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The Surprising Benefits Of Plant Proteins

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It's not an exaggeration to say that more people are worrying about their health (especially, their healthcare) than ever before. Some could argue that all of this increased worry is actually having a negative impact on the health of Americans! While the latest effort by Congress to change our nation's healthcare system appears to have stalled, it doesn't mean we shouldn't be taking active measures to protect our own health. So, let's try to put aside the worry - and the politics - and focus on some really exciting science!

Thanks to a long-term study supported by multiple grants from the National Institutes for Health, we could all start doing something today that could have a real, measurable impact on our long-term health. Is it a miracle drug? No! Is it the latest fitness gadget or exercise program? No! In fact, it's simply a minor change in what we eat. That’s it! To understand why the medical profession is abuzz with the radical implications of the latest news, we need to come to terms with one simple, undeniable fact. As Americans, we're eating way too much meat. So much, in fact, that it's making us sick.

Researchers at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital recently announced findings of a groundbreaking study, one of the largest of its kind. Nutritional scientists examined the effects of regular consumption of high levels of protein from animal sources compared to vegetarian sources. Much of the animal protein came from processed red meats. And the results were nothing short of astonishing! They indicated that heavy meat eaters had a higher mortality rate. Participants in the study whose diets had a higher percentage of plant-sourced proteins experienced a lower risk of death.

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The researchers analyzed two massive sets of data, one encompassing more than 30 years worth of information from NHS participants, and another that captured 26 years worth for HPFS participants. The combined total amount of reviewed data was a whopping 3.5 million person-years. Over the course of the data collection, more than 36,000 participant deaths were recorded. Those who perished fell into three major groups: 9,000 from cardiovascular disease, 13,000 from cancer and about 14,000 from other causes. When adjustments were made for competing risk factors, researchers found that eating protein primarily from animal sources (meat, eggs or dairy) was associated with an increased rate of death. The same adjustments were made for those whose consumption of protein came primarily from plant sources (breads, cereals, beans, legumes, etc.), and the results were highly significant … they uniformly had a lower mortality rate!

The data was unambiguous and clearly supports what vegetarians have been talking about for decades. The full report will appear in the August 1st edition of the Journal of American Medical Association – Internal Medicine (citation provided below).

Fortunately for Life’s Abundance customers, we offer the perfect solution to this widespread dietary problem. It’s never been easier, more convenient or more delicious to boost your plant protein content thanks to our innovative supplement powders, now available in both Chocolate and Vanilla!

References:

Edward Giovannucci et al. Association of Animal and Plant Protein Intake With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2016 DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4182

sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160801113654.htm

msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/50-easy-habits-that-help-you-live-longer-according-to-science/ss-BBByzg6?li=BBnb7Kz

civileats.com/2017/06/29/eating-less-meat-is-a-prescription-for-better-health


4 Ways To Make Your Gut Health Happy!

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Gut health has been building steam as a trending health topic as more and more research points to the importance of the microbiome. Micro - what? Microbiome is a fancy word for the trillions (yes, trillions!) of microbes that live in your gut, on your skin and elsewhere.

Your gut health affects everything from your immune system, to your weight, to your brain function, so it’s really important to focus on what’s going on in your belly. Or shall I say what’s going INTO your belly.

It may sound crazy to think that your digestion controls all of the above mentioned, but actually, scientists have discovered that the microbes in your gut are engaged in a constant conversation with your mind. And that chatter could be affecting your emotions, moods and behavior in major ways.

It turns out that your gut’s got its very own nervous system, called the Enteric Nervous System (ENS). It’s so influential on your body that it’s often referred to as “the second brain.” The main job of the ENS is to regulate digestion, but it also sends up regular signals to the brain via the vagus nerve.

Think of the vagus nerve as a busy two-lane highway. Traffic is moving in both directions, but it’s much heavier headed north, to the brain. Who’s directing that flow of traffic? Your microbes, of course.

Studies have shown that changing the makeup of gut microbiota actually changed how mice behaved, affecting anxiety and cognition, for instance*. Mice raised without beneficial microbes also have been shown to be less capable of managing stress**.

Another example: 90% of the mood-balancing neurotransmitter serotonin is made in the gut, and research has shown that microbes play a critical role in its production***. So, if yours are not doing their job well, your body could end up with inadequate serotonin. That’s a problem since serotonin regulates sleep, appetite, mood, and more.

Here are four ways to take steps in the right direction towards regulating a healthy microbiome.

1. Add fermented foods to your diet. These are foods like kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi. These foods begin with a live active culture and are fermented, giving them the benefit of probiotics.

2. Eat fiber. Many fibers are considered to be prebiotics. This means that they feed the good bacteria already present in your gut. But different fibers feed different bacterium, so it’s important to get these prebiotics from multiple sources and from a variety of foods.

3. Drink lots of fluids. Our bodies need water for skin health, immunity and energy, but also to push things along through digestion. So while we need the bacteria for gut health, we also need the fluids to keep everything moving as it should.

4. Take a probiotic daily. You can think of adding this supplement as a bit of an ‘insurance policy’ to make sure that you’re balancing the bacteria in your gut every day, no matter what. I wholeheartedly recommend Probiotic Supplement, which has a proprietary 5-strain blend with 25 billion CFUs guaranteed. Plus, it's made in the USA!

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 written by Keri Glassman MS.RD.CDN


How To Make An Easy Snack Like Cherry Limeade Fresh Whips

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The perfect complement to any springtime table setting, it just doesn’t get any better than this sweet treat! Not only does it double as festive décor, it's also loaded with nutrition. Packed with protein from egg whites, a super-health boost from Life's Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants and minimal sugar, the crowd will come running for more.

This simple recipe yields about 45 cookies.

INGREDIENTS:

2 egg whites

2 scoops Minerals & Antioxidants (Cherry or Tropical Fruit Flavor)

1/2 C confectioner sugar

1/4 tsp lime zest

DIRECTIONS:

Place the oven rack in the top 1/3 of the oven and preheat to 350 (see overnight method) or 225 degrees (see alternate method). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat egg whites on medium-high speed until soft peaks form (about 15 minutes). Slowly add sugar one tablespoon at a time and keep beating until stiff peaks form. Once all of the sugar has been incorporated, sprinkle Minerals & Antioxidants one scoop at a time and beat for another 2-3 minutes.

Spoon small dollops (about 1-inch round) onto the parchment paper. Or, you can pipe the batter onto the parchment using a pastry bag and 3/4-inch tip. Dust each cookie with a sprinkling of lime zest.

Overnight Method (325 degrees):  Once the cookies are in the oven close the door and turn the oven off. Do not open the door until morning.

Alternate Method (225 degrees):  Bake the cookies for 35 minutes and then turn the oven off, allowing the cookies to continue drying as the oven cools.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free! Vegan! Non-GMO! Dairy Free! Soy Free! Tastes Fabulous! What Is This Product?

You had me at Gluten Free but then said Vegan, Non-GMO, Dairy Free, Soy Free AND Tastes Great?!? Ok, this Plant Protein Powder is da Bomb! Seriously guys, you are going to love this. We use the Vanilla Plant Protein Powder every morning in our smoothie. It's smooooth and silky. I remember our old protein powder was chalky and never mixed well by spoon. In the morning we use our blender since we are adding frozen fruit to our smoothie. However, post workout, we would just add our protein powder to a glass of water or almond milk and it would never mix up. This Plant Protein Powder does! Another big win!

In the afternoon, we like a snack. I'm sure most of you do and it's very easy to grab a chocolate bar or some chips. If you're craving chocolate, you have to try the Chocolate Plant Protein Powder! You can just add it to the milk of your choice and that is a much healthier option than grabbing a chocolate bar and just as easy. If you have a little more time, you can make the Banana Split Smoothie that I talk about in this video. It has stopped me from wanting to drive to the local ice cream shop for a banana split. Another big win!

 

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Life's Abundance Probiotic Is Featured In The Gluten Free Living Magazine In April! Receive Wholesale Pricing!

We are thrilled that Gluten-Free Living Magazine has selected Life's Abundance Probiotic for inclusion in its April issue. On newsstands now, the magazine covers helpful information on travel, research developments and (of course) recipes for those living with gluten-sensitivity. Life's Abundance Probiotic was chosen for the New For You feature because it is suitable for those seeking to avoid gluten.

The Life’s Abundance Probiotic formula was developed with an award winning probiotics manufacturer in the USA, focused on supplying the highest quality strains that are vigorously tested using top technological advances.

Two of the most important criteria for evaluating a probiotic are whether it can survive passage through the stomach by resisting gastric acidity and survive the intestines by resisting bile acids - both of which our probiotic formula have proven to do in research studies.

Life’s Abundance Probiotic formula has a potency guarantee of at least 25 Billion CFUs per capsule and a shelf life of 2 years at room temperature. Unlike some other probiotic formulas with shorter shelf lives, ours is guaranteed to stay stable, longer at room temperature.

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Do you take a Probiotic? The Life's Abundance Probiotic is awesome and we were on the Life's Abundance cruise last month with Keri Glassman who formulated this. If you are interested in ordering it, we can set you up with a wholesale account. That means you'll receive our best autoship pricing, without being on autoship!

Just email us (azjungle@gmail.com) or fill out this form - http://www.azjungle.com/lifesabundanceprobioticinglutenfreelivingmagazine.html and put your name, address, phone and email in the comments. We will set up your account and you will receive an email when it's ready.

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Is Whey Protein Overrated?

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Whey is a very popular ingredient in protein powders, especially in bodybuilding formulas. But is this commonly used ingredient all that it’s cracked up to be? In this post, we’ll look at the conventional wisdom and why whey might not be the best option for health-conscious consumers.

Let’s Talk Protein

It’s hard to understate the importance of consuming sufficient amounts of nourishing proteins. Your body needs quality protein to function properly, to build and repair tissues and to make enzymes, hormones and other key bodily chemicals. The amino acids in protein are the building blocks of bones, cartilage, muscles, hair and blood. So, there’s no controversy here … protein does a body good!

What Makes Whey Popular?

In the last decade or so, the media began educating consumers about the importance of getting an adequate amount of protein in their diet on a daily basis. That created a demand for a convenient and inexpensive source of protein. That’s when whey protein powders started on their journey to popularity.

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Unfortunately, whey protein has significant shortcomings, especially for those with sensitive stomachs. First, it’s derived from cow’s milk. Specifically, it is the liquid left over once milk has been curdled and strained. Moreover, it’s a by-product of the cheese-making process. It’s precisely due to its dairy origins that many people experience digestive issues consuming whey, such as bloating, gas, cramps, fatigue and/or loose stools. Formulators in-the-know attribute these reactions to whey’s lactose content, and many adults have some degree of lactose sensitivity.

Plant Power

Here’s our take. Animal-derived proteins are good, but they also may carry the dubious additions of saturated fat, cholesterol, added hormones and antibiotics. However, you can source excellent protein directly from plants without any of those nutritional drawbacks! For example, pea protein contains all nine essential amino acids and therefore is considered an excellent source of protein. Since it contains no dairy or soy, it’s regarded as a “clean source” of protein with zero gluten content. Hooray for plant power!

So, if you’re up for supplementing your diet with a protein powder, but you’re not interested in dealing with the possible digestive distress commonly associated with whey, try a plant protein powder instead!

 


How To Make A Delicious Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie

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Really, do we need to provide any explanation for the taste sensation of combining chocolate and peanut butter? Even vanilla lovers look to this yummy combo when they want to be a bit naughty.

Now we’ve turned this world-famous flavor into a healthy and satisfying shake that you can enjoy as often as you like!

So, go ahead and treat yourself to this super simple, incredibly delicious and oh so healthy temptation.

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie

1 cup milk of choice (Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, etc) - We use Almond Milk
1 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
1/2 ripe frozen banana
1 scoop Life's Abundance Chocolate Plant Protein
5-10 ice cubes (fewer cubes for thickness)

Blend for 10-15 seconds and serve in your favorite glass. What could be easier!


Great News! Life's Abundance Nutritional Supplement Bundles Are Here To Stay!

Great News! In December, the Life's Abundance nutritional supplement bundle was introduced as a special promo. Due to it's popularity, this will remain as a new product to purchase!! It's a great way to get all the products at a discounted price. 
 
There is now an overall $5.00 discount off the Vanilla and Chocolate bundles on all price levels (including Retail and Autoship.)
 
Each bundle includes the following full-size products: Plant Protein (Vanilla or Chocolate), Minerals & Antioxidants (Cherry or Tropical Fruit), Greens Blend, Probiotics, Multivitamin, Fish Oil (120 capsules).
 
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Biggest Discounts Of The Year On Life's Abundance Supplements

For a limited time, you can take advantage of our biggest discounts of the year. Get six full size nutritional supplements for 20% off the retail price! If you already take advantage of our reduced Autoship pricing, you’ll still save 10% off the Autoship price. Don’t wait until after the holidays to get healthier and save money. Start now and save big!

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Using These Supplements Can Pay for Themselves!

For example, making delicious smoothies with Plant Protein plus fruits, veggies and other ingredients for breakfast, lunch or dinner can save you about $5 a meal. Over a month, that’s a $150 savings. Replacing regular beverages like coffee, soda and specialty drinks with our Minerals & Antioxidants mix can save you around $1.50 a beverage or $45 in a month. These savings add up to more than the price of all six full-size products! Further, by drinking Greens Blend daily, you’ll probably cut down on other snacks and you’ll save yet again! Even better … by redirecting your current spending on another probiotic, fish oil or multivitamin supplement to the Life’s Abundance supplements in this bundle, you’ll net another savings win. Please remember, it’s very important to consume a balanced diet and take nutritional supplements daily.

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Vanilla Bundle

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If You Love Chocolate, You'll Love This Ho-Ho-Holiday Cocoa Recipe

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Nothing says “the holidays are here” quite like a comforting cup of hot cocoa. One whiff of this rich, chocolaty recipe will fully engage your nostalgia reflexes, conjuring up happy days of yore. Even better, the following simple mix-stir-and-heat recipe features a healthy measure of Chocolate Protein Powder, our non-GMO, nutrient-rich blend of proteins from pea, chia, pumpkin, hemp and quinoa! What better way to shore up your joyful reserves and fuel your holiday shopping, planning and festive jubilations!

As outlined, makes a single serving. Simply increase the fixings to serve two, six or even a dozen!

10 oz milk of choice

1 scoop Life's Abundance Chocolate Protein Powder

1 tsp Maple syrup or sweetener substitute

1 tsp Cocoa powder (increase for extra ho-ho-ho)

Pinch of salt

Optional: Add a few drops of Peppermint extract, or 1/8-1/4 tsp Vanilla extract for an added zing.

Directions: Add all ingredients into a shaker bottle or a blender and mix well. Pour contents into a saucepan or microwave-safe container and gradually heat at medium temperature or power level. Pour the warmed contents into a festive mug and enjoy at your leisure.

If you’re up for enjoying the holiday spirit in a more literal way, consider any of the following flourishes to upgrade your cocoa to a cup of good cheer!

Merry-making combos:

Peppermint Schnapps + Kahlua, Tequila or Cinnamon

Frangelico + Brandy or Bourbon

Rum + Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Goldschläger

Bailey’s Irish Cream + Vodka or Whiskey

Be sure to leave your comments in the section below. If you think you can improve upon our recipe, let us know how you did it! Remember, it’s the season of giving, so please share your cocoa-making secrets with your fellow blog readers.

Happy Holidays, everyone!


Fudge Inspired Easy Bliss Bites Recipe Featuring Life's Abundance Greens Blend!

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Who says healthy living can’t be irresistibly delicious? Definitely not anyone after sampling the latest Life’s Abundance recipe!

Judging by the reaction this recipe got here at our home office, you might want to throw caution to the wind and whip up a double batch of this fudge-inspired delight.

Be sure to share this delectably sweet and coolly refreshing treat with friends and family!

Ingredients

Ingredients:

2 Cups toasted rolled oats

1 Cup unsweetened coconut

1/2 Cup slivered almonds

1/2 Cup virgin coconut oil (warmed to liquid)

1 Cup almond butter

2/3 Cup raw honey

1/2 Tsp. almond extract

2.5 Scoops (approx. 1/4 Cup) Life's Abundance Greens Blend

3/4 Cup chia or flax seeds

3/4 Cup mini chocolate chips

Bake

Directions:

Spread oats and coconut on cookie sheet and roast in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Set aside to cool.

Use a mixer to combine the almond butter, honey, almond extract and the softened coconut oil. If needed, add more coconut oil by the tablespoon to reach the desired consistency. Once these ingredients are well mixed, add the remaining ingredients and mix until evenly blended.

Spread and press the mixture into a 9 x 13 pan (line with parchment paper for easy removal and clean up) and set in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Cut into bite-size delights and enjoy!

On the very slim chance you have leftovers, be sure to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

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Life's Abundance Chocolate Plant Protein Powder Has Arrived! GMO Free! Grain Free!

Calling all CHOCOLATE LOVERS!! It's here!! Life's Abundance Chocolate Plant Protein!! The Vanilla is DELICIOUS and now we have chocolate!
 
The Life's Abundance Chocolate Plant Protein has all of the same beneficial ingredients as the Vanilla plus cocoa and cacao, both of which are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Because of these additions, the Chocolate Flavor has slightly higher protein and calorie content over Vanilla, at 15 grams of protein and 120 calories a serving. The Chocolate Plant Protein is silky smooth, satisfying and yummy!
 
 
100% plant based
15 g protein per serving
120 calories per serving
Silky smooth texture
 
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Our 100% grain-free, plant-based protein powder is a nutrient-rich blend of clean, high-quality proteins including pea, chia, Chocolateproteinpumpkin, hemp and quinoa.
 
At only 120 calories, it contains 15 grams of high-quality protein in every serving. For comparison, one-half of a boneless chicken breast, cooked is about 13 grams of protein and 115 calories.
 
Life’s Abundance Plant Protein is absolutely delicious and you can feel great about drinking it every day, because each and every ingredient was carefully chosen for its quality and safety.
 
While other protein powders use sunflower oil, we decided not to use this oil because it is high in omega-6 fatty acids, a fat that is much too prevalent in the American diet. Our Life’s Abundance Plant Protein contains non-GMO coconut oil powder, which is a great source of beneficial fatty acids that are easily absorbed. In addition, this health-promoting oil adds to the delicious taste and smooth texture of our blend.
 
Life’s Abundance Plant Protein is ideal for pre or post workouts, breakfast or whenever you need a healthy boost of energy from protein or a quick on-the-go snack.
 
With a superior taste and texture, it mixes easily with water into a silky smooth, rich and satisfying shake. Add to smoothies, pancakes, baked goods, oatmeal and more for a delicious way to increase protein.
 

5 Foods For Glowing Skin

Promises of age defying, wrinkle releasing and instant face lifts in a bottle keep beauty products flying off the shelves everywhere from the grocery store to the most posh department store. I’m not saying a few fancy (or not so fancy) products don’t have their role in your skin's health and glow but your best bet at beautiful skin? Is building it from the inside out.

These five foods will offer you loads of nutrients to help clear your complexion, prevent wrinkles and make your skin glow.

Strawberries: This sweet fruit is full of antioxidants (including vitamin C and manganese) that help to prevent damage to the skin by free radicals. Not only that, but it also packs a punch in the B vitamin department, which plays a role in increasing circulation to the skin. Better circulation equals better cell turnover and a healthy flush. Here’s a bonus to these little fruits - researchers have shown that B vitamins play a role in a reduction in hair loss and contribute to shinier hair. Top a slice of Ezekial toast with a tablespoon of ricotta cheese and sliced strawberries as your new go-to breakfast.

 

 

 



Spinach: This leafy green contains zinc, important in controlling the oil content of the skin, which helps minimize breakouts. It’s also an essential component in the formation of collagen, which gives your skin cells their strength and keeps their structure. A boost of zinc will prevent skin from sagging and premature wrinkles from forming. Toss a cup of fresh spinach (frozen works too!) into your fruit smoothie for some serious skin boosting benefits.

 

 

 

 



Salmon: This fish is a well known option for those pining after glowing skin. And for good reason. Its high amount of omega 3s (DHA and EPA) are essential fatty acids necessary for good health, including skin. We can’t make them in our body so we must get them from food or supplements. DHA and EPA help maintain the structural and functional integrity of cell membranes and assist in warding off wrinkles. Their anti-inflammatory effect helps prevent collagen breakdown. Grill a salmon filet with rosemary and lemon for the simplest way to wow your dinner guests. Seafood not your thing? An Omega 3 supplement might be the next best option to ensure you’re getting a healthy dose of those necessary fats.

 

 

 



Almonds: Many know about biotin as being the answer for good hair and nails. But did you know that this vitamin does a whole lot of good for your skin, too? Almonds provide you with this particular B vitamin that gets the limelight for its role in stimulating faster cell turnover for a glowing complexion. Get your healthy dose of biotin by topping a salad with sliced almonds or by grabbing a handful of raw almonds as a quick snack.

 

 

 

 



Kidney beans: You may have heard of beans referred to as the ‘magical fruit,’ but this is true for more reasons than this tune’s amusing lyrics. Their high amounts of iron increase oxygen transportation throughout the body. This means better circulation, which means serious benefits for a healthy glow. Pairing them with a food high in vitamin C will ensure all of the iron gets put to work towards your best looking skin. Make a hearty veggie chili full of bell peppers, tomatoes and kidney beans for a nutrient match made in heaven.

 

 

 

 

 

Keri Keri Glassman MS.RD.CDN

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Multivitamins… Are They A Good Or Bad Idea

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In an ideal world, we would eat the perfect amounts and proportions of just the right foods from pristine, organically grown farms so we could obtain optimal nutrition from each and every bite. Sounds good, right?

It’s important to understand that foods are complicated – in a good way. All foods contain a host of complex micronutrients that work together in perfect harmony. This is why I believe that you can’t pop a pill and expect it to replace all of the nutrition foods deliver in your diet. There’s no singular pill, powder or solution that can compare with the comprehensive nutrition that fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and other foods supply to the diet.

The problem is that this is the real world, not an ideal world and our food supply, lifestyles and unique nutritional needs make it difficult for us to get the all nutrients we need from food alone. Fruits and vegetables don’t contain the vitamins and minerals they used to years ago due to the depletion of these nutrients in the soil. They also lose nutritional potency in transit from the farm to your table, not to mention the nutrients lost when cooking them. And finally, our hectic schedules often get in the way of making the right dietary choices. For example, instead of a grilled chicken breast with a sweet potato and green beans for dinner, you worked late and picked up a bucket of fried chicken with mashed potatoes and an apple cobbler dessert. This is why only one out of five people get adequate vitamins and minerals from their food.

Here’s where I believe a daily supplements can be very helpful. Although they cannot replace all of the nutrition food delivers, when your body needs a little extra help, they will have your back and can go a long way to help nutritionally compensate those of us who live in the real world.

So now you may be wondering, “what should I be taking?” There’s so many options to choose from that it can get kind of overwhelming. Is a gender-specific formula the way to go, should I try compressed pills, capsules or a gummies, perhaps a mega-dose formula is right for me or should opt for a special supplement formulated for hair and nails, energy or my age? I believe a multivitamin that provides you with the essential nutrients for optimal health and no more makes the most sense. Because too much of “good thing” can have unwanted consequences.

I recommend Life’s Abundance Multivitamin because it provides a balanced approach to a daily supplement, providing all of the essential nutrients and none of the extras. Plus, we’ve added a unique spice blend of black pepper extract, rosemary, turmeric, oregano, cayenne, cinnamon, holy basil and cloves. These spices offer a wealth of plant-based phytonutrients and antioxidants so important for optimal health. And since I believe it’s important to reduce additives from the diet, it is free from magnesium stearate. Life’s Abundance Multivitamin veggie capsules are made from cellulose, which not only helps protect sensitive ingredients but also breaks down and delivers nutrients more easily than compressed tablets. And, last but not least, it is soy, grain and dairy free with no added sugar, artificial flavors, color or preservatives. So, do the best you can to eat as healthy as you can and if you need a little help, try Life’s Abundance Multivitamin.

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Providing your body with a regular source of “friendly” bacteria is important. There was a time when you could get healthy bacteria through foods but today most foods are so overly processed and pasteurized that the healthy bacteria aren’t alive by the time you ingest them. That’s why a daily probiotic is so valuable. There’s an ecosystem of bacteria (known as the intestinal microbiota) living in your intestines, which contains both “good” and “bad” bacteria. When the balance is tipped toward “bad” bacteria due to many factors including lack of sleep, stress or other causes, it may affect your digestive health and overall well-being.

The Life’s Abundance Probiotic formula was developed with an award winning probiotics manufacturer in the USA, focused on supplying the highest quality strains that are vigorously tested using top technological advances.

Two of the most important criteria for evaluating a probiotic are whether it can survive passage through the stomach by resisting gastric acidity and survive the intestines by resisting bile acids - both of which our probiotic formula have proven to do in research studies.

Life’s Abundance Probiotic formula has a potency guarantee of at least 25 Billion CFUs per capsule and a shelf life of 2 years at room temperature. Unlike some other probiotic formulas with shorter shelf lives, ours is guaranteed to stay stable, longer at room temperature.

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Lactobacillus acidophilus

One of the main bacteria in the gut, Lactobacillus acidophilus produces vitamin K and lactase. This probiotic readily colonizes on the walls of the small intestine and creates an unfriendly environment for bad bacteria. It adapts well to the human body because of its human origin and it is acid- and bile-resistant for intestinal survival.

Bifidobacterium lactis

Present in the body throughout all stages of life, this most widely studied probiotic supports gastrointestinal health. Having a high proportion of bifidobacterium in the gut is broadly considered to be beneficial for immune and digestive health. Bifidobacterium lactis tolerates digestive conditions extremely well, maximizing the body’s exposure to this beneficial probiotic.

Bifidobacterium longum

Converts many different types of sugars into lactic acid via fermentation. This helps to lower the pH in the lower intestine.

Bifidobacterium bifidum

Present in multiple stages of digestion, this probiotic is known for maintaining a healthy balance with yeast and candida. Aids in the release of minerals from food during digestion, particularly, magnesium and zinc.

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Aren't the best probiotics refrigerated?

Advances in technology have resulted in a number of viable shelf stable strains. Shelf stable products provide an alternative to products that rely on proper refrigeration over the course of shipping, storage and retail shelf life in order to maintain their efficacy.

Why should I choose foods that are non-GMO?

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. Genetic modification is a technique that alters living cells to produce new chemicals and functions in plants and animals. Many food scientists question the safety of genetically modified foods because they do not know if eating GMO foods over a lifetime can damage our health.

What is vegan?

A vegan is a person who does not eat or use animal products.

What does gluten free mean and why is it important?

Gluten is a protein found in certain grains including wheat, barley and rye. Gluten is the sticky protein that gives bread dough its elastic quality.

To people with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is very important because it is the only known treatment for celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive disease. People with celiac cannot digest gluten, which causes inflammation in the digestive system and affects the small intestine's ability to absorb nutrients from food. Symptoms of celiac disease include diarrhea, bloating, fatigue, and anemia.

People with gluten sensitivity have similar symptoms to those with celiac disease but test negative for it as well as wheat allergies. These people may feel fatigued, depressed, bloated and have abdominal pain.

Gluten-free grains include rice, corn, quinoa and buckwheat.

I have noticed “soy free” foods lately and I want to know if soy products are unhealthy?

Soy is one of the top food allergies, especially among babies and children. Symptoms of soy allergy are typically mild, although anaphylaxis is possible. People avoiding GMOs may avoid soy since more than 90% of soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified.

Soy can disrupt thyroid function which may lead to hypothyroidism and thyroid problems.

Soy contains phytoestrogens, compounds that mimic human estrogen.

Is eating dairy free healthy?

People may go dairy free if they are lactose-intolerant, have a milk allergy or are vegan.

People with lactose intolerance do not have the enzyme lactase which helps to digest milk and they can experience diarrhea, nausea, bloating and cramps when eating dairy products.

Milk allergies, which are one of the top 8 food allergies, occur either minutes or hours after having milk or milk products and can cause hives, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea and cramps.

People may also avoid dairy for ethical reasons or believe it helps keep their skin clear.

Sugar is a natural ingredient so why do I care if there’s no sugar added?

Eating too much sugar has been linked to inflammation throughout the body. It is important to check labels since manufacturers frequently add sugar to many products that you would not think of as sweet, such as pasta sauces, chicken nuggets, cured meats, and ketchup. Also, sugar comes in many forms such as cane syrup, high fructose corn syrup and crystalline fructose.

What’s wrong with artificial colors?

Artificial colors may cause hyperactivity and behavioral changes in children.

What’s wrong with artificial preservatives?

Some artificial preservatives have been linked to increased risks for illnesses.

What are the manufacturer’s credentials?

This dietary supplement is manufactured by a company that is GMP certified and FDA regulated facility in the USA.

Order Life's Abundance Probiotics Today!


What Are Antioxidants And Free Radicals, Where Are They Found And What Do They Do For You?

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Antioxidants. Free radicals. Two buzzwords thrown around as often as, we eat! But what are antioxidants and free radicals exactly, where are they found and what do they do to and for you?

Antioxidants are compounds that protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Think of them as the "good guys" that protect you from the "bad guys", free radicals.

Free radicals are produced when your body breaks down certain foods, from environmental exposures such as tobacco smoke and even from the sun. In science terms, a free radical is a highly reactive unpaired oxygen atom. While oxygen is good and essential for the body, it is meant to be perfectly paired in its balanced O2 form. Think of a free radical as a pinball careening around inside your body, constantly smashing into other cells, and inhibiting normal cell function—the cells can’t do their jobs properly because this little guy keeps storming the gates.They damage cells and contribute to aging and other health concerns.

The good news is that we don’t need to live in fear of free radicals. Our bodies are pretty amazing and we can fight them, even with the food we eat. Free radicals can be reduced by eating foods that are loaded with antioxidants. Now the whole “good guy” part is making sense, right?

Antioxidants help counter free radicals in your body (think squashing that fly with a swatter) in a variety of ways. For example, antioxidants lessen the deterioration of the skin’s vital components like collagen and elastin. They protect against long-term sun damage, like wrinkling and skin discoloration, and from UVB exposure by fighting the free radicals that result from sun and pollution.

My favorite foods which have been found to deliver some of the highest antioxidant power are foods such as blueberries, artichokes, black beans, lentils and dark leafy greens. But all fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and legumes will provide antioxidants. Herbs and spices and tea and coffee are also a powerful place to up your intake.

It’s important to remember to mix it up when it comes to eating. So, no eating that same turkey sandwich every day. Eating a variety of whole foods will ensure that you consume a wide range of antioxidants providing your body with the most help it can get, and you’ll be more satisfied, too! Even when you’re eating a balanced diet, sometimes it’s near impossible to consume all of the vitamins and minerals you need. Supplementing your diet with a low calorie antioxidant blend can be as easy as adding it to a glass of water. With our Minerals & Antioxidants mixes, just pour, stir and immediately enjoy 11 different nutrient-dense super foods, while simultaneously contributing to your 8 recommended glasses of water a day!

Keri Keri Glassman MS.RD.CDN

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What Makes Life's Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants Drink Mix So Special?

We eat as healthy as possible but also know that due to many factors in the world, our food is not as nutritious as it was year's ago. I'd love to have a garden but my thumbs aren't too green so we reply on local farmer's markets and healthy drinks like Life's Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants drink. You can read more about it here and there are 2 awesome flavors to choose from - cherry and tropical fruit. While I am a little more partial to tropical fruit, the cherry is just as delicious so why not go ahead and order both like we do! You can change them up during the day and have variety because variety is the spice of life!

 

What is ORAC and why is it important?

ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity and it is a way of measuring antioxidant capacities.

Why should I choose foods that are non-GMO?

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. Genetic modification is a technique that alters living cells to produce new chemicals and functions in plants and animals. Many food scientists question the safety of genetically modified foods because they do not know if eating GMO foods over a lifetime can damage our health.

What is vegan?

A vegan is a person who does not eat or use animal products.

What does gluten free mean and why is it important?

Gluten is a protein found in certain grains including wheat, barley and rye. Gluten is the sticky protein that gives bread dough its elastic quality.

To people with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is very important because it is the only known treatment for celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive disease. People with celiac cannot digest gluten, which causes inflammation in the digestive system and affects the small intestine's ability to absorb nutrients from food. Symptoms of celiac disease include diarrhea, bloating, fatigue, and anemia.

People with gluten sensitivity have similar symptoms to those with celiac disease but test negative for it as well as wheat allergies. These people may feel fatigued, depressed, bloated and have abdominal pain.

Gluten-free grains include rice, corn, quinoa and buckwheat.

I have noticed “soy free” foods lately and I want to know if soy products are unhealthy?

Soy is one of the top food allergies, especially among babies and children. Symptoms of soy allergy are typically mild, although anaphylaxis is possible. People avoiding GMOs may avoid soy since more than 90% of soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified.

Soy can disrupt thyroid function which may lead to hypothyroidism and thyroid problems.

Soy contains phytoestrogens, compounds that mimic human estrogen.

Is eating dairy free healthy?

People may go dairy free if they are lactose-intolerant, have a milk allergy or are vegan.

People with lactose intolerance do not have the enzyme lactase which helps to digest milk and they can experience diarrhea, nausea, bloating and cramps when eating dairy products.

Milk allergies, which are one of the top 8 food allergies, occur either minutes or hours after having milk or milk products and can cause hives, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea and cramps.

People may also avoid dairy for ethical reasons or believe it helps keep their skin clear.

Sugar is a natural ingredient so why do I care if there’s no sugar added?

Eating too much sugar has been linked to inflammation throughout the body and increased health risks. It is important to check labels since manufacturers frequently add sugar to many products that you would not think of as sweet, such as pasta sauces, chicken nuggets, cured meats, and ketchup. Also, sugar comes in many forms such as cane syrup, high fructose corn syrup and crystalline fructose.

What is Stevia?

Leaves of the stevia plant are hundreds of times sweeter than sugar, so very little is needed to sweeten foods and/or beverages.

What is monk fruit extract?

This fruit grown in Southeast Asia is one to one-and-one-half times sweeter than sugar so very little is needed to sweeten foods and/or beverages.

Are natural flavors healthier than artificial flavors?

In general, artificial flavors tend to be in foods that are overly processed. If a food product contains artificial flavors, check to make sure that it doesn't also contain other less desirable additives like artificial colors and preservatives.

What’s wrong with artificial colors?

Artificial colors may cause hyperactivity and behavioral changes in children.

What’s wrong with artificial preservatives?

Some artificial preservatives have been linked to increased risks for illnesses.

What are the manufacturer’s credentials?

This dietary supplement is manufactured by a company that is GMP certified and FDA regulated in the USA.

Learn more about Life's Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants Drink Mix & Place Your Order Today!

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Have You Heard The Buzz? There's An Amazing Nutrition Line That Is Non GMO, Gluten Free, Dairy And Soy Free, Grain Free, Etc.?

We've been distributors with Life's Abundance since 2003 sharing our healthy, natural, never recalled dog and cat foods, treats, supplements and pet care products. Up until recently, we've had one supplement for people...our Omega 3 Fish Oil in both liquid and capsules. It is ultra-concentrated with 2 to 3 times as much health promoting EPA and DHA as competing brands. If you are currently taking a fish oil supplement, we encourage you to check out Life's Abundance fish oil and compare Life's Abundance fish oil to your brand as not all fish oils are created equal.

Now back to this Ahhh-ma-zing news about our new nutritional line from Life's Abundance! Life's Abundance has partnered with one of the nation’s leading authorities on nutrition, Keri Glassman MS.RD.CDN. to develop our new line of dietary supplements. We were SUPER EXCITED to hear this news! Keri Glassman AND Life's Abundance! WOW! Then we got a look at the new nutritional line of dietary supplements and products. More WOW! Then we got to taste them. Ok, you had me at Life's Abundance and Keri Glassman partnered but now tasting them and taking them daily - Oh My! I love waking up to my morning smoothie which I add the Life's Abundance Plant Protein Powder and Life's Abundance Greens Blend to almond milk, a banana and frozen pineapple chunks. Yummy!

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Keri Glassman’s Nutritious Life and Life's Abundance product line long-established reputation as a leader in her field positions her as a highly sought after speaker and regular guest on major television programs, where she shares her insights on nutrition and healthy eating. In addition to authoring six popular books on diet, nutrition and healthy living, she also serves as an advisor to both Women’s Health Magazine and Yahoo Health and is a contributor to People Magazine and Foodnetwork.com.


As founder of Keri Glassman Nutritious Life, Keri and her team help many private clients, including celebrities, live happier, healthier lives by balancing nutrition, sleep, exercise and stress management, among other things.

Keri’s passion is driven by the idea that excellent nutrition should be attainable for everyone. And, pairing with Life’s Abundance helps her further her mission of empowering the public to take charge of their wellness through nutrition.

That’s why Keri Glassman wholeheartedly endorses these meticulously formulated products with hand-picked ingredients and no GMOs, gluten, dairy, grains or anything artificial to provide clean, healthy choices for those that are striving to lead more nutritious lives.

 

Ok, did you catch that? This line is Non GMO and GMO's are genetically modified organisms–yuk! None of that in here! WooHoo! It gets even better. This line is dairy free, gluten free, soy free, grain free, has no artificial sweeteners, no added sugars, artificial preservatives or colors and is a great way to add amazing nutrients to your diet!

HAPPY DANCE TIME!! WIGGLE IT! DANCE IT OUT!

Before you go any further, do you want more information about joining this amazing team and working together? Email Us or click here to immediately join our team today!

You can get started with all the products (a super fantastic deal) with the Supplement Executive Rep Pack!

 

Life's Abundance Plant Protein is our 100% grain-free, plant-based protein powder is a nutrient-rich blend of clean, high-quality proteins including pea, chia, pumpkin, hemp and quinoa.

At only 100 calories, it contains 14 grams of high-quality protein in every serving. For comparison, one-half of a boneless chicken breast, cooked is about 13 grams of protein and 115 calories.

 

Life's Abundance Greens Blend nourishes your body with a blend of raw, certified-organic grasses plus certified, organic mushrooms.

Our organic raw greens are grown in glacial soil and cut at peak harvest before the jointing stage, so you're getting the best quality greens. Since they are raw, they retain more nutrients than cooked greens.

 

Life’s Abundance Multivitamin is a wise choice for those who wish to take a sensible, focused approach to daily supplementation! The Life's Abundance Multivitamin supplement is in vegan-friendly, veggie capsules that do not contain magnesium stearate. The capsules are made from cellulose, which not only helps protect sensitive ingredients but also breaks down and delivers nutrients more quickly than the compressed tablets you can find on store shelves. 

 

The Life’s Abundance Probiotic formula was developed with an award winning probiotics manufacturer in the USA, focused on supplying the highest quality strains that are vigorously tested using top technological advances.

 

Life’s Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants drink mix is a delicious way to supplement your diet. This unique mix is made with a variety of freshly harvested sea vegetables and contains approximately 74-plant based, naturally chelated, trace minerals. For an additional nutritional boost, it also contains antioxidants from 11 nutrient-rich super fruits like acai, cranberry, goji, maqui and pomegranate ... making this a high ORAC beverage blend. ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity and it's a way of measuring the antioxidant level, which is important because antioxidants are essential to good health.

That was our nutritional supplement line in a nutshell! Don't forget that we also have an entire line of healthy, never recalled pet products formulated by holistic vet, Dr Jane Bicks!

Are you ready to get started with us? Join our team here!


Tired Of Sugary Health And Sports Drinks?

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Americans are deficient in minerals. In fact, way back in 1936, the Department of Agriculture told congress that 99% of the population was deficient. Regrettably, there are many more recent studies confirming varying amounts of mineral deficiencies in our diet, mainly due to their depletion in our soil.

We need minerals! Vitamins cannot work properly without them and they are absolutely vital to maintain our mental and physical well being. Since the body cannot manufacture minerals, they must come from our diet.

Life’s Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants drink mix is a delicious way to supplement your diet.

This unique mix is made with a variety of freshly harvested sea vegetables and contains approximately 74-plant based, naturally chelated, trace minerals. For an additional nutritional boost, it also contains antioxidants from 11 nutrient-rich super fruits like acai, cranberry, goji, maqui and pomegranate ... making this a high ORAC beverage blend. ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity and it's a way of measuring the antioxidant level, which is important because antioxidants are essential to good health.

Unlike many liquid water enhancers made from chemicals, our formula is made with coconut water and aloe vera and it does not contain any added sugar, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. The organic coconut water replaces electrolytes plus it is alkalizing, which helps to restore a natural pH balance in the body and counters the effects of an acidic diet.

Instead of giving you a sugar crash like most other “health” drinks, our Minerals & Antioxidants mix gives you sustained energy.

Give hydration a boost with Life’s Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants. In two delicious flavors, Cherry and Tropical Fruit, pour into a water bottle for a convenient, go-anywhere nutritious drink. Take it to the gym or give a bottle to the kids … it’s delicious, refreshing and nourishing!

Non GMO
Gluten free
Vegan
Soy free
Dairy free
Naturally flavored
No added sugar
No artificial flavors
No artificial colors
No artificial preservatives

Learn more or place your order at http://bit.ly/MineralsAntioxidantsLA

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Aloe Vera

Packed with antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins including five B vitamins. It is also rich in minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium and potassium

Organic Coconut Water

Natural source of the electrolytes calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium which are important for hydration. Organic, plant-based alternative to sugary sports drinks.

Red Marine Algae (Lithothamnion sp.)

A plant-based source of marine minerals, unlike other products that are derived from limestone. A marine mineral complex including bioactive calcium, magnesium, selenium and 71 other trace marine minerals.

Acai

High in the antioxidant vitamin A. A source of fiber and healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.

Amla

Uniquely rich in antioxidants and a wide array of vitamins and minerals including vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, manganese and potassium. Plus, Omega-3 and Omega-6.

Goji

Nutrient-rich source of antioxidants including beta-carotene and zeaxanthin.

Pomegranate

Rich in potent antioxidants and an array of vitamins and minerals.

Acerola

Very high in the antioxidant vitamin C, vitamin A and healthy fats, Omega-3 and Omega-6.

Mangosteen

Flavorful tropical fruit known to possess a potent spectrum of antioxidants called xanthones. It is also rich with vitamins and minerals including thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, manganese and potassium.

Strawberry

Delicious source of antioxidant phytonutrients and dietary fiber.

Cranberry

High nutrient and antioxidant power with vitamin C and vitamin E, plus vitamin A. Also, a source of fiber.

Maqui

A deep purple pigmented fruit with highest known ORAC level of any berry.

Jabuticaba

This deliciously sweet dark purple berry is a rich source of many antioxidant compounds including the unique jaboticabin.

Schisandra

This antioxidant-rich red berry possesses unique lignins.

Grape Seed Extract

An antioxidant powerhouse.

Red Beet

Good source of folate, potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants.

Learn more or place your order at http://bit.ly/MineralsAntioxidantsLA

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The Power Of Protein

 

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You may hear the word protein and immediately think of a juicy bacon cheeseburger or a Sunday morning cheesy omelet. But, this macronutrient, famous for building muscle, comes in many shapes and sizes and has a whole lot of responsibility other than conquering cravings and “bulking” you up!

Protein is made up of amino acids. There are more than 50 amino acids in the body, but 20 of them are responsible for protein building. There are 11 nonessential amino acids, meaning the body can create them on its own and 9 essential amino acids that the body cannot make by itself, meaning they must be ingested through foods. Most animal proteins, such as beef, eggs, chicken, fish and poultry contain all of the essential amino acids, and so they are referred to as complete proteins. Note: soybeans, hemp and quinoa are the only common plant-based foods that are complete proteins. Foods such as legumes, rice, beans and nuts do not contain all the essential amino acids and may be referred to as incomplete proteins. However, you can combine foods (think beans and rice) to get all of the essential amino acids and form complete proteins. And you don’t need to eat the incomplete proteins in the same meal! You need both essential and nonessential amino acids for your body’s cells to perform all of their functions.

Why is protein so important aside from helping us quash a burger craving? Protein is used in many bodily functions including cell maintenance and repair, blood clotting and the production of antibodies. It is the primary component of many body tissues such as skin, hair, and muscle.

Protein also provides satiety (feeling full). In other words, it is keeps us from diving into an ice cream sundae after... a bowl of pasta. One study(1) showed that people who ate 30% of their calories from protein versus 15% reduced total caloric consumption by 441 calories.

It is important to note that not all protein sources are created equal. We should aim to consume both plant and animal protein (if we’re meat eaters, of course). Animal protein should come from lean sources. It is recommended that approximately 15% of your daily calories come from this macronutrient to meet your basic needs. I believe a healthy diet may safely have as much as one-third of your daily calories from protein, and there is good reason to consume that much.

It’s easy to get into our own little adult food jags and eat the same omelet, burger or kale salad with grilled chicken again and again...and again. But, you should modify that breakfast for perhaps a protein-packed smoothie or tweak your lunch by nixing the grilled chicken for wild salmon or pork tenderloin. Switching up your protein will keep you from getting bored (and ditching your healthy ways altogether when you just can’t eat one more bite of chicken!). Also, when you eat different foods, you are consuming a wider variety of nutrients - especially if you swap out the rest of meal.

Here’s a delicious idea for a nutritious breakfast smoothie using Life’s Abundance Plant Protein powder. This 100% grain-free, plant-based protein powder is a nutrient-rich blend of clean, high quality proteins including pea, chia, pumpkin, hemp and quinoa. And at only 100 calories, it contains a whopping 14 grams of protein in every serving!

Green Smoothie

Avocado Banana Smoothie

Recipe Info:
Makes one serving with a prep time of 5 minutes.

Ingredients:
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
1 small banana, frozen
1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
1/2 small avocado
1 handful spinach, raw
1 scoop Life's Abundance Vanilla Plant Protein powder

Place ingredients into a blender and blend until you get the desired thickness.

Keri Keri Glassman MS.RD.CDN

Reference:

1 Am J Clin Nutr July 2005, Vol. 82 No. 1 41-48


Tired Of Being Tired? Tips For Starting Your Day Off Right

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Do you ever wish you were living back in the days before our mornings started off with phone alerts and emails waiting to be answered? Yes, it’s annoying to have modern day technology interrupt what could be a pleasant start to your day, but the good news is that you have the power to create a morning ritual that is energizing and inspiring.

Rather than opening up your phone to check social media or your computer to get ahead at work, start your day off right with the following tips to guarantee a positive beginning to your day.

Practice Gratitude

My favorite daily practice that starts the day out right is being grateful. Find three things to be thankful for each and every morning before your feet hit the ground and at night before you lay your head down.

It could be for a great day at work or for your wonderful partner beside you. It could be the volunteer job you love, the yoga mat waiting for you, or the five-mile run you’re going to brave the cold for.

Choose to start your day from a place of abundance, because research shows that those who do are more optimistic, have more social connections, sleep more soundly, exercise more and are happier. They’re also less likely to be depressed, envious and greedy.

Practicing gratitude is a no-brainer!

Quit Skipping Breakfast

You may think skipping breakfast will save you time and calories later in the day, but unfortunately it does just the opposite. Studies show that eating breakfast actually reduces hunger later in the day, and gives you more energy and brain power to get through your to-do list.

Need more proof? Eating a nutritious breakfast can:

• Help you lose weight, and decrease your risk of obesity.

• Increase brain function and concentration.

• Increase metabolism by as much as 10 percent.

• Decrease stress.

• Help you stick to your diet, and prevent snacking throughout the day.

Most people claim they don’t have time to eat breakfast. So if that’s your favorite excuse, I have great news - there are plenty of quick and easy breakfast ideas to get you started on the right track - even if your only breakfast encounter has been at the drive thru.

It takes more time to wait in line at your favorite breakfast stop than it does to make my favorite protein-filled shake. Even if you need to drink it on the go, it’s the best kind of morning take-out there is.

Pineapple Smoothie

Pineapple Green Smoothie

1 1/2 cups almond or coconut milk
1 ripe banana, frozen if possible (makes it creamier)
1 large handful of fresh spinach leaves (or a scoop of Life’s Abundance Greens Blend)
1 cup of frozen or fresh pineapple
1 scoop of Life's Abundance Vanilla Plant Protein powder
Large handful of ice

Mix all ingredients in blender and drink up!

Move it

Most of us are slaves to our computers and sit for hours on end each day, which studies show can lead not only to obesity, but also depression, neck and back problems, and even a shorter life span. What?!

The good news? Researchers at the University of Bristol(1) found that employees performed significantly better in areas of productivity, energy and focus on days that they exercised. If you’re a morning person, try to work out before you get to the office so a late day meeting doesn’t force you to ditch your evening spin class.

On days when I debate with myself whether to exercise when I’d rather not, I ask myself this:

“One hour from now do I want to feel SWEATY or SORRY?”

I can honestly say that nine times out of ten it works. (I’m human; I sometimes cave.) But, when I close my eyes and ponder this question, I know that I’m never sorry for putting on my sneakers, and always sorry when I don’t; and that’s all the motivation I need to get myself moving.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Restful sleep tonight sets the stage for increased energy and productivity tomorrow. Studies have shown that decreased sleep time leads to a drop in physical and mental energy. So, go for a full eight hours if you want to nail that presentation or stay awake for your kid’s afternoon soccer match.

Your kids probably have a peaceful nighttime routine, and so should you.

• Make your bedroom sleep-friendly by eliminating noise with a sound machine or earplugs, and turn off anything that emits light.

• Keep your room cool. The temperature of your bedroom can interfere with getting quality sleep.

• This may seem obvious, but make sure your bed is comfortable.

• Take a warm bath.

• Wind down with your favorite book.

• Prepare yourself for your next day; running through your schedule, getting the kids bags packed, and anything else that would make you late in the AM.

• Incorporate relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation before you fall off to sleep. This helps to relax the nervous system and prep for ZZZZs.

If you’ve been feeling “off” and can’t figure out why, vow to implement a few of these tips into your daily routine and I promise you’ll find more focus, energy and happiness in each day!

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(1) International Journal of Workplace Health Management 09/2008; 1(3):176-197.


3 Simple Recipes To Fuel Your Summer - Homemade Popsicles, Mocktails And Berry Salsa

Summer Recipes

In this season of warm weather entertaining, finding a way to offer guests Pinterest-worthy refreshments minus hours spent laboring in the kitchen can feel like a high-stakes wager. But this summer you’ve got an ace up your sleeve with this bundle of perfect recipes to dazzle party goers, drop-in visitors and even your kids!

So, if you're tired of snacks that come with their own pre-packaged soundtrack, like the air tight seal on a jar of salsa being broken, then you’re in the right place!

With a modest shopping list and just minutes relegated to preparation, you can stock your fridge and freezer with healthy and delicious treats that are guaranteed to impress. And the best part is that each recipe comes complete with a remarkable nutrition boost from premium Life’s Abundance supplements for indulgence of the highest order.

Summer Berry Salsa

It’s fruity, yet savory and so delicious … truly a summertime must have at any get together.

Summer Berry Salsa

Yield: about 1.5 cups

1.5 cups fresh blueberries
5 medium strawberries
1/4 medium red onion
1 teaspoon lime zest
juice of two limes
1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 scoop Life’s Abundance Greens Blend
1 small avocado, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Combine blueberries, strawberries, onion, lime zest, juice, Greens Blend and cilantro in a food processor or blender and pulse 5 times, or until you reach the desired consistency. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired. Transfer into a bowl and fold in chopped avocado once ready to serve. Serve with pita, baguette slices or corn chips, or on top of fish or chicken.

Mango Tropcicles

Having these yummy, yet healthy frozen snacks in the freezer will make it easy to pass up the ice cream truck summer frenzy.

Mango Tropcicles

Yield: 10 two ounce popsicles

1 1/4 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
8 oz can pineapple chunks, undrained
2 oz orange juice
1 small-medium mango, cubed
1 small banana
2 scoops of Life's Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants, Tropical or Cherry Flavor

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze 4-6 hours.

Superfruit Mocktail

There’s nothing like a few bubbles to brighten your day and this Superfruit Mocktail is a healthy way to embrace the spirit of summer.

Superfruit Mocktail

Yield: 1 serving

1 scoop Life’s Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants, Cherry or Tropical Flavor
2 ounces cranberry juice (or your favorite fruit juice)
6 to 8 ounces of sparkling water
ice cubes
fresh mint or lemon for garnish

Directions:
Place 2 ounces of cranberry juice into a glass and add 1 scoop of Minerals & Antioxidants powder. Stir thoroughly. Slowly pour the sparkling water into the glass and allow the mixture to settle. Add ice cubes and garnish with lemon and/or mint.


Drink Your Greens! Non-GMO, Raw Organic Grasses, Organic Mushrooms And No Grassy Aftertaste!

Our Greens Blend nourishes your body with a blend of raw, certified-organic grasses plus certified, organic mushrooms. We mix a scoop in our smoothie every morning and it's fantastic! We've also mixed it with water and the berry taste is great.

Our organic raw greens are grown in glacial soil and cut at peak harvest before the jointing stage, so you're getting the best quality greens. Because they are raw, they retain more nutrients than cooked greens.

To boost this formula’s nutrient value, we added a certified organic blend of reishi, maitake, and shitake mushrooms to provide a vegetarian source of iron and B vitamins, and also a great source of phytonutrients and antioxidants.

Life’s Abundance Greens Blend has a delicious-yet-subtle berry flavor and silky smooth texture. It mixes easily with water or into your favorite smoothie. It is one of the best tasting GMO-free greens blends on the market and leaves no "grassy" aftertaste.

At only 25 calories per serving, this nutrient dense supplement is a simple way to help you consume the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

Non GMO
Vegan
Gluten free
Soy free
Dairy free
Naturally flavored
No added sugar
No artificial flavors
No artificial colors
No artificial preservatives

Orders yours today and learn more at www.AZJungle.com

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Are You Getting The Recommended Daily Allowance Of Vitamins And Minerals

Multivitamin-2016Unfortunately, four out of five people don't get the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals through food alone. That's why supplementing your diet with a multivitamin is so important.

To ensure a balance between getting just enough and not overdoing it, we formulated our Life’s Abundance Multivitamin. This unique supplement provides you with a focused approach to daily wellness. That’s important because instead of bombarding your body with an endless list of vitamins and minerals, like other dietary supplements, we included only the nutrients you need for optimal health and nothing you don’t. Plus the proprietary spice blend and black pepper fruit extract in this supplement, supply you with an additional nutrition boost.

This multivitamin supplement is in vegan-friendly, veggie capsules that do not contain magnesium stearate. The capsules are made from cellulose, which not only helps protect sensitive ingredients but also breaks down and delivers nutrients more quickly than the compressed tablets you can find on store shelves.

Life’s Abundance Multivitamin is a wise choice for those who wish to take a sensible, focused approach to daily supplementation!

  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Dairy free
  • Grain free
  • No Added Sugar
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Magnesium Stearate

Order Life's Abundance Multivitamin supplement today!

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Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate and 25% as beta-carotene)

An antioxidant, this combination of vitamin A helps the body convert beta-carotene to vitamin A if it is needed.

Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)

A well-known antioxidant, vitamin C is important to all animals (including humans) for many reasons. It also helps the body absorb iron and protects vitamins A, C and fatty acids from oxidation.

Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)

Vitamin D is necessary to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. This is the same form of vitamin D that is created by your body when exposed to sunlight. It is up to 87% more potent in increasing and maintaining vitamin D concentrations than other forms of vitamin D.

Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopheryl succinate)

A fat-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E is important for the proper function of many organs in the body. This form of vitamin E is better absorbed by the body.

Vitamin K (as phytonadione)

A fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin K is involved in blood clotting. This form of vitamin K is more potent than other forms of vitamin K.

Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI)

The body needs this vitamin for more than 100 enzyme reactions involved in metabolism.

Folate (as folic acid)

Works with vitamins B12 and C to process and create new proteins and red blood cells.

Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)

Works closely with folate to help make red blood cells and iron work better. Also helps produce the body’s genetic material. This form of vitamin B12 is more efficiently absorbed than other forms of this vitamin.

Biotin

A B vitamin that aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It is an important nutrient for healthy hair, skin and nails.

Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)

Necessary for the metabolism and the breakdown of fat.

Calcium (as calcium carbonate)

The body needs calcium for many important functions, including bone, nerve and muscle health.

Iodine (as potassium iodine)

Used by the thyroid gland to regulate metabolism and metabolic functions like blood cell production, nerve and muscle function and body temperature.

Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)

This mineral is important for healthy muscles, nerves, and bones.

Zinc (as zinc citrate)

Helps create new cells and encourage collagen production. Needed for carbohydrate and protein metabolism. This form is more available than other forms of this mineral.

Selenium (as sodium selenate)

An antioxidant itself, selenium also helps the body make its own antioxidant, glutahthione.

Copper (as copper gluconate)

In association with amino acids and vitamins, this mineral enables normal metabolic processes.

Manganese (as manganese gluconate)

An essential nutrient that is involved in many chemical processes in the body including metabolism, bone health, etc.

Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate)

Aids in metabolism and storage of carbohydrates, fat and protein. Chromium polynicotinate has greater biological activity than other forms of chromium.

Molybdenum (as molybdenum chelate)

Aids in metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.

Potassium (as potassium citrate)

This mineral plays a role in the proper function of cells, tissues and organs. It is also an electrolyte (a substance that conducts electricity in the body). Potassium citrate is a well absorbed and a highly bioavailable form.

Vanadium (as vanadium chelate)

A trace mineral.

PROPRIETARY SPICE BLEND

 

Rosemary extract (aerials)

Rich source of antioxidant, it contains carnosic acid.

Turmeric (root)

An antioxidant and the spice that gives curry its yellow color.

Oregano extract (leaf)

Contains the antioxidant, rosmarinic acid.

Cayenne pepper (fruit)

Contains capsicum and linked to metabolism.

Cinnamon extract (bark)

An antioxidant rich spice.

Holy basil extract (leaf)

A powerful antioxidant that is often used in ayurvedic medicine.

Ginger extract (root)

An antioxidant rich spice.

Clove powder (stem)

Contains phytonutrients and flavonoids. A great source of manganese, vitamin K and good source of iron, magnesium and calcium.

Bioperine® black pepper fruit extract

Enhances absorption of nutrients from the intestine including vitamin C, selenium, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B-6 and coenzyme Q.

Hypromellose

A gelatin alternative thickener that is made from raw cellulose, making it appropriate for vegans.

Microcrystalline cellulose

This is an ingredient used to make vitamin and mineral supplements.

Stearic acid

A fatty acid used to make vitamins and mineral supplements.

Silica

A mineral that lends strength and elasticity to collagen.

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Not A Fan Of Veggies? Drink Your Greens Instead! This Seriously Tastes Delicious And Not Greeny Tasting.

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Many people assume a green juice is for other people. They claim they don’t like veggies. They fear the poison-colored concoction will taste even worse than it looks. They think die-hard green juicers seem nutritionally elitist and willing to compromise their taste buds in the name of super fuel.

While there is definitely a spectrum of green -- from beginner to advanced -- there is a place for you somewhere along the line. I promise. And I’m encouraging you to join the party, because nothing bad happens when people add more whole green foods to their diet. Nothing. Zilch.

There are a few ways to go about getting more greens into your diet, and I promise they’re way easier than you think. Best part? You don’t even need a fork. You only need a straw.

Here are three ways to drink your greens

1) Hop on the green juice train. If you want to make your own juice, you’ll need a juicer but not necessarily the fanciest one on the market. Juicing is a process that extracts the liquid from whatever you put in it, and it leaves all the pulp out of your cup. The pulp is full of beneficial fiber, but if pulp isn’t your thing, you still get plenty of vitamins and minerals from drinking just the juice. Not into cooked broccoli, kale, collards or spinach? You may like them better in a raw juice. Sometimes the flavors are milder when raw and combined with other ingredients.

Immediately after the juice is made, it starts losing its nutritional powers, so you’ll want to grab a straw STAT. Green juice is sensitive to time (how long from when it was made until it is consumed), temperature (heat can diminish some of the vitamin potency) and storage (air and clear glass containers can also make the juice less potent). But even not-so-fresh juice is better than no juice at all, so don’t let this deter you. Just make sure to put in the fridge and drink within 24 hours if you’re not drinking as soon as you make it. Here’s a great beginner recipe if you’re just getting your feet wet:

Keri’s Beginner Greens Juice

● ½ head of romaine lettuce
● ½ cucumber
● ½ cup spinach leaves
● 1 green apple

Clean all produce well. Toss in the juicer in order and drink immediately.

2) Get your smoothie on. If you don’t have any more room on your kitchen counter for yet another appliance, then your handy blender is waiting for you to let it make a smoothie. A blender can’t separate the pulp from the juice, which is why by definition smoothies are thicker and well, smoother. The smoothie crowd is just as cool as the green juice crowd, and some would even argue smoothies are even healthier than juices because of that pulp stuff I mentioned.

My formula for the perfect smoothie is incredibly simple … 1 cup milk (cow’s, nut or seed-based milk), 1 fruit, a handful of greens, 1 healthy fat, an extra (call it a flavor wild-card) and protein powder.

One of my fave healthy fats is coconut because it’s loaded with health-promoting properties, flavor and, of course, healthy fats. The fat in coconut is mostly MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) and although they are a type of saturated fat, they are not the same saturated fat as you’ll get from say fatty meat.

3) Add a green supplement to your drink. Think green juices and smoothies too much work for you? I’ve got you covered. At Life’s Abundance, we’ve created a Greens Blend that is jam-packed to the brim with nutrients. All you have to do is mix with water. Yep, it’s that easy. Add a scoop to water and mix. The Greens Blend is made of organic greens (picked at peak nutrient density) and an organic mushroom blend for overall health. The best part? It doesn’t have that I-just-ate-dirt-from-the-yard taste. It has a yummy, berry flavor. You can add to water, your morning smoothie, baked goods like zucchini muffins or even to yogurt. Most important, just drink up. Greens are the master of the health universe. 

Salad Keri Glassman MS.RD.CDN


Probiotics! Everyone Talks About How Good They Are, But Do You Know Why?

It's funny because people through the word "probiotics" around but how many people actually understand what they are talking about or know why they are good for you? This is a great article from Keri Glassman that breaks it down.

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After years of hearing about the benefits of probiotics, you probably think you know everything you need to. Chances are they were your friend to help you through the winter ambush of colds. To most minds, there’s probably no mystery left.

Given the nature of the good news plus more good news, you’re either in favor of probiotics or you’re like me, a totally pro-probiotic fanatic.

But regular doses of probiotics? Hmmmm.

Even in the media, probiotics are discussed generically, rather than mentioning the individual helpful strains of friendly bacteria. Such overgeneralizations leave us unsure if you should be taking them, which ones to take, how often to take them, and (when you just get down to it) what exactly is it that probiotics do?

Well, I’m gonna break it all down for you, demonstrating, once and for always, just how awesome probiotics can be.

First, let’s see what “the authorities” say. Probiotics are defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “live microorganisms, which, when consumed in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” Probiotics are often referred to as “good” or “friendly” bacteria, and YOU are the host the WHO is referring to in this instance.

But what exactly are probiotics, you ask? Well, stay with me here.

A complex ecosystem of bacteria, known as the “intestinal microbiota,” develops after birth, taking up residence in the intestinal tract. Yep, we have a whole ecosystem of bacteria shacking up in our gut. The intestinal microbiota contains both “good” and “bad” bacteria. When the “bad” starts to outweigh the “good,” which can be due to lack of sleep, excess stress, or a bunch of other causes, it may affect your digestive system and your overall well-being.

To level off any imbalances, taking a probiotic supplement can help this whole gut situation. Maintaining a consistent level of “good” bacteria in your intestinal tract may actually improve how well it functions. Take that, “bad” bacteria!

Having adequate “good” bacteria has been shown to help support a healthy digestive system, a healthy immune system and help maintain oral health.

But all probiotics are NOT created equally. This is where it gets tricky.

There are many strains of cultures that have probiotic potential. But, each strain does different things, and each has its own little suitcase of benefits. We figure all this out in controlled studies, and we also figure out if you need a little bit or loads of a certain strain to reap its benefits.

You may have seen something on a food label (think yogurt or sauerkraut) about live and active cultures. Live cultures are microbes used to ferment foods, but not all live and active cultures are probiotics (meaning they don’t all have studies supporting specific benefits.) The “Live Active Cultures” seal was established by the National Yogurt Association to help consumers distinguish between yogurts that contain a minimum level of live and active cultures versus those that don’t.

So, bottom line, should you take a probiotic supplement?

I recommend that most people include a serving of fermented food each day (for example, kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut) and take a premium probiotic supplement as insurance for good gut health and overall wellness. When you do this and your best to adhere to a healthy lifestyle, including managing stress and getting the proper amount of Zzz’s, you may just become a pro-probiotic fanatic, too!

Keri Keri Glassman MS.RD.CDN


This Gluten Free, Non GMO Plant Protein Will Make Your Smoothies Rock!

I've had a smoothie for breakfast for years. I go through my usually routine of Almond Milk, some frozen fruit, a banana, some greens and then add my protein powder. We tried Life's Abundance plant protein a few weeks back and my smoothies taste better. This plant protein just seems to add a smoother tastier taste to my smoothie. Of course now I've always added Life's Abundance Greens Blend to my smoothie so I don't need to run out to the store for fresh greens since they don't stay long in the fridge. I love when I can improve on what I'm doing when it comes to my health!

  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Grain free
  • No Added Sugar
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • No Artificial Colors


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Our 100% grain-free, plant-based protein powder is a nutrient-rich blend of clean, high-quality proteins including pea, chia, pumpkin, hemp and quinoa.

At only 100 calories, it contains 14 grams of high-quality protein in every serving. For comparison, one-half of a boneless chicken breast, cooked is about 13 grams of protein and 115 calories.

Life’s Abundance Plant Protein is absolutely delicious and you can feel great about drinking it every day, because each and every ingredient was carefully chosen for its quality and safety.

While other protein powders use sunflower oil, we decided not to use this oil because it is high in omega-6 fatty acids, a fat that is much too prevalent in the American diet. Our Life’s Abundance Plant Protein contains non-GMO coconut oil powder, which is a great source of beneficial fatty acids that are easily absorbed. In addition, this health-promoting oil adds to the delicious taste and smooth texture of our blend.

Life’s Abundance Plant Protein is ideal for pre or post workouts, breakfast or whenever you need a healthy boost of energy from protein or a quick on-the-go snack.

With a superior taste and texture, it mixes easily with water into a silky smooth, rich and satisfying shake. Add to smoothies, pancakes, baked goods, oatmeal and more for a delicious way to increase protein.

Here is some info on the main ingredients:

Protein

Naturally cholesterol free, pea protein is considered highly useable and contains branched-chain amino acids (the building blocks of body tissue). It is a great source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. Pea protein is considered a hypoallergenic ingredient, so it is perfect for people with major food allergies. Because it is easily digestible, it is easy on the stomach.

Quinoa

A great source of protein for vegans, quinoa is an easy to digest, complete protein that contains all of the essential amino acids as well as healthy monounsaturated fat and omega-3 fatty acids. Quinoa contains iron, B-vitamins, vitamin E and fiber. Chock full of minerals, it contains magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and calcium in addition to manganese and copper.

Hemp Protein

An easy-to-digest grain considered a complete protein because it contains all of the amino acids. Hemp is a very good source of protein for vegans. Contains essential fatty acids and it is a great source of vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper and zinc. Hemp is high in fiber so it helps you feel full, longer. Hemp protein is great for people with major food allergies because it is not derived from commonly allergenic foods like milk, eggs, soy and nuts.

Chia Seed

High in protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, chia seed helps slow digestion, leaving you fuller, longer. Chia seed is high in tryptophan and a good source of calcium and phosphorus.

Pumpkin Seed

Rich in phytonutrients, phytosterols, manganese, tryptophan, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron, pumpkin seed is a great source of omega-3s. It is also high in tryptophan.

Organic Coconut Oil Powder

A source of health-promoting fatty acids, which are easily absorbed and used for energy.

Learn more and watch our video!


New Life's Abundance MultiVitamin On Sale Now!

We are so happy to announce that our Multivitamin dietary supplement is on sale now!

Not only does this product hold true to our exacting standards, but it was developed with and is endorsed by one of the nation's leading authorities on nutrition and author, Keri Glassman, MS.RD.CDN. Keri is the author of six books and makes frequent appearances on popular TV shows including The Today Show, The View, The Rachel Ray Show and CNN to share her nutritional expertise. A regular contributor to People Magazine and Foodnetwork.com, she serves in an advisory capacity for Women’s Health Magazine and Yahoo Health.

This unique supplement will provide you and your customers with a focused approach to daily wellness. Instead of bombarding the body with an extensive list of vitamins and minerals like competing supplements, we include only the nutrients you need for optimal health and nothing you don’t. Plus the proprietary spice blend and black pepper fruit extract in this supplement supply an additional nutrition boost.

Our multivitamin supplement is in vegan-friendly, veggie capsules that do not contain magnesium stearate. The capsules are made from cellulose, which not only helps protect sensitive ingredients but also breaks down and delivers nutrients more quickly than the compressed tablets sold by other companies. Life's Abundance Multivitamin is a wise choice for those who wish to take a sensible, focused approach to daily supplementation!

  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Dairy free
  • Grain free
  • No Added Sugar
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Magnesium Stearate


Unfortunately, four out of five people don't get the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals through food alone. That's why supplementing your diet with a multivitamin is so important.

To ensure a balance between getting just enough and not overdoing it, we formulated our Life’s Abundance Multivitamin. This unique supplement provides you with a focused approach to daily wellness. That’s important because instead of bombarding your body with an endless list of vitamins and minerals, like other dietary supplements, we included only the nutrients you need for optimal health and nothing you don’t. Plus the proprietary spice blend and black pepper fruit extract in this supplement, supply you with an additional nutrition boost.

This multivitamin supplement is in vegan-friendly, veggie capsules that do not contain magnesium stearate. The capsules are made from cellulose, which not only helps protect sensitive ingredients but also breaks down and delivers nutrients more quickly than the compressed tablets you can find on store shelves.

Life’s Abundance Multivitamin is a wise choice for those who wish to take a sensible, focused approach to daily supplementation!