Earth Day is April 22, 2013, and we all know how important it is to make sure we take care of the earth and our environment. Of course, items that are natural and good for us are also kind to the earth. The Healthy Shoppers are here to help you find great products that are good for you and the environment.
The Healthy Shopper was founded by Randy Boyer and Andrea Donsky in 1999 to encourage Canadians to pursue and maintain a naturally healthy lifestyle and enable consumers to buy high-quality natural and organic products at more affordable prices. Their book “Unjunk Your Junk Food,” has become a very meaningful resource for educating those searching for healthier alternatives to their favourite junk food.
“Our focus is on the importance of reading labels, if you don’t understand it, you probably shouldn’t be eating or using it. We want people to understand that it’s not just fat and calories they need to watch, it’s also what’s in the products they’re using,” said Boyer, co-founder of the Healthy Shopper.
The Healthy Shoppers 7 Picks for Spring 2013 can all be found in the food aisles of your local grocery store. This means that while you are running around with 2, 3 or more kids in tow, you don’t need to make that extra stop at the organic, or natural food’s store.
Their first choice for Spring 2013 is yogurt from Olympic Dairy. This certified-organic and 100% natural yogurt has 3 great NEW flavors that will leave your mouth wanting more — Organic Coconut, Mango and Lemon. Knowing that you won’t find any synthetic preservatives chemicals or fillers should make this yogurt the #1 item on your grocery list!
Choice #2 is a new addition to the line of organic alternatives for butter, margarine and shortenings. Earth Balance Organic Coconut Spread is perfect for those who suffer from food sensitivities in regards to lactose, soy, dairy, casein and gluten.
Simply Natural Organic Salsas are item #3. These salsas are made using only organic ingredients. Fresh diced tomatoes, fruits and vegetables give these salsas a homemade chunky texture without all the sodium and chemical additives. These salsas are also gluten-free and make a great dip for tortilla chips and come in flavors like Pineapple, Mango, Black Bean & Corn as well as Mild or Medium. Simply Natural Organic Salsas would make a great evening snack with your hubby or party treat for you and your friends.
Natracare’s 100% Organic Cotton Baby Wipes and Intimate Wipes infused with organic essential oils and natural extracts are an important choice for parents who are conscious of what they put next to their own and their family’s skin. That is why they have once again made The Healthy Shoppers list! Natracare’s wipes are free from parabens, alcohol and synthetic preservatives and are really perfect for the whole family! I know longer need wipes to change those poopy diapers, but that doesn’t stop me from using them! I still use wipes for a number of reasons — whether to wipe down a surface at the local park, to remove my make up or to take care of sticky hands in the van. So why not pack wipes that are natural and safe? Natracare also has a line of New Mother Natural Maternity Pads that are extra-long, thick and absorbent. These pads are perfect for the new mom and are made with a soft, certified organic cotton cover that is perfect for sensitive skin. The inside of the pads are made of chlorine-free pulp to help keep you dry and allowing your skin to breathe the whole time. Natracare’s products are biodegradable and compostable, so they do not leave a mark on the earth and environment.
Being a mom to a boy has sure taught me a few things. For one thing, they are ALWAYS doing something that will evidently create a bruise somewhere on their body. If you have ever bumped your shin or elbow, you know that the bruise can last for weeks and can hurt just as long. Zax’s Original Bruise Cream contains all natural ingredients which include Arnica, Witch Hazel and Menthol. The soothing, cooling properties of Zax’s Bruise cream is a relief on bruises left behind by accidents or accidental fun.
The last pick that The Healthy Shoppers chose for Spring 2013 is Hyland’s Homeopathic traditional Leg Cramps formulas. For those who suffer with agitated legs, Hyland’s Leg Cramps tablets can help by stimulating the body’s ability to heal naturally and to ease the painful symptoms. For nighttime cramp relief, there is Hyland’s Leg Cramps PM. Hyland’s Leg Cramps products are the only non-prescription over-the-counter solution for restless legs. These products are side-effect free, non-habit forming and drug-free making it a product that anyone can use.
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