Thursday, February 17, 2011

Essentials - Fit and Nutrititious

I listened to a training audio regarding AB Fit Essentials today with MVP Molly Geil, and thought there are some good notes and tips to share. Our protein base for our delicious shakes are yellow peas, brown rice and cranberry. Why is this important? It is important because the best thing about our shakes is what is NOT in them. Soy, for example, is estrogenic. I learned that in the UK soy based baby formulas are banned. I think of a baby boy and what feeding him estrogen-based formulas might do...not a good outcome as far as I can see.
Regarding whey.... the biggest issue with whey is probably the fact that it is lactose, and many people are lactose intolerant. Dairy products are a common allergen, which is one reason Jesse and I are doing a month long cleanse without dairy, gluten, wheat, caffeine, alcohol. Whey is simply a difficult protein for one's body to digest and if a person consumes whey protein for long periods, it can tax the kidneys, and subsequently the liver. On the other hand, pea protein is the easiest form of protein for our bodies to digest.
AB protein shakes are consumed by professional athletes - they make a great recovery shake after a sporting event. The AB trainer commented that her children are big into sports, and love to consume the Ready-to-Go shakes after an event, such as a soccer game.
The Fiber Booster...why is it important? Fiber pulls sugar through the digestive track. Molly says that after a glass of wine, she will have detox tea before bedtime and adds a 1/2 t. of fiber booster to her tea to help pull the sugars through and out of her system.
Our Fizzy Tabs are loaded with Vitamin Bs, and guarana is a slow-release, fat-soluable caffeine (unlike that from coffee) that provides long-lasting energy.
Another amazing new product is the Digestion Plus - which is a must for anyone with occurences of heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, etc. Those types of conditions, left untreated, can be cause for esophagus cancer down the road. Yet there are many negative side effects to the over the counter remedies and prescription drugs, per Dr. Russell Blaylock in his health and wellness reports. For anyone wanting  a copy of Dr. Bs newsletter on these topics - please email me. Our gut contains good bacteria and bad bacteria, it's a constant battle going on inside. Because of food choices typical in the American diet - there is an overgrowth of yeast and bad bacteria wins. Digestion Plus contains both pre and pro-biotics and enzymes to promote optimal digestive health - without damage to your GI tract. It is pure, safe and beneficial - which is why I am passionate about AB.

To your health!,
Rita S.

Jesse lost 2 lbs. in his first day of Jumpstart -good for him! He has access to a digi scale and work and can weigh in everyday if he wants.

1 comment:

  1. Let us know how the detox goes! Thinking about trying one but not sure I am strong enough!