Onnit Introduces EGN Powerfood

fOnnit Introduces EGN PowerfoodI first wrote about this product back in May of this year. Aubrey Marcus was on Joey Diaz’s podcast talking about Onnit’s upcoming products and he mentioned something about a new product that would rival Green Vibrance. Seven months later, this product has finally come to fruition, and it’s called Onnit EGN Powerfood.

Back then I had no idea what Green Vibrance was, so I did a little research and found out that it’s a powder that you mix in water or juice. It’s a superdrink that provides you with a wide range of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that a lot of us don’t get through our daily eating habits. Having the ability to drink some Green Vibrance and get everything you need from one glass is appealing. The problem according to Aubrey is that Green Vibrance doesn’t taste good. At all. If you’re like me, drinking something that tastes disgusting doesn’t make me want to drink it, regardless of how good it is for me.

So what Aubrey set out to do was to create something in the same vein as Green Vibrance, but have it taste good. The result is EGN Powerfood, with the EGN standing for Earth Grown Nutrients, a favorite phrase of Mike Dolce. It works in much the same way as Green Vibrance: you scoop some of the powder into a glass of water or juice and chug it back.

So what’s in this EGN Powerfood? Literally too much stuff for me to type out here, but I’ll break it down into categories: there are an assortment of antioxidants, a variety of greens, a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, a blend of ingredients designed for detoxing, and a blend for digestion to cap it off. It’s honestly a little unbelievable when you look at the list of ingredients and think that somehow they condensed all of this stuff into the plastic jar of EGN Superfood, and that somehow you can obtain the benefits of these ingredients by drinking one glass of the stuff per day.

I’m the type of person who doesn’t like eating many vegetables. I’d rather blend and drink them in a smoothie than eat them with my meals, but I try as best as I can. Knowing that you can mix up a drink and obtain the same benefits is definitely appealing. Now some of that stuff I force myself to eat I can take off the menu and substitute it with EGN Powerfood instead.

For those who care about gluten and GMOs and all those other food-related buzzwords, EGN Powerfood is vegan-friendly, non GMO, and it doesn’t contain any dairy, gluten, or soy.

Learn more about EGN Powerfood and its ingredients and benefits on Onnit’s website.

What are Chia Seeds?

What are Chia Seeds?I’ve talked a lot about Joe Rogan and how he’s given me a lot of great ideas in terms of getting fit and eating a bit healthier. Someone else who I follow and admire a lot is Mike Dolce. Anyone who’s a fan of the UFC will likely have heard of the Dolce Diet, which is the creation of Mike. He was once a professional MMA fighter but has now made the switch to helping fighters lose weight efficiently and healthily.

So what does Mike Dolce have to do with chia seeds? I was listening to his podcast The Mike Dolce Show and heard him talking about how chia seeds are a great source of energy. All along I thought they were only good for growing small green sprouts on tiny ceramic animals, so imagine my surprise when I heard you could actually eat them too!

The history of chia seeds in North America goes back to the Native American indians who ate chia seeds prior to and while running. They would carry little more than water and chia seeds for sustenance and were able to run great distances. But the history of chia seeds actually goes back much further than that, back to Mexico and South America where Aztec and Mayan warriors would eat chia seeds for nourishment during battles and hunting expeditions. The word “chia” is actually the Mayan word for strength!

Chia seeds have experienced a bit of a resurgance lately, and not in the form of novelty counter top sculptures. Due to their high content of protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and tons of other good stuff, chia seeds are a popular superfood among athletes and those looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With so many ways to prepare them and integrate them into your diet, there’s no reason to not eat chia seeds!