Antioxidant drinks, especially ones that consist of the infamous acai berry have become the wave of the future. Getting and staying healthy has become a movement among people of all ages, gender, and ethnicity. Primarily, this is because the cost of health care continues to rise, our nation’s health is deteriorating before our eyes, and people are tired of popping pills for every ailment. The time when people just accepted a prescription from their physician and not asking questions or giving resistance is coming to a halt. More people are finding alternative methods, in my opinion much healthier, ways to improve their health (i.e. reduce cholesterol, improve blood pressure, lose weight).
You might be asking what are antioxidants? Well, antioxidants help us rid our bodies of existing free radicals (or rust if you will) that attack and weigh down our body’s healthy cells. The more we age, expose our self to excessive sun, eat processed foods, and have a diet lacking in fruits and vegetables, the more free radicals our bodies accumulate. Excessive free radicals in our body are known to cause different kinds of cancers and the increased inflammation we have in our bodies. Inflammation is what leads to high blood pressure, cholesterol, and other ailments. The only way to reduce or and prevent free radicals is having a diet high in antioxidants (fruits and vegetables).
As most of us know, there are very few humans who consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. The USDA recommends that we consume at least 7-13 servings a day for disease prevention. Less than 20% of the American adult population does this at all let alone a regular basis! NO wonder we have the highest rate of disease ever known to man and kids putting themselves at risk of dying before their parents! The statistics are far too sad and we need to do something about it.
So, what do we do? Of course, as a health professional I would encourage us to eat whole fruits, vegetables, and cut back on saturated fats in our diet. The only issue is that it is hard to find quality products grown without pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals that give us the nutrition we need. Also, with the hectic lifestyles that we lead today it is often hard to make healthy decisions everyday. Time and convenience, and lack of variety are some of the most commons reasons we don’t eat as many fruits as we should.
In order to compensate for the lack of nutrition, we need to find ways to consume fruits in a more convenient, taste-worth, and cost effective way. This is why I recommend that we all take a look at adding an antioxidant drink or beverage to our diet on a daily basis.
There are literally hundreds of antioxidant beverages on the market today but very few have the nutritional equivalence of acai berry juice blends. Personally, I consume an acai berry product that includes not only the infamous acai berry but also 18 other fruits just as nutritious.
If you are curious to know more about these products fill out my interest form and I will send you more information about the antioxidant drink I choose to supplement my diet.
Self motivation is always helpful to get you over the challenging times. A few tips are to set mini goals for yourself and make a long-term promise to yourself. You can see my promise below.
Do you have goals set for yourself? Instead of talking about weight loss goals, let’s look at it a different way. Set mini goals for yourself each day. Some examples: I will workout today, of my five meals today two will be salads, or I will drink nothing but water all day. These goals are immediate and will help you get closer to your longterm goals.
MY PROMISE TO MYSELF -
I will take care of ME
I will keep eating right
I will remember these are my GOALS
I will continue no matter what
I will keep SMILING
I will wake up each morning DETERMINED
I will go to bed with SATISFACTION
I will remind myself that I am not alone
I will push harder
I will NOT give up. EVER.
What are your mini goals for today?