Is PowerCreamer a healthy alternative?
A quick glance at the Nutrition Label and you might assume that PowerCreamer is unhealthy. But if you take a look down at the ingredients, you can be rest assured that PowerCreamer is indeed a beneficial addition to your healthy diet.
Gone are the days of calorie counting. Sure it’s important to simply be aware of how much food you’re consuming each day, but more importantly, you should be paying attention to the types of food you consume and what those foods are made of.
Quality is key and you should always be consuming the highest-quality ingredients.
So before you check out the Nutrition Label, take a look at the list of ingredients below the nutrition chart and be sure that you recognize (and can pronounce) all of them! You want to avoid ingredients like corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors and colors, or preservatives, and instead, opt for more wholesome, natural products made with organic, non-GMO, and grass-fed ingredients.
Traditional Coffee Creamer
Do you recognize any of these ingredients? – Corn Syrup solids – Partially hydrogenated soybean oil – Potassium Phosphate – Sodium Aluminosilicate
Don’t worry……We’ll wait! While you are busy contacting your local chemist we are going to go ahead and tell you that those ingredients are not natural and that you should seriously reconsider putting these in your body.
Truth be told, these ingredients are highly processed, commodity products… meaning that they are not chosen for their taste, but rather their price (VERY CHEAP) and the function that they serve in the creamer. They are merely there to provide a certain fake creaminess or mouth feel.They do this instead of using real ingredients like cream or whole milk because they are extremely CHEAP!
They can mimic the mouthfeel through a chemical process and somehow turn CORN into a COFFEE CREAMER! What?!?
Bravo to them for the scientific breakthrough but no thank you. We will take real ingredients!
The PowerCreamer Difference
PowerCreamer on the other hand is made of only natural ingredients. We chose to use our ingredients because not only were they natural, but also functional! We didn’t want to create some science project that we pass off as “healthy”… we wanted to create a simple, delicious, and conscious product.
With PowerCreamer, we include ingredients you know and can pronounce, like:
-Grass fed ghee
-Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
– MCT Oil
A Quick Nutrition Lesson
When looking at a Nutrition Label, you can take into account the amount of macronutrients that are in a product. There are three types of macronutrients that are largely present in a standard diet:
Per gram, fat contains 9 calories while carbs and proteins contain 4 calories. While fat represents more calories per gram, I’m here to tell you that all calories are not equal. Here’s why… It all comes down to how these macronutrients are digested and converted inside your intestinal tract.
“But I thought fat made you fat?”
Wrong. Fat does not make you fat. In fact, fat keeps you feeling full, focused and satiated between each meal. In scientific terms, fat is processed by the liver and converted into energy. It never enters the bloodstream, therefore regulates your hunger hormones and stabilizes blood sugar. On the contrary, carbohydrates are digested and converted into glucose (sugar) which is then stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles. Unfortunately, our muscles can only hold a limited amount of sugar, so that excess sugar is then stored in your fat cells as excess body fat, or an emergency stash of energy. Often, stored body fat is never put to use and usually collects more fat. Put simply, fat doesn’t make you fat… excess sugar makes you fat.
Before this science was published in the late 1980s – early 1990s, you may remember a low-fat craze sweeping the nation. That idea is still embedded in so many uninformed consumers’ minds and you will still see products in the grocery store marketed as Low Fat. What you may not realize is that when fat is taken out of a product, sugar is added in to make up for the taste… because let’s be honest, fat is delicious. Those very sugary products contain little to no nutrients, and without fat to keep you full, simply elevate your blood sugar and leave you feeling empty and craving more. Hence the name, “empty calories.”
Including healthy fats like ghee, avocado, olive oil, tree nuts, salmon, and coconut oil in your diet is vitally important in maintaining health. Fats are the building blocks of hormones, body tissue and cells, and aids in the absorption of some vitamins and nutrients. When consumed with a relatively low amount of carbohydrates, your body can adapt to burning fat for fuel, usually leading to weight loss.
With this in mind, another look at the label on PowerCreamer will ultimately depict a healthy alternative to traditional coffee creamers. With zero carbs, sugar, artificial ingredients or preservatives, PowerCreamer is a healthy choice if you’re looking to improve your diet.