Tuesday, March 16, 2010

CLOSED: Staying Healthy with Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk Giveaway

As many of you know I have just finished up the Mamavation campaign and lost 30 lbs. I've also made some healthy changes to my families diet. One thing I have incorporated is Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3.

Children (and adults) love chocolate milk and I don't want to deprive my family of all that is yummy. However, I do have choices. I prefer my family to eat/drink as much organic products as possible because they are much healthier for you and don't contain all those things that I cannot pronounce. The added benefit is the Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)Omega-3(a fatty acid) in Horizon is great for the brain, heart and eyes! There is a lot of research that supports this too.

The flavor? My children LOVE it! I was skeptical at first, but they didn't even realize it was different and that it was healthier for them. I was brought up on whole milk and chocolate syrup and I want to give my children options that are healthier so that they don't have weight/health problems when they get to be my age.

Here is some interesting information for the adults out there:

Chocolate Milk is an Effective Post-Exercise Recovery Beverage
· A 2006 study showed that low fat milk was as effective at post-exercise rehydration as sports drinks
· Because of the natural carb:pro ratio in flavored milks, low fat chocolate milk is an effective post-exercise recovery beverage.
o The appropriate carb:pro ratio for improving endurance performance is about 4:1 However, effective ranges can vary from 2:1 and up to 5:1.
· Consuming carbohydrate and protein post workout has been shown to:
o Enhance muscle glycogen formation
o Promote a hormonal environment that encourages muscle growth
o Promote muscle protein production
o May lessen immune-suppressive effects due of intense exercise

GIVEAWAY: TWO lucky winners will receive a 2 coupons each for FREE Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk and 2 coupons each for $1 off. Entry: Visit Horizon's site and tell me something you learn. Leave a comment below with your contact information.

Additional entries can be earned by (please leave separate comments):
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9. Tell me where the closest place is located for you to buy Horizon. (1 entry)

This giveaway will end March 28th at 11:59 pm EST. Winners (US Only) will be determined by Random.org and will have 48 hours to send contact information to lisa(dot)samples@gmail.com. It is mandatory to leave your email address in your first comment. US entries only. This listing is compliments of Kroger (made possible by Global Influence) and I received product for review in order to write this post (but my opinion is 100% mine and honest)!

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