Nutritiously Smooth Smoothies

AIM products take healthy beverages to a whole new nutritional level, and there’s no limit to the variety of smoothie creations you can make.

AIM Star Sapphire Director Leré Robinson features a fine selection of recipes on her Alive Again website— http://www.aliveagainonline.com. The follow­­ing taste of the tropics with a LeafGreens variation is one of her many appetizingly healthy creations.

Tropical LeafGreens Smoothie

Ingredients TropicalLeafGreensSmoothie
1 tsp LeafGreens
1 ripe kiwi fruit, peeled
3–4 chunks of frozen pineapple
6 oz cold water
Handful of ice
1 dessert spoon fit ’n fiber (optional)

Directions
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Add more water if too thick. Serve with a sprig of fresh mint.

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This second recipe comes from the land down under. It’s a sensational, non-dairy drink containing fit ’n fiber, ProPeas and RediBeets combined with banana and three anti-inflammatory herbs.

Banana Beet Smoothie

IngredientsBananaBeetSmoothie
2 tbsp fit ’n fiber
1 scoop ProPeas
1 tsp RediBeets*
1 small banana
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 cup chilled water
A couple of ice cubes for an extra chill

Directions
Mix everything in a blender, pour and enjoy!

* For an athlete serving of RediBeets, use four teaspoons.

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AIM for Your Gut

The microbiome remains a mystery even with all the recent buzz about its importance. And it is often linked to another word: microbiota.

According to the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah, the microbiota is a “collection or community of microbes” while the microbiome is viewed as “the full collection of genes of all the microbes in a community.”1

Mind-Boggling Microbes

Microbiota or microbiome microbes are microscopic organisms that normally inhabit the human body on the skin, in the mouth, in the gut, etc. And we’re spe­cifically talking about archaea, bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses as well as microscopic animals2 when referring to microbes.

One of the most important microbes in the list is the bacteria that dominate the gut, helping to digest food, produce vitamins, regulate the immune system and protect against disease-causing bacteria. The greater diversity of bacterial species you have, the healthier you are.

A 2010 Italian study compared the diversity of bacteria in children who ate a modern diet to children who ate a more ancient, plant-based diet. Guess which kids had the greatest diversity of species?

Over the years, diets that include burgers and fries may have murdered many species of useful human bacteria. So the crux of the matter is food that feeds people … and their bacteria.

Boosting Bacteria

Seriously, who would have thought that large populations of many different species of bacteria—and we’re talking trillions—in your colon actually keep you healthy, which is primarily why the microbiome has become such a buzz word since the late 1990s.

Whatever you can do to boost the presence and variety of bacteria in your microbiome, the more boosting bacteria you get in the health department. And getting back to the children in the study who ate a largely vegetarian diet, those youngsters had a high intake of fiber. Specific types of fiber—prebiotics—are dietary delights for bacteria. Eat more fiber and you feed the little buggers that boost your health.

FloraFood and fit ’n fiber Fit

AIM supports the pro­file of a healthy micro­biome with fit ’n fiber’s prebiotics and FloraFood’s probiotics—supplemental healthy bacteria. fit ’n fiber provides three kinds of prebiotic fiber, food for your friendly microbiome inhabitants. And Flora­Food boosts the presence of three friendly species of gut bacteria. AIM nutrition is a fine fit for your gut.

References:
1 https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/microbiome/
2 https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/microbiome/intro/
https://www.pnas.org/content/107/33/14691

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Sleep for Your Microbiome

It is entirely possible that stress gets between your sleep patterns and the health of your microbiome. If the bacterial balance in your gut is off, your response to stress can be off as well, keeping you tossing and turning during the night. And lack of sleep can alter the diversity of bacteria and negatively impact the state of your microbiome. It’s a two-way street that may cause a disease-developing situation.

Dysbiosis

Chronic sleep loss can create an abnormal relationship with your microbiome. This disturbance can lead to dysbiosis, a disruption of balance that studies have shown can cause the onset of a variety of health problems, including gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome and colon cancer.

Your microbiome is made up of all the microorganisms that inhabit your body from the inside out. A good majority of them are the good bacteria that live in your colon, where the largest percentage of your immune system is located. And because these healthy microorganisms are key players in the body system that protects you from infection and disease, it makes sense that your health can be compromised when there is an imbalance between the good and the bad bacteria.

Repopulating the good guys by taking probiotics—supplemental friendly bacteria—and nurturing them with prebiotics, the types of fiber that bacteria feed and thrive on, can restore a healthy balance. And a healthy microbiome helps you to handle stress and sleep much better.

AIM for Your Microbiome

You can help maintain the health of the good guys by taking AIM nutrition that targets the well-being of your microbiome: supplemental friendly bacteria, the food that keeps them healthy and calming herbs that find the off-switch of a stressed-out mind.

Each FloraFood capsule of probiotics contains three billion live cells to repopulate your intestinal tract with the good bacteria that maintain a balanced microbiome … and your health.

Each serving of fit ’n fiber provides 8 grams of prebiotics that feed the good bacteria and further increase their numbers.

Each capsule of Composure provides a variety of natural herbs that can help to combat the stress that may be keeping you awake at night and messing with the relationship you have with your microbiome.

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Bacteria, the Brain and Bones

The microbiome is an amazing part of your life . . . literally. Life within life so to speak. All of the microorganisms that make up your microbiota are alive and doing their part to keep you healthy, particularly the friendly bacteria. But like everything good in life, it tends to be all about balance.

When the population of bacteria in your colon is in proper balance, it regulates a number of functions, including nutrient metabolism, gut barrier protection and immunomodulation. In fact, there has been so much research on the microbiome in the past 10 years or so that gut bacteria have been determined to impact pretty much all body systems.

That’s why it’s not entirely surprising that there is likely a bacteria-brain-bone connection. Recent research indicates it’s likely that gut bacteria regulate bone growth and structure by way of certain hormones in the brain. So, try and wrap your mind around the possibility that bacteria work in cahoots with your brain to keep your bones strong.

Bone Basics

Osteoblasts and osteoclasts are cells that regulate bone tissue. ’Blasts build bone while ‘clasts excavate bone tissue for elements, calcium for example, needed by the body in a process known as resorption.

Osteoporosis is a disease that has a constant excavating effect on bone tissue, weakening the matrix and causing susceptibility to fractures, breaks and spine curvature disorders. Research on this debilitating bone disease indicates that probiotics−supplemental friendly bacteria−are beneficial for increasing and strengthening bone matrix.

A 2018 study revealed that “Intestinal microorganisms can disrupt the balance between bone formation and resorption by indirectly stimulating or inhibiting osteoblasts and osteoclasts . . . An increasing number of studies on osteoporosis have suggested the beneficial effects of probiotics in terms of increasing bone mass.” So, supplementing with friendly bacteria can have a positive effect on bones.

Bone Up on AIM

Since friendly bacteria seem to have a role in the health of all body systems, adding more to your gut population with probiotics is a healthy thing to do. FloraFood contributes to increasing the population of healthy gut inhabitants by providing three billion live cells in each capsule. And you get three different species of bacteria as well because variety is the spice of life even for your microbiome.

Just like you, friendly bacteria need to be fed the right kind of nutrition to thrive, and fit ’n fiber gives them food they enjoy feasting on: prebiotic fiber. In other words, prebiotics are made for probiotics. It’s also interesting to note that even though fiber is an essential nutrient your stomach doesn’t digest, your friendly bacteria munch on it to stay healthy, and, in doing so, keep you healthy.

And for the building block of bone, CalciAIM delivers three types of calcium in a powder to make it easier for your body to absorb this bone-building mineral. And CalciAIM also contains the nutrients your body needs to properly absorb calcium, including vitamin D and magnesium.

Back up your microbiome with AIM supplements that contribute to its well-being and to the well-being of your bones.

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Your Heart Healthy AIM

Life is just a heartbeat away. By giving your heart the right nutrition to remain strong, the beat goes on. AIM’s natural health products can help to deliver supplemental support.

Decades of research into the onset and progression of heart conditions and other diseases has lead to the recognition of chronic inflammation as a common factor.1 Eating healthy foods, such as leafy greens and other vegetables, and taking a variety of AIM supplements that provide the following nutrients and foods may help to reduce inflammation.

Omega- 3 and -6 Essential Fatty Acids

Essential for the structure and function of every cell in your body, omega-3 and -6 are polyunsaturated fats that are vital for balancing inflammation.

Flaxseed oil contains omega-3, an essential fatty acid that decreases inflammation. It’s a healthy fat that you never want to be without because it may help to reduce blood clots as well as to lower triglycerides, the blood fat linked to heart disease.2

Sesame and sunflower seed oils are rich in omega-6, which helps to lower LDL: the bad cholesterol.2 Omega-6 is also involved in the natural inflammatory response to injury in the body. A healthy ratio of omega-6 to -3 keeps inflammation in balance.

Alpine Wild Garlic

Garlic has always been considered a healthy addition to food; however, alpine wild garlic has far more active substances than domesticated varieties.

The leaves of wild alpine garlic exert anti-inflammatory activity3, making it a wise supplemental choice for a healthy heart. Besides, alpine garlic has also been shown to help maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels4: two vital factors for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system.

Coenzyme Q10

The powerful antioxidant required to generate energy production in the cells is coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Your heart needs an enormous amount of energy to maintain a steady, relentless beat, so energy-sparking CoQ10 supports the health and function of this vital organ.

CoQ10 has also been identified as having an anti-inflammatory effect on overactive inflammasomes5, protein complexes that can play a role in the development of cardiovascular diseases.6

Fiber

Increasing your fiber intake may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering LDL cholesterol, blood pressure and, of course, inflammation.7 Research indicates that the levels of inflammatory markers associated with cardiovascular disease are reduced by dietary fiber.8

Fiber also provides the “I’m full” factor for reducing caloric intake to maintain a healthy weight, which is one of the best things you can do physically for your heart and overall health.

Red Beetroot

By knowing the extent to which beets are so good for your health, you understand how making red beetroot a part of your food intake is such a healthy habit.9 The heart-protective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of red beetroot can make you think its deep red color was made to order for healthy blood flow and pressure.

Your body converts the vegetable nitrate in beets into nitric oxide, which improves circulation and lowers blood pressure by relaxing and widening the arteries.
The betaine in beets is a fine source of choline, which helps to regulate inflammation and maintain normal homocysteine levels. Betaine is also associated with lower levels of inflammatory markers.10

AIMega provides a healthy 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids in a blend of organic flax, sesame and sunflower seed oils. Each capsule delivers supplemental essentials for your heart and overall health on a daily basis.

Bear Paw Garlic contains the leaves of alpine wild garlic. The active substances and resulting benefits of this unique source of garlic are available in every capsule.
Note: Bear Paw Garlic is not available in Canada.

CellSparc 360 offers encapsulated, plant-derived CoQ10 that supplements the presence of and protection from this powerful antioxidant for heart and body wellness.

fit ’n fiber increases your fiber intake with a two-tablespoon daily serving, helping to reduce hunger pangs and provide anti-inflammatory benefits.

RediBeets, as the name suggests, is a source of red beetroot in a juice powder, delivering vegetable nutrients that help increase nitric oxide and decrease inflammation.

Chronic inflammation is at the core of health issues like cardiovascular disease. AIM nutrition gets to the heart of the matter by helping to decrease inflammation with heart-healthy nutrients.

References accessed November 15, 2018
1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5488800/
2 https://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-healthy/healthy-eating/fats-and-oils
3 http://bit.ly/ResearchGate_Wild_Alpine_Garlic
4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5000681/
5 https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/blog-post/coq10-new-anti-inflammatory
6 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3253520/
7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5731843/
8 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15884088
9 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4425174/#__sec4title
10 http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=49

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The Weight of It All

It’s the New Year and already the weight of any resolutions you made can feel like someone nagging you to do something about it. If you have resolutely made up your mind to lower the number that appears when you step on a scale, then at least you can be comforted in knowing that you are not alone. An online survey that asked “What are your New Year’s resolutions?” revealed that 45 percent of the people who responded wanted to lose weight or get in shape. Many fail.

Looking back at all of the weight-loss fads that have been foisted on the public over the years, it would seem that all of the diet plans that have come and gone were most successful in gaining fees and royalties for the people who happened to come up with the latest craze. It’s still happening. What is rarely happening is healthy weight loss that stays off.

 Burn More Than You Consume

Sometimes the most practical way to do something successfully seems . . .  well, too sensible, as though it has to be a case of no pain, no gain. But what if being practical actually works best for losing weight?

Every body is different, but every body burns calories daily. This works for maintaining an ideal body weight. If inactive, your body burns anywhere from 1,800 – 2,400 calories daily in the normal metabolic process. So if your daily caloric intake outweighs what your body burns, you become overweight. It’s pretty much that simple. To reverse this, burn more than you consume to lose weight.

Hunger Pangs

The primary feeling that works against the balance of calories in and calories burned is hunger. We all get hungry. How we react to hunger is what separates the “lightweight” from the overweight.

Do you know that you can eat a big bowl of raw vegetables that gives you healthy plant nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fiber but with minimal calories? The most difficult part is washing and chopping a daily supply and storing it in the fridge. For some, the most difficult part will be training their minds and bodies that vegetables are a better choice than a big bowl of potato chips. It’s called being in charge of your health.

Suppose you make this vegetable feast one of your three meals of the day. The pounds will slowly waste away from your waist. Slow but sure is a healthy approach to weight loss.

AIM for Satiety

AIM provides another way to have a replacement meal without a lot of calories: the Weight Loss Pack. And a fine mix it is—vegetable protein from ProPeas, a variety of filling fiber from fit ’n fiber and fat- and carbohydrate-metabolizing nutrients from GlucoChrom. Drinking daily smoothies made with ProPeas and fit ’n fiber are an effective way to feel satiated for hours. AIM for weight loss through healthy nutrition.

Helping Your Body’s Metabolism

This is the point where the E-word appears: exercise. Some people cringe at the thought, even though they know it’s good for them. Others don’t feel balanced unless they get some exercise.

These days, there are a lot of extreme forms of physical activity. Do not even go there if you’re someone who tends back away from the idea of physical activity. There are simple ways to get some beneficial exercise without having to go to extremes or a fitness center for that matter.

Take a Walk

Walking is natural for human beings and really easy. Cars and public transportation are great inventions, but they have eliminated the need to walk from point A to B. This vehicular convenience is the usual go-to choice even for short distances, so a simple way to get some daily exercise is missed by walking to a vehicle only.

Climb Stairs

Stairs are a great way to get a cardiovascular workout, but elevators are the vehicle of choice for the ups and downs of daily life. Taking the stairs instead of entering an elevator and pushing a button gives you a lot more exercise. And if you need to go up several flights, start by climbing stairs for a floor or two to build your stamina. You may eventually be able to climb to the top all on your own steam.

In the end, losing pounds that you don’t want to carry around can make living in your body feel so much better. It’s a worthwhile New Year’s resolution that’s doable. Just do it sensibly and get some help from AIM.

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Fit is the New Thin: Cassey Shaw

Shared by Cassey Shaw, AIM Preferred Member

I am a wife, mom, business owner and recovering food addict. I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember.

In May 2018, I decided enough was enough. I focused on changing my mindset and nutrition. I counted calories and ate whole foods. I worked hard for those first two months to fight the mental battle that has always plagued me and in two months I lost 25 pounds!

At this point, I began running, and I purchased my first Garden Trio. I could have never imagined that I would fall in love with this drink so much. These products are not new to me because my in-laws, whom I’ve known for over 19 years, have been faithfully taking them. However, this is the first time I started taking AIM products.

By including my two children in my health and wellness journey, it has held me accountable. No matter what, I wanted them to grow up in a healthy home, making healthy choices, even if mommy was closet eating. Making our [Garden] Trio smoothies together has been a game changer for my kids and now my whole family enjoys smoothies multiple times a week.

Today I am down 55 pounds and use the Garden Trio regularly. When I feel bloated, need a quick meal on the go or a quick post-workout smoothie, I always reach for my power drink. As a homeschooling mama and business owner, this smoothie gives me the energy to keep up with life. I travel often and being able to pack my powders and blender not only saves me money but keeps me on track.

I never thought I would enjoy these products so much, but today I CRAVE THEM!

Cassey’s Smoothie Ingredients:
1½ cups of water
1 tsp. RediBeets
1 tsp. Just Carrots
1 tbsp. BarleyLife
1 tbsp. fit ’n fiber
2 small handfuls of mixed frozen berries
2 handfuls spinach

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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