Starting with the Proteins and Amino Acids I wanted to share the ingredients so lets kick this off with Amaranth.
Amaranth is a grain that was used by the Aztecs and was recently rediscovered by westerners. Amaranth is not technically a grain but rather a fruit that has a sweet but peppery taste. Since it is a fruit it contains a more complete protein and more of it than traditional grains.
Amaranth is very beneficial if you are cutting down your meat intake because it offers a near-complete protein and is also a rich source of iron, magnesium and calcium more than other grains. This means that it can help combat anemia and osteoporsis. It is also a source of insoluble fiber which has been found to aid in fighting heart disease, certain cancers and digestive -tract conditions.
Camu -Camu is definietly not something that I have heard much about, but with a little online research I was able to find out that, this is a fruit that is found in the Amazon rainforest and is a deep red or purple in color. It is fast being considered a superfruit because it contains nutrients such as Calcium, Vitamin C, niacin, phosporous, Leucine, serine Iron, flavanols, Riboflavin, valene, thiamin and amino acids.
Some ways that Camu- Camu is said to benefit the body is as an anti-depressant, improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, is an antioxidant, and helps to balance and strengthen the immune system.
These are just two of the ingredients that are found in Shakeology and I am blown away by the amount of nutrition that these have. I will be continuing this post tomorrow with two new ingredients, but if you are interested in a sample in the mean time email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Facebook here.
Have a fabulous evening and I will see you tomorrow.