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The Best Energy is Natural Energy

Do you ever feel like you’re never fully rested, and are constantly a walking zombie? We’re frequently making excuses on why we can’t do activities, but in actuality, we’re investing our time and money on unhealthy habits.

You don’t need “super-charged” energy drinks or a full 10 hour sleep to feel brand new; just follow a couple of these tips and see how your life (and battery power) will change for the better!

Get your heart pumping.

It may not be everyone’s forte, but cardio is crucial nowadays because of the constant overflow of processed foods and prolonged times of sitting at office desks. Both CNN and BBC have claimed that even short workouts can improve your overall fitness, which in turn helps prevent heart disease. Remember: a healthier a body equals a happier you!

Grab some nuts.

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When you’re bored at home watching TV you may want to go straight for something crunchy, but don’t fall for those tempting go-to snacks! Instead, go NUTS with NUTS. Aside from the many different kinds that there are to benefit your health, examples include walnuts, which are packed with healthy omega-3s, and almonds, which are filled with vitamin E and plenty of antioxidants!

H2O.

Water, as surprising as this might sound, acts like an energy drink. Many times we are not getting headaches or fatigue from exhaustion, but dehydration, and being dehydrated is just as bad as being hungry. Your body is comprised of 60% water, and if you’re not drinking enough, your body is being deprived of necessary nutrients, so drink up!

Soak up the sun.  

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With the Sun’s UV rays, our bodies make vitamin D, which helps absorb calcium and protect us from diseases like osteoporosis. Also, sunlight awakens our internal clock to let us know that we need to start our day. Put on some SPF, and you’re ready for an instant energy boost.

Everyone has different styles when it comes to getting your energy level up, but just keep in mind that energy in a can is a short-term solution for your long-term energy needs. Making smart choices and eating the ‘right’ snacks are where you will see your long-term relationship with energy and health strengthened!

Fiber 101

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Today we are looking into fiber, the non-digested portion of food that helps to control weight and improve digestion. This dietary supplement is divided into two groups: soluble and insoluble. So, what is the difference between these? Well, it's very simple. The soluble fiber dissolves in water forming a viscous gel that entraps nutrients and slows down digestion. This helps to avoid sugar “highs”, keeps hunger at bay and ensures longer-lasting energy. It is great for lowering LDL cholesterol and moderating the blood glucose levels. The insoluble fiber, as it name indicates, does not dissolve in water but has the capability to absorb it. It is very effective to promote regular bowel movement and prevent constipation.

Soluble fiber can be found in oats, beans, barley, flax seeds, apples, citrus fruits, and carrots, while insoluble fiber is found in wheat bran, leafy greens, broccoli, cabbage, grapes, dried fruits, seeds and nuts.

Now, which one is more important? Well, they both are essential for your health. If you want to lower your bad cholesterol levels and keep sustained energy then you should include soluble fiber rich foods into your diet such as Oatworks.

Happy Sipping!

Drink Your Breakfast

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Did you have breakfast this morning? It’s the most important meal of the day, especially if you’re trying slim down. Eating a good breakfast in the morning is essential to keeping your metabolism up and boosting your energy throughout the day, says dietitian Patricia Bannan in a recent Metro article. She says that when you wake up “you’ve been fasting for at least eight hours, so you need to eat within two hours.” Bannan says that a good breakfast “should be at least 200 calories and contain some protein and fiber.”

One bottle of Oatworks happens to be just 170 calories and contains as much soluble fiber as two bowls of oatmeal. Throw in a hard-boiled egg and you’ve got the perfect breakfast on the go!

Get Your Cardio On The Go

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Ah, the city that never sleeps. New York’s always busy and finding time in your daily schedule to exercise is just plain hard. Your gym membership may have expired and you keep telling yourself you’ll renew it tomorrow… and then the next day. So how can you find a way to cram some cardio into your life? The answer is by turning your boring public transportation commute into a cardio-filled bicycle trip! Citibike, which was launched this past May, is a public bicycle sharing system from Citigroup, which allows you to “rent” a bike from anyone of the 330 bicycle stations located throughout Manhattan. For about 10 bucks a day you can hop on a blue one and scoot on over to work. They also offer yearly passes for $95.

So what are you waiting for? There’s no excuse not to be active! Just remember to wear a helmet and sip an Oatworks!

Fun at the Fair

A great big thank you to everyone who visited us at the 11th Annual West Side County Fair on Sunday! We had such a fun day out and loved meeting all our Oatworks fans...big and small. 8d84a380196211e3aec022000ae80f8c_7

Thanks also to the Riverside Park Conservancy for putting on such a great event. They even arranged for the sun to shine.

We can’t wait to come back again next year!

Happy sipping!

Get Out and Do Something

Here at Oatworks we're all about living a healthy lifestyle and being active is a great way to get started. Right now, our sport of choice is soccer (or what the Brits would call football). Now if you're looking to play some soccer, one of the best places to play some pickup in NYC is Pier 40, it’s the largest on the Hudson. The best part is that it’s open from 6:00am-12:00am. They also have an indoor youth field, two massive courtyard turf fields and a rooftop field with a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline (it’s even a sweeter sight at night). You can find a game worth jumping into just about anytime of the week. Now next time you're itching to play a bit of footy check it out. So what are you waiting for? Get out and do something.

Happy playing!

Drink Healthy. Stay Healthy. Play Hooky.

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If you’re drinking Oatworks then you’re always ready for a quick getaway. Now you can use your sick days (cough, cough) for a short trip to the beach. Head to “Joysey” a.k.a the Garden State and hit up Island Beach State Park, a pristine beach (thanks to a ban which forbids building). Skip the public parking and drive down the road to a tiny parking lot next to a trail straight to the beach. Happy Trails! http://www.jerseyboardwalk.com/isbch.htm