15 Fantastic Fiber Facts

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1. The average person only gets 15 g of fiber a day.

2. The recommended amount of fiber is 20-35 g per day.

3. Fiber comes exclusively from plants.

4. There are two types of fiber. Soluble and insoluble fiber.  Although both are necessary, soluble breaks down in water and insoluble does not.

5. Insoluble fiber can absorb water and keep you fuller, longer.

6. Insoluble fiber can help make waste easier to pass.

7. Studies have shown that fiber may prevent diverticulitis.

8. Some soluble fibers work as prebiotics.

9. Symptoms of low fiber intake include weight gain, constipation, blood sugar fluctuations and fatigue.

10. Research has shown that people with high-fiber diets increase their survival rates by 22%.

11. Fiber helps lower cholesterol levels. 

12. Fiber may help your body remove the carcinogens in cooked meat!

13. Eating more fiber may reduce your risk of a first-time stroke by 7%.

14. A high-fiber diet may reduce breast cancer risk, according to a study. 

15. Consuming a high-fiber diet may improve mineral absorption.

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Everything You Need to Know About Keeping AIM Products in the Freezer

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Due to their hygroscopic nature–the tendency to absorb water readily–some of our products ( especially RediBeets, CalciAIM and Peak Endurance) may become clumpy when the lids are not fastened tight enough or if they become directly exposed to moisture. This problem is greatest in areas of the globe where there is a lot of humidity.  The best and easiest way to circumvent this problem is by placing the products in the freezer. Modern freezers come equipped with a dehumidifier to keep out frost, making it an ideal place to store juice powders.

Putting your whole-food juice powder concentrates freezer does not kill the enzymes, nor does it denature them. It only slows their rates of operation. The only negative side effect of freezerbound storage is wrinkly labels.

Vitamin A: What It Can Do For You


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Vitamin A kicks off the alphabet of vitaminery with a bang. If you’re a carrot (203% of vitamin A per serving) fan, you know that vitamin A is the good-vision vitamin. That’s because it helps protect the cornea and has been linked to preventing, impairing or reducing several eye-related health concerns: dry eye, superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and Stargardt’s disease, cataracts and recovery after laser eye surgery. Furthermore, vitamin A helps you see better in low lightand a deficiency of vitamin A can impair your peripheral vision. It also helps the development of the eyes in fetuses.

Vitamin A for the Immune System

Vitamin A helps boost your immune system by bolstering your entry points, specifically your respiratory tract and mucous membranes.

From Harvard School of Public Health

Vitamin A. Experts have long known that vitamin A plays a role in infection and maintaining mucosal surfaces by influencing certain subcategories of T cells and B cells and cytokines. Vitamin A deficiency is associated with impaired immunity and increased risk of infectious disease. On the other hand, according to one study, supplementation in the absence of a deficiency didn’t enhance or suppress T cell immunity in a group of healthy seniors.

Vitamin A for Healthy Skin

Vitamin A has been linked to healthy skin. It’s currently under investigation for its ability to reduce wrinkles caused by the aging process. It’s also been used to treat acne, repair sun and other damage, maintain healthy skin and relieve psoriasis a bit.

Vitamin A for Teeth and Gums

Vitamin A has bone-boosting properties which can strengthen the old chompers and because of its relationship with the mucous membranes, vitamin A is good for the gums, too. So the next time you see your dentist and you’ve got a healthy smile, it could be because you’re getting enough vitamin A in your diet.

Vitamin A For Breast Cancer and Stabilization

Vitamin A has been linked to lower rates of breast cancer and has been found to be helpful reducing complications in the following illnesses: malaria, HIV and measles

Vitamin A for Reproduction

Vitamin A is vital for the continuation of the species as it helps the male and female reproductive systems as well as embryonic development, especially the development of a healthy nervous system.

Vitamin A From Vegetable Sources is Safer Than Supplements or Meats

Vitamin A from plant food is completely safe. Fun fact, if you eat a polar bear liver, you will die. It’s because there is so much vitamin A in the liver of a polar bear that it will literally kill you. So if you’re eating polar bear on the tundra one day, skip the liver if you want to continue your harsh, tundrabound existence. Plants contain beta carotene. The body converts what it needs from that and throws the rest out. That’s why people aren’t dying from carrot overdoses.

American Heart Association: “Vegetable-Heavy Diet Decreases Risk of Heart Disease by Twenty Percent!”

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A new study put out by the American Heart Association has found that by simply eating a higher proportion of plant-based foods, you can reduce your risk of dying from stroke or heart attack by a whopping twenty percent. This very large study looked at the eating patterns of nearly half a million Europeans and found that those who ate a diet composed of seventy percent plant products and thirty percent animal products lowered their risk of cardiovascular disease by a fifth compared to those who consumed diets high in animal products. (65% meat and dairy, 45% plants).

Science Daily: 

The American Heart Association recommends following a heart-healthy diet, which could also be described as a pro-vegetarian diet. It is high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, beans, and nuts, low-fat dairy, beans, skinless poultry, and fish. It encourages eating foods low in saturated and trans fats and sodium, and limiting added sugars and red meats.

The AIM Companies provides an array of tasty plant-based juices for people looking to make a healthy lifestyle change. CoCoa LeafGreens and BarleyLife Xtra are great products for kids or others who may not be the biggest fans of vegetables. For those of us with veggie-loving palettes, BarleyLife and Leaf Greens are a quick and convenient way of getting a nutrition boost without the mess and hassle of juicing. And, as a frequent produce buyer, I often worry about my fruits and vegetables going to waste if I don’t eat them in time. With the AIM Products, I don’t have to worry.

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2015 AIM Conference!

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It’s the final month to register for the 2015 AIM Conference, and the remaining rooms are being filled daily. So if you’re thinking of visiting the old Grand Canyon State, you may want to make the decision to go before there is no longer a decision to make.

10. The New, Improved Healthy Cell Concept

Back in the day,  the Healthy Cell Concept was a revolutionary holistic way of looking at health from the bottom up. Today, the concept is still as sound as ever, but the look will be updated to reflect modernity.

9. Arizona is a land of sun and flavor

Arizona is a beautiful state. It also houses the best canyon in the world. And if you’ve seen the Grand Canyon, there is very little reason to hunt around for other, lesser canyons. You’ve already seen numero uno.

8. The Hotel Has a Pool 

I don’t know about you guys, but if I get to go to this thing, I will spend all my off time getting raisin-y hands and swimming laps in the enormous outdoor pool that looks and is totally awesome.

7. A Basketball Court

You’ll get your cell exercise on the awesome full-size basketball court. Which AIM Member is the best basketball player? This will finally be decided, as it should be, on the court.

6. The Panel of Member-Experts

What makes our AIM Organization so great is that our Members are amazing people. This year, we’re going to let some of our capable Members take lead on the presentations.

5.  The Surprises!

There are surprises in store. Amazing surprises. Secret surprises. I can’t tell you what they are. That’s why they are surprises.

4. The Price

Due to the rescheduling, we were able to drastically reduce the price of conference and we passed the savings on to you!

3. Red Rush for Everyday use

Red Rush: Year One–Market the finest beet juice to a young, athletic crowd in order to help expand our markets.

Red Rush: Year Two/This Year–Market the finest beet juice to everyday people who need help with blood pressure, mobility and circulation. Find out more in Scottsdale.

2. Stoking that good, old Network-Marketing Passion

We’re a network-marketing company.  A lot of people get a great deal of satisfaction from their AIM businesses that they built with their strong, bare hands. It’s the kind of thing you can be proud of.  Successful Members will share their stories and their methods with those of you interested in taking up the mantle of entrepreneurship.  In Partnership for Life!

1. Your AIM Family

Nothing is better than seeing old friends and making new ones.  This Conference provides you with the opportunity to relight the fires of fellowship and communion with your friends, colleagues and mentors and also affords you the opportunity of touching new lives and making new memories.

Register for Conference here!

11 AIM Products for Brain Health

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If you’re concerned about the health of your brain, it’s a good indicator that you have a brain. The three best ways to keep your mental capacities at full functionality are by exercising your body, exercising your brain and by maintaining proper nutrition.  At this point, we all know how to exercise: run, swim, cycle, hula-hoop and/or cartwheel. Exercising our brain can take the form of fun crossword puzzles, solving riddles in order to cross bridges in fairy tales or mentally challenging games, but the nutritional needs of your brain are very specific. That’s where The AIM Companies comes in. We have expertly formulated and tasty whole-food juice concentrates and nutritional supplements that can really help keep your mind sharp. Here are eleven of those products.

1. GinkgoSense

Ginkgo biloba has been shown to promote good blood circulation in the brain. In studies,  it has helped people with dementia improve their cognitive functioning.

2. RediBeets/Red Rush

Speaking of blood flow to the brain, beet nitrate is a potent vasodilator, allowing more blood to get to the brain.  Adequate/improved blood flow to the brain has been linked to an increase in reaction times and enhanced mental clarity. Beets are also a good source of B-vitamins.

3. Peak Endurance

But if you want to talk about B-vitamins, Peak Endurance is the product that you’re really going to want to talk about. Two servings of Peak Endurance gives you 100% of your daily B-vitamin needs. B-vitamins play important roles in nerve impulse propagation. Studies have also shown that B-vitamins may reduce some risk of Alzheimer’s/dementia and can also reduce brain shrinkage.

4. AIMega

Studies have shown that a reduced intake of Omega-3’s increases the risks of age-related cognitive decline.

5. CellSparc 360

In one study, CoQ10 was shown to reduce brain deterioration in Parkinson’s patients. Generally though, CoQ10 has also been shown to improve vascular health which, in turn, promotes healthy blood flow to the noggin.

6. CranVerry+ 

In clinical tests, resveratrol has been shown to benefit memory and increase blood flow to the brain.

7. Veggie D, ReAssure SP

Your brain is made mostly of fat. Cartenoids like lycopene safeguard fat. I know, this is the only time in your life that you’ve wanted to retain fat.  It’s hard for me to wrap my fat mind around this, too.

8. BarleyLife, BarleyLife Xtra, LeafGreens, 

Vitamin K has been linked to better verbal episodic memory performance.  It also helps to keep your arteries pliant, a hallmark of healthy blood flow.

9. CoCoa LeafGreens

The flavanols in cocoa seem to improve blood vessel function in the brain. Also, CCLG has vitamin K in it. See 8.

10. Composure 

Did you know that if you have high anxiety that it can impair your judgement?  Additionally, oat straw may increase alpha-2 waves, brainwaves associated with relaxation.  Also, oat straw might promote nitric oxide functioning which increases blood flow.

11. Mag-nificence, CalciAIM

A study published in Neuron journal, found that increasing brain magnesium can improve learning and memory. Magnesium is essential for brain health, especially in aging populations.

5 AIM Supplements for CrossFit

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Now that the Membership agreement has changed, it’s completely cool to supply your local CrossFit gyms with our awesome supplements. Resident CrossFitter Nic Wrightsent me an article called “Five Supplements Even CrossFitters Should Love.”  And sure enough, we had most of the products on the list.

A lot of folks in the CrossFit community don’t like to use synthetic workout supplements. That’s why the AIM Companies product line fits so well into the CrossFit philosophy.

1. COQ10 in the form of CellSparc 360

COQ10 has been linked to increased endothelial function which is great if you’re also supplementing with beet juice. Also, regular COQ 10 supplementation boosts performance by 2.5% over time.

2. Magnesium in the form of Mag-Nificence

Magnesium is ridiculously helpful for sore muscles, especially when taken topically. You can target the sore muscles directly with topical magnesium. It’s a great way to relieve pain. Magnesium has also been shown to increase testosterone in athletes.

3. Vitamin D in the form of Veggie D and CalciAIM

Most people are deficient in vitamin D and when I say most people, I mean a billion people worldwide.

From the smarties at Harvard:

If you live north of the line connecting San Francisco to Philadelphia and Athens to Beijing, odds are that you don’t get enough vitamin D. The same holds true if you don’t get outside for at least a 15-minute daily walk in the sun. African-Americans and others with dark skin, as well as older individuals, tend to have much lower levels of vitamin D, as do people who are overweight or obese.

Worldwide, an estimated 1 billion people have inadequate levels of vitamin D in their blood, and deficiencies can be found in all ethnicities and age groups. (13)  Indeed, in industrialized countries, doctors are even seeing the resurgence of rickets, the bone-weakening disease that had been largely eradicated through vitamin D fortification.

Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to lower testosterone levels. That’s why athletes need it.

4. Protein Powder in the Form of ProPeas

Protein helps build muscle and it’s great as a post-workout recovery drink. ProPeas is an all-natural food, vegan food source of protein.

From Breaking Muscle:

 CrossFitters only eat “real food,” right? And protein powder is the gold standard of everything that’s wrong in the supplement industry, right? Wrong. What’s wrong is all the stuff you bought in the past at some franchise supplement outlet was indeed chemical-filled junk. But there are plenty of quality protein powder sources out there.

ProPeas fits the bill of what a CrossFit athlete is looking for in a protein powder.  Notice how the ideals of CrossFit coincide with the ideals of The AIM Companies. We aren’t selling big-franchise, chemical-filled crap. We’re a group of independent people, like CrossFit gym owners, promoting good health.

5. Beet Juice in the Form of Red Rush

Beet juice is simply a nitric oxide supplement in food form. Some of the arginine-based nitric oxide supplements on the market are synthetic, come bagged with warnings and have no scientific evidence to support their health claims. Beet juice is the exact opposite. It’s safe, effective, natural and has been scientifically studied over and over and over again. You can always read more about it over at the TheRedRushBlog.com.