Are You Pro . . . Peas?

Protein is found pretty much everywhere in the body—hair, bone, skin, muscles, etc. The enzymes that create the vital biochemical reactions in your body and the oxygen-carrying hemoglobin that makes your blood red are proteins as well.

What’s more, you are made up of around 10,000 proteins, but your body cannot produce all the amino acids that are the building blocks of this macronutrient. That’s why a daily protein supply that includes essential amino acids is so important.

For every 20 pounds of weight, you need a dietary intake of around 7 grams of protein daily. As an example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be consuming about 53 grams every day. The daily maximum amount of protein in your dietary intake is 35 percent.

There is ample evidence that the source of protein you choose can affect your health negatively or positively. This is one of the reasons AIM provides ProPeas—a healthy, vegetable protein made from field peas.

Inside Protein

A variety of animal-based foods provide protein: meat, fish, eggs, to name a few. Plant-based sources include legumes, nuts and fruits.

A concern among vegetarians is not being able to get a complete protein source that provides the twenty-plus amino acids. However, eating a variety of protein-providing plants can give them everything they need.

With plant protein, you don’t get the saturated fat from red meat, which can negatively affect your health, contributing to acidity and creating a welcoming environment for disease.

ProPeas’ Alkalizing, Non-Allergenic, Vegan Protein

Supplementing your protein intake with vegan-certified ProPeas helps to avoid the acidifying effects of animal-based protein.

Like most vegetables, peas have an alkalizing effect on the body, and your body is naturally in an alkaline state. So ProPeas is a healthy way to reduce your meat intake and a healthier choice than whey or soy protein supplements.

Soy and whey (a by-product of cheese made with cow’s milk) are among the list of common 8 foods that cause allergic reactions. Peas are not a major food allergen.

Non-GMO, Gluten-Free ProPeas

Unlike peas, soy comes from crops that are mostly genetically modified organisms (GMO). ProPeas is certified Non-GMO as well as being certified gluten-free. More healthy reasons to choose ProPeas over other sources of supplemental protein.

The Full Picture

One of the fine side effects of consuming protein is that it is the nutrient that fills you up for the longest period of time, much more so that carbohydrates or fat. If you are trying to lose weight, being regularly satisfied with your food intake for lengthy periods is one of the best ways to cut down on calories and slowly but surely shed unwanted poundage.

One 16-gram serving of ProPeas adds only 60 calories, but it takes over 4 hours to digest. During that time, your body has 12 grams of healthy protein to work with, boosting your fat-burning metabolism as it is digested.

And when it comes to building lean muscle, pea protein is a perfect choice for everyone, from active bodybuilders to couch potatoes. Whether you are trying to bulk up or just trying to maintain a healthy musculature, ProPeas is up for the task. Seniors who tend to lose muscle mass as they age as a result of reduced appetites will benefit greatly from drinking smoothies made with ProPeas.

The many benefits of pea protein provide the same number of pros for supplementing with ProPeas.

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

The Sports Pack

Sometimes a word says it all. That’s primarily the case with the AIM Sports Pack combination of supplemental AIM nutrition.

As per one of the entries in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, sport is defined as “of, relating to, or suitable for sports.” Suitable for sports suitably sums up Peak Endurance, ProPeas and RediBeets. But honestly, anyone who wishes to feel more energetic and leaner would do well by themselves by taking this combo on a regular basis.

Let’s Get Physical

Whatever your speed, the Sports Pack can help you change gears upward and onward. That’s because supplemental ATP—energy-carrier molecules—green protein and beet nutrients are a combination that helps you to move forward at a greater pace in finer, physical form.

ATP from Peak Endurance

What goes on regarding energy production inside each one of the over thirty trillion cells in the average human body is simply mind-boggling. The cells’ mitochondria produce molecules—adenosine 5-triphosphate disodium (ATP)—that give your body the energy to move and function. This energy production is happening all the time at different levels depending on physical activity.

When you give your body supplemental ATP from Peak Endurance to draw on, it’s sort of like having a reserve tank of gas so that you’ll always be able to fuel your vehicle: your body. It’s an energy drink that also fuels you with six electrolytes, six B vitamins and a side of vitamin C to boot! And the blueberry-açai flavored powder mixes into tasty, liquid body fuel that peaks your endurance.

Protein from ProPeas

Your body also needs large molecules made up of amino acids: protein. It originates from the Greek word, proteios, which translates as “of primary importance.” Protein is needed daily for body structure and function, but not all protein sources are good for your body long-term.

The pea protein in ProPeas is a great, long-term supplement because it is a vegetable source, field peas to be exact. And this is a great alternative to meat protein, which can come with a side of fat, sodium and acidity. Alkalizing green protein contributes to lean muscle mass without added inflammation.

ProPeas is a most suitable protein for weight loss as well. Slow to digest, it fills you up for lengthy periods of time, which means you add fewer calories. And that is one of the key keys to losing pounds and keeping them lost.

Vegetable Nitrate from RediBeets

If there is one molecule you should KNOW more about it’s NO: nitric oxide. It plays a vital role in your arteries, making them relaxed and widened so that blood flows more freely and blood pressure is at the healthy levels it should be.

Beets contain an exceptional source of vegetable nitrate. And nitrate gets converted to nitric oxide once it is assimilated by the body. RediBeets supports that conversion because it’s a concentrated red beet juice powder packed with vegetable nitrate.

The nitrate conversion to NO is an incredibly beneficial molecular transition for all physical activity. Boosted circulation and lowered blood pressure are boons to body movement and the stamina needed to keep moving. RediBeets supplements your body in this transition from nitrate to NO.

Put Peak Endurance, ProPeas and RediBeets together and you have a Sports Pack that packs a potent power booster for physical activity of any intensity. And those are words that say it all.

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

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

Certifications Matter

Members (whole-food concentrates and nutritional supplement distributors for The AIM Companies) worldwide recognize that our products are the finest. However, people outside of the AIM family are faced with many choices, so it isn’t easy for them to make the best selections when it comes to natural health products.

Independent distributors of AIM’s substantial line of high-quality products have several helpful deciding factors at their disposal to encourage people to make the finest choices: product certifications.

Knowing Product Certifications

AIM has five certifications that are featured on product labels and the website and in catalogs, datasheets and other AIM literature: Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, certified Vegan, Kosher and Sport Approved. It is important to be familiar with each certification when speaking to people who may be interested in purchasing AIM products.

As an example, people who are vegetarians or vegans are likely to share this aspect of their lives when talking about health-related issues and would be more inclined to purchase a particular supplement that fits their lifestyle choices.

Awareness of the certifications increases the product knowledge and credibility of AIM independent distributors and prevents unsuitable recommendations.

Non-GMO products do not contain genetically modified ingredients

Every AIM product is certified Non-GMO, so this fact is easy to remember for the entire AIM lineup. None of the ingredients that AIM uses contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are bioengineered animals or plants through the use of gene-splicing.

GMOs have created a worldwide concern for people who want only natural sources of nutrition. All AIM products respect that concern. Telling prospective customers that every AIM product is certified Non-GMO is as good an introduction as any.

Gluten-free products contain less than 20 parts per million (PPM) of gluten

The AIM Companies™ has tested for the presence of gluten in all of its products. Most AIM products have tested gluten-free except for BarleyLife capsules, BarleyLife Xtra, Herbal Fiberblend, CoCoa LeafGreens, LeafGreens and Canada Herbal Release. Knowing these six exceptions confirms the vast majority of AIM products are gluten-free.

Being able to identify gluten-free supplements is of utmost importance for the health of people who have gluten-related disorders. For such individuals, consuming gluten—distinctive proteins found in wheat and other grains—can lead to a number of unpleasant symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, poor absorption of food nutrients and diarrhea or constipation. Those with gluten issues can take comfort in knowing that AIM has a substantial lineup of gluten-free products that can help to improve their health.

Certified vegan products contain no animal products or by-products

For anyone following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, the AIM products that are certified vegan can be easily identified by a logo or vegan indications printed on labels, signifying no presence of animal products or by-products and no testing on animals. This information is essential for vegans and vegetarians to decide which supplements are appropriate for them to take.

Kosher certification indicates the product, process and system comply with the highest kosher standards and regulations

Kosher food laws set a high bar in terms of cleanliness, purity and quality, so people not only of the Jewish faith look for the OK symbol on labels.

The Garden TrioBarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets—as well the BarleyLife powder in the 180-gram canisters and sample packs are certified kosher, and The AIM Companies will continue to expand kosher certifications for those who look for the OK symbol on product labels.

Sport-approved products contain no substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency

The AIM lineup contains three products that are sport approved: Peak Endurance, ProPeas and Red Rush. All three are available individually or as a combination in the Sports Pack. For competitive athletes, enhancing performance with natural products that contain no banned substances is an intelligent choice.

Helping people to make intelligent choices when it comes to their health and lifestyles is a goal for all AIM independent distributors. Use prod­uct certifications wisely to achieve this aim.

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Fit is the New Thin: Mélanie’s Story

It is important to note that maintaining an ideal weight for your body composition goes well beyond being skinny or thin. It’s about being fit. It’s the new thin in wellness.

Over the years, many Members (The AIM Companies’ distributors) have managed their weight by using a variety of AIM products, including BarleyLife, ProPeas, fit ’n fiber and GlucoChrom. A selection of recent testimonials comprise the “Fit Is the New Thin” series, beginning with a personal success story from Mélanie Villeneuve, an AIM Group Builder who lives in  Quebec with her husband and their two daughters.

Weight Loss Made Easy

As a working mom with two young girls, I need a lot of energy. But I had been experiencing health issues: stomach problems and mostly feeling tired all the time. I had poor nutritional habits and was overweight. I wanted to take charge of my health.

In September 2017, I started using AIM products, learning about their benefits for my family from AIM Director Sylvie Adam. I began by taking BarleyLife Xtra every morning for a month because I wanted to try one product first on myself and see if I felt any different.

After only four days, I noticed an increase in my energy levels, better digestion and reduced bloating. And at the end of that first month, I had lost 8 pounds.
Since then, I’ve been eating healthy, alkaline, raw food along with taking additional AIM products: the Garden Trio, which my girls love, ProPeas, fit ’n fiber and GlucoChrom. When I weighed myself four months into this lifestyle change, I had lost 30 pounds … and I’m keeping it off!

I couldn’t keep this a secret just for myself, so I’m promoting this healthy lifestyle and building an AIM business in the process. I began by telling family and friends about AIM nutrition. Some people didn’t recognize me after my weight loss. I look healthier, happier and fitter.

AIM makes it easy to introduce good nutrition to your routine, and you can start by changing one thing at a time. I know that I am now at my best to take care of my family. I’m full of energy, so I can do whatever I want. And I’m also ready to help people who want better health.

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

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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 Herbal Fiberblend 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.

 

Pea Protein Promotes Muscle Thickness and Strength

If you are an adult who wants to maintain healthy muscle mass throughout the aging process or an athlete or bodybuilder, especially someone just beginning, a study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (January 2015) recommends pea protein.

The research took a long hard look at whether pea protein would be just as effective for increasing muscle thickness and strength as whey protein, using a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

A total of 161 physically active males from the age of 18 to 35 participated in a 12-week program of resistance training. Three groups were created based on the supplement taken by each participant:

◊ Placebo (54)
◊ Whey protein (54)
◊ Pea protein (53)

All participants followed the same training routine, three times a week with a rest day between each session. The focus on upper limb muscles allowed researchers to document increases in bicep size by taking measurements at the inclusion visit, a 6-week follow-up and a final 12-week visit.

Biceps are the most common muscles that guys flex to impress people, and it was impressive how the participants supplementing with pea protein had a lot to flex about. A sensitivity study performed on 68 participants with the lowest muscle force revealed that the most significant increases in muscle thickness were seen in the participants taking the pea protein. Muscle strength also increased. So pea protein is especially beneficial for beginners or those who are getting back into weight training.

The study concluded that this statistical superiority makes pea protein a valid alternative to whey protein for athletes from different levels and sports and should also be of value for less athletic individuals, including seniors who want to slow the aging process and maintain muscle mass.

ProPeas

Studies such as this one confirm what AIM has been saying ever since introducing ProPeas back in 2009. As a healthy alternative to meat protein as well as whey and soy protein supplements, AIM’s pea protein can help maintain strong, healthy muscle mass for people of all ages and at all levels of physical activity.

Reference: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition [Published 21 January 2015]

https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-014-0064-5

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

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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 Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.