Whole food puree: To be considered a whole food puree, a product must include the “whole fruit”. That means including the skin and pulp, and sometimes the seeds. By incorporating the whole fruit, all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, and antioxidants that reside in the fruit’s skin, pulp and seeds are included providing a super-concentrated puree. A recommended serving is 1 to 2 ounces once or twice a day.
Fruit juices: Many people believe that all fruit juices are healthy and provide the same benefits as fresh fruit. They believe they are getting full nutrition in a glass of juice. However, this is not true. In squeezing the juice from the fruit, pulp is usually removed and discarded. Often, as a result of processing, important vitamins and minerals are lost, and the food may become less healthy. Even things like fiber and water can be diminished through processing and refinement, making the food significantly less useful for the body. Many fruit juices contain a lot of sugar. Did you know that grape juice contains 50% more sugar than Coca Cola? Some juice products such as Noni, Pomegranate and Acai typically contain as little as 1% juice blended with 99% water. Because juice is not a concentrated nutritional product, suggested serving size is 8 ounces.
One reason to choose whole foods over their processed counterparts is nutritional intake. Another benefit whole foods offer over processed choices is the lack of added sugar and chemicals. Natural sugars are better for the body than processed sugars added back into foods. With a whole food puree, all of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients remain intact. Basically, it’s the healthy whole food, rather than the bits that remain after refinement and processing.
If you’re trying to eat healthier, relying on more whole foods is a great place to start.
ViaViente is a concentrated nutritional whole food puree that is rich in antioxidants and fiber and low in natural sugar and carbohydrates. Every ounce is equivalent to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables.
In a recent article about joint pain, Dr. Mark Pedersen, Lead ViaViente Formulator, explained that reducing inflammation in the body will help reduce Joint Pain caused by Osteoarthritis.
Dr. Mark Pedersen states:
“Let’s take a closer look at inflammation and how ViaViente helps reduce inflammation in the body.
Inflammation is the body’s response to infection, injury and environmental toxins such as pollution and an unhealthy diet. Inflammation is essential to the healing process. The bad news is that chronic inflammation can cause pain and serious health problems.
If you want to be healthy and reduce your aches and pains, eliminate inflammation. Dr. William Welches, a pain specialist at the Cleveland Clinic states, “An anti-inflammatory diet is the single most important thing I offer patients for pain control.”
To reduce inflammation in your body, consume at least 8 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Why does this work? Because the antioxidants in fruits and vegetables are natural anti-inflammatories.
ViaViente helps reduce inflammation and aches and pains in your body because of the powerful antioxidants in Via’s 11 Whole Fruits. These antioxidants are natural anti-inflammatories with NO SIDE EFFECTS. One ounce (or 30ml) gives you the antioxidants present in 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. Two ounces daily gets you 10 servings. If you want to decrease your body’s inflammation and your aches and pains, 2 – 3 ounces of Via daily is the first step to being pain and inflammation free!”
Article Source: http://www.theviablog.com/2011/05/11/reducing-inflammation-is-key-to-great-health/
Did you know that virtually all degenerative diseases, including cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, kidney and gall stones, and tooth decay are associated with excess acidity in the body?
Acidosis is a condition in which there is excessive acid in the body fluids.
Osteoporosis is an example of an acidosis problem. As the body becomes more acidic, to protect against the event of heart attack, stroke, illness, or even cancer, the body attempts to remain healthy. So, it steals calcium from the bones, teeth, and tissue. When you are over-acid, it causes your bones to get fragile. As bone mass becomes depleted, this is what we call osteoporosis.
Another example of acidosis is high cholesterol. The root cause of high cholesterol is primarily an over acidic diet.
The concept of acid alkaline imbalance as the cause of disease is not new. In 1933, a New York doctor named William Howard Hay published a ground-breaking book, A New Health Era, in which he maintains that all disease is caused by autotoxication (or “self-poisoning”) due to acidosis in the body.
Most people who suffer from unbalanced pH are too acidic. This condition forces the body to borrow minerals including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium, from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid and safely remove it from the body. Because of this strain, the body can suffer severe and prolonged damage due to high acidity. This condition may go undetected for years.
The letters pH stand for “power of hydrogen”. Hydrogen supplies building blocks of all organisms whether plant, animal or human.
An acid is a substance that releases hydrogen into a solution. An alkaline substance is one that removes hydrogen from a solution. Most body functions occur at only certain levels of acidity or alkalinity, as well as, many enzymes and chemical reactions work best at a specific pH.
The pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Below 7 is acid and above 7 is alkaline. The blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be slightly alkaline at 7.4. Proper pH levels promote optimum health, discourage disease and help the body heal faster.
Mild acidosis can cause such problems as:
- Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen.
- Weight gain, obesity and diabetes.
- Bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones.
- Immune deficiency.
- Acceleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to cancerous mutations.
- Premature aging.
- Osteoporosis; weak, brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs.
- Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid buildup.
- Low energy and chronic fatigue.
Though high acidity is generally caused by a diet rich in animal foods and low in vegetables, there are many things that make our bodies acidic that we consume every day:
- Meat and Animal Products
- Coffee, Tea, Sodas
- Refined Sugar. Artificial Chemical Sweeteners like NutraSweet, Equal and Aspartame
- White Flour, Refined Grains
- Dairy Products
- Fast Foods and Processed Foods
- Our environment
You do need some acidic food as well as alkaline food – you have to have balance in the body. The problem is that most people consume far more acidic foods than alkaline foods. Alkaline foods are going to be whole food – primarily vegetables and fruits in the whole form.
ViaVienté is an all-natural living whole food, not a dietary supplement. The whole fruit – skins, seeds and pulp – are used in ViaViente. The combination of the fruits that we have in ViaViente provides an alkaline ash in your body with every dose to help balance your pH level. One ounce of ViaVienté is equivalent to 5 servings of fruits/vegetables.
A new study from Hunan China reports that the natural polyphenol Resveratrol not only displays a wide spectrum of health benefits, but also supports weight loss at the cellular level.
Mitochondria in our cells are the source of our energy.
When our energy is increased, so is our metabolism, and weight loss is the result.
Resveratrol has also been shown to support good cardiovascular health, reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
This new study from China is just another confirmation that ViaViente’s Whole Fruit Puree – which includes a healthy dose of Resveratrol – benefits your health in a multitude of ways – including a healthy weight.
The results of this study were reported in the Journal of Biological Chemistry in the January 7, 2011 issue.
Article Source: http://www.theviablog.com/2011/03/06/new-study-links-resveratrol-to-weight-loss/
Many times babies cry as if they are hungry but they are actually thirsty. So mothers give them juices, many of which are sold as 100% juice but can actually contain preservatives, sugar, high fructose corn syrup or other additives.
Juice is sweet, which is why babies like it so much. Large amounts of juice have been known to lead to malnutrition since it does not provide essential nutrients, especially if provided before a solid meal. It can also cause the body to absorb less carbohydrates.
A healthier alternative to giving babies juice is to give them water. If you stick with water from the beginning, your baby won’t know what he or she is missing! If your baby doesn’t like water, for a healthier alternative add a little ViaViente to the water. It will flavor the water while providing vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. And because ViaViente is a whole food, it also provides the important fiber that babies need.
ViaViente is all natural and has no additives or preservatives.
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
Increasing your oxygen intake through deep breathing and exercise has been shown to increase your metabolism. Oxygen is the fuel that burns fat.
Taking a proactive approach to warding off colds and flu is apt to make your whole life healthier. A healthy immune system is the key to helping you feel better in so many ways.
Here are 5 steps you can take to boost your immune system:
=> Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently. Germs can live for hours and can be picked up as you touch people, surfaces and objects throughout the day. You can infect yourself with these germs by touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Although it’s impossible to keep your hands germ-free, washing your hands frequently can help limit the transfer of bacteria and viruses.
=> Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day. It is essential to stay well hydrated throughout the day.
=> Get Regular Exercise – Getting active for just 20 minutes three times a week increases your immune function. Regular exercise is one of the pillars of healthy living. It improves cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, helps control body weight, and protects against a variety of diseases. It may contribute even more directly by promoting good circulation, which allows the cells and substances of the immune system to move through the body freely and do their job efficiently.
=> Get More Antioxidants – We know that antioxidants neutralize free radicals. They also help boost your immunity. Get 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day to increase your immunity boosting antioxidants.*
=> Get Plenty of Sleep – You are more likely to catch a cold, the flu or other infection if you are not getting adequate sleep. Researchers are not exactly sure why sleep helps boost the immune system, but 7-9 hours for an adult is generally recommended for good health.
* Getting 5 servings of fruit and vegetables each day is easy with ViaViente. One ounce of ViaViente gives you the antioxidant equivalent of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables.
According to researchers from Tel Aviv University’s School of Health and Rostock University in Germany, a diet rich in Antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids can help protect you from skin cancer.
Lead researchers Dr. Niva Shapira and Bodo Kuklinski found that Antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids help the body build up resistance to the sun’s damaging rays.
In the study, researchers analyzed the blood of two groups of volunteer subjects. All were exposed to the same amount of sun.
Those who consumed foods with the most Antioxidants had 50% less chance of the chemical in their blood that causes increased sun damage.
Researchers also noted that in the Mediterranean region where sunlight is intense, melanoma rates are particularly low – averaging 3 cases per 100,000 people. These researchers noted that people of the Mediterranean region typically consume a diet filled with Antioxidant-rich in fruits and vegetables along with Omega-3-rich staples such as olive oil and fish.
For ViaViente drinkers, the scientific evidence continues to confirm that consuming Antioxidant-rich ViaViente supplements your body’s health for a lifetime of health protection!
~ Dr. Mark Pedersen, ViaViente Lead Formulator