One day. I had one day to explore Natural Products Expo West 2016, and that one day was Sunday — the day when the show is open to the public, and all the kleptomaniacs turn up in droves to try to snag free samples and any unattended products. (Yes, I witnessed this first-hand) Some vendors don’t mind the “grabi-grabbies”, and other vendors try to give out as many samples as possible to lighten the load they have to fly back to headquarters. Suffice to say, it’s a It’s a crazy-fun show, with unusual products and an even more diverse group of people.
GreenEyedGuide’s Favorite Functional Beverages (read: Energy Drinks in Disguise)
GreenEyedGuide’s “Fitness Food” picks
I’m a food scientist, a retired gymnast, a biochemist, an energy drink expert/author, and now I’m also a Figure competitor in the National Physique Committee (NPC). Training for my first bodybuilding competition has shown me a whole new side of food science. Two of my favorite “fitness food” brands were at the expo, and I found a cookie more delicious and nutritious (read: less sugar) than those from Lenny and Larry’s.
Even though I was only there a few hours, I had a great time exploring and met up with some of my favorite people. I also hit my step-target for the day — score!
Now I can hardly wait to write about these fascinating new products — more to come!