NOW Foods introduces its new sugar-free drink sticks, beverage mixes sweetened with NOW’s BetterStevia sweetener. There is a wide variety of flavors, including Berry Energy Tea, Pomegranate Berry, and Acai Lemonade. Each stick of beverage mix is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. The Tropical Punch with Fiber contains 3 g of fiber to help support normal digestive function.
SRP: $5.99/carton of 12 sticks.

GloryBee Foods presents Aunt Patty’s Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. The raw oil is processed at temperatures lower than 115 degrees Fahrenheit, which helps preserve nutritional value. It can be used as a substitute for other cooking oils, butter or shortening. Research suggests coconut oil may help to maintain digestive health and a healthy immune system.

 

Bien Padre’s new Oila Organic Green Tea Oil is packed with antioxidants, omegas-3/-6/-9, vitamin A, B and E, and catechins. This cooking oil can be used with high heat in various recipes. As a topical product for the skin, it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties and has been shown to support skin health, digestion and proper metabolism. This oil is high in monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats, but low in saturated fat. It comes in 16.9-fl. oz. and 67.6-fl. oz. sizes.

Eden Foods announces six new 29-oz. canned bean products. The organic line includes Black Turtle Beans, Dark Red Kidney Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Navy Beans, Pinto Beans and Cannellini Beans. The cans do not contain the harmful chemical BPA. Eden Beans are an excellent source of fiber, protein, complex carbohydrates, potassium, B vitamins, antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Design offers Supreme Cutlets, a vegan alternative to chicken. The low-calorie cutlets, which provide 12 grams of protein per two cutlets serving, are free of GMOs, cholesterol and trans-fat. Cutlets are also egg, gluten, starch and preservative free. According to the company, cutlets are easy to adapt to existing to recipes.

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Vegetarianism and veganism are increasingly common lifestyle choices, while raw foods constitutes a health craze that is gaining in popularity. But practitioners of the three diets discussed in this article are all likely looking, at least in part, to further their wellbeing.

This year, Kettle Brand is rolling out two new 100-calorie packs to add to its collection of baked potato chips. The Sea Salt & Vinegar and Aged Whi te Cheddar 100 calorie packs contain i ron, protein and potassium, and are low in fat and saturated fat. Kettle Brand uses only natural seasonings, oils and non-GMO ingredients.

Honey Stinger, manufacturer of honey-based nutritional products, introduces a new flavor to join its expansive collection of protein bars, energy bars and gel packets. The new bar is designed specifically for athletes to consume after a workout in order to rebuild muscle. The bar contains 10 grams of protein in whey protein isolate form, and it is made with 100% organic honey. SRP: $1.89