Ah Spring is finally in the air! I know lots of folks like to make big changes in their eating and exercise programs around New Year’s but I’ve always been more of a “Spring Cleaner”. Springtime makes me feel like I want to throw off the sweats and start eating more fruits and veggies. It’s a time of newness and possibility. I especially feel like that this year perhaps due to the fact that I wasn’t able to run much this past winter and finally I am starting to “spring” back out.
Not only do I want to run and bike outside, leaving the treadmill and spin class behind, I also look at making small tweaks to my overall diet. This past year, I’ve really cut out most processed foods and drinks and relied on cooking much more of my own food. I am working to find balance for myself and my family. So, when I was offered the opportunity to try out the new sports drink, PhenOh 7.4, I was intrigued.
What is Phenoh? How is it different?
PhenOh 7.4 (pronounced Fee-No) is the first Alkaline sports drink to hit the market with a PH of 7.4. Most other sports drinks are very acidic in nature and can be very hard on the digestive system. PhenOh is designed to match the body’s natural PH level.
PhenOh 7.4 has 7 ingredients-that’s it. Paleo “friendly”, using Agave Nectar as the only sweetener, PhenOh remains low on the Glycemic Index. Aloe Vera is one the main ingredients giving the drink it’s yellow color and mild smell. Aloe Vera is naturally packed with amino acids to aid in muscle repair. Potassium, Magnesium and Vitamin C are added to help the body maintain balance. No corn syrup, cane sugar or artificial sweetener or color. It has 30 calories for an 8 oz serving.
After my sweaty spin class followed by an hour swim, I was ready to put PhenOh to the test. I was craving something cold and fruity and decided to blend it up with some frozen pineapple to give me a little more calories. Win! What a great combination! Fresh fruits and veggies are a big part of my diet and recovery so it seems natural for me to combine them with PhenOh 7.4.
If you are looking to ” Spring Clean” your recovery drink, give PhenOh a try. I think you will be surprised by the light, clean taste with a hint of Aloe Vera. With no artificial sweeteners, PhenOh did not upset my stomach or give me a “sugar rush” feeling that some of the other drinks do. A 12 pack of 16.9 oz packs sells for $28. For more information on the science behind PhenOh 7.4, please visit their website.
(Disclaimer-I was provided a sample of PhenOh through my association with Sweat Pink however all opinions, as always, are my own.)
Are you doing any “Spring Cleaning”? Have you read the label on your sports drink?