Healthy meals in disguise

VeggiesDisguise_0416If there’s one thing I struggle with, it’s making sure my children are getting their daily dose of vegetables without any grimaces, groans or gasps. Just in time for Healthy Kids week, we have creative ways to hide vegetables in the meals you fix so you can be assured they are getting their recommended daily nutrients.

  • Drink them – Who doesn’t like a delicious smoothie? It’s easy to hide vegetables in a drink. Having a juicer makes it that much easier. Use raw vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and kale. Mix them with sweet, juicy fruits to mask their taste. Pour them into fun glasses and add silly straws. Genesis PURE Greens is also a great addition to a smoothie or shake, and you’ll be giving your children antioxidant-rich fruits and greens.
  • Shred them – Mix shredded carrots, zucchini, onions and peppers in meatloaf, meatballs, burgers and other ground meat dishes. The pickiest eater will never know they’re in there.
  • Mix them – Think about flavors that go together when preparing meals. For instance, cauliflower mixes well with mashed potatoes. Pureed squash or carrots can be mixed into macaroni-and-cheese sauce. Try pureeing spinach and stir it into spaghetti or pizza sauce.
  • Sweeten them – Make veggie popsicles and smoothies. Make zucchini bread with chocolate. Pumpkin muffins, carrot cake and sweet potato pie are all delicious ways to hide vegetables in meals for kids.

If you don’t want to hide the vegetables, these are great ideas to get your kids to experiment. Teaching your kids early on to love their veggies will make a big difference. “Junk” food is aptly named for a reason.

  • Let your child pick them – Take your child with you the next time you go to the grocery store or farmer’s market. Let them pick out a favorite, or new, vegetable. When you are home, get them involved. Let them wash, peel, slice and flavor the vegetable however they want to.
  • Humorize them – If your children are younger, let them play with their food. Create art using cut up vegetables. Carve a silly face into an eggplant. Make a tree using broccoli florets. Make it entertaining.
  • Dip them – Experiment with different dips, from ranch to hummus. You never know what your kids will find delicious.
  • Let your child add their favorite vegetable to a pizza. Let them be the cook and host a pizza night. Cut up veggies for them and place into bowls for them to choose.

I love serving spaghetti squash as a substitute for pasta. It’s easy to cook and looks just like spaghetti. Top with sauce and parmesan cheese.

Growing bodies and brains require fiber and omega-3s!

Make their meal even more nutritious by sprinkling on the Mila. Genesis PURE uses three regional varieties of Salvia hispanica L. for Mila, and the result is a diverse nutritional foundation that yields one of the richest whole-food sources of dietary fiber and alpha-linoleic omega-3 fatty acids (ALA). The chia is harvested while carefully blended, thoroughly filtered, micro sliced and then meticulously tested. Because of Mila’s mild flavor, you can use it in a variety of dishes, recipes and shakes.  It’s also gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free, and is a superior plant-based source of protein.

If they still won’t eat their vegetables, it’s not the end of the world. The last thing you want to do is become frustrated. They will eventually eat a vegetable. Just give it time, and don’t give up. Be an example by eating vegetables yourself during most meals.

Jennifer Evans is the marketing copywriter at Genesis PURE who enjoys inspiring and empowering others to achieve their best health possible. She has two young children who keep her busy with sports and church activities. She enjoys reading, cycling, playing piano and traveling.

Enjoy beautiful summer-ready skin

_MGL0031I think a lot of us, especially women, are guilty of Skin Aversion Syndrome. We try to cover it up to achieve the perfect look. We pile on makeup – foundation, powder, and concealer – even when leaving the house for no longer than an hour. Well, this routine won’t work during the hot months of summer.

What? No makeup?

Wouldn’t you love to be one of those people who look great without makeup or cover up? Would you believe me if I told you that there is a great skincare product system that is changing the way women feel about the appearance of their skin?  What would you think if we told you that this skincare system is reasonably priced, all natural, and the solution to your Skin Aversion Syndrome?

It’s called C’VOSA, and it’s a five-step skincare system made with a scientific blend of natural botanical oils, extracts and superfruits, and is designed to deliver healthy, beautiful skin. This five-step system, exclusively designed by Genesis PURE, works synergistically to create a more radiant, youthful looking you from the outside in.

Five steps to a more beautiful you

STEP ONE: Cleansing is probably your most important skincare step, so it’s essential to start your routine with a great cleanser. C’VOSA’s Cleanser is created with goji berries, green tea extract, macadamia seed oil, noni, acai, kelp extract, and shea seedcake. These natural ingredients help protect the skin against aging. It’s also moisturizing, making it great for all skin types. Cleanse the skin after removing makeup by massaging into face and then rinse. The cleanser is even great for shaving! Keep an extra bottle in your shower, and feel the difference of your shave.

STEP TWO: Exfoliate your way to beautiful with C’VOSA Scrub. The soft jojoba beads gently exfoliate the skin on your face, arms, legs, heels, and elbows. Pumpkin enzymes even out skin tone and help the jojoba beads exfoliate for a soft touch. Some exfoliants are drying, but not C’VOSA! A combination of grapefruit oil, jojoba oil, chia seed oil, sandalwood oil, and sunflower seed oil rehydrate, renew, and refresh the skin. Massage into area to be exfoliated and rinse to reveal a ravishing glow.

STEP THREE: Feeling like you’re not completely clean after removing makeup and washing your face? A toner might be all you’re missing. Most people aren’t aware of the benefits of a toner. Toners help minimize the appearance of pores by removing dirt and oil. After cleansing the skin with soap and water, the pH balance of our skin is naturally compromised. When this happens, our skin works overtime to restore the pH. A toner helps to do this more quickly by protecting, refreshing and moisturizing the skin. B vitamins, grapefruit oil, goji berries, jojoba extract, vitamins E, C and A, mangosteen, eggplant, turmeric, acai, noni, and aloe all work together to soothe and hydrate the skin.

STEP FOUR: Serums work to absorb and hydrate the skin while fighting the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They also help with absorption, too. C’VOSA Serum contains grapefruit oil, chia seed oil, oat kernel extract, goji berries, beet root, acai, noni, mangosteen, sea salt, and vitamins A, E and C. This combination helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps prevent against signs of aging, and gives the appearance of firmer, smoother skin. For best results use after Toner while the face is still slightly damp. Let dry completely and follow with your moisturizer.

STEP FIVE: You’d be surprised at the amount of people who do not use a moisturizer. You may have oily skin and think you don’t need a moisturizer. However, you may be making your skin produce more oil. Oil doesn’t hydrate your skin. Without moisturizer, your skin tends to get too dry, which only increases the production of more oil! C’VOSA moisturizer is great for all skin types. It contains chia seed oil, coconut oil, grapefruit peel, goji berries, olive oil, jojoba oil, acai, noni, mangosteen, and avocado. These ingredients work together to provide hours of hydration, help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, protect the skin against signs of aging, and even deliver protection from environmental stress and pollution, serving as a defensive barrier for the skin.

People have been seeing amazing results with the C’VOSA skincare system. In a clinical trial, people have noticed smoother, firmer skin, more even tone and texture and overall brighter appearance in just 6 to 8 weeks.

Give your facial skin what is deserves with all natural skincare. My challenge to you is to use C’VOSA for 30 days, 60 days, or longer. Then let us know how you look, and better yet, how you feel.

We know you are going to love what you see!

Learn more at http://cvosaskincare.com/. Order C’VOSA skincare today at genesispure.com.

Krystle is the Marketing Manager at Genesis PURE for C’ENCIA and C’VOSA skincare products. She is a self-proclaimed skincare and makeup junkie – which is great for her makeup artistry that she does in her free time. She enjoys being anywhere by a body of water, relaxing with friends, family, and her shih tzu, Roxy, or cuddled up on the couch watching the newest release.

You asked, we answered

ATEoftheWeek_0216 Q: Do you suggest putting C’ENCIA
on before a moisturizer?
Do you even need
a moisturizer?
Do you pat it or
rub it on?

A: A serum like C’ENCIA is intended to deliver ingredients that penetrate deeply into the skin to provide benefits to troublesome areas. A moisturizer will offer local hydration and moisture to the skin when applied.  You can use any combination of C’ENCIA and C’VOSA products to customize your skincare routine. For best results, we suggest the use of the C’VOSA Cleanser to remove dirt from the face. Follow this with the C’VOSA Scrub to gently exfoliate your skin one to two times per week. Next, apply C’VOSA Toner to your face with a cotton ball to help hydrate the skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Then with your fingers gently rub one to two pumps of C’ENCIA on your face and neck to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration that often appear with age. Finish your skincare routine with the C’VOSA Moisturizer and help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while providing hours of hydration.

Q: I miss the PURE vegan peanut shakes!  Being lactose-intolerant, I am not able to drink the Complete Shakes.  I was wondering if you were going to be developing any new shakes that are lactose-free.

A: The vegan shake was created because of initial demand, but the demand was not sufficient long-term for us to provide them to our consumers at a reasonable price. Please know that as we move forward, we will continue to monitor demand for vegan products. Please note the only Genesis PURE products that currently contain dairy are Coral Calcium, HealthTrim Complete Shake, GPS Recovery, GPS Pro-Arginine, and PURE Café. All of our other products are produced in facilities that process dairy ingredients.

Q: I haven’t detoxed for about seven month’s. I’m going to buy the Cleanse tablets. How many Capsule Cleanse tablets should I take, and how long should I avoid certain things diet wise?

A: To achieve the optimal effects of Capsule Cleanse,  try taking it before you go to bed so it can work while you are sleeping. We suggest 2-4 capsules per serving up to twice daily. We suggest starting at a lower dose and add more, if necessary. You may also want to evaluate your fiber intake. Adults should consume 20-35g of fiber each day. An adequate intake of fiber helps with bowel movements and offers other health benefits (to learn more about fiber visit: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dietaryfiber.html). If you are not consuming the proper amount of fiber, try increasing your daily intake gradually with plenty of water.  Our Mila product has plenty of fiber as well as healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. Our Complete Shakes also contain a good source of fiber with other beneficial nutrients.

Sports safety and the importance of post-workout nutrition

SportsSafety-RecoveryShake_0316 How important is nutritional recovery for those who live an active lifestyle?

The science of recovery has been studied for decades and continues to be a hot topic among sports researchers. As the boundaries of human performance continue to be pushed, one of the areas where the greatest strides have been made is in post-workout recovery nutrition.

Initially, Eastern Europeans led this research by testing athletes in controlled settings and providing valuable insight into the body’s ability to be optimized by providing the right ratios of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. We learned from this research, and subsequent research from sports institutes around the world, that within two hours after strenuous activity (called the “Recovery Window”), athletes could get stronger faster and recover much more readily.

This “Nutritional Reload” allows athletes to compete at higher levels day after day. Why is this important for the average person who is trying to maintain a healthy body weight and active lifestyle? Adequate recovery has a tremendous effect physically and mentally. As a former collegiate strength-and-conditioning coach of highly competitive athletes, I believe that if you can motivate the mind, the body will follow. And when the body is fully recovered and rested, not sore and fatigued, the mental component is also recharged and ready to go. This hand-in-glove approach works for anyone of any age or physical ambition.

The science of recovery nutrition

It should come as no surprise that the body is only as good operatively as the quality of fuel that is placed in it.  Continued research into recovery nutrition has led to the creation of many post recovery shakes with complex formulations designed to address three areas.

  1. Replacing glycogen stores (muscle sugar) that may have been depleted during rigorous workout sessions
  2. Providing the proteins and branch chain amino acids necessary for repairing micro tears in muscles that have been stressed
  3. Combating and buffering the effects of exercise induced inflammation (this area is getting the most attention)

Add to this list competing formulations that assist in the repletion of a multitude of nutrients, and the stage is set for the highly competitive market of post workout recovery shakes.

It’s easy to imagine the possibilities of a post-recovery shake and its implications for anyone who leads an active lifestyle. I firmly believe that anyone who is physically active should treat themselves like an athlete if they want to stay as strong and as fit as possible for as long as possible. However, post-workout shakes are more than performance-enhancing products, they act as a safety net for assisting basic human physiology.

Who wouldn’t want to quickly replace and recover their muscle energy; who wouldn’t want to minimize muscle soreness and supply the materials needed to promote growth and repair; and, who wants to live with exercise-induced inflammation?

As we age, the degree of difficulty in our physical world changes. Mowing the lawn for a seventy-year-old person is perhaps physically equivalent to a grueling practice for a high-school athlete. Suffice it to say, recovery is recovery whether you are ninety or nineteen. I would encourage you to incorporate a post-workout recovery shake and experience the benefits that modern science and the athletic world can provide.

For healthier todays and more vibrant tomorrows, all the best!

Coach Mark Paulsen (Coach P) is a former professional athlete and coach and one of the creators of Genesis PURE’s GPS line.

Mila – the super sprinkle

gp-blog-mila-280x170Don’t let their small size fool you. The chia seeds in Genesis PURE’s Mila are only a millimeter in diameter, but they pack a powerful protein-, calcium-, fiber-, and omega-3 fatty acid punch. Gram for gram, chia seeds are one of the richest whole-food sources of fiber and omega-3 (ALA) fatty acids. Assimilate their power!

What makes Mila different?

A newly enhanced manufacturing process offers improved efficiency, consistency and quality, selecting only the highest quality seeds. A beneficial raw chia is carefully blended, thoroughly filtered, micro sliced, and then meticulously tested delivering the utmost in quality and optimal nutrition. We have also given our product a new design with an improved look and feel.

Every serving of Mila packs three grams of protein and heart-healthy omega-3s. In comparison, half of a fillet of salmon contains 5g of omega-3s. Mila contains calcium and magnesium, both essential for maintaining bone health.* Half an ounce of Mila contains a hefty 5.5 grams of fiber, important for supporting digestion, promoting weight loss, and helping prevent constipation. One serving of Mila contains 55mg of magnesium. Mila is also gluten-free, trans-fat free, and sugar-free.

Mila-ize every meal.

Mila is great because it can be added to everything you eat — food and beverages. Add crunch to raw food. Hide it in baked goods. Mix it with 3T of water and let it sit for 15 minutes. This will give Mila a gel-like texture making it more versatile for use in recipes. Soaked chia also absorbs the flavor of whatever liquid they are soaked in, enhancing flavors and making interested flavor combinations.

In the kitchen: Get ready to cook and bake up a storm. Add Mila to your favorite dishes, yogurt, and smoothies. Mila absorbs over 10 times its weight, making it a great thickener in sauces, puddings, dips, and spreads. It can also replace eggs, or up to ¼ cup of oil in your recipes.

For adults: The high fiber content of Mila is ideal for those wanting to shed a few pounds. Mila expands in the stomach, helping you feel full for a longer time.

For children: You can easily hide Mila in food so kids will get calcium, minerals, protein and healthy fats they need to help them grow.

Mila®:

  • Is a whole, raw super food and a natural source of omega-3s, antioxidants, and phytonutrients
  • Is a blend of different crops of chia seed to help maximize nutrient density
  • Contains 3 grams of protein
  • Contains calcium and is a good source of magnesium and phosphorus, which are essential for maintaining bone health.*
  • Contains 3 grams of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in normal growth and development and brain function*
  • May be a great vegetarian substitute for fish oil
  • According to the USDA, chia seeds contain a significantly higher percentage of fiber than corn, rice, oats, wheat, or barley. Fiber helps promote satiety and relief from occasional constipation.*
  • Can supplement your diet with plant-based fiber and protein
  • Can be consumed on its own or incorporated into your favorite dishes, yogurt, and smoothies. Mila® can replace eggs or up to ¼ cup of oil in recipes
  • May be a great addition to your pet’s diet
  • Gluten-free
  • Trans-fat free
  • Sugar-free
  • Vegan

Learn more about Genesis PURE Mila and find delicious recipes at genesispure.com.

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Make prevention a priority

Hands-Around-the-WorldWorld Health Day is today, Thursday, April 7, and Genesis PURE wants to shout it out. It is a day to focus on our health and well-being — something we should embrace every day.

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) uses this special day to draw attention to an important health issue — this year it’s diabetes, a disease that affects millions. Though Type 2 diabetes is a largely preventable disease, it is on the rise almost everywhere.

Facts about diabetes:

  • Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes. An estimated 57 million American adults have prediabetes, placing them at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.1
  • Diabetes is becoming more common every day. If current trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes during their lifetime.2
  • Diabetes continues to be the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-extremity amputations, and blindness among adults aged 20–74.3
  • Type 2 diabetes is usually discovered in adulthood, and there are no episodes of low blood sugar level4

As we look at these statistics, we as a health and wellness company recognize that it is not always easy to get proper nutrition and exercise. We tend to neglect our own bodies, taking better care of our technologies. For instance, think about your smartphone. It likely has a fancy case and a warranty program. You charge it every day, you carry it around, you miss it when it’s gone, and you’ll replace it every two to four years. Do you treat your body as carefully as that phone, even though your body is the only one you’ll ever have? The choices we make affect our body’s future.

We deliver Whole Health

At Genesis PURE, we believe in Whole Health — a proactive and disruptive approach to health and well-being. We recognize that Americans have gone off course when it comes to their health. Nearly 70% of us are overweight or obese, making us prime candidates to acquire preventable chronic diseases, like diabetes.

We recognize that diseases like Type 2 diabetes are preventable. We also know that making lifestyle changes is not always easy. Support and community are important to success. We are proud to offer products that support your efforts. In addition, our company consists of people who share your same goals.

Our health is a direct result of the choices we make, or the choices we fail to make. However, actions as simple as exercise, eating and supplementing nutritiously and getting proper sleep can enable the human body to do what it does best  — heal itself. Reflect on that as we honor World Health Day, and may we sharpen our awareness of what it really means to live healthier lifestyles.

To learn more World Health Day 2016, visit the W.H.O. website. ​​​​​​​

To learn more about Genesis PURE’s products, become a member, or explore its business opportunity, visit genesispure.com.

1 http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/

2 http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/pdf/2009-Power-of-Prevention.pdf

3 http://www.actfordiabetes.com/learn/facts

4 http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/tc/diabetes-differences-between-type-1-and-2-topic-overview

You asked, we answered

ATEoftheWeek_0216Q: How much vitamin C, A, and D3 are in each of the Genesis PURE superfruits per serving?

A: We do not test the vitamins C, A, or D3 in our superfruits, but if you are concerned about these nutrients then try our Daily Build, Coral Calcium, or Recovery products. We hope you take the time to try all of our Genesis PURE products.

Product Vit C (mg) Vit A (IU) Vit D3 (IU)
Daily Build- Liquid 400 4000 400
Daily Build- capsules 200 2000 200
Coral Calcium 80 3,000 600
Recovery 400 1,000 40

Q: Which products will cleanse/clear out, heal, and rebuild the intestinal system?

A: We provide high-quality products and some of our items are organic. None of our supplements were designed for Leaky Gut Syndrome. But we do have a wide variety of products to promote general well-being, support athletic performance, boost energy, and reduce the visible signs of aging. You may find our Daily Build, Mila, Coral Calcium, Probiotic, Organic Sulfur, Immune 6, superfruits, Fasting Solution, and Essential Oil products interesting.   Try exploring our  website to learn more about all of our products.

Q: I have a healthy customer that  is looking for a product to help with memory.

A: The Genesis PURE Energy line was designed to help stimulate alertness, enhance cognitive performance, ease fatigue, and promote wakefulness.* None of our other supplements were designed specifically for memory support. But we do have products that contain nutrients that are beneficial for brain health. Studies have shown that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help support brain health. In addition, diets that meet the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for all nutrients will support brain and overall health.  A diet that includes vegetables, whole grains, omega-3s, and low-fat protein paired with a healthy lifestyle would be ideal for you and your customer.

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