Sunday, July 3, 2011


Good Evening! Who is ready for another day of whats in your drink. The last two days I went through the proteins that are found in Shakeology and now I am moving on to the antioxidants.  But what do antioxidants do?  Antioxidants protect the body from the effects of Free Radicals and people use them to treat or prevent medical conditions such as, coronary heart disease, some cancers, macular degeneration, Alzheimer's disease and some conditions related to arthritis. Antioxidants are continued to be researched as a treatment for these diseases. Lets get on with the ingredients,

Acai Berry
Acai Berry is a reddish, purple fruit which grows in Central and South America on the acai palm tree. Acai contains anthocyanins and flavonoids. These are both very powerful antioxidants which help defend life stressors as well as helping with the cell protection system. Acai Berries are said to have more antioxidants than  cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries or blueberries.

Acerola Cherry
Acerola Cherry or if you would rather Cherry can be found all over, from Barbados, Puerto Rico and grows on a small shrub in South and Central America as well as in the southern United states. These Cherries are sought after because of their many health benefits and for good reason, they contain more vitamin C than any other fruits. Vitamin C is important because it forms collagen, skin, blood vessels, and muscles as well as helping  to heal wounds and keeping bone and teeth healthy. As well as containing vitamin C it also contain compounds called anthocyanins which have antioxidant properties and like the Acai Berry these can help lower the risk of heart disease, enhance memory function, protect developing fetal brain tissue, acts as and anti-inflammatory, helps to regulate blood sugar and reduces the risks and effects of obesity.
The Bilberry is a relative of the blueberry and is indigenous to North America. Some of the health benefits are for your eyes and the cardiovascular system.  These contain anthocyanosides which have antioxidant properties. In Europe Bilberry extract is used to treat chronic venous insufficiency, which is when the valves in the leg veins that carry blood are damaged which can result in leg swelling, pain, itching, varicose veins and skin ulcers. This berry works to strengthen blood vessels and decrease these symptoms.
The anthocyanosides are also used to prevent blood clots. Traditional European medicine also use  bilberry for the treatment of diarrhea, because it contains tannins which reduce intestinal inflammation.

Camu -Camu
Information on Camu -Camu can be found here.

Goji Berry 
Goji information can be found here.

Well that concludes the investigation of the ingredients today, but again if this has peaked your interest in Shakeology you can visit me here and order some today.

Wishing you a Healthy Happy Wonderful Day,

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to treat, diagnose or act in any way as your personal doctors opinion. I am simply providing the information as a way to inform you and myself. 

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