HEALTHY SNACKING IN TODAY’S FAST-PACED WORLD

    HEALTHY SNACKING IN TODAY’S FAST-PACED WORLD

    We want to begin by letting you know a bit about our company. We are based in Austin, Texas where our founder has lived for almost 40 years. At GO! Nutrition we aspire to promote better health and wellbeing by transforming perceptions that healthy snacks and drinks are dull, tasteless, and require sacrificing hours of your valuable time to prepare, only to deprive you of the variety that helps you keep up a healthy lifestyle. Our healthy Snack Boxes and Vending Machines provide a variety of tasty treats that satisfy your hunger and craving for what are typically considered junk foods, without compromising your healthy lifestyle. While there are literally hundreds of choices, we focus on single serving snacks (and drinks - in our vending machines) with broad appeal to address a variety of dietary issues.

    In short, GO! Nutrition’s mission to make healthy snacking easy supports our goal to help stem-the-tide of America’s health crisis through the simple preventative measure of eating a healthy diet. It helps in so many aspects of good health, not the least of which is maintaining a healthy body weight.

    It’s no secret that Americans have become increasingly obese. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, excess body weight increases a person's risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, and arthritis. Just turn on your television and you are bombarded by advertisements by drug manufacturers that make billions of dollars each year selling expensive medications that claim to cure many of these ailments. The list of precautions and side effects that are included in these advertisements is mind-boggling. And if you read the drug insert that comes with these medications the risks and side effects revealed are even greater. So preventing development of these aliments and avoiding these medications is clearly in your best interest.

    Benjamin Franklin’s adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure has never been truer. While he was referring to fire prevention (he co-founded the very first fire department in the United States), today we hear his words of wisdom used mostly in reference to health. At GO! Nutrition we believe that following this sage advice will add balance to your life and promote a feeling of wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Not to mention that it is far more cost effective than spending your hard-earned money to treat an illness that is easily prevented.

    If you are reading this, then you already have an interest in healthy living. Bravo! Whether it is because of your doctor’s orders, your desire to reduce/maintain your weight, or you are lucky enough to have been genetically blessed and are just a health or fitness fanatic, you know that if you do not have good health, everything else you work so hard for is of little value. Our GO! Snack Boxes can help you maintain your healthy lifestyle with an assortment of snacks that will keep you from getting bored snacking on the same thing every day.

    Fortunately, healthy snacking no longer means you are relegated to munching on fresh fruits and vegetables or spending hours of your valuable time shopping for ingredients and preparing your own snacks. While these foods absolutely belong in your diet, today’s on-the-go lifestyles make it difficult to find the time to adequately nourish your body with quality food that provides the nutrients to sustain that way-of-life.

    In today’s health conscious world there are dozens of food manufacturers that offer healthy packaged snack foods that target virtually every niche market – organic, low sugar/sugar free/no sugar added, low carbohydrate, gluten free, dairy free, grain free, non-GMO, high protein, and high nutritional value products, etc. Even the largest manufacturers have jumped on the band wagon to add products to their lines that allow them to offer healthier versions of their well-known products. While we applaud their efforts, at GO! Nutrition we prefer to support smaller companies - local to Austin as much as possible - that have refined their products to taste great, use wholesome ingredients, are reasonably priced, and provide nourishment and satisfaction.

    Future blogs will focus on individual products we offer, nutrition, and tips to sustain a healthy lifestyle.