Not sure where to begin on your weight loss journey? Our team at Nashua Nutrition can help! We offer a wide selection of products to meet your every need. But all those options can make it difficult to choose! That’s why we compiled some of our staff favorites. Here are the 10 must-haves:
HealthSmart’s barbecue chips combine that sweet and spicy goodness in a gluten-free, low-carb snack. If you’re heading to a barbecue this summer, grab this protein packed snack so you’re less likely to overindulge. You can still keep the flavors you love and stick to your weight loss routine all summer long.
Protein is an important part of a healthy diet and our staff loves HealthSmart’s protein bars because they taste just like a candy bar without the guilt. Stay on track with your weight loss goals with this top seller.
The ultimate cheat food now made easy! Indulge in chocolate cake and still lose the weight. With only 130 calories and 15 grams of protein and 3 grams of fat, you can still stay on track with your weight loss program.
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With the warmer weather and barbecue season in full swing, it’s easy to let your diet slip. Fortunately, with a few easy tricks, you can stay fit all summer long. Here’s how:
Load Up on Yummy (but Nutritious) Snacks
You can enjoy yummy snacks and still lose the weight. When you have healthy snacks on hand, you’re less likely to reach for a bag of potato chips. If you have plans to attend a 4th of July barbecue, try one of our many meal replacement options so you can stick to your weight loss routine. Or, if you’re on the go and need a quick snack to hold you over, protein bars are a great way to get the protein you need and
Exercise can actually be a lot of fun, especially when you take advantage of the beautiful weather and the great outdoors. Even a 20 minute walk can do your body a lot of good. Take every opportunity you can to get in extra steps each day – gab a parking spot that’s further away or take the stairs instead of the elevator. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, try a hike in your local area, take up bike riding, or do a few laps in the pool. Every little bit of movement counts!
Find a Buddy
If you want to get in shape and stay that way – you’re not alone! Losing the weight isn’t always easy which is why you need a support system to encourage you along the way. Find a friend who can accompany you on walks and motivate you on the days you don’t feel you’re very best.
Water, Water, and More Water!
Stay hydrated, especially in the hot summer months, to keep your metabolism going strong. Drinking lots of water can actually act as a natural appetite suppressor because it makes your body feel more full. If plain water just isn’t your thing, mix it up with a lemon slice or fresh mint from the garden.
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Protein is an important part of any healthy diet, but it can be difficult to incorporate it into a busy lifestyle. That’s where protein bars can help! Here are 5 reasons you should add protein bars to your diet.
According to Healthline, in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, your body needs at least 46 to 56 grams per day. If you find it difficult to incorporate enough into every meal, add protein bars to your routine to help supplement this necessary part of your diet.
Too busy to make a well-balanced, protein packed meal each and every day? Protein bars are the perfect snack to have handy when you’re on the go. Whether you’re running late in the morning and don’t have time to make a full breakfast or you need something to hold you over during your afternoon commute, protein bars are the perfect go-to snack to keep your diet on track.
3. Weight Loss
Protein actually helps you lose weight in a variety of ways. First, it makes you feel full for longer, so it’ll help you avoid the temptation to reach for a bag of potato chips. Protein also helps your body build and maintain muscle which in turn burns more calories. When you combine a protein rich diet with regular exercise, you can more easily reach your weight loss goals.
Want to head to the gym after a long day at work? Protein helps keep your body running all day long! And since your body digests protein slower than carbohydrates, it therefore provides your body with a longer supply of energy to keep you going.
Want to kickstart your healthy lifestyle and stay on track with your weight loss goals? Protein bars could be the answer. And at Nashua Nutrition, we can help. Check out our huge selection of protein bars with even bigger discounts!
So, you’ve decided you want to lead a healthier lifestyle and embrace the great outdoors. You have taken steps towards your healthy diet, but now you need some creative ideas to stay active. Even light exercise can be hugely beneficial if done regularly and coupled with nutritious food. If you are looking to boost your physical health, clear your mind and breathe some fresh air, here is a list of five activities that will get you started in the right direction.
Walk or Hike
Perhaps the easiest way to get out is to get back to the basics. Start with an evening stroll around the area and keep it at a leisurely pace. Enjoy the scenery, breathe in the evening air and let your mind wander. Pretty soon, you may want to start extending your trips and increasing the pace. Many communities are home to various types of hiking trails, which are a great way to get in some extra miles while enjoying the view around you.
The best way to push your body and take your hike to the next level is to incorporate a pre-workout to keep you energized for the long haul.
Ride a Bike
Riding a bike is another great way to exercise without overexerting yourself. If you’re looking to get your heart rate up, a quick cruise down the road or through a local park is a solid way to stay in shape. Also, riding a bike is easier on the joints, meaning you’ll be burning calories without being too hard on your body.
Start a Garden
Gardening is an inexpensive and healthy hobby that offers plenty of benefits. Not only does gardening beautify your yard but, if you decide to plant some vegetables, you’ll be growing your way to a healthy diet. On top of that, all of that digging, planting, and watering is a solid way to cut some calories, clear your mind and get a little sunshine.
If you need some extra motivation to get out and explore, try taking a camera along for the trip. Photography is a great way to enjoy the spring weather and learn more about the world around you. You can take a moment to appreciate the wonders of nature and in your quest for the perfect shot, you’ll quench your thirst of leading a healthy lifestyle.
Enjoy a Picnic
Mixing a healthy diet while soaking in some sunlight can be as easy as planning an afternoon picnic. A stroll through the park or across a local field will help work up an appetite while enjoying a meal in the great outdoors will provide plenty of sunshine, fresh air and an evening of fond memories. A picnic doesn’t always have to be sandwiches and cookies. You can take your healthy diet a step further by incorporating Nashua Nutrition’s protein chips, ostrim snacks, protein bars or even choose from a variety of healthy snacks we have.
Every year a new wave of health trends flood our lives, community, and newsfeed. 2019 has been no exception but here are some trends that seem to have legitimate lasting power and the potential to turn our world around. Trying something new can be a little daunting, especially when making changes that alter your digestive system. Which is why our top 3 health trends are easy to incorporate and fun to do.
1. Probiotic Health
Probiotics, prebiotics, kombucha—everything related to digestive health is now on the top shelf and it is a trend that has carried on from 2018. The rise of gut health awareness has pushed the wellness community to take a closer look at probiotics. The digestive microbiome, where our body’s microorganisms related to the gut resides depend on natural organisms to ferment and metabolize what you eat. Probiotics have shown to increase good bacteria in the gut to aid in digestion and reduce gastrointestinal issues.
At Nashua Nutrition, our NLA For Her probiotic supplements promotes healthy stomach flora, helps to maintain a healthy digestive system and enhances intestinal absorption of nutrients.
2. Protein Chips
Long gone are the days when the only potato chip option was a bag of Lays. This is an era of protein chips that taste just like potato chips but are gluten-free, protein packed, low in calories and sodium. You don’t have to skip all the packaged products anymore because there are healthier alternatives out there.
From milk, butter, cheese, and yogurt to a variety of snacks, plant-based products continue to dominate the industry. Although this is not a new health trend, people are becoming more aware of the benefits of conscious living and are open to innovation when it comes to food. Plant-based food alternatives have shown to help lose weight, increase energy and reduce carbon footprints.
At Nashua Nutrition we understand that which is why we have products like HealthSmart vegan snacks like vegan and lentil curries.
Over the past few years, there has been a tremendous focus on shifting to a healthier lifestyle in the United States. The more aware people are getting about the ingredients in their food, the more people are looking for healthier alternatives. This has encouraged progressive companies to come up with healthier alternatives for unhealthy snacks in the market.
The Latest Buzzword: Protein Chips
But is it a fleeting fad or soon to be a staple in our pantry? Before exploring protein chips further, let us first look at why we need an alternative for potato chips.
Potato chips are one of the most popular snacks in the world. It is also loaded with empty calories and not much nutritional value. Some of the problems with potato chips include:
Pure carbohydrates can predispose individuals to develop diabetes
High level of fats and oils can cause weight gain
High level of sodium leads to hypertension and high blood pressure.
In essence, potato chips are empty calories that can contribute to significant health problems down the road.
Here are several benefits of protein chips that include:
Protein chips, particularly those from Nashua Nutrition, are gluten-free
A low-carb snack
Nashua Nutrition’s protein chips provide 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber in every single-serving.
In essence, protein chips are a great snack option for everyone. Whether it's a diet with the goal of losing weight or simply a healthy lifestyle choice, protein chips are worth trying.
The taste is similar, if not identical and with an array of flavor choices in the market-you are bound to find a healthier version that satisfies your craving without feeding the guilt that comes after eating junk food. At Nashua Nutrition, we have delicious flavors like HealthSmart Protein Chips, Quest Nutrition Tortilla Protein Chips in Ranch, Kay’s Naturals Protein Chips in Chili Nacho Cheese and more.
Syntrax Matrix contains high-quality proteins that provide users with a number of benefits. Syntrax products are the most effective protein supplements on the market, containing the highest quality ingredients available. Syntrax products use promina whey isolate, which is the most refined whey protein you can get. Promina is a pure whey isolate, which offers consistency and a great taste. Their high-quality protein products are low in carbs and fat.
Common Protein Powders
Often protein powders contain the fat-inducing ingredient maltodextrin. It is a low-quality ingredient that adds bulk but no nutritional value. These powders taste chalky, do not dissolve in water and require a blender to mix properly.
Maltodextrin contains just one quick-acting protein. It is inexpensive to purchase, doesn’t taste good alone in a protein shake, isn’t convenient to use and offers no real benefit to the body.
On the flip side, Syntrax Matrix spent years formulating their protein powders to ensure they offer the benefits your body needs, provide the taste you crave and is easy to mix. Syntrax Matrix does not use inferior protein sources such as denatured sodium and calcium caseinate.
Syntrax Matrix only uses the highest quality undenatured protein sources available, which means that the whey protein we use at Nashua Nutrition has not been exposed to high heat. Instead, the protein is made using a process called cold filtration. It is a process in which milk is chilled before it is filled, causing the molecules of protein to stick together.
Our products are also the best quality you can buy because we mix four proteins: ultrafiltered whey protein, ultrafiltered milk protein, undenatured egg albumin, and glutamine peptides. While it may cost more to use better ingredients, the end results are drastically better. We believe in creating products that taste better, improve your overall health and help build critical bodily tissues and processes.
Our Four Quality Proteins
Ultrafiltered whey protein: The typical whey protein you find in most protein powders contains a number of impurities like lactose, sugar, and even ash. At Nashua Nutrition, our whey protein goes through filtration making it ultra pure. That makes it at least 90% purer than regular whey protein, removing all ash and sugar in your shakes.
Ultrafiltered milk protein: Again, when milk proteins are filtered, the end result is less sugar, no lactose at all, and more protein and calcium than non-filtered options. This means it is healthier for you, and much more beneficial because you are getting more of what your body needs, and less of what it doesn’t.
Undenatured egg albumin: When an egg is denatured, it loses much of its health benefits. Syntrax Matrix uses only undenatured egg albumin, so you get 100% of the benefits of egg protein.
Glutamine Peptides: Glutamine peptides are a form of the amino acid our bodies need, Glutamine. However, Glutamine peptides are more stable in things like protein shakes, meaning your muscles get the full benefit. Glutamine peptides help your body recover faster after exercise and they help the body build muscle mass.
Ready to give your body what it needs? Our Syntrax Matrix protein powders taste delicious, mix up instantly, and provide your body with pure protein. Check out the selection at Nashua Nutrition now to see our wide range of products.
Whether you are a fitness enthusiast trying to stay in shape or a beginner on a mission to lose weight, you’ve probably heard of protein shakes. They come in various flavors and can be quite delicious but not all protein shakes are made equal. Some can be high in sugar and most don’t have the quality ingredients your body needs.
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to the standard meal replacement shake with empty calories and not enough protein, consider HealthSmart drinks. Power-packed with protein, these wonder drinks taste great while nourishing your body and making you feel satisfied.
Here are a few reasons why HealthSmart drinks are a far superior alternative to regular protein shakes.
Protein-Packed to Keep You Active
While our energy levels are determined by how much we exercise and through our nutritional intake, protein gives our bodies the boost we need while also helping us build muscle. Our HealthSmart drinks are packed with 15 grams of protein to keep you functioning at your best all day long.
Another downfall of drinking regular protein shakes is that they have a high-fat concentration. You might find a protein shake that gives you high protein but you might have to compromise in other areas. At Nashua Nutrition, our HealthSmart drinks provide high protein without the high-fat content that comes along with other brands.
Does that mean our drinks are fat-free?
Yes, they are.
What about the taste?
While it’s normal for healthy drinks to have a strange taste, most people are blown away with just how nutritious yet delicious our HealthSmart drinks are.
But What About the Carbs?
Our drinks are not just low in calories, they are also low-carb. While most of our drinks have around 100 calories per serving and a handful of net carbs, you can still experience a tasty-treat without feeling guilty.
Ditch the Protein Shake and Grab a HealthSmart Drink
Here at Nashua Nutrition, we are passionate about creating products that focus on healthy living. Whether you run marathons or take walks on the beach, our protein-packed, healthy drinks will help you stay energized and keep you full longer.
Weight loss surgery can be daunting and can leave a lasting impact on your body. At Nashua Nutrition we understand the worries and concerns that you might experience when choosing whether or not bariatric surgery is right for you.
Our bariatric products are designed to compliment any weight loss surgery option you pick. We have products like the Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacements that provide 27 grams of protein while being low in carbohydrates and fat. Many of our protein meal replacements are strategically designed to provide a lactose-free experience and 100% whey protein. Our meal preoperative weight loss shake or postoperative meal replacement for bariatric surgery patients are created to help you reach and maintain your goal weight without losing your sanity.
Here are some bariatric surgery before and after photos of people who have gone through weight loss surgery. If you want to learn more about the weight loss surgery process and whether it is right for you, take a look at our blog series going over the basics of weight loss surgery:
Patients who eat and exercise right are usually able to keep the weight off post-bariatric surgery or lose even more pounds. While working closely with your weight loss surgeons, dietitian or nutritionist, it is important that you keep a keen eye on the calcium, Biotin,B12, B50, iron.
Bariatric surgery is a serious procedure and the patient’s approach to recovery must be taken seriously. Patients learn pre-op that bariatric surgery is not a “magic pill.” While the surgery certainly makes weight loss a lot easier, the lifestyle and eating habits after surgery must change in order for sustained, lasting weight loss to occur.
What Happens Immediately After Surgery
Bariatric surgery is most often a laparoscopic operation, meaning that the surgeon does not need to make large incisions. The nature of laparoscopic surgery results in much shorter recovery time for the patient. Most bariatric surgery patients will need to remain in the hospital for two or three days so that the medical team can monitor the patient’s recovery. After that, the patient can usually go home for further recovery. In some rare circumstances, the surgery is “open” meaning that the surgeon cannot do the procedure as a laparoscopic operation. This type of surgery will require a longer hospitalization period and longer recovery time. With the more common laparoscopic operation, however, the patient can usually resume normal activity in about three to five weeks after the surgery.
The First Two Weeks
The first two weeks after surgery, you’ll be put on a liquid diet. No solid foods, caffeine or carbonated drinks are allowed at all. The two-week diet will consist of things like meat or vegetable broth, sugar-free gelatin, sugar-free puddings and protein-rich meal replacement shakes. In this second phase, you will be mostly confined to bed rest. This gives your body’s internal organs a chance to recover without added stress from movement. It’s important to drink plenty of fluids during this phase as well as all the other phases.
The Next Weeks
The third week begins the second phase of recovery from bariatric surgery. On the third week, pending your doctor’s approval, you may move onto soft solids such as avocados, bananas, melon, coddled eggs or oatmeal. Your doctor will give you a list of allowed foods, which you should strictly adhere to. During this second phase of your recovery from bariatric surgery, you will probably be advised to continue with the protein-rich shakes and meal replacements. This stage of soft foods will last for about four weeks. At this point, your doctor will likely encourage you to begin light exercise. The best forms are walking and gentle swimming if you have a pool available to you.
In the final stages of your recovery, you’ll be able to resume normal activity, including going back to work, exercising normally and eating solid foods. It’s important to remember that your diet can never go back to what it was before you had surgery. Lifestyle and diet changes are integral to the success of your bariatric surgery long-term.