Inside Edible Plants

The plant kingdom has provided the world’s healthiest source of nutrition since the dawn of time. Today, we know that there are over 50,000 edible plants on the planet. Of course, only a small fraction of those end up in our meals. Just 12 plant sources along with five animal sources make up around 75Continue reading “Inside Edible Plants”

Going the Distance

Andre de Beer, AIM Preferred MemberBultfontein, Pretoria, South Africa I grew up in South Africa with an older brother and two younger sisters. Financially, times were tough. The first time in my life that I had three meals a day was when I joined the army. Although we battled, I was very blessed in sport andContinue reading “Going the Distance”

Aging Well with AIM Nutrition

If there is one secret to aging well, it is the sources of nutrition that you feed your body as the years go by.1 Consuming the right kinds of food adds up to “inner housekeeping” that makes for a healthy body environment. It’s a “nourishing your cells equals a healthy you” situation that is soContinue reading “Aging Well with AIM Nutrition”

Keep Moving

These days, there’s a trend among young people to work out using simple body exercises that anyone should be able to do. The concept is to just keep moving with free online videos that show you how. You don’t need equipment or have to lift weights, run miles, push heavy tires or do any otherContinue reading “Keep Moving”

The Best of Beets

The new look of RediBeets arrived in North America in early 2020. Rebranded RediBeets continues to provide all the best of beets from a pure extracted juice that is dried into a concentrated powder. One of the many healthy benefits of beets is that they contain an incredibly rich source of nitrate, a nitrogen-oxygen compoundContinue reading “The Best of Beets”

Drink It Up!

March 22 is World Water Day, which focuses on the importance of freshwater and its sustainable man­agement. Water is essential for all life on earth. Your body is around 50 to 75 percent water, depending on your age and gender, so the recommended daily water intake varies. The well-known “drink eight glasses a day” isContinue reading “Drink It Up!”

Circulation and Energy

The natural vegetable nitrate in beets is a current focus of research because the body converts it to nitric oxide. You can think of nitric oxide as a natural vasodilator, meaning it relaxes blood vessels and makes them wider. The result is improved circulation throughout the body. Doctors often prescribe vasodilating drugs for high bloodContinue reading “Circulation and Energy”

Beneficial Beet Juice

Comparisons can make for interesting studies, especially when the people tested have significant age differences. When older people come out on top, the results can seem even more impressive. Such is the case when researchers in New Zealand and Thailand conducted a 2019 study examining the effects of nitrate-rich beetroot juice. Volunteers were chosen fromContinue reading “Beneficial Beet Juice”

Childhood WEIGHT Issues

It’s a sad fact of modern life that so many children around the world are facing a health problem that is largely preventable: being overweight (having extra body fat) or obese (having too much body fat). The World Health Organization (WHO) presents some alarming statistics on the number of children who are affected by excessContinue reading “Childhood WEIGHT Issues”

AIM to Beat the Summer Heat

The heat is on in North America! As temperatures rise, energy levels lower for most people. But hey! It’s summertime. You get to spend more time being physically active outdoors. At the same time, the heat makes you sweat, so you need to replenish with water to avoid dehydration. Perspiring also makes you lose electrolytes.Continue reading “AIM to Beat the Summer Heat”