Just imagine you are consuming a colorful plate of food containing vegetables, a protein source, grains or dairy –it looks good, but also forms a delicious matrix of nutrients ready to be taken in by your body. Though there is an abundance and variety of amazing food in the world, there are some factors that may impact how well our body uses the foods that we eat—specifically, there are some food factors that may improve absorption of nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, and there are some that may hinder absorption of nutrients. Read More
Your body systems consist of bones, organs, tissues, trillions of cells (both yours and microbial cells) and of course muscles—you name it! Each plays a unique role in how our body functions. Our muscles work in different ways and although it seems simple to raise your legs or flex your arms, the mechanics of these bodily processes can be complex and are heavily dependent on foods as an energy or fuel source and the quality of the nutrients that foods contain! Many minerals play a key role in regulating our bodily processes, such as the act of muscle contraction and relaxation. The major minerals of muscle contraction and relaxation are sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Magnesium is a mineral that plays a role in over 700 reactions within our body.1 Magnesium is essential from head to toe, being particularly important for energy production and for regulating the muscular, skeletal, and cardiovascular systems and immune and hormonal function.1 Our muscles are in fact very rich in magnesium—a massive 25 to 30% of total body magnesium is in the muscle (and around 50 to 60% is stored in the bone).1 With this in mind, think about the muscles in your body. There are skeletal muscles visible in your arms and legs as they are attached to bones, but there are two other muscle types—smooth muscle within internal organs, and then cardiac muscle is found within the walls of the heart.2 With over 600 muscles in the body,2 you can imagine the large role that magnesium has in our muscular system.Read More
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Lost over 40 lbs.† using Breakfast Pack
“At this point I feel that there is no stopping the happiness that I have been given and the passion of fire that was lit in my inner soul and heart. I have new energy and feel great every day and this has been going on for months and I still have the same drive. I’ve been able to do kickboxing now and it feels great to do hard work for great results.”*
There are so many reasons you should detox your body regularly. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s 10 signs your body is screaming for a detox…don’t you think you owe it to yourself to purify your body?
1. You constantly feel fatigued, stressed or overwhelmed
2. You experience unexplained headaches, and/or brain fog
3. You often indulge in fried foods, processed meat, dairy, gluten, processed foods, refined sugar or fast food
4. You catch colds and viruses easily and/or are often on medication
5. You’re not at your ideal weightRead More
Build Muscle, Lose Fat
Consuming high-quality protein at every meal is a really important part of successful weight management and is key to retaining or building muscle. High-quality protein is defined as being highly digestible and containing all essential amino acids in the proper ratio for human nutrition. The accepted standard for rating protein quality is the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS). The higher the PDCAAS, the higher the quality of the protein. NeoLifeShake has among the highest PDCAAS values on the market showing it to be a very high-quality protein source.Read More
Whether you have seen the word ‘Omega-3’ at the grocery store or read about it in an article (such as this one!), this word may not be new to you. These fats are often referred to as PUFA’s and considered to be “good fats” with an array of health benefits and we are constantly reminded that they are good for our health. But what exactly are these fats and how do they contribute to our health?
Omega-3 is the word given to a whole family of essential fats or “fatty acids” which serve important roles in our body. The parent omega-3 is called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is an essential fatty acid for humans meaning that we need to get it from our diet since we cannot make it in our bodies. If you can picture it, from the smallest level of a cell in our body, omega-3s are embedded in the cell membranes, outside and inside the cell, being particularly rich in the cells of our brain, eyes, and heart.1 These fats play a structural role in our membranes and are used to provide important signal substances that balance and regulate our immune system. This in turn helps to ensure that our bodies inflammatory response remains controlled.1,2 Simply said omega-3s are absolutely vital to the structure and working of our bodies.Read More
Did you know 90% of us don’t eat the recommended 5-13 servings of fruits and vegetables? Here’s a simple guide to pack more colorful nutrition into your day! Use this to build a side salad or as a main dish. Simply start at the base and work your way up to the dressing.
It seems that very often we are told about the importance of having fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in a balanced diet to obtain needed vitamin and minerals. With all the benefits of these foods, we forget that these foods also contain fiber which is an important part of our everyday diet. Fiber can help you in multiple ways. It can help you with controlling your weight by making you feel full for a longer time and it can also help you with digestion as it aids with the movement of food through your digestive system.1 Foods with higher fiber amounts may make you feel full longer as they are more satisfying.1 Consider what may make you feel full longer—drinking a glass of apple juice or eating an apple whole. A whole apple may make you full longer because of the fiber in the apple and in its skin. Also, with enough fluid, fiber can help glide food through your system more quickly, helping you with issues of constipation.1 Some types of fiber provide the benefits of lowering levels of blood sugar and blood glucose, which in turn, can lower your risk of getting diabetes or heart disease.2 Fiber is a powerhouse for providing benefits to your digestive and heart health and overall wellbeing.Read More
The foods and supplements we consume make up our diet. The diet is our body’s only source for raw materials it needs to perform its day-to-day functions. These cellular workings are complicated and continual. Fortunately, our cells perform their jobs automatically, without any forethought on our part. Our only responsibility to this intricate, dynamic system is to provide the high-quality nutrients the body needs to do a good job.Read More
The market for over-the-counter digestive aids is in the millions. While many of the common approaches to address digestive troubles may temporarily treat the symptoms, they don’t address the long-term cause of the problems. And as the symptoms reappear, people increase their consumption of digestive aids, leading to a longterm heavy use which can make the underlying problem worse. Here’s a look at the 6 most common problems with digestion and how NeoLife offers the solution.Read More