4 Beet Things Worth Knowing  

1 Beets are a variety of Amaranthaceae, which is the same plant family as Swiss chard. Like chard, beetroot greens can be eaten for an incredibly rich source of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. The roots are naturally sweet so some people may wonder whether or not it’s a fruit. But both the greens and root are edible vegetables. It’s the sweetness that may be confusing, especially since beetroot contains more natural sugar than any other vegetable. There are around 9 grams of sugar in one cup of cooked beets. One serving of AIM RediBeets contains only 3 grams of natural sugar from this super nutritious root vegetable.

2 Some people do not appreciate the somewhat earthy taste of beetroot. The source of that particular flavor is an organic compound that occurs naturally in beets:  geosmin. Beets that taste the best have a balance between geosmin and sugar. Interestingly enough, there’s a connection to the smell produced by rainfall on soil because of the presence of geosmin. Human beings have an incredible ability to detect the odor of geosmin in the air when rain falls on earth and disturbs this compound.  In fact, the estimation is that people can detect geosmin in as low a concentration as 5 parts per trillion. By comparison, that would be around one teaspoon of geosmin in 200 Olympic swimming pools. Consider this olfactory sensitivity the next time you get a whiff of rain . . . or a taste of beets.

3 The three main varieties of beets are red, golden and Chioggia.  An Italian heirloom variety, Chioggia beets are named after a town near Venice. This especially sweet beet is aptly nick-named both candy cane and candy stripe beet for its appealing red and white rings when the root is sliced. Golden beets are named for their interior orangey-yellow color. They tend to have an earthier taste and less sweetness than red beets due to the likely dominance of geosmin over sugar. Crimson red to the core, red beets are the most common type to appear on dinner tables, especially as a cooked vegetable or in delectable bowls of borscht soup. Red beets are the variety used to make the juice powder in RediBeets.

 4 Your best bet for understanding the nature of beets is 3 words than begin with bet: betalains, betacyanins and betaine. Betalains are water-soluble plant pigments. One classification is betacyanins, the pigment in red beets. Beetroot extracts containing betalains are used as food coloring in edibles that include soups, sauces, jams, fruit yogurt and ice cream. This distinctive pigment also finds its way into cosmetics and drugs. But beyond the outer use of coloring, betalains provide inner benefits for people from various health properties: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cancer-inhibiting and chemo-preventative. The betaine in beets is an amino acid compound that can help break down fatty acids in the liver and help people to recover from liver damage. Betaine may also help the liver to process harmful chemicals, such as carbon tetrachloride and ethanol, and eliminate them from the body.

The more you learn about beets, the more you realize that eating these vegetables and supplementing with RediBeets can support better health.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and RediBeets and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Fit Is the New Thin!

If people buy into “model” images in fashion magazines, then ultra-thin is the ideal body type. But if emaciated skinny is the look a woman is striving for, then she is likely headed in an unhealthy direction.

Going gaunt for guys is the same detrimental journey although, comparatively, more male models project strong, toned body types. It’s a contradiction in body images. To further illustrate this conflicting “model” example, a study in the UK showed that female mannequins used to model clothes in stores were underweight human sizes . . . but not the male mannequins. This represents another good reason not to buy into unhealthy body types.

The fact of the matter is that a person can be thin but not necessarily fit or healthy. At the same time, people can be overweight for their height and physiology due to their musculature but fit and healthy overall. Fit is the new thin, the idea being to focus more on health and fitness than on the number that pops up on a scale. This is a goal that can lead people in a healthy and successful direction.

A Fit Way to Manage Weight

In making an attempt to get rid of pounds that you no longer want to carry around, the most important thing to remember is that you have to burn more calories than you consume. Eating large amounts of high-quality, nutrient-rich, plant-based food fills you up with natural fiber but without high calories or fat. Making this one lifestyle change will make a huge difference in becoming lighter and fitter, not to mention, healthier.

Exercise Your Weight

Moving to better food and moving physically are a win-win weight-loss combination for fitness. Even a little exercise goes a long way. If you are a newbie, ease your way into walking, swimming, etc. to give your body a chance to slowly adapt. Get addicted to your exercise routine, to the point that you crave it. You are actually  capable of craving exercise instead of ice cream. It all begins with a decision to make a change.

AIMing for Fit Is the New Thin

Supplements have often been associated with exercise and weight loss. Just like any lifestyle change, making the right choices that help not hinder you are important to your physical goals. AIM has a lot of right choices.

fit ’n fiber

It’s in the name. Fiber helps to make you fit by contributing to your weight loss goals. It reduces your calorie intake by making your stomach feel full: fiber swells up as it absorbs liquids, taking up more space in the gastrointestinal tract. Supplementing with fit ’n fiber not only increases the “feeling full” factor, it provides prebiotic food for the friendly bacteria in your microbiome.

ProPeas

Pea protein is an ideal, plant-based supplement for contributing to lean musculature. One serving of ProPeas gives you 12 grams of protein that takes around four hours to fully digest, so, like fiber, you feel full for longer periods of time. And each serving is only 60 calories, which contributes to the “burning more calories than you consume” goal for losing weight.

Available as individual products, fit’ n fiber and ProPeas can also be purchased in product combinations: Weight Loss (USA and Canada), Lean Team (USA only) and CoCoa Smoothie Pack (USA only). The Weight Loss combo also includes GlucoChrom, which enhances the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.

On a final note, supplementing your plant-based food intake with a variety of choices in AIM greens adds so many easily absorbed nutrients without a lot of calories. For example, a serving of BarleyLife is only 15 calories. When it comes to nutritional support for your “Fit Is the New Thin” journey, AIM is on your side.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like GlucoChrom and CoCoa Smoothie Pack and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

 

It’s All about Quality

The evidence is out there: the more plant-based food a person eats, the lower the risk of developing a variety of chronic diseases, which, in turn, leads to a longer life.

But let’s be clear about one thing. Quality counts, so if your diet includes French fries and potato chips, both of which are plant-based, these so-called foods are not going to count as quality choices that reduce your risk of diseases. Refined grains that are usually found in crackers, cookies and cakes are also unhealthy plant-based food.

It’s really not confusing as to what constitutes quality plant-based food. Choose plant foods that haven’t been messed with, altered or packaged. Instead of processed apple slices sealed in plastic with a pretty label decorated with apple illustrations, eat a whole apple. Eat fresh kale, not processed kale chips in a plastic bag with an attractive green, leafy motif. Consuming plant-based food packaged by nature provides quality.

And you don’t necessarily have to eat vegetarian only. From the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Ambika Satija stated, “For heart health protection, your diet needs to focus on the quality of plant foods, and it’s possible to benefit by reducing your consumption of animal foods without completely eliminating them from your diet.” Even the medical profession is getting and giving a much-needed education.

 The Difference Quality Makes

Study after study shows that consuming more high-quality plant-based food and less meat results in better health.

Mortality (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2010)

Those with a high-quality plant-based diet were 27 percent less likely to die of any cause and 37 percent less likely to die of cancer.

 Coronary Heart Disease (Rotterdam Study):

Eating more plant protein and less animal-derived protein lowers the risk for coronary heart disease.

Consuming more animal protein and less plant protein increases the risk of heart disease.

Arterial Plaque (ELSA- Brazil Cohort Study)

Participants who regularly ate more plant-based protein were nearly 60 percent less likely to develop plaque in their arteries than those who ate more animal-based protein.

Type 2 Diabetes (The Singapore Chinese Health Study)

High intakes of red meat and poultry were associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.

 AIM Quality

Supplementing high-quality plant-based food with high-quality AIM products providing concentrated plant nutrients packaged by nature can help to increase health benefits.

BarleyLife’s green nutrition from the juice powder of young barley plants delivers vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, chlorophyll and a virtual wealth of plant nutrients.

ProPeas offers an alternative to meat so that you have a healthy choice of protein from peas.

AIMega provides every cell in your body with omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids from organic seed oils.

Just Carrots, RediBeets, LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens provide more quality choices of supplementation. And Red Rush contains 500 mg of vegetable nitrate per bottle of beet juice. All deliver high-quality plant-based nutrients from whole foods. Quality counts.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and RediBeets and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

 

AIM BIG Contest Standings – Sept. 20, 2018

Earn your way to Orlando, Florida!

We wanted to share current AIM BIG Contest standings to let you know if you are in the running to join the rest of your AIM family in Orlando, Florida, from June 20-23. When you accrue points, you can earn up to two Celebration Packages and two additional nights at The Rosen Centre in Orlando! Plus, if you are within the top 30 winners, you can earn from $1,000 to $5,000 in prize money.

$40,000 in cash, 2019 Celebration Packages, plus two additional night’s stay are available and you have through December 31, 2018 to earn your prize.

Below is a listing of the top 100 Memberships in the running for contest prizes as of 11:59 p.m. MT, September 20. For full contest details, go to AIM BIG Contest flyer.

Membership Name Points
Miller, Joseph W. and Emma M. 4918
Stoltzfus, Levi J. 2679
Miller, Matthew and Karen D.  2662
Avodah Financial, LLC 1780
Jada, Shaheer 1568
Long, Michelle and Tad 1430
Jada Shaik, Raeesa 1409
Vawda, Moonira 1255
Jada, Muhammad 1238
Peterson, Ralph S. 1208
Jada, Razia 1097
Schiele, Loren E. and Kathleen 928
Gloria Smith  D/B/A Aim for Health 813
Greens For Life, Inc. 802
Ponchot, Cynthia K. 770
Mary A. (Toni) Lund Family Trust 738
Paquin, Ginette 719
Upfold, Jon and Julie 710
Miller, Lester and Lydiann J. 704
Hochstetler, Perry L. and Mary 700
Trust, Krause Health 682
Reineke, Elise 682
Settsu Derma Shine, Ltd. 672
Ger, Juliet 658
Bloemhof, Herman 655
Carolyn D. Kling 653
Ghoor, Sadia 642
Quantum Knowledge Pty. Ltd. 640
Ascent Strategies, Inc. 638
Jonsson, Shona 618
Robinson, Leré and Eddie 615
Fisher, Andrew and Ruth 600
Knapton, Joyce and Rory 600
Stoltzfus, Sarah K. and John K. 583
Van der Westhuizen, Tanya 582
* 578
Du Randt t/a Metabole Pty. Ltd., Charl & Malinda 567
The Natural Way Network 566
Kaufman, Eldon and Rachel 557
McCrea, Cathy S. 540
Maradiaga, Amanda 533
Shaw, Dixie and Eddie 523
Donald, Lanny and Ken 507
Raber, Mary A. 485
Esther A. Faseun, D/B/A Wise Health Options 482
Trak Consulting, Inc. 482
Baty, Erin and Michael 481
Shu, Loretta C. and Joseph S. 477
Smith, Leone 459
Brown, Charlie and Joyce 453
Stoltzfus, Rose A. and David 439
Miller, LaVern L. and Linda E. 435
van der Walt, Marietjie 427
Jones, Derrinda and Yvette 427
Stoltzfoos, David F. and Ruth A. 421
McPherson, Muriel and George 419
King, Michael and Mary C. 418
Desai, Hafiza 418
Vladimirsky, Bella I. 415
Weber, Ron E. and Mary C. 415
Miller, Rosie L. 412
Cole, David F. and Linda 406
Cover, Carol 405
Davis, Celeste R. 405
Breitkreutz, Janet and Darrel 398
Christian Traders S&ED 391
Swarey, Susan M. and Jacob C. 391
Villeneuve, Melanie 384
Brooks, Laura E. 384
C and S Knight Enterprises, Inc. 373
van der Walt, Erna 372
Gullion, Loretta 368
Waldner, Jacob J. 367
Berkin, Arnold and Judy 352
Jackson, Joanne and Wayne 352
Brown, Jenny Ann 349
Casavant, Monique 345
Toft, Heidi and Mike 344
Levin, Hester 341
Yu-Shiaw Chen, PhD 337
Helm, Madaleine 329
Abrams, Jann and Stan 318
Peterson, Brent D. 313
Russ, Ananda & Herbie 313
Kearney, Cecilia (Irene) 300
Huang, Alice L. 296
Cote, Lucie 295
Gerhardt, Ulrike E. (Rica) 292
Poswiata, June 286
c/o Health & Babies, Yulanda Ridge 286
Ministik Cottage 278
Eagle Ranch, Inc. 276
Miller, Glenn and Laurie 274
Westerfield, Mary 273
Docrat, Fatima 271
Landsberg, Jenny 265
Clark, Ricki and Rob 265
McLean, Krys and Bill 262
Yoder’s Nutritional Products, LLC 262
Anderson, Betty 262
* Member wishes to remain anonymous.
   Green indicates you’ve already earned one celebration package!

We hope to see you at AIM’s 2019 Celebration in Orlando, Florida, from June 20 thru 23.

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Home Meeting Success

A proven way for your business to grow is to share what you know about the AIM products and business opportunity with others. By demonstrating your enthusiasm, people you meet will begin to share your excitement about starting their own business.

Meetings are one method many successful AIM Member Distributors have used to help build their network. Yet many people are hesitant to organize a meeting of their own. Shyness and a fear of addressing a group of people are just a couple of the reasons some Members put off hosting home meetings of their own.

Really, it’s easy. Here’s how:

Preparation

  1. Make a list of friends within driving distance of your home. Especially when you are holding your first couple of meetings, inviting people you are already acquainted with will help you relax and feel at ease with your guests. As you build on your successes, you’ll start to experience one of the greatest pleasures of being an AIM Member business builder: meeting and making new friends.
  2. Send invitations 7 to 10 days before the meeting. Whether your invitation is sent by email, text, by mail or using an online event tool such as Evite, it’s important to give your guests plenty of notice so they can plan their own schedules and make time to attend.
  3. Call everyone a day or two before the meeting and offer them transportation. This serves two purposes: it reminds everyone you’ve invited that the meeting is coming up, and it gives you a chance to help someone who may have run into difficulties making it to your house.
  4. Plan your meeting in advance by designing an agenda.

Agenda

  1. Welcome your guests and have everybody introduce themselves. You can make this as formal or informal as you want, but it is important to future members of your network to know who their fellow “AIM Family” partners will be.
  2. Show a video. AIM hosts several videos and playlists on our YouTube channel, aimusers. Consider showing the “Proven Products!” playlist, which makes explaining the features and benefits of the products easy for you.
  3. Tell your guests why you enjoy the products. It isn’t necessary to make a long, formal presentation, but offering some examples of how the AIM products have changed your life makes the information more immediate, and personal, for your guests.
  4. Hand out AIM literature. Depending on the focus of your meeting, the Living Well catalog, product datasheets, Member Income Plan guide or other literature are great handouts to share with your guests. This is also information they can take with them to read later.
  5. Invite your guests to share their experiences using the products. This is another way for you to help your guests learn more about the AIM products and business opportunity, and it also helps your guests interact and get to know each other better.
  6. Sample the AIM products. Your guests will want to try the products. With a blender and a few of your favorite smoothie recipes, you’re on your way. Mixing up a smoothie with AIM powders is a tasty way to introduce them to AIM’s nutrition that works!
  7. Offer additional information on the products or the business. As with any opportunity, some people are going to be more interested than others. For those who are interested, spend more time with them individually, explaining more about what you’ve learned about the products or the AIM business opportunity.
  8. Start and end your meeting on time. There are few things worse than being trapped by a salesperson who wants to tell you about something you aren’t interested in. To keep up the level of interest, your home meeting shouldn’t be any more than an hour and a half long. If some of your guests are really excited to get started, you can talk with them some more after you officially end the meeting, but let the other attendees go so they can think about it on their own.

Follow-up

  1. Stay in contact with your customers. As your new friends try the AIM products, they are bound to have questions. Don’t make them call you. Go that extra step and call them to answer any questions they might have.
  2. Ask your friends for referrals. As your new Members or customers become excited about the AIM products or opportunity, they are bound to have friends of their own they want to share the products with. Offer to help by hosting a home meeting for them. Working together, you can double your efforts toward success.
  3. Show satisfied users how to get the products wholesale. Many of your guests are going to be as impressed with the AIM products as you are. Teach them how they can order the products wholesale for themselves, and explain how they can further improve the quality of their lives through the AIM business opportunity.
  4. Schedule another meeting within 30 days. Now isn’t the time to slow down in your efforts. Since you’ve discovered that holding your own meetings can be rewarding and fun, make a new list of friends to invite over. Many AIM Members have proven that if you do you’ll be able to reach the level of success you are striving for.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Mag-nificence CWR and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

A Time for BarleyLife

In the world of business, the factors that determine longevity are many: quality products, marketing, people and perhaps a little (or a lot of) luck, especially in the competitive world of health supplements.

When a company grows and endures for decades, it’s worth noting the reasons why. One of those rare companies is AIM, collectively known as The AIM Companiesin a variety of countries around the world: Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States of America, where the story officially began over 36 years ago.

BarleyLife Beginnings

In 1982, of all of the possibilities imaginable, a green powder began changing people’s lives by improving their health. And for those who recognized the opportunity in becoming AIM independent distributors of BarleyLife, their finances improved as well.

At that time, AIM was distributing a unique product: the juice powder of young barley plants . . . and there was nothing else like it. The fact that there are competitors in 2018 shows how fortunate as well as perceptive AIM was to be the first distributor of such a helpful supplement and to remain the largest going on four decades.

No Rest for Success

When distributing a natural health product sourced from a nutritiously perfect grass, it is essential to maintain excellence. With a determination to be the best in the field, AIM has been able to produce BarleyLife at the same high standard of quality ever since the first crops of barley grass were transformed into nutrient-dense juice powder.

At the same time, knowledge and technology have allowed AIM to make significant improvements over the years. Honing methods for growing, harvesting and processing barley grass into an easily assimilated food source has maximized the presence of antioxidants, chlorophyll, enzymes, minerals and vitamins along with an extensive list of additional plant nutrients. The result is as-good-as-it-gets-to-date BarleyLife.

It is of utmost importance to note that AIM’s success has depended not only on the quality of its green powder but on the quality of individuals who have shared the benefits of BarleyLife from beginning to present. As the AIM product lineup grew over the years, Members successfully promoted these products as well, increasing the presence of The AIM Companies worldwide.

 

AIM independent distributors are diamonds in the comparative world of jewels in network marketing. And the future will be bright for those who decide to build AIM businesses of their own by sharing BarleyLife and other AIM products with the world around them.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Mag-nificence CWR and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Red Rush: Not Just for Athletes

Sure. There are AIM-sponsored athletes who drink Red Rush to go the extra distance, complete those final reps or laps. But even the non-athletes who make up the majority of people in the world can benefit from increasing nitric oxide levels in their bodies.

The Positive

One of the most important molecules involved in pretty much all of the body’s organ systems is nitric oxide (NO), a colorless and odorless gas. NO relaxes the walls of blood vessels, making them larger and increasing blood flow throughout the body without causing additional pumping effort by the heart. It also may inhibit plaque growth and blood clotting in the arteries.

Even though so much has been reported about the benefits of beet juice nitrate for athletes, a study in the scientific journal Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care (2017) found that, “Dietary nitrate may be most relevant to those with vascular/metabolic impairments, those engaging in short-term, intense exercise, deconditioned individuals, and those with a low dietary nitrate intake.” This means people who are not very fit or have health issues, such as breathing problems, low muscle mass or high blood pressure, may benefit the most by increasing their dietary nitrate intake and raising nitric oxide levels.

Where It All Begins

These days, the hot topic in health is the importance of the microbiome: the microorganisms in the body, especially in regard to good bacteria. The bacterial microbiome living in mouth saliva is responsible for converting dietary nitrate, primarily from vegetables, into nitrite. When it reaches stomach acid, nitrite is converted into nitric oxide. Nitrite conversion to NO can also take place in blood vessels or tissues. But it all starts with saliva.

The moral of this digestive trail is that nitrate from vegetables is incredibly good for your health along with all of the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients such plant-based food contains. And don’t spit, because you need it to convert nitrate into nitrite to become nitric oxide. Whew!

The Red Rush of Beet Nitrate

Beets happen to be a nitrate-packed vegetable, and one bottle of Red Rush contains the juice of five beets, providing 500 mg of vegetable nitrate. To increase your levels of nitric oxide, you can’t go wrong in knocking back a daily bottle of Red Rush. See how far it takes you.

[References accessed July 6, 2018]