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12 Aug 2012, Comments (0)

Topricin Pain Relief & Healing Cream

Author: Healthnuttxo

Alright! Not a food (obviously) but something new for me to try. Topricin, a “Pain Relief & Healing Cream”. At first when I offered to review this product (free for me, given to me by the company) I thought…hmm…do I even really have that much pain.

Uh…YES. I’m just “used” to it, so it’s not that prevalent anymore! Hysterical, I know, and borderline ridiculous.

They gave me a few to try, also including a Kids version for pain and things like bug bites. Today’s review is of the Pain Relief & Therapeutic Healing Cream, and the Foot Therapy Cream.

I tried the Foot Therapy Cream first.

I have on and off achilles heel pain, as well as very high arches which leads to pain if I run too much/don’t wear supportive shoes, or am just on my feet all day. Which brings me to…I am mostly on my feet all day long! So I thought this one would be perfect.

I put it on my feet and lower calves, and noticed it was creamy and non greasy. It absorbed fairly well and had no smell to it, which I really liked. Let’s be honest…some foot creams are STINKY! But this one didn’t have a scent at all. I also liked that this cream was “safe for diabetics”, as listed on the box.

The next morning, my feet felt refreshed. I felt a little less achy and I think the cream helped take some of the swelling that can occur.

For this one… 3.5 stars.

Then, I tried the Therapeutic Healing Cream by Topricin. I applied it to my neck/upper trapezius muscles, as I carry a heavy back pack for most of the day and I was feeling sore and achy there. I noticed that the first application applied easily, had no smell and was creamy. THe 2nd application left a bit of residue, as I guess my skin was already saturated with the cream. The pain did subside, but not completely. It did help, don’t get me wrong, but I noticed in an hour or so the pain was back.

For this one…3 stars.

Overall, I like the creams! I think they help with mild pain and I liked how the foot cream worked. I recommend you try them if you experience mild pain, or are active and always on the move like me!

22 Jul 2010, Comments (8)

Chobani 2% Pineapple Greek Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

Chobani 2% Pineapple Greek Yogurt is now one of my new favorite flavors of greek yogurt.

Chobani sent me some samples to try, including the 2% Pineapple Greek Yogurt. At first, I was a little skeptical. Why 2%? Why not fat free? I mean, this yogurt was 160 calories with 2 grams of saturated fat! But now I know! I really COULD taste the difference between a 0% Chobani and a 2% Chobani. Although both are delicious in my opinion, this yogurt was truly something special.

One of the freshest, and creamiest tasting yogurts I have ever had. The pineapple part in my yogurt was actually not just on the bottom, but I experienced pineapple flavor throughout the entire yogurt. It was a sweet pineapple, that was throughly enjoyable. The yogurt itself was creamy and thick, and I could actually taste the cream. So. Good. I think the next time I get this yogurt I might freeze it a little bit, sort of like pineapple frozen yogurt!

Overall, need I say it? 5 stars ! This yogurt is all natural, gluten free, and high in protein. Although it does have 2 grams of saturated fat per yogurt, it’s just too delicious to pass up.

*What’s your favorite Chobani flavor?? If you’d like to answer, leave a comment below!  : )

1 yogurt is 160 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 21 carbohydrates, 18 grams of sugar, 0 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein.

Cultured Pasteurized Nonfat Milk, Cream, Pineapple, Evaporated Cane Juice, Pineapple Concentrate, Pectin, Locust Bean Gum, Natural Flavor, Turmeric (for color).

23 Mar 2010, Comments (5)

Chobani Strawberry Banana 2% Greek Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

New flavor alert!
One of my favorite companies Chobani sent me an e-mail asking to review one of their new flavors, Strawberry Banana 2% Greek Yogurt, a try. Honestly, HOW could I say no? Being the yogurt lover that I am, and seeing how much I adore Chobani Greek Yogurt, I knew this one HAD to be good. I reviewed some of their yogurts in the past, and loved them! Check them out here.

At first I was a little taken aback- 2%? Is that necessary? Fat Free Greek Yogurt is already super creamy- How can it get any better??

It can. Trust me it can. 😀

For those of you unfamiliar with Greek Yogurt, it has double the protein of regular yogurt, and is super creamy (think sour cream consistency). This particular Chobs has no artificial colors, flavors, high fructose corn syrup (YUCK!), is all natural, has probiotics, is gluten free and vegetarian (no gelatin!)

Moving on,

The Strawberry Banana 2% is amazing! I actually LOVED the addition of real cream as one of the ingredients along with milk- it really made a difference and brought such a dessert-like consistency and flavor to the yogurt. It was super creamy, with a few itty bitty strawberry chunks in it. The flavor was rockin’ too. A nice blend of strawberry AND banana (yes, both!). Neither were more overpowering- which I often find happens when you get mixed fruit yogurts. You taste one flavor predominantly over the other, and the company might as well not have bothered mixing the flavors together to begin with. Not the case here- the strawberry flavor was real and so was the banana. I hate the “fake” tasting banana (think- LAFFY TAFFY), but this tasted like actualy bananas were pureed and put in the yogurt. By itself, it’s not too sweet, just right in my opinion, and was certainly satisfying.

I had this new Chobani with sliced strawberries, dark chocolate almond granola (courtesy of Cascadian Farm), a drizzle of dark chocolate dreams (courtesy of PB&CO), and a sploosh of whipped cream. Ahh, what a DECADENT breakfast it was.

Overall, I give this flavor 4  stars. It was delicious, and certainly fed the hungry monster I like to call my stomach (grr that bottomless pit!). I also like that there was no HFCS or refined sugar commonly found in yogurts (and no artificial sweetners!) The only thing I DIDN’T like was that it had 2 grams of saturated fat per cup. 160 calories is quite high to spend on a cup of yogurt for someone who likes to add lots of mixins (cereal! fruit! peanut butter!). However, my stomach and my taste buds were satisfied ALL morning 🙂

What’s your favorite Chobani Flavor? Let me know which one’s to try!!

1 cup is 160 calories, 3 grams of fat, 19 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 14 grams of protein.

Cultured Pasteurized Nonfat Milk, Evaporated Cane Juice, Strawberries, Bananas, Natural Flavors, Locust Bean Gum, Pectin, Fruit and Vegetable Juice (for color).

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