3 1/2 Redibeets Recipes

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I‘ve got (Redi)Beets on the Brain

With the upcoming launch of Red Rush, I’ve been thinking a lot about beets lately. Plus, I’ve been sick as a dog, my nasal passages have been swollen, making breathing a little difficult. I’ve been drinking  Redibeets because the nitrates to nitric oxide reaction is good for circulation. I figured, if I can’t draw as much air in, I might as well utilize what little air I’m getting. The amoxicillin my doctor prescribed has been the most effective weapon though.

Because I’ve been ill, I decided to treat myself to one of my favorite activities that I can do at work and still get paid for–Internet mining. I kicked around the web and looked for RediBeet recipes. I found three and one half, just barely earning my paycheck. Enjoy!

1. Carapple Juice (Being in marketing, not a name I would have chose. Say it fast and try not to giggle.) [Apparrot juice is also a terrible name.]

From ez Juicers

  • 4-6 carrots
  • 2 apples
  • add a zing of Redibeets and blend

2. RediBeets Frosting

This one comes to us from A Better Way to Health

  • 3/4 cups of confectioners glaze
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1/2 tsp of RediBeets
  • 2 1/4 tsp soy milk or milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cream ingredients in mixing bowl with medium speed mixer.
  • Spoon into a pastry bag and use for decorating cookies.

3. Loaded Banana Cookies

Via First Fruits Nutrition

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter,
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg,
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal,
  •  1/2 cup old-fashioned oats,
  • 1 teaspoon soda,
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt,
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon,
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg,
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves,
  • 1-2 cups dried fruit ( raisins and chopped prunes),
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1-1&1/2 cups chocolate chips ( carob chips)
  •  1 tablespoon Just Carrots,
  • 1 tablespoon  BarleyLife,
  • 1-1&1/2 teaspoons RediBeets
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Beat butter and sugar well
  • Add egg and beat till fluffy.
  • Beat in mashed banana.
  • add the Just Carrots and beat well.
  • Then add the BarleyLife and beat well.
  • Then RediBeets  and beat well.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients and add to butter mixture in two additions.
  • Stir in fruits, nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes.
3.5. Cantaloupe Beet Juice Variation
This is a recipe from In Sonnet’s Kitchen. But it’s been changed by the mysterious comment-maker Erica G to include RediBeets. Here’s what the recipe would look like if this lovechild of blogger and commenter were born.
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  • 2 servings of RediBeets
  • ½ cup beet greens
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 2 large sprigs of basil or 1 sprig of mint
  • ¼ of a medium cantaloupe, rind removed
  • ½ cup watermelon, rind removed

Red Rush Nitric Oxide Boost Launches Friday

Red Rush, our beet-based energy drink, launches Friday. It’s currently being bottled under the supervision of Quality Assurance Manger, Ryan Davis.

Gearing Up For the Launch of Our Beet Sports Drink

Back at HQ, we’re creating promos like the one below.

 

We’re also  holding a Facebook promotion for Red Rush. Like the AIM Companies and Red Rush for your chance to win a free sample of Red Rush beet sports drink.

 

Berkeley Test Nitric Oxide Test Strips
Alongside Red Rush we plan to sell Berkeley Test Nitric Oxide Strips as both a training and a marketing tool. You can also follow Red Rush on its new blog: The Red Rush Blog

Who Uses Dietary Supplements?

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This is Who Uses Dietary Supplements

AOver half of America uses dietary supplements.

A new study put out by the National Health and Nutritional Center Surveys finds that almost seventy percent of Americans have used dietary supplements in the last five years and suggests that supplementation has gone mainstream. That’s sounds like good news here at AIM HQ.

The study goes on to say that people who take dietary supplements are more likely to engage in healthier practices like eating nutritious foods, exercising, watching their weight. making sure to get a good night’s sleep and going to the doctor regularly. I especially like that last thing and here’s why.

FDA and Other Medical Professionals Looking Down On Supplements/Multivitamins

There are a lot of people in government and in the medical industry that view dietary supplements dubiously. In fairness, there should be some skeptics to keep hucksters from selling snake oil and making outrageous claims. But people who take dietary supplements also tend to go to the doctor.This means, they realize that dietary supplements aren’t medicine. Even half of health care professionals use dietary supplements

I am currently plagued with a sinus and throat infection. It’s not fun. Even though I take dietary supplements, I went to the doctor because I understand that dietary supplements aren’t medicine, just like the majority of people who take them. I take medicine for being sick and use nutrition to live well.

Someone Ought to Crackdown on Apples for their Doctor-Keeping-Away Promises.

I feel a little condescended to by some of the skeptics. Their hearts are likely in the right places. They probably think they are protecting us from ourselves. Do they see us as doctor-fearing yokels who believe so fervently that supplementation will act as a panacea for all that ails?

The new study suggests otherwise. People who take supplements seem to have a better grasp on health as a whole. They get their rest, eat the right foods and see the doctor when they’re sick. Maybe, we should worry about the other half of Americans now.

5 Ways Juice Powder Concentrates are Better Than Regular Juice


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Powdered juice sounds about as oxymoronical as you can get. I mean, when you think of juice, you can’t help but think of its wetness. To the uninitiated, turning moist, aqueous fruit and vegetable juices into anhydrous powders, may seem like a bad idea. Sure, powdering does reduce the amount of  fiber you’d get from a fresh-juiced plant and if you dehydrate at high temperature, you’ll kill all the enzymes.(We dehydrate at low temps to preserve enzymes, just FYI).

The nutritional differences end there. Once you add water to a wholefood juice powder concentrate, its pretty much the same thing. But why buy it when you can just have juice? It’s funny that you should ask. I was just about to tell you why.

1. Juice Powders Have Fewer Calories

Because you are getting concentrated nutrition, you are getting all the goodness without all the bulk. Juice calories aren’t the bad kind of calories. It’s not like you’re getting doughnut or cheeseburger calories from vegetable or fruit juice. However, the only surefire way to lose weight is to use more calories than you consume.  Juice powder concentrates can help you reduce your overall calorie intake.

Eight ounces of beet juice has 110 calories. 

RediBeets has fifteen calories per serving.

2. Juice Powder Concentrates are Portable

One gallon of liquid weighs over eight pounds. If you’re carrying around fresh fruit and a juicer, then you can add more weight, not exactly ideal for a long hike or a bicycle trip.

A full canister of Just Carrots weighs just under a pound (14.1 oz)  and contains over thirty servings.

And fits snugly in a coat pocket.

3. Value

According to Wiki answers, it takes about five to nine carrots to make an eight-ounce cup of carrot juice. One pound of carrots equals about four or five regular (non-baby) carrots.  Whole carrots retail for about seventy-seven cents a pound according to the USDA.  Organic carrots, like the kind we use, are $1.51 a pound. Keep in mind that carrots are one of the cheaper and more plentiful vegetables. Beets retail higher.(.90 cents)  I can’t even find a retail price for young barley grass.

There are 33 servings in a canister of Just Carrots. The label suggests mixing one tablespoon with a 4 oz of water.

It takes roughly one pound of carrots to make a 4 oz drink.

The math:

Just Carrots: Retail Price $45.50

33 1lb servings of organic carrots:  $49.83

33 1lb servings of non-organic carrots: 25.41

So we’ve managed to beat out organic carrots by about four dollars. Regular, non-organically grown carrots have them both beat on raw price. However, take these factors into account.

Running the juicer takes about .06kwh of electricity. About the same as running a sixty-watt light bulb for an hour. That’ a bit more than half a penny of electricity each time you use it. Not much, but it adds up. $1.98.

The average drive to the grocery store, for more carrots, since it’s unlikely that you’d buy thirty-three pounds at once, is two miles. That’s about sixty cents for gas each trip.  Let’s be generous and say three trips. $1.80.

Water to clean the vegetables costs money. (I’m not going to look that up.) If I wanted to be a jerk I could add the cost of a nice juicer ($100-$1,500), its maintenance, the time and energy it takes to clean, etc. Your time is valuable, probably something you can’t put a dollar amount on.

You get the point. Just Carrots is cheaper than juicing organic carrots and simpler than juicing either. Non-organic carrots might be cheaper, but they may have had pesticides used on them. They could also be genetically modified. Peace of mind: Priceless

And then also this:

4. Shelf Life

Juice powders have a longer shelf life than juice and fresh fruit. You don’t have to store them in a fridge and they won’t rot and stink up your kitchen.

Carrots last longer than most vegetables (4-5 weeks) when refrigerated in the crisper. Beets have a shorter lifespan.(two weeks) However, you might find yourself sick of carrot juice for awhile or too busy to clean and juice that eleven pounds of carrots you spent $1.80 going to the store and getting. You could forget about them entirely and end up tossing them out without ever using them.

Juice powder concentrates last for years. Add that to the value category.

5. Consistency

Not every piece of fruit I’ve eaten has been exactly the same. I’ve eaten carrots that have tasted terrible for no discernible reason. I’ve had apples with worms inside. One of the great things our products can offer is the consistent great taste. Mother Nature can’t even offer that. We make sure our ingredients are top of the line, aren’t covered in aphids and don’t have worms inside.

Natural fit ’n fiber For a Healthy You


Fiber With The Great Taste of Apple 

You can help yourself get in shape from the inside out with new AIM fit ’n fiberapple-cinnamon. This fiber and herb formula offers a combination of psyllium, oat, beet root, organic aloe, gentian root, buckthorn bark, along with flavorful organic apples and cinnamon.

In addition to AIM Herbal Fiberblend®, fit ’n fiber provides a healthy choice for supplementing your fiber intake every day.

Fiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that has few calories. Your body doesn’t digest it for nutrients like other carbohydrates. It uses fiber as an internal cleanser. The fit ’n fiber combination of soluble and insoluble fiber, primarily from psyllium and oat, relieves irregularity and promotes a healthy digestive system, which helps to keep your immune system working optimally.

Soluble and Insoluble fiber

Insoluble fiber moves through your intestinal tract like a scrub brush, bulking up and helping to eliminate any material not required by your body. Soft, soluble fiber, which becomes a gel when mixed with water and digestive enzymes, acts like a sponge that absorbs harmful substances while helping to regulate blood sugar and reduce cholesterol. It also slows down the movement of food through the intestines, which contributes to the feeling of having enough to eat. This makes fit ’n fiber a fitting formula for any weight management program.

How Much Fiber?

The importance of a high-fiber diet for overall good health was established in the 1970s, primarily through the efforts of Dr. Denis Burkitt. After working as a surgeon in Africa for twenty years, Dr. Burkitt reported that he rarely saw patients who had common Western-culture health problems, including constipation, gallstones, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, adult-onset diabetes, and coronary heart disease. Dr. Burkitt determined that it was the large amount of fiber in their diets that made the healthy difference, and he became known as the “Fiber Man” who promoted the preventative benefits of a high-fiber intake.

Why is it that over forty years after Fiber Man first appeared on the scene to save people from fiber deficiency, the majority of the North American population still does not get enough? According to WebMD®, the average fiber intake of adults is only 15 grams a day, but the recommendation is for at least 25 grams daily for women and 38 for men. Since our ancestors ingested anywhere from 50 to 100 grams of fiber daily, the more you get, the healthier it is for your body.

Providing 7 grams of fiber in each serving, fit ’n fiber apple-cinnamon lets you easily “fit in fiber” on a daily basis.

GlucoChrom’s Sugar Destroyer

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Diabetes Help

AIM has a successful history of combining natural ingredients for a synergistic effect that makes the key ingredient even better. The chromium in AIM GlucoChrom™ is a key, essential micronutrient for enhancing the actions of insulin—the blood sugar regulator. Without chromium, insulin cannot stimulate the uptake of glucose by cells so that the sugar can be used or stored as energy.

AIM could have produced a chromium-only, natural health product. Instead, research revealed three additional ingredients that make a more effective, nutritional team for helping to regulate blood sugar levels. So in addition to chromium, the GlucoChrom formula includes vanadium citrate and bitter melon fruit along with gymnema sylvestre—the sugar destroyer.

Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Extract

A climbing plant native to India, gymnema sylvestre has been used as an Ayurvedic medicine to treat diabetes for over 2,000 years. GlucoChrom contains a 4:1 leaf extract that provides this herb’s primary active compounds—gymnemic acids—that enhance blood sugar reduction.

Gymnema is deservedly nicknamed the sugar destroyer—the translation of its Hindi name gurmar. Evidence shows that gymnema can suppress sugar cravings and reduce the taste of sweetness. For those with a sweet tooth or blood sugar issues, this herb may be just the thing to help reduce sugar intake.

The food and drink choices we put into our bodies determine the type and amount of sugar that ends up in our blood. Ingesting too much sugar can be bad for you on many levels: weight gain, body acidity, inflammation, and diseases like diabetes. Even with such health risks, many people need help in controlling their hunger for sweetness from chocolate, desserts, sodas, or other sugar-filled delights. Gymnema can help to put you in control.

Having taken GlucoChrom on and off since 2006, I have ordered it in my AMR for the past several months. Part of the reason why I take GlucoChrom is that it has helped to suppress my sugar cravings, which used to be an issue for me. It also helps to regulate my blood sugar levels.

As a Member for over eight years, I believe in taking AIM products, such as GlucoChrom, the Garden Trio, and ProPeas, to maintain good health. On a final note, Living Well is one of the few magazines that I read regularly. It’s inspirational.

 

James Beliak, Preferred Member                                                                                     North York, Ontario

AIM Weekend News Roundup #3

Not a lot of breaking news in the world of fruits, vegetables and supplements this week.The biggest news was that junk food diets might make people lazy. That’s another good reason to stay away from Oreos and Bacon Cheeseburgers. How about a ProPeas protein shake instead? Turns out eating peas, beans, lentils,etc is good for your cholestorel.

AIM Companies News

That’s not to say that there isn’t a lot of news at AIM HQ. We’re gearing up to launch Red Rush, our beet-based energy drink, next week. Alongside it, we are going to be selling Berkeley Nitric Oxide Test Strips as both a marketing and a training tool. Furthermore, Red Rush will get its very own blog which will have, among other things, the history of Red Rush. You can learn how the boys in the lab dreamed up our latest product and some of the trials they encountered along the way.

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Proto-Red Rush

The blog will go live April 18th. You can find it at TheRedRushBlog.com.

News of the Week:

Doctor Tipster: Energy Drinks Can  Pose Health Risks to Teens.

Science Daily: Daily Servings of Beans, Peas, Etc Can Lower Cholesterol.

Nutra: Resveratrol Studied as Immune System Booster.

Science Daily: Junk Food Diet May Cause Laziness.

Natural News: Vitamin D Supplements May Relieve Chronic Hives.

Wellness Achiever: Five Healthy Metabolism Boosters.

Medical News Today: California Getting Closer to Labeling Sugary Drinks with Warnings

Pea Protein Is Huge Protein

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The Time For Pea Protein Is Now

It’s a great time to be a company that makes pea protein products right now, and it’s not just the fun alliteration and bad vegetable puns. Last year, Food Navigator reported that the pea protein market had risen by five percent for last three years. They most recently reported that over half of US adults were looking to get more protein in their diets.  Adults need around fifty grams of protein for healthy cell maintenancePea protein is also utilized  to build mass, increase energy or as a low-calorie appetite suppressant. 

This, combined with factors like the rise of vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free diets and small niche markets like vegan bodybuilding, is an ideal time to get pea protein products like ProPeas into the hands of the waiting public.

More About Pea Protein

Dr. OZ Pea Protein Shake

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JR. Celski Recovers, Uses ProPeas.

“When I wake up in the morning, nutrition is the first thing that’s on my mind. What am I going to put into my body that is going to help me through these workouts? I get my protein from AIM ProPeas®. Everything that I take from AIM is very important in my regimen.”

-J.R. Celski, AIM-sponsored Olympic medalist

Berkeley Nitric Oxide Test Strips and You

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We’re all really excited for the launch of Red Rush here at AIM HQ. It’s a great product with solid science behind it. We’re hoping that Red Rush can help a lot of people. Athletes can benefit from the improved stamina it provides, and regular folks like me who exercise just enough to keep from buying new pants can enjoy the improved circulation. Plus, beet juice is a libido booster. Who doesn’t like that?

The Biggest Problem With Marketing Nutrition

Look: We all know that there are two basic ways to live a healthier lifestyle: exercise and diet. Both of those are hard to market because they’re work.  There are only tools to make changing your lifestyle easier. BarleyLife is a nutrition tool, but people aren’t going to see results if they don’t build with that tool.

If you’re trying to sell BarleyLife to a guy and he eats thirty cheeseburgers a week, the BarleyLife isn’t going to help him lose weight. He’s gotta stop eating so many cheeseburgers. You can convince him to replace some of the cheeseburgers with glasses of BarleyLife, but it will still take him awhile to lose weight and he’ll have to sacrifice something he likes. You can’t show him the power of antioxidants or the positive effects of vitamin K. You can show him scientific studies to back those claims up or the caloric math of cheeseburgers v. BarleyLife, but that’s it.

Visual Results NItric Oxide Results

The great thing Red Rush has going for it is that you can test the results almost immediately. Nitric oxide levels are something that can be measured.and there is a tool available to measure them.

This tool is called Nitric Oxide Test Strips, and they can test the amount of nitric oxide in your blood via your saliva. They’re easy to use. I managed to use one and I once burned rice in the microwave.

You put the absorption pad in your mouth and press it against your tongue for five seconds. Then remove it from your gob and fold the absorption pad against the test pad on its opposite end for another five seconds. The test pad should change color. Unfold the strip. When I tested myself the first time, my pad turned light pink, meaning my nitric oxide levels were low.

Then I drank a bottle of Red Rush and was given a second strip. I was told to test again two hours later. When I did, the strip turned dark red. My nitric oxide levels were high. It was pretty impressive to see physical results.

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Nitric Oxide Test Strips are a Powerful Marketing Tool 

The AIM Companies will be offering Nitric Oxide Test Strips to members on the website. If you’re an athlete or a trainer, you can use the strips to test yourself or those you train, but for those of you who are business builders, these test strips can be a Red Rush selling point.

We’ve been sending out samples of Red Rush to various athletes and personal trainers around the country in order to get their reactions. A few were sold immediately by the way Red Rush made them feel.

However, there were a few Doubting Thomases who needed to see a little physical evidence. Nitric Oxide Test Strips provided proof that Red Rush was really working. That’s why we’ve decided to to carry the strips alongside our other products.

Still Don’t Believe the Science Behind Nitric Oxide Test Strips? 

How about this tidbit. The guys who won a little old thing called the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1998 won it for their discoveries concerning “the nitric oxide as a signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system.” I hear that’s a pretty good prize for knowing about medicine-type stuff.

So there you have it, AIM Members. You have two new products to look forward to this April: Red Rush and Nitric Oxide Test Strips

Berkeley Test Strip Information

How to Think Up an Idea for a Blog Post

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What Should I Blog About? 

There was a time when I blogged professionally.  I lived in Los Angeles, an expensive place to live. In order to pay my rent, buy food and fill my car up with gasoline, I had to produce about seven to ten blog posts a day. That included weekends.

It was a bittersweet time.  On one hand, I was working as a professional writer and churning stuff out for some legit websites. On the other, I blogged about twelve hours a day. And there was a recession on. Jobs were scarce, and I had to put food on the table. So I wrote and wrote and wrote. I didn’t exactly turn out any Shakespeare, but I did produce some decent posts that made the rounds on the Internet. It was the best thing that I’ll never do again.

The hardest part of cranking out blog posts like a factory worker was coming up with ideas for posts. Once I had an idea, it sort of wrote itself, especially since I knew how and where to do the research. Eventually, I devised a system to streamline the process. Toward the end, before I decided to chuck it all and go to grad school, I had my weekends off.

Is There a System For Coming Up With Blog Posts?

Since you’re starting up an AIM blog, you will want to focus on a combination of health, nutrition, the products and/or the income opportunities. Basically, pick whatever you’re the most passionate about and make that your focus. You will write better if you’re passionate,and you’ll also be more inclined to write.

So let’s start there. I’m most excited about the AIM products. Therefore, I’ll start this breakdown with BarleyLife.

whole-food-concentrateStart with the 6 “W’s” of journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How.

Who: Who sells it? Who has used it? Who has it worked for? Who introduced me to the product? Who can benefit from it? Who doesn’t know they need it?

What: What is BarleyLife? What ingredients are in BarleyLife? What is BarleyLife used For?  What can BarleyLife do for you?  What goes best with BarleylIfe?

Where: Where is BarleyLife made? Where was BarleyLife invented? Where do they get the ingredients? Where can I find it?

When: When was Barleylife invented? When does Barleylife’s shelf life end? When do I need BarleyLife the most?

How: How do you use BarleyLife? How do I buy BarleyLife? How does it taste? How do the nutritional benefits of BarleyLife work?

Why: Why does BarleyLife work? Why is barley grass different from barley grain? Why is BarleyLife green? Why do you drink BarleyLife?

The Next Step in Thinking up A Blog Idea

You can simply answer one of those questions and write about that if you’d like. However, you can go further down the rabbit hole and ask a question about a question.

1. What ingredients are in BarleyLife?

Basically, Barley Grass Powder, Kelp and Brown Rice.

Then ask another question.

2. Why Kelp? 

Kelp has vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin A and Niacin.

3. Why Vitamin A?

Essential for immune function, reproduction, vision, etc.

Blogging from the Top Down and from the Bottom UP

Asking questions until you find one you want to answer is a great way to come up with a blog post. I came up with thirty or so possible blog topics by asking a few simple questions about one product. Once you introduce other products into the mix, the situation becomes more fun and interesting.

When you know which ingredients each product contains and which vitamins and mineral each ingredient contains or what effect each ingredient can produce you’ll be able to produce posts like this.

Top Five AIM Products for Vitamin A

Top Five AIM Products That Aid In Digestion

Ten Reasons To Get More Kelp In Your Diet

Three All-Natural Sources of Vitamin K

6 Amazing BarleyLife Recipes

Remember: People love list posts.

When You’re Stuck Break it Down

There you go. If you can’t think of an idea, ask questions until you find a question you want to answer or want answered. Then make the blog post about your search for that answer. Try to be honest about your search and cite credible resources. Sometimes, the science will still be out on a certain health benefit of an ingredient or element. Just admit it. It doesn’t matter. The science behind nutrition is sound.