10/21/14

Stevia Natural Sweetener and GiveAway

Details:  Stevia is a plant that is processed to make a natural sugar subsitute that is healthier.  Kiva Organic Stevia provides a product that includes Stevia along with Erythritol (e-ryth-ri-tol) a naturally occurring sugar alcohol found in fruits and vegetables to create a delicious blend that's easy to serve.

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It is made from Non-GMO plants grown in the USA.  This has zero calories, so makes a perfect sugar subsititute, especially with no bitter after taste.  It has a low glycemic index making it ideal for those managing calories and blood sugar.

Kiva Organic Stevia can be purchased from this Link on Amazon.

Review:  I like that Kiva provides a conversion chart for their Stevia.  It is listed below.

Conversion: Sugar to Kiva Organic Stevia
1 Tsp (sugar) = 1/8 Tsp (Kiva Organic Stevia) 
1 Tbsp (sugar) = 1/3 Tsp (Kiva Organic Stevia) 
1/4 cup (sugar) = 1/2 Tbsp (Kiva Organic Stevia) 
1/2 cup (sugar) = 1 Tbsp (Kiva Organic Stevia) 
1 cup (sugar) = 2 Tbsp (Kiva Organic Stevia) 

A little bit goes a long way!

I've heard about Stevia several years ago.  I've never tried it.  I was always looking forward to being able to grown my own and utilizing it then.  However, when this opportunity came about, I decided to give it a try. 


I typically do not use sugar substitutes.  I use honey or regular good old fashioned sugar.  Sugar substitutes have a bad wrap.  They're either not healthy, very dangerous, or have awful bitter after tastes.  Well, you can now give up those unhealthy bad tasting "sugars" and get Kiva Organic Stevia instead.  It has a pleasant taste, no bitter after taste.  Not only that but it mixes and dissolves well. There are "0" calories, and because of the low glycemic index, makes it great for anyone concerned about managing their blood sugar.

This container holds 8 ounces so this will last you a long time.  Be sure to try this today. 

Ordering from Kiva, you know you are getting high quality from local farmers that practice sustainable and eco-friendly practices.  Check them out here

CONTEST:  You have an opportunity to try Kiva Organic Stevia.  They are offering our readers an opportunity to receive one free.  Just fill out the information below.  

Pros:  Great taste, no bitterness afterwards.  Dissolves well. Non-GMO.

Cons:  None.

My Rating:  Thumbs Up!

Disclaimer:I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

10/16/14

Unique and Innovative Body Fat Scale


Details:  Surpahs offers a unique yet very high precision body weight scale.  It has 4G sensors to detect and track body fat, total body water, muscle mass, bone mass and kcal.  It stores up to 4 user profiles.  It is very sleek, slim and low-profile using tempered glass.  It is sold on Amazon, and you can purchase it from this Link.
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Review:  This bathroom scale is by far the most unique I have ever used.  I was amazed at how many functions it measures just by stepping onto the scale.  You do need to be barefoot, and right after a shower is best when feet are slightly moist.  Otherwise, slightly moisten feet before stepping onto scale.  The 4G sensors that your feet step on help to provide a precise body weight measurement, by sending a small electrical current that honestly cannot be felt.

Symbols in order of Left to Right
Body Weight, Body Fat, Body Water, Muscle Mass, Bone Mass, KCal
Each item it tracks has its own little symbol and lights up while the large numbers on the large blue backlight LCD screen indicate what those measurements are.


Tracking Body Fat


Measuring Bone Mass

Customer Service is great.  I had a question about the kcal measurement (Last Symbol on Scale.) They responded with this answer very quickly. Hopefully it helps you like it did me.

"Kcal stands for Kilocalories (1 Kcal=1000 Calories).
It tells you the total amount of calories you need to consume each day when you do not want to lose weight.
It can also be used as a reference of basal metabolic rate (BMR)"


This scale is smaller than most I've used, but I don't bump into it either.  It fits better in my bathroom. I have also noticed that it shows me weighing about 1/2 pound higher than other scales I have used. If you want to see the other body measurements, not just your body weight, you need to stay on the scale a little longer for the calculations and display to show up.

COUPON: Surpah is offering our readers a $10 OFF Coupon through October 30, 2014.  Be sure to go to Amazon here, and use the Coupon Code: REWCUT10.  This is a discount of $10 Off. (Regular price is $35.00, After Coupon Applied is $25.00.  This will make a great Christmas Gift.  Comes with 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so can't go wrong there.

You can find Surpah at the following Social Media Sites:


Official Website: http://www.surpahs.com

Pros:  Very sleek design.  White seems to be the new color now, and this is very nice. Love the little icons that light up and let you know what each little measurement is.

Cons: Wish it would keep track some how what previous measurements were so I don't have to write down all the different numbers.

My Rating: Thumbs Up for a unique and innovative bathroom scale!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

10/15/14

Certified Organic White Sesame Seeds

Details:  Jiva Organics is a family owned business that offers a line of certified organic spices.  They are USDA certified organic. They are of extremely high quality. They sell exclusively on Amazon. Order your White Sesame Seeds here.

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White Sesame Seeds has a host of health benefits.  They are high in copper, manganese, calcium and magnesium.

Naturalsociety.com provides the following list:

Here are some notable vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you can expect to find in a 1 ounce (28g) serving of sesame seeds.
  • Manganese – 0.7 mg. 35% RDA.
  • Copper – 0.7 mg. 35% RDA.
  • Calcium – 277 mg. 28% RDA.
  • Iron –  4.1 mg. 23% RDA.
  • Magnesium – 99.7 mg. 25% RDA.
  • Tryptophan – 93 mg.
  • Zinc – 2 mg. 13% RDA.
  • Fiber – 3.9 g. 16% RDA.
  • Thiamin – 0.2 mg. 15% RDA.
  • Vitamin B6 – 0.2 mg. 11% RDA.
  • Phosphorous – 179 mg. 18% RDA.
  • Protein – 4.7 g.
Review:  For years I've made the Oriental Cabbage Salad, especially after Thanksgiving.  (I prefer to use turkey instead of chicken.)  I've never had sesame seeds on hand to add to the salad, let alone remember to think about getting them when I'm at Whole Foods.  My local grocers don't seem to carry them, and I usually don't purchase food via the internet.
When I had the opportunity to review the White Sesame Seeds from Jiva Organics, I immediately made the Oriental Cabbage Salad.  Finally, I could add the sesame seeds to this delicious salad.  It was yummy.
I have since been going crazy adding sesame seeds to lots of dishes.  I put them in omlets, tuna salad, smoothies and yogurt as a sprinkle on top, soups, other salads, etc.  Even by themselves, they are tasty.

Be sure to check out Jiva on FB, and order your certified organic spices from them on Amazon.
Here's my Oriental Cabbage Salad Recipe:
Salad:
1/2 head of cabbage, shredded
2 cups cooked turkey, bite size pieces (your preference white/dark)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 c. slivered almonds
3 tbsp. sesame seeds
1 pkg. Oriental noodles, broken in small pieces

Dressing:
3 Tbsp. vinegar
3 Tbsp. olive oil
Pepper about 1/8 tsp 
Salt to taste, about 1 tsp.
Pkg. of seasoning packet in Ramen noodles

Combine all ingredients for Salad and mix well.  Next combine all ingredients for dressing, and shake well in container before pouring onto salad.  After adding dressing, mix well and refrigerate salad at least an hour before eating.

Pros: Great Packaging. Arrived Quickly. Sesame Seeds smelled fresh.  Like knowing they are certified organic.

Cons:  None.

My Rating:  Thumbs UP!!!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

10/13/14

Say Goodbye to Botox and Derma Fillers Anavita Cream + Giveaway

Details:  Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream serves as a moisturizer, day cream, night cream, and makeup base.  It is non-irritating and is for all skin types.  Their unique formula stimulates collagen production and rebuilds the cellular matrix of the skin with the Hyaluronic Acid, Argireline and Matrixyl. Visible results should appear within 2-4 weeks, with continued improvement for 12 weeks. Say goodbye to botox and derma fillers, instead use Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream and see results fast.
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If you are looking for younger looking skin, using a product made with high quality ingredients that are paraben freen, and not tested on animals, be sure to purchase Anavita's Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream using this Link on Amazon.
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Review:  I'm always looking for great lotions and creams.  So needless to say when they advertised this product that will be the all purpose cream, I thought it was worth trying.

I've been using this on my hands which were in need of some serious improvement.  I have seen results in just the 2 weeks that I've been using Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream.  I then used it on my arms, and even they had great improvement in looking more hydrated.

I have tried Anavita on my face a few times, but I personally do not like it on my face.  My face felt dry everytime I used it.  I ended up putting on more lotions and oils afterwards to rehydrate my face. I did not get the same results on my hands or feet however.  I figured this was due to Alcohol being the second ingredient on the list.


GIVEAWAY:  If you would like to try Anavita for free, then be sure to sign up for the Giveaway below.  Then let me know what you think about their product.  This GiveAway will end October 24, 2014.
Pros: Worked great on hands, arms and feet.  Skin felt hydrated, soft and looked 100 times better.  I did see drastic improvement on my hands and arms in just 2 weeks.

Cons:  My face did not like this at all.  My face felt very dry and I had to replenish with other lotions and oils.

My Rating:  Thumbs Up and Down!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.