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Aug 1, 2012

Energy Drink Ingredients: Booster or Buster?

Although most energy drinks are little more than flavored caffeine/sugar concoctions, some products are striking out in new directions to deliver the energy boost that tired consumers are craving without the sugary side effects. As a nutritionist, I’m often conflicted when I’m asked if energy drinks are “safe” for kids (they are—if you choose intelligently) or whether they’re “healthy” to consume on a daily basis (most are certainly not, but some newer options are coming close).

Jul 27, 2012

Antioxidant Balance (part 3 of a 3-part blog series)

Another way to think about getting lots of "high antioxidant" foods into your diet would be to do so by "color" because red, orange, and yellow foods tend to be high in carotenoids; blue, indigo, and violet foods tend to be high in flavonoids; and green foods can be high in either/both flavonoids and carotenoids—but they are also certainly high in chlorophyll (the green pigment that protects the plant from the oxidizing rays of the sun).

Jul 25, 2012

Antioxidant Balance (part 2 of a 3-part blog series)

What to Look for in an Antioxidant Supplement?

As mentioned in part 1 of this blog series, that antioxidant nutrients are important for controlling the activity of the highly reactive oxygen molecules known as free radicals because unchecked free radical activity is what leads to the cellular damage known as “oxidation” and the cycle of glycation and inflammation that follows with additional damage and dysfunction. 

Jul 23, 2012

Antioxidant Balance (part 1 of a 3-part blog series)

What are Antioxidants and Free Radicals?

The term "antioxidant" refers to the activity possessed by numerous vitamins, minerals, and other phytochemicals to serve as protection against the damaging effects of highly reactive molecules known as free radicals. Free radicals have the ability to chemically react with and damage many structures in the body. Particularly susceptible to oxidative damage are the cell membranes of virtually all cells, especially the skin because of its high lipid content and its proximity to ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Jul 13, 2012

22 Million Americans Are Unemployed or Can’t Find Full-Time Work

Just look at our vast network of distributors and you’ll discover people who are proud to own their own business, make a consistent weekly income, and never have to worry about being employed again. There are thousands of stories of how Community Commerce has helped to save family homes, cars, and more—all during the greatest recession to hit since the Great Depression.

Jul 2, 2012

Brainy Berries

A growing body of scientific research and clinical results have shown a link between consumption of flavonoids, which are rich in berries, and various chronic health conditions such as stress, inflammation, neurological problems, and premature aging

Jun 20, 2012

Team RVLution Beats Pros, Takes 2nd Place in Race Across the West

At the 2012 MonaVie Convention of the Americas in St. Louis, Team RVLution captain Paul Meehan and team member Steve Stoffel boldly proclaimed that they would “podium finish” the 2012 Race Across the West (RAW) in honor of the MORE Project. On June 15, in Durango, CO, the bicycling team of four made good on that promise by taking second place in their division.

Jun 7, 2012

Secure A More Meaningful Life by Gaining More Financial Security

When recruiting new members for your MonaVie team, the notion of "financial security" undoubtedly comes into play.  Here is a five-year trend (recently published by USA Today) showing how Americans have felt, and currently feel, about their state of financial security.

May 29, 2012

Rise and Shine: The Importance of Having a Good Breakfast

Most of us have experienced the hunger pangs, grouchiness, memory problems, and low energy associated with skipping breakfast—and numerous studies have shown that breakfast eaters have better test scores, superior moods, and slimmer waistlines compared to breakfast skippers.

Adding to the many good reasons to eat breakfast in the morning, is a new study from Harvard researchers showing that eating breakfast also reduces your risk of developing diabetes (published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 95, pages 1182-1189).

May 22, 2012

Your MonaVie Mentor

A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you than you see in yourself and helps bring it out of you.
—Bob Proctor, Author, Speaker, and Success Coach

We’ve all had mentors in one form or another. Maybe your first mentor was a parent or grandparent. Or, maybe it was a teacher who helped to guide you and provide the advice you needed to advance your education. You may even consider a famous person whom you never met to be a mentor.

Now that you’ve had a couple of days to let the messages and meaning settle in from the MonaVie Convention of the Americas, tell us, did you find a mentor when you were in St. Louis? Did you have an unforgettable “mentor moment”? 

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