Saturday, July 2, 2011

So what Else you got in that drink?

Welcome back it is day two of figuring out what we are drinking in that glorious chocolate drink.  Ok I may be a little biased because I have lost weight drinking Shakeology, reduced the amount of  hair I lose, have stronger faster growing nails and I am regular.  So but what else is in her that helps the body out so much? What is so different about adding Shakeology into my diet even though I generally meet my daily intake of fruits in veggies without this shake. So to know better what is being put in my body and to share this information with you I am researching each ingredient. Yesterday I started with the sources of Protein which came in the form of Amaranth and Camu -Camu. Today I will continue with Goji Berry, Sacha Inchi, sprouted quinoa and whey protein. So lets get on with the show.
Goji Berries
Goji Berries which are also called wolfberry grow in sub -tropical regions in China, Mongolia, and the Himalayas in Tibet and are part of the nightshade family. They are generally found to be dried and look like red raisins. This fruit has been used for 6000 years in Asia and India by herbalists to protect the liver, help eyesight, strengthen legs, boost the immune function, improve circulation, and improve sexual function and fertility. Goji Berries are high in antioxidants they contain nearly 10 times  more than red grapes. They contain a fatty acid content similar to that of olive oil which is rich in Oleic acid, which assists other nutrients be absorbed through cell membranes. When assisting the cell membranes in becoming supple all hormones, neurotransmitters, and insulin receptors function more efficiently. When eaten Goji Berries have a similar texture to raisins and taste sweet and tangy.
Sacha Inchi
Sacha Inchi grows in the highlands of Peru and is found in the form of a seed or nut. The Fruits are in a 3to5 cm capsule that have 4 to 7 points with heart shaped leaves. The seeds are oval and dark brown looking like an flat almond. The seeds are high in protien and essential omega 3, 6 , & 9 oils and are also rich in iodine, vitamin A and vitamin E. 

Quinoa (Sprouted)
Quinoa is a grain that is could actually be considered more of the grass family and is closely related to species such as beets, spinach and tumbleweeds. Quinoa is grown in South America. This grain is high in protein and also provide a balanced essential amino acids which makes this a complete protein source.  Quinoa is high source of dietary fiber, phosphorus and high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa may be effective in treating artherosclerosis, breast cancer, diabetes, and insulin resistance. Quinoa is also a prebiotic which feeds the good bacteria (microflora) in the intestine, it is easy to digest which aides in the optimal absorbtion of nutrients.
Whey Protein
Whey protein seems to be everywhere, you can even buy whey protein at Walmart. It seems to be in the hands of everyone and for good reason. Whey is a good source of protein which, repair body cells, build and repair muscles and bones, provide energy, help to control important process of the body related to metabolism. Whey protein is high quality protein that is high in  essential amino acids  and in its purest form it can absorb quickly and efficiently into the body. Some diseases that the use of Whey protein can help with are, cancer, diabetes and weight management. 

That concludes the protein section of our Shakeology ingredients. It is awesome that so much of the protein is found in plant based sources that also provide other nutritional benefits. If you are interested in starting with Shakeology you can go to My Shakeology webpage to order a months supply. If you are interested in recieving a discount email me here.  Until tomorrow when I look at the next section of the ingredients Antioxidants.

Wishing you Strong Muscles and Healthy bodies, 

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