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    Leapin Lizard Labels

    Leapin Lizard Labels

    Leapin' Lizard Labels

    Check out the awesome blog post on Wild Zora written by Leapin Lizard Labels. Their business is located in Fort Collins, Colorado and they do our promotional printing. We love Leapin Lizard Labels!

    Low Glycemic Index Foods Improve Energy

    Low Glycemic Index Foods Improve Energy

    low glycemic index diet kale and tomatoesWhen it comes to judging a food’s nutritional value, it’s important to look beyond the number of calories and carbohydrates. One modern and effective measurement tool is the Glycemic Index (GI). The Glycemic Index measures how a carbohydrate-containing food impacts your blood glucose levels during digestion. Foods low on the GI scale release glucose slowly and steadily, while high GI foods release rapidly.

    This rapid release of glucose from high GI foods spikes blood sugar and insulin levels and leads to an inevitable crash that will leave you tired and groggy. By choosing low GI foods, you can manage your blood sugar more effectively and find sustained energy. Not only that, but a low GI diet has also been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes, reduce inflammation and aid in weight loss.

    While most bars and snacks on shelves are filled with added sugar and high GI grains, Wild Zora products use only low GI carbohydrates such as healthy, high-fiber, organic fruits and vegetables to provide you with longer lasting energy, without the sugar high and crash.

     



    Check out these resources to learn more about glycemic index:

    Traveling with dietary restrictions?

    Traveling with dietary restrictions?



    If you have dietary restrictions, the thought of traveling can be daunting. You may be in a "food desert" where you can't find safe and healthy food options that work for your diet.

    Whether you’re following the autoimmune protocol, living paleo or gluten-free, or in the midst of a Whole30 challenge, sticking to your diet is important for your health. While traveling makes doing so more difficult, it’s not impossible!  With a little extra planning and preparation, you can take that summer trip and eat well, too!

    We’ve put together some tips to help make traveling with dietary restrictions more manageable.

  • Do your research.
    Consider where you are going and for how long. Will you have access to a kitchen? Can you bring a cooler? Get on google and look into the destination’s local resources. Arm yourself with knowledge about the local grocery stores, farmers markets and restaurants.

  • Plan ahead.
    If you follow a special diet, you know how important planning is. When preparing for your trip, decide on your meals ahead of time, make a grocery list and stick to it. Also, if you know you will be dining out with friends, call the establishment ahead of time and discuss your needs and concerns. Most restaurants are happy to cater to your needs if given advanced notice.

  • Pack some snacks.
    Even if you’ve lined up a grocery store to visit upon arrival, it’s a good idea to always have some healthy food on hand. If you’re hungry and unprepared, you’re more likely to go off your diet.

  • Consider these packable snacks:

    • Prepped fresh veggies
    • Fresh fruit
    • Dried fruit/veggies
    • Canned tuna or salmon
    • Wild Zora Meat & Veggie Bars!