Shakeology Ingredient SPOTLIGHT: Sacha Inchi

Need to reduce depression, lower cholesterol, balance blood sugar, and have an aid to prevent cancers? This is the ingredient that will help you!

Have you heard of Sacha Inchi nuts? Also called Inca peanuts, these nuts are making a big splash in the world of superfoods.

The Sacha Inchi is a plant that grows in the highlands of Peru. It produces a seed that tastes like a nut when roasted. Like many healthy nuts, it’s a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as omega-6s and omega-9s. It also contains vitamin A and E. Can you say healthy snack?

A Little More About Sacha Inchi
Though the nuts and oil may be new to many of us here in North America, Sacha Inchi has been cultivated in the Amazon rainforest and along the east slope of the lower Andes for 3,000 years. Archaelogists found evidence of them in carvings on Incan tomb vessels. Plants are said to have a long production time, with some producing year after year for decades. Crops are harvested throughout the year, though costs are lower than those of other oil-producing plants.

The cold-pressed oil is said to contain about 45 percent omega-3 fatty acid, 36 percent omega 6, and 9 percent omega 9, with 27 percent protein. Some experts are calling it the tasty alternative to fish oil supplements.

The oil is used for cooking. It’s said to have a crisp, nutty flavor that’s perfect for salads, meat, fish, poultry, and sprinkled over vegetable dishes. You can use it like olive oil, though it’s said to be lighter, better tasting, and easier for your body to absorb.

Sacha Inchi pulp is a by-product used for soap, flour, bread, and in cosmetics and medicinal creams.

Health Benefits
If you know omega-3s, you can guess at the health benefits of these tasty nuts and oil. Foodies are especially excited about them because the nutrients are apparently easier to digest than those from other sources, so your body can easily take advantage of the healthy properties. Fans say that the oil does not cause gas or irritation, yet it contains more protein than olive oil, and far more omega-3 fatty acids (in the form of linolenic acid) than olive, soy, sunflower, or flax oils.

Because of the omega-3 content, Sacha Inchi nuts and oil are likely to positively benefit cardiovascular health. Specifically, they may lower cholesterol levels, boost brain function, ease joint stiffness, help maintain healthy glucose levels, support healthy skin and hair, relieve inflammation throughout the body, and support the eyes and optimal vision. Scientific studies specifically on Sacha Inchi are minimal at this point, but considering its composition, these are the likely advantages to be gained by incorporating more of this superfood into the diet.

Vegans and raw foodist’s are especially excited about this food as it provides a plant-based way to get a good supply of omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, the oil is extracted by simple cold pressing, so no refining process is necessary. Because of the antioxidants vitamin E and A, it may also help battle the free radical damage that can lead to premature aging. The nuts are high in protein and amino acids—another plus for vegans. They contain nothing toxic or damaging to good health, so you can eat as many as you like!

SOME OF THE OMEGA-3, OMEGA-6 AND OMEGA-9 BENEFITS:

· Act as natural antioxidant

· Maintain the immune system

· Lower cholesterol

 · Aid colon and breast cancer prevention

 · Regulate nerval transmission and communication – extra brain power

 · Help to maintain a weight loss program by helping to control blood sugar  level

 · Reduce depression and symptoms of other mental health problems

 · Help the arteries and other parts of the body stay inflammation free – boosts the body’s natural immunity

 · Improve arthritis – reduces inflammation

· Regulate hormonal balance during menopause

· Enhance growth of healthy hair, nails and skin

 ·Relieve the PMS symptoms, including bloating cramps and breast tenderness

 ·Clear acne by reducing the number of clogged pores, stimulating the contraction of the blood vessels and reducing the inflammation

 ·Prevent blood clotting by keeping saturated fats mobile in the blood streams which helps reducing the risk of coronary diseases

 · Maintain proper kidney function and fluid balance

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Is Shakeology a Scam?!?- My thoughts and Why I LOVE IT!

Is Shakeology a scam?

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Is Shakeology a scam?  I have seen this question asked many times so I think it is only fair to share with you my thoughts about Shakeology along with the reasons I love it so much.  A fellow Teammate, Scottie Hobbs, had outlined this and I figured I would touch on it as well, because I think it is important and needs to be shared =) I started using Shakeology to replace one meal a day as I began my journey in April of 2011 and to be honest I was hesitant about it because of the cost, because I thought there are so many other things out there that I can get cheaper, but I had never tried a meal placement shake- so I didn’t know what to look for in the shake that was going to benefit me.  WELL, This IS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER SHAKE OUT THERE BECAUSE Shakeology IS NOT comparable to anything else!!!!  I decided I would give it a shot because it has a 30 Day Bottom of the Bag Guarentee and because my coach Kati Heifner believe in it so much and I believed in her and knew she wouldn’t stare me wrong.  I decided that if I was going to do P90X and actually commit this time, I would commit 100% so I could get the BEST RESULTS!!!


I absolutely LOVE the taste of the Chocolate, It IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!!!! I also like the Greenberry, especially when I need a fruity flavored shake!!! The new Tropical Vegan is great tasting, but does not agree with my stomach (just being honest). I have been using it daily ever since I started and my results were great, but my body and mind felt more amazing than ever!!! My energy levels and health are better and higher then they have ever been in my life, I can wake up at 5am to workout, be a mom ALL DAY LONG without a nap, and stay up until 11:30pm when my kids decide to go to bed. My mood has been POSITIVE and my body feels NORMAL!!!! My whole family, YES my 50+ year old parents, my brother-29, and husband-29 and most of my friends are all using Shakeology to replace one meal per day.

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What I love is I actually ended saving money by replacing my breakfast or lunch with Shakeology instead of going to the drive through on my way ANYWHERE or while I was running errands. EVEN BEST YET, I SAVE by not stopping at Starbuck’s everyday to get my afternoon “pick me up”!!!! Is Shakeology a scam?  Absolutely not!  If you are a current client of mine doing a Beachbody workout or even just drinking Shakeology to replace a meal a day to increase your health situation please make sure to read below and see how you can save money on your continued orders. 

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I appreciate your continuous order on Shakeology and it leads me to believe that you love it such as much as I do.  You also know the answer to “Is Shakeology a scam?”  I’d like to extend an opportunity for you to receive it at a 25% discount.  How is that possible?  By signing up as a Coach!  Once you sign up as a Beachbody Coach, you can purchase Shakeology and all other products at a 25% discount immediately. 

There are some fees associated with being a Beachbody Coach, but it quickly pays for itself.  It is $39.95 the first month, and then it is $15.95 a month thereafter (this covers your Business Starter kit, a subscription to Success Magazine on demand, as well as the expenses to maintain your 2 websites) while still saving you money.  ($120 w/25% discount = $90 + $15.95 = $106 total) One of the biggest advantages to being a Beachbody Coach is that you not only get a 25% discount on all Beachbody products, but you can earn some extra income by recommending and sharing  Shakeology, Beachbody Fitness programs, and nutritional products with your friends and family. Ways to Get Extra Money 150x150 Is Shakeology a Scam?

It is inevitable that as your friends, family, and coworkers see you drinking that strange “green” smoothie or enjoying that yummy, creamy chocolate shake they will ask questions and want to know what it is.  That is then, your chance to tell them about it and your experience with it and sharing with them how it has helped you. It is really as simple as that, and it’s a great way to earn some extra income.  There is even the option of being a Coach just for the discount without pursuing the business end.  Thank you again and feel free to contact me about becoming a coach with the option of having the $39.95 fee waived.

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Spotlight on new Tropical Strawberry Shakeology ingredient: Coconut Flower Nectar!

Spotlight on new Tropical Strawberry Shakeology ingredient: Coconut Flower Nectar! This naturally sweet, nutrient-rich nectar comes from coconut blossoms and contains amino acids, minerals, vitamin C and vitamin B. It’s so sweet that it actually took the place of fructose as a sweetening agent for the new blend! Plus, its low on the glycemic index scale so it produces slow energy release which may help maintain normal blood sugar levels.

 

The superfood name is a new one describing different foods that meet high concentrations of essential nutrients. An example of a superfood is coconut flower nectar. The flowers of the coco nucifera produce a naturally sweet flavor and holds vitamins C and B and 17 of the 20 amino acids. What exactly does that mean? Well if you’ve ever had a sugar rush and then a crash? That effect is not something that you will get from the coco nucifera.

Even though it is sweet, it releases its energy slowly so that there isn’t a radical crash that can interrupt a day where things need to get done. Not everyone has access to coconut flower nectar so in some parts of the world, it is going to be a real challenge to find food this in your local market.
This superfood is in one shake. The tropical strawberry meal replacement shake has the coconut flower nectar as one of its ingredients listed. There are three flavors in the Shakeology brand. Chocolate and greenberry are the other two but the tropical strawberry is the newest vegan shake available. There are many other good points about the tropical strawberry flavor. This is just one of them.

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Spotlight on Shakeology ingredient: Lactobacillus acidophilus

Spotlight on Shakeology ingredient: Lactobacillus acidophilus which is beneficial bacteria that you definitely want living inside your small intestine. It produces the natural antibiotic Acidophilin and inhibits the growth of 23 toxic producing micro-organisms, reduces overgrowth of pathogens in your digestive tract and relieves Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and gut dysbiosis.

 

Lactobacillus acidophilus –it’s a mouthful to be sure, but this particular probiotic and its other helpful associates in the tiny microscopic world of beneficial “germs” have become buzzwords in the mainstream media because they can fight infection and enhance your immunity.

Yogurt contains the probiotic lactobacillus acidophilus, but many people can’t digest conventional yogurt. Kefir, which you can read about below, is an even better source of this beneficial bacteria.

Lactobacillus acidophilus, also known as L. acidophilus, is a beneficial bacteria that you definitely want living inside your smallintestine.

It is very acid-resistant and tolerates bile quite effectively. Besides nestling into the mucosal lining of your small intestine, you’ll also want L. acidophilus “colonizing” and protecting the lining of your vagina and cervix, (if you have them) and your urethra. In these places acidophilus will work to produce lactic and other organic acids inhibiting the adherence and multiplication of pathogenic microbes.

It competes against or “antagonizes” an array of pathogens including Escherichia coli (E. coli, the cause of “Montezuma’s Revenge”), Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella (common causes of food poisoning), Candida albicans (yeast infections and syndromes), and other pathogens such as Shigella, Clostridium, Listeria, and Helicobacter species.

 

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Maca Root- What is in Shakeology?

The Benefits of Maca

Studies have shown that one of the main Maca root powder benefits is that the plant can work to balance hormones by directly working with the body’s endocrine system. The plant is most often used as a way to combat erectile dysfunction that is caused by hormone disruptions, but is also used for other conditions.

For example, a benefit of using Maca is that the plant can improve libido in men and can also improve the quality of sperm produced. While the plant hasn’t been studied extensively, it is most often used to treat sexual dysfunction related to the use of SSRI anti-depressants in both men and women. The powder also has been shown to reduce cholesterol and improve good cholesterol in humans.

Maca is a plant that is known for being very high in glucosinolates, and its regular consumption can exacerbate goiters if enough salt and iodine aren’t also present in the body. The regions where Maca grows naturally include Peru and other areas where iodized salt may not be as readily available as in other, less remote, areas of the world.

In general, Maca is just as safe to eat as any other natural growing plant. Maca root powder has actually been used as a base for flour in many dishes in regions where the plant naturally grows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working in tandem with the body’s natural rhythms, Maca root helps rebuild

weak immune systems, re-mineralize poorly nourished bodies, and increase energy and endurance.

Maca root powder is used as a medicinal herb rather than a food.  The plant grows in the Andes Mountains and some other regions in South A

merica. The plant is typically found growing naturally in high altitudes and is harvested, dried and powered to be sold in capsules to people around the world.

 

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