The Acai “Beauty” Berry

The acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) is an incredible berry that has an impressive nutritional composition. Acai is reddish-purple in color and has a tangy flavor. It is small and round and comes from acai palm trees native to the rainforests of South America. There, the locals extract the juice from the fruit by soaking it in water, pressing it and sieving.1

Known as the “beauty berry,” the acai is deep purple pigment is high in anthocyanins, a powerful class of phytonutrients that function as antioxidants. Antioxidants are important because they protect the body from free radicals and play a part in the fight against aging.

Acai for the heart

Acai has the added benefits of the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6. These are required for proper structure and function of every cell in the body. They may benefit heart health and play a crucial role in brain function, growth and development. Omega-3 may be beneficial for the heart and omega-6 (linoleic acid) and omega-9 (oleic acid) may help maintain blood cholesterol levels already within normal range. *

Acai for the skin

Acai has a greater antioxidant content than any of the berries that typically are contained in the American diet, including raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, blueberries and blackberries.  Antioxidants play a huge role in the body’s defense against the aging process by blocking free radical damage to our skin and other tissues. It’s believed that ingesting antioxidants is just as important, if not more so, than applying them topically to the skin itself.*

Acai by PURE

Acai superfruit by PURE is unique as it contains no added sugar, maximizing the benefits of this powerful fruit. It contains the whole berry, including the skin and fruit pulp, and is not diluted with other juices. It is also gluten free, non-GMO and kosher. Plus, the taste is delicious!

How to enjoy Acai Superfruit

Take 1 fl. oz. in the morning and in the afternoon. Additional servings may be taken throughout the day, if desired. Acai may be taken alone or mixed with other superfruit juices by PURE. Try making your own smoothies with Acai Superfruit.

Be sure to keep the bottle refrigerated and shake well before use. Once opened, Acai should be consumed within 30 days. We do not recommend children to take Acai.  If you are pregnant, nursing, taking a prescription medication, or have a medical condition, consult a physician before using this product.

To order Acai Superfruit, visit livepure.com, and discover recipes using Acai and our other superfruit juices here.

1 https://www.teadorabeauty.com/blogs/all/81575238-acai-the-beauty-berry-a-brazilian-superfruit-gone-global

 

 

Hit your detox goals with delicious recipes

Now is the time to get your health back on track, and support your weight loss journey with PURE’s 7-Day and 28-Day Detox Programs.  People are seeing amazing results! In just one week, you’ll remove harmful toxins from the body and experience better digestion, more energy, improved mental clarity, fewer sugar cravings and reduced body fat.*

To help you on your journey, we’re sharing the following recipes that are easy to make using products by PURE that are part of the Detox Packs. These are delicious and nutritious ways to experience Whole Health and support you on your detox journey.

Simply blend the ingredients together and enjoy!

Summertime Detox Drink

  • 1 Grape ENERGY
  • 1 scoop of GPS Hydrate
  • 1/3 cup of strawberries
  • A bottle of water
  • Ice

Heaven In Your Mouth

  • One packet of PURE Café
  • 6-8 fl. oz. of unsweetened, nut-based milk
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • Ice

Seasonal tip: Want a festive fall twist on this recipe? Use the Limited-Edition PURE Cafe in Pumpkin Spice!

Blue Green Goddess

  • 1 Mixed Berry ENERGY
  • One scoop of Greens
  • One scoop of Mila
  • 1 fl. oz. of GoYin
  • 1 cup water
  • Ice

Our bodies naturally remove toxins through seven channels of elimination. Carefully selected products by PURE help this process by nutritionally supporting the body’s natural health-maintaining processes. Follow the program for seven days, or if you desire a deeper detox, continue with the 28-day program for additional results. You’ll create sustainable habits and experience life-changing results. You’re on your way to a lifestyle of Whole Health.

Learn more at https://livepure.com/7-day-detox.

Detox your body with PURE:

Detox Pack — This combination of herbs and botanicals effectively helps facilitate the removal of toxins from the body while supporting your weight loss journey during the 7-day and 28-day detox plans.

Detox Plus Pack — This pack was created with two in mind. Grab your weight loss partner and get ready for success!

HealthTrim® Cleanse (capsule or liquid) — A blend of cleansing herbs and botanicals. Cascara sagrada, the primary ingredient in Capsule Cleanse, has traditionally been used to support the body’s primary channel of elimination and aid in regularity.*

Probiotic — Following your cleanse, use this formula of pro- and prebiotics to help foster beneficial bacterial growth and help maintain a healthy digestive system balance.

Order your products by PURE today and start enjoying overall health and wellness.

Mangosteen – the royal fruit

Ah, she’s the “Queen of all fruits,” favored as a dessert or used to make sweet jams. Queen Victoria claimed it as her favorite, and Carolus Linnaeus, MD, a Swedish naturalist once said, “It is very wholesome, refreshing and more cordial than the strawberry.”1

We’re talking about the Mangosteen fruit, the namesake for Mangosteen Superfruit juice by PURE. This mandarin-sized, purple-skinned fruit has a thick velvety stalk and thick, waxy skin. The inside consists of white fleshy sections, similar in appearance to garlic pods. These sections melt in your mouth and have a fragrant flavor.

Native to Southeast Asia, the mangosteen was traditionally used as an herbal remedy for its ability to promote a healthy inflammatory response. In fact, a tea made from the mangosteen fruit is used in the Caribbean as a tonic for fatigue and low energy.* 2 More than 60 different xanthones, or antioxidants, may help the body maintain a healthy homeostasis state.3 These nutrients are found in the rind of the fruit. The inside sections contain vitamin C, fiber and potassium, as well as polyphenols (antioxidants).

Studies suggest that xanthones may promote healthy bodily functions, including supporting the body’s natural defenses, neutralizing free radicals, and supporting joint function.*

Mangosteen Lemonade

The flavor of mangosteen pairs nicely with lemon in this refreshing drink. Serves one.

Ingredients:

  • 2 fl. oz. Mangosteen Superfruit juice
  • 3 fl. oz. chilled water
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar (preferable organic cane sugar)**
  • Ice cubes – optional

Directions:

  1. Add sugar to water and stir to dissolve.
  2. Add Mangosteen and lemon juice to water.
  3. Add ice cubes if desired.

Order a bottle of Mangosteen today!

** May also substitute stevia and/or naturally sourced erythritol

 

1 https://universalflowuniversity.com/Books/Medicine/Botany/Cultural%20History%20of% 20Plants%20-%20G%20Prance.pdf

2 http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/06/28/discover-goodness-exotic-fruits.html

 3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3301988/

 

 

Super Noni

Meet the noni, a large, light-colored fruit that grows in tropical climates, and was traditionally used as a food, an herbal remedy and nourishing tonic in the Polynesian islands. It is also a key ingredient in one of our Superfruits at PURE. Noni is deemed “super” when it comes to your health, and we are about to share why.

Polynesians ate noni fruit as a stimulant and as a way to combat fatigue and promote endurance.1 The fruit has been used for centuries as herbal and folk medicine in Indonesia, Hawaii, Australia and other tropical islands. The warm climate and nutrient-rich soil of the tropics guarantee perfect growing conditions for the noni fruit.

Nourishing noni

Studies have shown noni to be an antioxidant powerhouse, with immune-stimulating properties. Noni is naturally high in polyphenols, minerals and other nutritious compounds, including vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that is necessary for growth and development and is required to produce collagen, a protein. Potassium is a vital mineral that helps muscles and nerves communicate.*2

Topical treatment of pain and bruising is one of the most common uses of the noni plant in tropical alternative medicine. In fact, one of the traditional names for noni in the Caribbean was “pain killer”. A study suggests that noni juice improves range of motion and reduces pain in the joints.*2

Nothing but noni

Noni Superfruit by PURE uses 100% pure morinda citrifolia, the tree noni comes from. It is not diluted with other juices, and is kosher, gluten-free and vegan. Our formulation uses no additives or fillers so your body is benefiting from the whole fruit.

Noni Smoothie

If you are averse to the strong taste of noni, you might want to try the following recipe for a sweet tasting and nutritious smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Noni Superfruit
  • ¼ cup cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup pomegranate or apple juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup frozen cranberries
  • ½ avocado (sliced)
  • 1 apple, cored
  • ½ cup chopped kale
  • Optional: cayenne or stevia

Directions:

  1. Add liquid ingredients to a blender followed by avocado and then the remaining ingredients.
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3. Add a bit of cayenne for a flavorful kick or stevia to enhance the sweetness.

Order Noni today and reap the benefits.

 

1 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228639276_Morinda_citrifolia_Lnoni_ improves_athlete_endurance_Its_mechanisms_of_action

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5920423/

 

Back to school with Mila

There are still a few more weeks left to enjoy your summer break, you’ve likely started to see sales for back-to-school items, including supplies, clothes, and backpacks. Healthy snacks should be part of those items. Although you and your kids may celebrate (or groan) the thought of returning to school, there are many ways to get your kids into a healthy routine before that bus comes around the corner.

In my opinion, there’s one place where you can alleviate the back-to-school blues and that’s in the kitchen. While your kids may balk at the idea of eating something new or different, getting their input on food choices and allowing them to get their hands a bit messy gives them power over their choices. So, get them involved in the meal planning.

Mila plays well with others

As a prized superfood, Mila® micro-sliced chia seeds can be easily added into some of their favorite foods or recipes.  As a staple in the Mayan and Aztec cultures, this gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free, and plant-based source of protein and fiber can be a staple in your kitchen.

  • What could be more fun and kid friendly than chicken strips? Skip the fried chicken and make chicken tenders with a twist. Have your kids mix about a quarter cup of Mila to the breading mixture and you’ll have a crunchy alternative to the popular fried chicken.
  • Add chia seeds to your whole wheat muffin batter for a quick, last minute breakfast or afternoon snack. Using fresh or frozen berries, you can freeze these muffins and then put them into your kid’s lunch bags to thaw. They are a great alternative to a traditional high-fat muffin.
  • Create a more fiber- and protein-rich breakfast by adding a scoop of Mila to homemade granola. Most pre-made granolas are too high in sugar and calories and low in fiber. Create your own with dried fruit, nuts, oats, a dash of sweetener, like honey, and Mila!
  • Spaghetti and meatballs were a weekly staple in my youth. Mila gels and expands when added to liquid, so it’s a great binder in place of eggs in your homemade meatball recipes.
  • Frozen fruit and spinach are great to have on hand for morning smoothies. Combine your favorite fruits, such as strawberries, bananas, and peaches for a taste of summer! Add in a tablespoon of Mila to boost the nutrient content.
  • For dessert, make some healthy ice pops with Mila to beat the summer heat! Your child will never know their healthy! Try using fresh mango, soaked Mila and coconut milk. Let two tablespoons of Mila soak in ¼ cup of water overnight so they are ready to go! The next day, blend the mixture with one can of coconut milk and fresh mango (frozen works fine too).  Pour into your ice pop mold or ice cube tray and freeze!
  • Create a healthy, high fiber dessert! Combine five tablespoons of Mila with two cups almond, soy, or other milk, ½ tsp. vanilla extract in a sealed container and let the Mila go to work! Let it sit in the fridge for at least two hours. Once it gels, top with your favorite nuts and fruit! Again, let your kids create their own, healthy masterpiece!

You can top just about anything with Mila — yogurt, oatmeal, eggs, salad, pasta ;o)and cereal — the options are endless! Just remember to start your child with a ½ tablespoon.  With three grams of protein, five grams of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and calcium, Mila is definitely a super food for super kids!

Read more about Mila here: https://shop.livepure.com/mila/dt/GP00231.  Order yours today by visiting livepure.com.

Let us know on Facebook what you use your Mila for!

Habits that sabotage your weight management goals

Do you feel like you’re making lifestyle changes, but not seeing the results you’d like? There could be many reasons why the scale won’t budge or your clothes aren’t fitting well.

Simple habits like not drinking enough water or not getting adequate sleep can throw off your best intentions. Read on for some common habits that could sabotage your health goals.

Skipping meals: A common misconception is that skipping meals saves calories. Studies suggest that skipping meals is linked to abdominal weight gain.1 People who end up skipping a meal may be already hungry and may not always reach for the healthiest option.

Some people may choose to replace a meal with either 360 Complete Shake or Matcha Vegan Shake. Each 160-calorie serving of 360 Complete Shake features proprietary Craving-Control Technology to help support weight loss. Matcha Vegan Shake is a lean plant-based protein shake that contains 180 calories per serving. Ceremonial matcha, sacha inchi and chlorella offer a nourishing, protein-rich, drink that helps support weight management and sustained energy.*

Try making this Summer Protein Shake for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Poor sleep habits: Sleep is essential for overall health. It allows your body to rest and repair itself. Poor sleep raises cortisol levels and affects hormones regulating hunger which can affect your ability to lose weight.2 Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep a night. MelaTrim sleep and weight-loss support is a combination of melatonin, herbs and a metabolic-boosting blend that help the body burn calories naturally while sleeping.*

Too many liquid calories: People who drink sugary beverages do not feel as full as if they had eaten the same calories from solid food.3 Calories from pre-made smoothies; coffee with cream and sugar; and sweetened sodas, teas and waters all contribute to weight gain. Consume liquid calories in moderation. Switch from calorie- and sugar-laden drinks to ENERGY drink mix which contains antioxidants, botanicals and natural sources of caffeine, or drink plain or fruit-infused water. If you choose juice, make sure its 100% fruit juice.

Not drinking enough water: Hydrating with water always does a body good. Drinking adequate water helps boost your metabolism, cleanses your body of waste and helps you feel full, which suppresses appetite.

Poor stress management: Healthy living and weight management are not only about a clean diet and exercise program. Chronic stress can undermine health and weight loss efforts. Stress affects your cortisol levels, blood pressure, heart rate, immune function, digestion and hormones and may lead to emotional eating.4 L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea, combined with adaptogenic herbs in Metabolic ONE can produce a calming effect, helping to alleviate stress eating. In addition, the ingredients in Metabolic ONE help your body utilize insulin more effectively, helping to curb appetite.* Find different ways to manage stress such as taking walks, doing yoga, calling a friend or seeking support.

Opting for low-fat or fat-free foods: You really aren’t making healthier choices when you purchase these items. As manufacturers create low-fat versions of foods, they have to increase the amount of sugar in them so we still enjoy their taste.5 Manufacturers also add artificial flavoring and processed ingredients. Instead, focus on eating whole foods that contain healthy fats, like yogurt, salmon, raw nuts and avocados.

Check out some healthy recipes here.

Fueling up with energy bars or sports drinks: If you snack on these during exercise, know that many of them pack in the calories and added sugar and are not necessary. Instead, opt for any of our GPS sports performance products which provide energy and support before, during and after your workouts.

Try making these Complete Shake Protein Bars or Lemon Blast ENERGY Granola Bars, for a healthy, filling snack in between reps.

If you are trying to lose weight, and falling short, it’s time rethink your habits and incorporate some of the above tips. And, don’t be fooled if the numbers on the scale aren’t moving down. You may be likely losing inches, and gaining lean body mass, which is a move in the right direction!

 

1 https://news.osu.edu/news/2015/05/19/skipping-meals/

2 https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/sleep-and-weight-gain/faq-20058198

3 https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-drinks/sugary-drinks/

4 https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress/art-20046037

5 https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/truth-about-low-fat-foods

Keep your children well hydrated

The temperatures are rising and kids are gearing up for summer activities. We can’t emphasize enough how important it is for children to stay properly hydrated, whether they’re going to day camp, visiting the zoo or are active in sports.

Because our bodies are 70% water, it’s imperative that we all replenish with water. Water regulates body temperature, helps with digestion and supports the removal of waste. All of us lose water when we sweat, urinate … even breathe! Signs of dehydration include fatigue, headaches, lack of concentration, reduced mental performance, even dry skin.2

Children’s daily water needs vary depending on their age, gender, physical activity level, the temperature outside and their health. Parents should make sure kids drink water before, during and after each activity; 4-6 glasses of water a day for children up to 8 years old and 6-8 glasses for children 8 years and older.1

Quench their thirst with products by PURE

PURE has three products that will ensure children are happy and well hydrated.

ENERGY drink mix (all flavors) is safe for children ages 12 and older. They can have one ½ serving, being careful not to exceed 1 serving per day because of the caffeine content (120mg per serving). Make ice cubes with ENERGY and add them to water bottles for a little flavor. Or make refreshing popsicles.

GPS Hydrate is safe for children ages 12 and older. GPS Hydrate, a product in the sports performance line, helps replenish vital fluids, electrolytes and nutrients lost during exercise. It quenches thirst while supplying a blend of amino acids, carbohydrates and B vitamins. Make ice cubes or popsicles. The kids will love the fruit punch flavor.

Goyin balancing blend tastes delicious and is safe for kids 6 years old and older. Kids ages 6 to 12 should take half a serving, whereas kids ages 12 and older can enjoy the recommended daily dosage. These GoYin Pops make a tasty treat.

GoYin Pops

Ingredients: GoYin, crushed fruit (optional) and toothpicks or popsicle sticks.

Directions:

  1. Pour GoYin into ice cube trays.
  2. Add a small amount of fresh fruit (optional)
  3. Place a toothpick or popsicle stick into each cube.
  4. Place in the freezer until frozen.

Smart and fun ways to hydrate:

  • Give them small amounts of fluid throughout the day, rather than large amounts at one time.
  • Use colorful glasses and curly straws.
  • Add flavor to water with a lemon wedge or fresh watermelon. Let your kids experiment with recipes for infused water by adding cucumbers, strawberries, and citrus fruits.
  • Create a hydration station in your home. Put together a water dispenser and cups and encourage your family to drink regularly whenever they pass by.
  • Have an ENERGY stand, the PURE equivalent to the lemonade stand. While they serve delicious lemon-flavored ENERGY, they can enjoy it themselves, and make some summer spending money.

Always remember that the nutritional needs of children during growth and maturation are different from those of adults. Please consult your healthcare provider about appropriate supplements for children.

 

1 https://healthy-kids.com.au/parents/children-hydration/

2 http://www.naturalhydrationcouncil.org.uk/hydration-facts/hydration-and-water-facts-for-kids-2/