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Juice Plus+ Welcomes A New Addition To It’s Family…A Plant-based Omega

As you may know I’ve been using Juice Plus+ personally and professionally for many years with great success. With it’s 30 different fruits, vegetables and berries, Juice Plus+ is a great way to add much needed plant-based, whole food nutrition to your diet. That is why I’m so excited to announce the newest addition to Juice Plus+ family… Juice Plus+ Omega Blend!

Juice Plus+ has learned that the #1 supplement that their customers take in addition to their Orchard, Garden and Vineyard is an omega fatty acid supplement. And the main concern people have with taking an omega is the fishy taste and the concerns with toxicity in the fish (primarily mercury).  So thankfully Juice Plus+ created a plant based omega supplement. Not sourced from fish but the original source of algal.  No more fish smell, no more fish burps and no more fear of mercury! (All the reasons I didn't use fish oil.) And great news for those who live with seafood allergies!

Using the original algal provides a more pure and sustainable form of Omega 3s. In addition to algal, Juice Plus+ cold presses the oils from five other seeds and berries in which omega fatty acids occur. Bringing you a naturally balanced blend of omega fatty acids - not just Omega 3 but, Omega 5, 6, 7 and 9.

So why are Omega fatty acids so special? Well, the human body can make most of the types of fats it needs from other fats or raw materials. That isn’t the case for omega-3 fatty acids. These are essential fats—the body can’t make them from scratch, but must get them from food. Omega-3 fats are an integral part of cell membranes throughout the body affecting the function of cell receptors in the membranes. They provide the starting point for making hormones that regulate blood clotting, contraction and relaxation of artery walls, and inflammation. They also bind to receptors in cells that regulate genetic function. Likely due to these effects, omega-3 fats have been shown to help prevent heart disease and stroke, may help control lupus, eczema, and rheumatoid arthritis, and may play protective roles in cancer and other conditions.

We can all use more nutrition from fruits and vegetables in our diets, and through Juice Plus+ Orchard, Garden, Vineyard Blends, and now Omega Blends, you can bridge the gaps. Scientific evidence continues to grow indicating that a diet rich in in a broad array of fruits and vegetable including omega fatty acids provides numerous benefits to our bodies including heart, brain, joints, skin and eyes. Juice Plus+ Omega Blend contains 100% non-GMO ingredients, is gluten-free, contains no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or added starch and will be NSF and Kosher certified.

B Renewed is proud to provide this line of long trusted products to our customers!  If you are you ready to take the next step, just give me a shout.

 

Coconut Cacao Snowballs

Coconut Cacao Snowballs

These make a wonderful sweet treat for those needing an energy boost or a sweet fix plus they are so good for you. The benefits of this snacks powerhouse ingredients are featured below.

Ingredients:

  •  1 cup raw almonds (soaked preferably)
  • 12 pitted medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  •  1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup +2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup Chia seeds

Preparation:

  1. Set aside the 2 tablespoons shredded coconut in a small plate. Place all ingredients into food processor or Vitamix and blend for 1 to 2 min., until the mixture becomes similar to very fine sticky pebbles.
  2. About a teaspoon at a time, roll into 1 inch balls and dipped in shredded coconut to lightly cover entire ball.
  3. Enjoy

Serving Size: 1 ball | Calories: 124 | Total Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 1 mg | Total Carbohydrate: 15 g | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 11 g | Protein: 3 g

Here is why these delicious snacks are a nutritional powerhouse:

Almonds are a nutrient-dense food in the nut family, they are a rich source of fiber and protein, omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, selenium, and niacin, and of course, vitamin E, an important antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals.  Note:  I always recommend you soak your almonds in filtered water for about 8-10 hours, rinse and drain before consumption.

Dates are a great source of fiber and protein, dates are also rich in mood and energy boosting B-vitamins, iron, heart-healthy potassium, and thanks to their naturally occurring sugars, provide a great energy boost. Dates also contain antioxidants known as tannins, which have anti-infective and anti-inflammatory properties.

Cacao Nibs are a good for you & delicious chocolate because it is nutrient and antioxidant-dense. Cacao contains neurotransmitters that are associated with a healthy mood: serotonin, dopamine, and phenylethylamine. Cacao has also been linked to improved cardiovascular health, containing polyphenols – the same beneficial antioxidants found in red wine. The key to remember here is cacao (the raw completely natural and unprocessed form of chocolate) is the good stuff – not the processed bar that you’re buying at the store.

Coconut Oil is always highly recommended by me as it's a rich source of healthy fats that has been linked to enhanced  metabolism, immune system, and blood sugar stabilization, amongst other things. I’ve spoken at length about my love affair with coconut oil. You can get yourself some and learn more about how great it is here.

Unsweetened Shredded Coconut is just as great as coconut oil because coconut oil is a by product of coconut meat (which is what the shreds are).

Chia Seeds are another favorite of mine, they are a great source of fiber, calcium, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Plus, they aid in retaining hydration. I've written about chia seeds before, you can read more about them here.