by David Steinman
Aroma-filled, Tasty Super Food Blends
We all know that super foods, consisting of
leafy green vegetables, young shoots of
barley, rye and wheatgrass, and often
pigment-rich berries, are super healthy for our bodies.
As supplemental drinks, packed with so many
of nature’s bountiful super foods, they offer superb
nutritional and antioxidant benefits.
Unfortunately, sometimes when you mix these
drinks alone, their taste can be short on flavor.
There are a variety of veggie, berry and detox powder
drinks available today, but none actually taste
better than fresh juices—until now, that is. It’s one
thing to receive the health benefits of these chlorophyll-
and pigment-rich foods, but it is quite another
to feel as though one is actually eating grass. After
all, we are not cows!
And that brings us to one Myra Michelle Eby and
Myceuticals. Ms. Eby gained fame in the natural products
industry by creating the highly successful cosmetic
and personal care products company MyChelle
Dermaceuticals, now one of the major natural and
organic beauty, skin and hair care lines today.
Myra has now created a line of super food
drinks that are not only packed with the ultimate
health-giving veggies and fruits, such as spinach,
cabbage, kale, blueberries, strawberries, goji
berries, acerola cherries, and other nutrient-dense
foods and superior sources of nutrition—but, in
keeping with her penchant for excellence, they
taste absolutely incredible.
Myra has done this with five different powdered
beverage drinks that will pass even the most discriminating
palette’s taste criteria.
Your Mom was right: eat your veggies! Recently, we
were able to try myVeggieVitale, which is one of the
very best-tasting super green food drinks we’ve
ever quaffed, almost as if one is consuming fresh
vegetable juices straight from the garden.
We don’t know how Myra did this but she has
created an absolutely stellar mixture of powerful
antioxidant- and phytonutrient-rich veggies. You will
feel the energy and clarity right away—that’s how
you know this is truly a powerful health elixir.
Tomatoes, for example, are rich in lycopene, a
carotenoid that has been extensively studied for its
antioxidant, cancer- and heart disease-preventing
properties. Brightly colored bell peppers, whether
green or red (the formula contains both), are rich
sources of vitamins C and A. Beets are a unique
source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin
and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains
from beets, and both have been shown to provide
antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification
support. Beets are also rich in lutein and zeaxanthin,
which are great for eye health and common
age-related eye problems involving the macula and
Spinach is rich in minerals, vitamins (especially
the B-complex), pigments, and phytonutrients that
support healthy eyesight, blood pressure,
strengthen muscles, prevent age-related macular
degeneration, cataracts, atherosclerosis and heart
attacks, bone mineralization, and more. Meantime, Australian research has found that people who eat
beta-carotene rich foods like kale are less likely to
develop skin cancer. The health benefits of dandelion
include relief from liver disorders, diabetes, urinary
disorders, acne, jaundice, cancer and anemia.
It also helps in maintaining bone health, skin care,
and weight loss. (Several of these herbs make
appearances in Myra’s other formulas as well.)
Now let’s go onto our next favorite. myBerryBlend is
as fresh and light as fresh fruit. One serving provides
113 percent of your vitamin C needs (with all of the
anthocyanidins and bioflavonoids that act as synergistic
co-factors with ascorbic acid). myBerryBlend
combines certified organic apples, acerola berries,
strawberries, macqui berries, blueberries, goji, raspberries,
and cranberries for a flavourful and healthful
experience. The power of berries to keep us healthy
cannot be denied. Their powerful antioxidants help
to fight aging, keep our skin, eyes and blood vessels
young, and also help maintain immune health
through their antimicrobial properties. Indeed, when
researchers perform studies to compare antioxidant
strengths of foods, what is known as the oxygen radical
absorbance capacity or ORAC test, berries test
among the elite and most powerful antioxidants.
Everybody needs to detox. Just stir two scoopfuls of
myDetox into a glass of filtered water and enjoy the
blood- and liver-purifying benefits of organic lemon,
dandelion leaf, beet, burdock root, ginkgo leaf,
cilantro leaf, white willow bark, and cayenne. These
well-regarded detoxifying herbs can also be taken as
pills and capsules, but with myDetox, you have this
sense of having a whole meal of detoxifying foods;
you actually taste their benefits.
The same goes for the delicious myMacaBalance
with pomegranate, blueberry, macqui and cranberry
to complement this Peruvian superfood and
power adaptogen (which means it has a balancing
effect on the body’s organ systems). Maca’s root
alone contains more than 60 different vitamins, minerals
and phytonutrients that aid the body in fighting
fatigue, increasing stamina, enhancing libido, and
help menopausal symptoms. Indeed, the libidoenhancing
effects are quite real, as recently shown
in Urology, one of the world’s leading medical journals.
Many scientists say maca truly may be
nature’s answer to the new medical potency pills.
Of course, weight loss is a health priority for many. If
you need or want to lose weight, myAlgaeTrim with
brown seaweed, chlorella, spirulina and lo han
berry extract can boost your efforts. This proteinrich,
nutrient-dense blend not only provides
chlorophyll-rich chlorella (great for internal healing),
but features fucoxanthin, a compound that is
found in several different types of seaweed.
Fucoxanthin works by regulating a protein
called uncoupling protein 1, or UCP1, which controls
the amount of fat stored in the body. UCP1,
which regulates the activity of a key gene responsible
for maintaining the body’s temperature, is
found in white adipose tissue, or visceral fat. This
type of fat, which usually surrounds the internal
organs and sits under our bellies, is one of the
major causes of “middle-age spread.” White adipose
tissue isn’t that white; it more resembles a
disgusting yellowish glob of tissue. This type of fat
gathers toxins, leads to low-level inflammation, and
harms people’s hormonal health.
It isn’t often in the history of nutritional supplements
that so many great-tasting, powerfully healthy
super food formulas have been brought together like
this. We just love myVeggieVitale, myBerryBlend,
and of course, myMacaBalance, and we know that a
lot of you will enjoy the detoxification and weight-loss
benefits of myDetox and myAlgaeTrim. Indeed, we
understand additional formulas, including an all-veggie
protein blend, are available. We can’t wait to try
these and report on them too.
Each of these great tasting
blends is now available at health
food stores nationwide. Or visit
www.myceuticals.com for more
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