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  • 5 Amazing Foods That Improve Your Health!

    Do you ever worry about losing your memory?  What about your eyesight?  Or perhaps you don’t think about strengthening your bones and hips?  Well, these are a few areas that you could actually improve in your life staring today, with just the right foods!  You can even improve your metabolism.

     

     

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    5 Amazing Foods to Add Today!

    1. Blueberries: Berries contain anthocyanin, an antioxidant pigment that increases your ability to remember things. One three-month research study showed improved learning recall in older adults who drank blueberry juice!!  Blueberries are one of the richest sources of proanthocyanidins.  These phytonutrients decrease free radical levels that are linked to aging!  I don’t know about you, but Greens Chews are sounding pretty good to me right now.  Did you know…eating blueberries helps protect the retina from unwanted sunlight and oxygen damage?
    2. Chili peppers:  Chili peppers contain capsaicin, a chemical compound that can kick metabolism into higher gear. Chili peppers are also an unexpected source of vitamin C.  Not wanting to really add that to your food?  Have no fear!  ThermoFit is here.  Promotes calorie burning by harnessing the power of Capsimax® (red hot pepper blend).
    3. Green Tea:  The brew contains a plant compound called EGCG, which promotes fat-burning, research suggests.  Green tea leaf extract can actually be found in our greens, along with 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods, and cutting-edge probiotic support for digestive health.
    4. Dark Leafy Greens: Keep your diet interesting with a variety of dark, leafy greens to choose from – Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard, Mustard Greens and Bok Choy to name a few. One cup of Collard Greens provides 256mg of calcium.  But just in case you find it hard to get everything you need in daily, we have the solution for you in It’s Vital Minerals.  Powered by sea-algae derived Aquamin® premium mineral blend, It’s Vital Minerals helps your body maximize calcium absorption through a superior combination of 250% of the RDA of Vitamin D and Vitamins K1 and K2 (MK-7), ensuring calcium stays in your bones and boosting support for your cardiovascular health.
    5. Fatty Fish:  The Standard American Diet is sorely deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentanoic acid (EPA), and high in trans fats and saturated fats which have been shown to negatively affect the brain. Since our brains are made up largely of fat and our bodies cannot manufacture essential fatty acids, we have to rely on a diet rich in omega-3s to meet our daily needs.  Try eating salmon and if that doesn’t work out for you, add some flaxseed to your smoothies!  Not keen on that?  You know what, I might have another idea.  Boost heart health, fight minor inflammation, keep those joints moving, and reclaim that youthful glow with the triple strength blend of DHA and EPA fatty acids of It’s Vital Omega-3. Along with superior strength, fish oil-derived fatty acids, It’s Vital Omega-3 also adds a purifying rosemary-based antioxidant blend to fight the effects of free radicals—all in an easy-to-swallow softgel with a hint of lemon flavor.

     


  • PS: Greens…probiotic, detoxifying alkalizer

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    In this Product Spotlight of the Greens and Greens on the Go, I’ll cover the official It Works! product description, as well as my personal experience with the product.

    Before we get to the official description, I’ll mention that the formulation of Greens on the Go is the same as that of the Greens. One serving of the Greens is simply prepackaged onto little portable sleeves to make it easy to take them with you…to work, to restaurants, on trips, etc. So, when I refer to the the formulation and benefits of the Greens, it also applies to Greens on the Go.

    The official It Works! description

    • Detoxify, energize, and promote pH balance* within the body
    • Acidity-fighting magnesium and potassium blend
    • Cutting-edge probiotic** support for digestive health
    • 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods
    • 8+ servings of fruits and vegetables in every serving
    • Free radical-fighting antioxidants***
    So what does that mean and does it work? Well we’ll leave the does it work for testimonials, some personal ones below, and some others on this site as we get them.  As far as what it does, well, in a nutshell, it’s a great product for overall health. Our bodies function better and fight off disease and infection better when they aren’t acidic, which is where the pH-balancing comes in. The antioxidants in the 8+ servings of 38 herbs, fruits, and vegetables aid in making us healthy.

    Personal Experience with Greens

    The following is based on my family’s use of the Greens. It is not the official word from It Works!. It is just my opinion and observation of results that we have experienced.
    My older daughter has mild to moderate seasonal allergies. She has been taking OTC allergy meds for a number of years from spring through fall. Of course, those meds don’t completely eliminate the sniffling, sneezing, and watery, red eyes, but when she is also taking the Greens daily, these symptoms are lessened to nearly gone.
    My wife used to get ill multiple times a year, mostly colds. Since she’s been taking the greens almost daily, she hasn’t been ill…in over a year. Any time she feels like something is trying to get her, she takes an extra dose and by the next day, she’s fine. She also gets the energy boost that the official description mentions.
    Our younger daughter also takes the Greens at the onset of a cold (which isn’t as infrequent as we’d like, but she is in middle school) and is usually able to shake it overnight.
    How do we use the Greens?  I occasionally dump a scoop or so into a meal I’m cooking for that boost of “green stuff” that most of us don’t get enough of daily. We make Greens smoothies. I mix the Greens with ProFit (another It Works! product) for a tasty post-workout drink.  We all also frequently mix a scoop or two into our water bottles that we take along when exercising…it provides a little flavor and helps with fighting the free radicals released during oxidation associated with exercise.

    Best Used Daily

    Boiled down, this is really 38 herbs, fruits, and vegetables turned into powder so it can be easily mixed into liquids and it’s one product we always have on hand and use pretty much daily because who really gets their daily recommended dosage of vitamins and minerals by eating actual fruits and veggies?
    pH-balance in the body plays a role in reducing the instance and seriousness of illness.
    probiotics** help food move through your gut by balancing the amounts of good and bad bacteria which has numerous benefits for gastrointestinal health among other things.
    antioxidants*** help prevent cell damage and destruction that occurs when oxidation in cells produces free radicals.

  • PS: Greens Chew …prebiotic & antioxidant

    Greens Chew - powerful prebiotic and antioxidant in a tasty blueberry flavored chewProduct Spotlight:  Greens Chew

    Two chews.  One serving.

    Two yummy, blueberry-flavored chews.  One snack-sized, nutritious serving.

    Each serving of these delicious Greens Chew:

    –provides the antioxidant* benefits of 20 cartons of blueberries

    –Supports healthy nutrition and digestion with prebiotic** dietary fiber

    –fueled by pterostilbene*** to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels and promote heart health

    antioxidants* help prevent cell damage and destruction that occurs when oxidation in cells produces free radicals.
    prebiotics** pass into the bowels and help the body produce bacteria that aid the body in digestion.
    pterostilbene*** is thought have anti-cancer, anti-hypercholesterolemia, anti-hypertriglyceridemia benefits, as well as help prevent and reverse mental decline, among other things.