Fill my cup with the GOOD stuff!
Jan 20, 2021
Physical fitness is so much harder with my current body than it was in High School. I know that’s to be expected as so many things have changed…. But how aggravating it is
when my muscle memory says “I can do that!” And my muscles at present say “HELL NO YOU CAN'T”! I wish I could say I stuck to my routine the past week and a half. But I didn’t. I gave myself more rest days than I needed. I didn’t eat the way I should have ALL the time. But I made effort towards healthier habits. This week I started even MORE efforts.
I started a zoom exercise date with my sister. We “meet up” and share our screens with different exercise videos. We work out “together” and we keep each other accountable. I also started a new meal planning program based on my metabolic type. This means that based on how my metabolism works, I have recipes catered to what my body needs and in the correct portion sizes. AND- they are really YUMMY! I’m getting to eat broccoli beef, outshine popsicles, homemade banana ice-cream, and more! It’s been nice… I’ve only been doing that for 2 days but I am looking forward to seeing what results come from it.
I am so thankful for the supplements I take to make sure I’m getting everything I need and helps
my muscles not hurt NEARLY as badly the next day. If I skip a day of my supplements I totally feel the difference in my legs and back the most. My mood is stabilized because I have all the proper nutrients…. I often forget why my mood struggles…. My mood has been easily affected since my sexual assault. My whole way of handling stress shifted… The trials of dealing with Jake’s alcoholism made me trigger happy in the emotional department. I am so fast to get angry…. So fast to feel hurt or betrayed. It’s not rational or fair. But you know what makes a difference? Pure and natural ingredients….. Ingredients like these…..
Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb with multiple health benefits. It can reduce anxiety and stress, help fight depression, boost fertility and testosterone in men, and even boost brain function (even in those with Alzheimer's).
Amla: The phytonutrients and antioxidants in amla can benefit memory by fighting against free radicals that can attack and damage brain cells. Amla's high concentration of Vitamin C helps your body produce norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter believed to improve brain function in people with dementia.
Aloe vera is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins that may help protect your skin. The important compounds in aloe vera have also been shown to neutralize the effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, repair your skin from existing UV damage, and help prevent fine lines and wrinkles. It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties, accelerates wound healing, reduces dental plaque, helps treat canker sores, reduces constipation, and even lowers blood sugar levels.
Kale contains fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, iron, and a wide range of other nutrients that can help prevent various health problems. Antioxidants help the body remove unwanted toxins that result from natural processes and environmental pressures
Broccoli is a good carb and is high in fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating. Along with this, broccoli is also great for weight loss because it is rich in fiber.
Acai Berry: They're Nutrient-Dense. Acai berries have a unique nutritional profile for a fruit, as they're somewhat high in fat and low in sugar. They're loaded with antioxidants, may improve cholesterol levels, have a possible anti-cancer effect, and boost brain function.
Ginseng boosts energy, lowers blood sugar, and cholesterol levels, reduces stress, promotes relaxation, treats diabetes, and manages sexual dysfunction in men.
Wolfberry supports a healthy immune system but it is filled with minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. They provide a natural source of calcium and magnesium, Vitamin B, antioxidants, and more. Antioxidants protect our bodies against free radicals. Free radicals are harmful molecules that can damage your cells.
Mangosteen: Highly Nutritious, Rich in Powerful Antioxidants, Anti-Inflammatory Properties, may have anticancer effects, promotes weight Loss, Supports Blood Sugar Control, Promotes a Healthy Immune System, Helps Maintain Healthy Skin.
Maqui berry: Loaded with Antioxidants, fights inflammation, protects against heart disease, aids Blood Sugar control, supports eye health, and promotes a healthy gut.
Grape Seed Extract: Can reduce blood pressure. Can improve blood flow. Could reduce oxidative damage. May improve collagen levels and bone strength. Supports your brain as it ages. Can improve kidney function. Can inhibit infectious growth. May reduce cancer risk.
The Grape skin: which is also in it have Polyphenols which are known antioxidants that help fight free radicals in the body. The grape skins and pulp contain the most polyphenols. They also have the highest antioxidant abilities
Aronia Berries contain higher levels of antioxidants, polyphonous, and anthocyanin than cranberries, blueberries, grapes, and most other fruits. Studies have shown that antioxidants help reduce the risk for cancer, heart disease, inflammation, diabetes, bacterial infections, and neurological diseases in humans.
Pomegranates can have up to three times more antioxidants than green tea or red wine. Antioxidants protect cells from damage, prevent diseases — such as cancer — and reduce inflammation and the effects of aging.
Cranberry: Many people consider cranberries to be a superfood due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content. In fact, research has linked the nutrients in cranberries to a lower risk of urinary tract infection (UTI), the prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, and decreased blood pressure.
Spinach is also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and folate as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B2. Vitamin K is important for maintaining bone health and it is difficult to find vegetables richer in vitamin K than spinach
Raspberries are low in calories but high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They may protect against diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis, and other conditions and may even provide anti-aging effects.
Wild Alaskan Blueberry: Blueberries are full of nutrients like iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, and Vitamin K. Their skin has a rich pigment called anthocyanin, which is responsible for many of the health benefits. They are low in calories but high in nutrients and are the king of antioxidant foods! Blueberries reduce DNA damage to protect against aging. They can help with memory and support brain function and help to normalize blood pressure and blood sugar levels. The wild Alaskan blueberry is typically smaller in size with less water content – meaning more goodness per serving, and they are richer in color. This is due to the harsh conditions the berry is grown in, making it one super tough little berry which is up to 5 times stronger than the common blueberry. They demonstrate a higher concentration of the antioxidant properties per serving.
Now as you read this list a few thoughts might come to mind… That’s A LOT of supplements to take! Or perhaps you are thinking that sounds like a nasty concoction. But actually, it’s simple and delicious. All of these superfood ingredients are put in a 1oz juice pouch that tastes awesome! You can even mix it in a smoothie or use it as a dressing/ syrup of sorts if you prefer to put it with something. I know my little sister is extremely picky and can’t drink it straight from the pouch. She will mix it with her cran/mango juice and can’t even tell it’s in it. She struggles with hypoglycemia and this helps maintain her blood sugar levels throughout the day.
My 8-year-old drinks it from the pouch and not only do I know she is getting all her nutrients-
but with all the cognitive benefits from these superfoods- she stays focused and energized during the day. Now that might not seem like a huge deal- but she has ADHD, so for her to be able to stay focused at school is a phenomenal thing. Not only that- but within 10 minutes of drinking it, I can tell she focuses more at dance, during homework, stays on task, and is less lazy when her blood sugar gets low.
My dad may never admit it, but as his family, we see a massive difference in how he manages his mood and PTSD from his military tours. My husband craves his vices less when he takes it consistently and me? My anxiety and depression are lessened, my energy is maintained, I am LESS sore when I work out (mainly due to the second part of this supplemental trio, but more on that later), the mood swings that I still suffer with from my trauma and triggers are lessened. Science shows that when you give your body the nutrients it needs to function it’s best, it will do it’s best. It will work the way it is meant to when you feed your body the purest nutrition you can get your hands on. I don’t have to juice all of those or mash them like an old-time apothecary…. I don’t have to take 18 pills. I grab, tear, sip and toss. Why? Because I AM WORTH IT! Guess what? SO ARE YOU, mama! Now I know there are a lot of supplements out there, but none are as tasty or easy as this… SO many benefits, so many amazing superfoods. Vegan friendly, gluten-free and fantastic. Give it a try- I promise you won’t regret it. Let Me Try It Now! Tell Me More Information?