from adults 50+, adults, active adults and children. Their multivitamins come in a vegetarian capsule and are a perfect supplement to any healthy diet.
Megafood also has a great life of multivitamins and other specific supplements. Their Farm Fresh, Whole Foods supplements are designed to deliver essential vitamins and minerals in a variety of nourishing whole foods, as nature intended. This means, each tablet or capsule is made with the goodness of whole foods to ensure your body absorbs the vitamins and minerals as it would if you were getting them from the foods you ate, allowing for maximum absorption.
Gone are the days of gross fishy, oily supplements. These days there are so many great fish oil and omega-3 supplements that not only provide you with the necessary amount of omega-3 you need daily but companies have stepped up their flavour game and have created fish oil supplements that taste great! Omega-3 supplements are important in a healthy lifestyle as they contain important fatty acids and aid in preventing and managing conditions like heart disease and high blood pressure and are great for muscle recovery and brain function.One of our favourite omega-3 supplements is NutraSea and NutraVege. NutraSea is a high-quality fish oil that comes in both liquid gels and a liquid form in lemon, mango and chocolate flavours. It’s easy absorption eliminates the fishy burp back of typical fish oil supplements. NutraSea is an easy way to get your daily recommended intake of omega-3 and is a great choice for anyone looking for a pure, potent, and balanced omega-3 supplement.
Made from 100% vegan algae, NutraVege is just as great as the NutaSea, in a tasty vegan formula. Not only is this formula perfect for vegans and vegetarians but people with seafood allergies may now reap the benefits of omega-3 supplements without any fear.
Another great option is the Carlson Cod Liver Oil which comes in a great lemon flavour and provides 1,100 mg of omega-3s, including EPA and DHA, which support heart, brain, vision, and joint health.