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5 Crucial Nutrients for Vegetarians

5 Crucial Nutrients for Vegetarians
A vegetarian or vegan diet can be a healthy lifestyle, but it takes a little planning to eat a variety of foods to meet your dietary needs. Unfortunately, even the most carefully planned plant-based diet may lack key nutrients. Whether you’re a lifelong vegetarian, a recent convert or somewhere in between, make sure you’re getting key nutrients by including the foods below on your grocery list.

Calcium
This mineral is necessary for muscle contraction, blood vessel constriction, and hormone and enzyme secretion. A Purdue University study suggests plant sources alone may not fulfill your calcium needs. If you don’t consume dairy, you may need a dietary supplement.

On Your Grocery List: calcium-fortified soymilk (try Relivables® Fortified Soy Milk), fortified cereal and orange juice, collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, bok choy

Iron
Dietary iron is needed for the creation of neurotransmitters and the transportation of oxygen throughout the body. The human body doesn’t absorb plant-based (non-heme) iron as efficiently as animal-based (heme) iron, so vegetarians could be at risk for deficiency.

On Your Grocery List: spinach, kidney beans, black-eyed peas, lentils, molasses, whole-wheat bread, peas, dried apricots, prunes, raisins, asparagus, strawberries

Vitamin B-12
This important vitamin, which contributes to a healthy nervous system and the creation of red blood cells and DNA, is available primarily in animal products. It’s essential for vegetarians — especially those who avoid dairy and eggs — to take a dietary supplement containing B-12.

On Your Grocery List: fortified cereals and veggie burgers, nutritional supplements like Reliv Classic® and Reliv Now®

Zinc
The function of over 300 enzymes in the human body and immune system health rely on zinc. Like iron, vegetarian sources of zinc are not as easily absorbed by the body, so make sure your dietary supplement contains zinc.

On Your Grocery List: white beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, fortified cereal, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds

Protein
Every cell in the human body needs protein. It is also necessary for building and repairing tissue. Vegetarian protein sources are often low in saturated fat and high in fiber, so eat up!

On Your Grocery List: beans, nuts, nut butters, peas, tofu, veggie burgers, soy nuts (try Relivables® Soy Nuts)

Note: All Reliv products mentioned in this Healthy Living Tip are vegetarian and vegan.

Enjoy a healthier, more active lifestyle with Reliv. Order now.

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July 13, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Food Allergies, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Soy, Vitamin, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How to Make a Reliv Peach Smoothie

How to make a reliv peach smoothie.

I always get asked… how to you take Reliv? Well, there have been a lot of awesome recipes submitted to http://www.reliv.com over the years and I always thought it would be a good idea to make short videos of how to make these recipes.

Recipe:
Reliv Peach Smoothie by Helen Bates of Illinois

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Orange Juice
6oz carton of low-fat peach yogurt or 3/4 cup.
Fresh Peach (cut up with skin removed) or 5-6 frozen peach slices
3-4 Ice Cubes
1 scoop Reliv Classic
1 scoop Lemon Innergize

Directions:
Blend O.J., yogurt, peach, and ice cubes together on high until smooth. Add Reliv Classic and Lemon Innergize and blend again. Enjoy!!!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask them below. If you like this recipe go ahead and “like” this video!

Yours in Healthy Choices,

Katrina van Oudheusden
Independent Reliv Distributor
http://katrina.reliv.com

June 29, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Food Allergies, Health, Health and Wellness, Men's Health, Nutrition, Reliv, Vitamin, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

24K highlighted in Beverage Innovation magazine

Beverage Innovation magazine, a food and beverage industry publication, featured 24K™ as a healthy alternative in its March 2011 look at the energy drink market. The article highlights the unique formulation that distinguishes Reliv in this competitive market sector.

I have found that since taking 24K I feel better, have more energy, and my mental focus is better. When you work as a chef at  one restaurant, Build your Reliv Business, and recently purchase a restaurant… you need all the energy, focus, and stress relief you can get! I get it all by taking 24K. It has helped cut my hunger and I have found that I am also losing weight. I take it in the morning and I don’t have that afternoon slump.

This is a drink I will be taking for life! Text “24KDrink” to 69302 for a very special offer

Yours in Optimal Health,

Katrina

May 31, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Reliv, Soy, Sports Nutrition, Vitamin, weight loss, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weight Lifting for a Better Life – Reliv

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Strength training offers strong benefits to your body inside and out.

Muscles
Having stronger muscles not only helps you lug more grocery bags at once, it also increases your flexibility and balance. Poor balance often contributes to falls and broken bones in older people, which can lead to disabilities and life-threatening complications. A study showed post-menopausal women who progressively strength trained just two days a week had a 75 percent increase in strength and 13 percent increase in balance.
Bones and Joints
Stressing bones through strength training increases bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis and fracture. In
addition, a study of postmenopausal women showed gains in hip and spine bone density through just two days a week of progressive strength training. Strength training also can reduce pain in joints. In a study of older men and women with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis, strength training decreased pain by 43 percent. At the same time, it increased muscle strength and general physical performance, improved the clinical signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, and decreased disability.
Heart
Running for miles or doing other aerobic activity isn’t the only way to strengthen your heart. Strength training also
builds the heart’s aerobic capacity. Because of this, the American Heart Association recommends strength training to lower heart disease risk and as therapy for patients in cardiac rehabilitation. Strength training also helps heart health by lowering LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides while raising HDL (“good”) cholesterol. In addition, when you’re conditioned through regular strength training, your heart rate and blood pressure are more likely to stay steady during activities like lifting or carrying, so your heart is less strained.
Weight Loss
It’s simple math. Muscle burns more calories than stored fat. So people with more muscle mass have a higher metabolic
rate. In fact, strength training can boost metabolic rate by 15 percent so you’re burning more calories to help you lose weight. And the more muscle you have, the easier it is to control your weight. Also, as you age, you naturally lose muscle mass especially after age 50. Unfortunately, if you don’t do anything to replace the lean muscle you lose, the percentage of fat in your body increases. Strength training will replace the muscle you would otherwise lose to keep your body leaner.

written by our friends at Reliv.com

May 29, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Sports Nutrition, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bigger Biceps, Better Health!

Dr Carl Bigger Biceps, Better Health

Today, building muscle is more about brains than brawn. It’s a smart way to stay healthy
now and into the future. Strength training is for everyone of every age, young adults to the elderly, men and women.
Sure, impressive biceps and six-pack abs can be a perk of strength training, but strength training also builds multiple health benefits for every part of your body — seen and unseen.

When you strength train, you strengthen your tendons and ligaments to better protect your joints from injury. Your range of motion improves. Your bones get stronger. You have better balance and function. Your cardiovascular
health improves. Strength training also can reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions, including arthritis, back pain, depression, diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis. Research also suggests that regular strength training helps improve blood sugar control.

Strength training isn’t new. But people are finally recognizing how important it is to overall health. Pump up your health status with strength training and Reliv nutritional supplements such as ProVantage® and 24K™, ideal companions to keep you going strong today — and tomorrow.
To your health,
Dr. Carl W. Hastings
Reliv Vice Chairman &
Chief Scientific Officer

To Order these products today contact me through my website Katrina.Reliv.com

To A Better Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

Independent Reliv Distributor

May 28, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Soy, Sports Nutrition, weight loss, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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