The best thing about a brand new year is brand new favourites! So many great products come through our doors every week, it's almost impossible to choose what we like the most.
Being committed to our incredibly hard work here at the Goodness Me! blog, we powered through and whittled the list down to five. Here are just some of the amazing new products we love, and we know you'll love them too!
If you're on a ketogenic diet or are looking to increase your healthy fat intake, finding a delicious, convenient way of getting what you need can be difficult. Pouring melted butter in a cup of coffee isn't for everyone!
Alpha MCT Oil Boost makes it easy to get healthy fats in your diet, without completely changing the taste of your drink. Put their Unflavoured MCT Oil Boost right in a coffee, tea, smoothie, or juice and drink up (it also comes in Vanilla!). Because this MCT oil is already emulsified, you don't need a blender - just mix it in with a spoon or whatever utensil you have handy. You could even use a fork; it's a bit weird, but we won't tell anyone.
Cleaning your teeth should be a natural thing, so you should be using natural ingredients. Have you seen a list of toothpaste ingredients? Go ahead and check the label of whatever you have in your bathroom (we'll wait...). Spoiler alert: the only ingredients you'll recognize will be water and mint flavouring.
Magic Mud simplifies toothpaste withnatural stuff. The powerful ingredients are activated charcoal, coconut oil, and bentonite clay, and it's flavoured with essential oils. This means there's no muddy taste, and Magic Mud comes in Spearmint, Wintergreen, Cinnamon Clove, and Peppermint.
We know you love soft drinks, because who doesn't? These beverages are designed to make you crave them. All those sugars and artificial flavours are used so that pop not only tastes good, but that you want it whether you're thirsty or not. It's definitely not made with your health in mind, and for many of us, kicking soda can be the hardest part of any new diet.
This is where Crazy D's Soda Labs can help, because you've never had a drink like this: sweetened from roots that double as prebiotics, these sodas are actually good for your gut. There are no added sugars, artificial sweeteners, or chemical preservatives, and everything comes from wholesome, real ingredients. Ginga' Kick, Crazy D's incredible ginger ale, is made with real, actual ginger, keeping the anti-inflammatory power of this ingredient intact. If you're inclined to sweeter tastes, Rockin' Rolla Cherry Cola or Twisted Citrus might be more your speed - and they still have the prebiotic power of their sweeteners!
Fish oil is an important supplement, but it's not always as simple as taking the first thing you find on the shelf. There are actually two main omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and the balance between them in supplements varies based on what age or medical condition it's formulated for. Children need a supplement with more DHA to help the growth and development of their brain, nerves, and eyes. EPA can be used to reduce inflammation and deal with dry skin, but for adults, it's biggest impact can be on mood.
New Roots Herbal's Omega Mood brings a big dose of EPA - 1000mg per capsule - reducing the inflammation that is plaguing your neurotransmitters and reducing your brain's ability to make dopamine and serotonin. This non-GMO fish oil is formulated to provide effective, side effect-free mental health help!
Smoothies used to be a painful, messy process. Not anymore! Evive smoothie pucks make starting your morning with a healthy, wholesome, delicious drink easy. Pop the cubes into your container, cover with your favourite liquid like a juice or milk, give it twenty minutes to melt, then shake shake shake! No blender required, which means no mess required (though you can use a blender to reduce the 20 minutes down to one or two)!