Here’s a look at a cool ingredient in Shakeology:
Moringa has a lot of nicknames. It’s been called the horseradish tree, the drumstick tree, the elixir of life and the miracle tree. Sheesh. It’s is a tree native to the foothills in Himilayas (NW India) but it’s grown all over the world in tropical climates. It’s historically been used medicinally in Greek, Indian and Chinese cultures (among others) to treat a whole host of things like infections, inflammation as well as to improve liver function and milk production/flow for nursing mamas.
Moringa contains 46 types of antioxidants and 18 amino acids, making it a complete protein, which is rare in plants. It’s also got 35 active antioxidants, including superoxide dismutase (SOD), an enzyme especially effective at combating damage done by superoxide, a common free radical.
Moringa has 3x more iron than spinach, 4x more beta carotene than carrots AND 4x more calcium than milk. Moringa contains supernutrient phytonutrients, the active elements found in fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and teas, which support healthy aging and vitality.
Moringa is doing awesome in underdevloped countries not only because it grows well in their rich soil but it also packs SO much nutrition! I Just 1/2 cup of cooked leaves contains 100% of daily Vitamin C requirements.
Standard Shakeology info:
When I originally did the 21 Day Fix I did it with great success. I drank the shakes because I got them with the challenge pack. Not because I particularly cared about them or planned on continuing with them.
Fast forward a year and half and I am not only drinking them everyday-with an obsessive delight- but I am selling them! What?
Everyone who drinks Shakeology faithfully reports the same thing: Somehow they aren’t tempted by junk as much, they have more energy, so forth and so on!
The guy that oversees the stuff, Darin, is like this genius surfer dude. When you see the “exotic superfood” claims you probably laugh. But seriously, it’s kind of cool. Shakeology incorporates ingredients that have been used for THOUSANDS of years in other cultures. For instance, Adaptogens have been used in Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times to help the body adapt and respond to the effects of stress.
America’s soil is junk. We’ve over farmed, overproduced and over chemicaled (that’s not a word, eh?). Well, plants get their awesome nutrients and minerals and “super” ness from the soil. If the soil is crap, the plant is crap. If the plant is crap, the animal we eat that eats the plant is crap. See, it’s a vicious cycle. So, we are all doing the best we can. But we are severely malnourished. Our bodies are, I mean. So, Shakeology has so many things in it that you just CAN’T get. And it fuels your body by building a foundation of health. It’s NOT just a protein shake. And unlike many other shakes, they carefully prepare and process the ingredients at low temperatures and other things in order to keep the enzymes and compounds in place.
But you have to drink it everyday. Every day you drink it, you rebuild cellular goodness, cultivate good gut bacteria (your immune system!!) and so much more. Plus, it freaking tastes good!
What’s in it:
Proteins and fiber – to help reduce hunger and food cravings.
Antioxidants, Phytonutrients, Vitamins, and Minerals – to help fight free radical damage (which cause cancer) and help support a healthy immune system
Adaptogen Herbs – traditionally used to help the body adapt and respond to the effects of stress (not necessarily I am late to work, but more stress we’ve put on our bodies with bad nutrition and technology)
Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Digestive Enzymes – to help nutrient absorption and support regularity and healthy digestion
So, again, this is what those things do:
Build and repair muscles
Support healthy blood sugar levels (as measured by HbA1C)
Support healthy skin, hair, and nails
Support healthy digestion
Support nutrient absorption