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Weight Loss and Mayesa

March 18, 2016

Weight Loss and Mayesa? Drinking Mayesa means more than enjoying a healthy dark chocolate drink. “Indulge Your Health” with Mayesa. Many of our customers have shared that they use Mayesa as part of their weight loss program. Mayesa makes a great snack choice during the day by satisfying your hunger and also satisfies that sweet tooth craving.

Mayesa is made from organic and fair trade cacao (dark chocolate). Dark Chocolate affects the satiety center in the brain when consumed so you no longer feel hungry. There is a good reason you feel satisfied after drinking Mayesa. Dark chocolate stabilizes the blood sugar level while also providing more energy from the theobromine in the cacao (not caffeine). Two additional attributes great for helping to lose weight.

There are many studies showing the benefits of Dark Chocolate as well as studies on the contribution to weight loss. Here are just a couple:
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/chocolate-weight-loss
http://livehealthy.chron.com/effects-dark-chocolate-reducing-weight-5330.html

Life is better with chocolate! And healthier! Mayesa now available on Amazon.

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Mayesa Cacao Dark Chocolate Beverage, Original, 8 Ounce (Pack of 12)
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Mayesa Cacao Dark Chocolate Beverage – Mint – 8oz (12 Pack)

Tips to Ring in 2016 with Health, Happiness and Fun

December 31, 2015

1402945_10152380873171707_164210221240803814_oIt is once again the beginning of a new year, a time for fresh starts and resolutions. Sticking with your resolutions can be tough, but with these wellness tips, you can make 2016 the year you make long-term changes for a healthy, happy and fun-loving lifestyle. (more…)

Healthy Chocolate Mayesa and Athletes – Glenn Matanza

December 26, 2014

Glenn 2 (3)I had the opportunity to visit with Glenn Matanza and discuss his passions about coaching, family and why he likes Mayesa.  Glenn has his own coaching business in San Diego, The Matanza Method, which is focused on fitness and health.  He works with elite athletes as well as those individuals looking to be healthier.

Glenn was born in the Philippines and moved to San Diego when he was in high school.  He later attended San Diego State University with aspirations to go to medical school.

Glenn’s interest in fitness and exercise lead him to start working with individuals providing fitness training.

It was also during this time that Glenn started to realize that a medical career would be focused mainly on illness which did not really fit his focus on prevention and helping individuals stay healthy. Realizing this Glenn decided to officially start his coaching business in 1998, working with clients of all ages.

Glenn’s business has evolved with time and even included a period around 2004 when he competed in fitness and body building competitions.

In 2004 Glenn met his future wife, Nike, a successful equestrian in Europe and aspiring fashion model.  They married and had their first son in 2006.  They now have 2 sons and enjoy setting good examples for their sons with nutrition and exercise.

In 2007 Glenn’s coaching began to focus more on endurance sports, especially triathletes, with emphasis on nutrition education, preventing injuries, and creating good health markers.

Nike Matanza began competing in triathlons and before long was in the elite category.  She joined Glenn and began coaching in 2008.

Glenn was introduced to Mayesa by one of his clients and her son.  He was training both of them.  Glenn evaluated Mayesa and really liked the purity of the ingredients, especially the organic, fair trade cacao and plant-based protein.

Glenn also likes that the beverage is allergen free containing NO dairy, soy or gluten, thus avoiding the side effects of these allergens.

Glenn - OceansideGlenn and his family (especially his youngest son age 4) enjoy drinking Mayesa.  Glenn recommends Mayesa post exercise to support energy and recovery or as a pre-exercise boost if needed.

When clients crave a “treat” Mayesa is an excellent choice according to Glenn.

Glenn’s passion for helping all his clients understand the importance of nutrition and right food choices to live a healthier life is inspiration to us all.

Thanks Glenn for including Mayesa as one of the food choices you recommend.

No matter what your daily performance includes (exercise, work, school) you want it to be optimal, and the best way to do that is proper nutrition choices with products like Mayesa

Life is better with chocolate!

For further information about Glenn’s coaching please visit www.glennmatanza.com or www.facebook.com/glenn.matanza.

Jane Adolph, Mayesa Co-Founder

Dark Chocolate and Healthy Living!

319013_10151095113901707_597498682_nThe Mayesa team has long known that cacao, Dark Chocolate in its purest form, has many health benefits. Recently, on his Living to 100 series for CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the Emmy Award winning chief medical correspondent for the health and wellness unit at CNN, took a look at habits that aid in a living a long and healthy life including staying active, eating less red meat, get plenty of sleep AND eating cacao. Below are some of the highlights from the video, as well as a few other healthy reasons to eat, or even better, drink Cacao.

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Healthy Chocolate Mayesa and Athletes – Lacy Lynn, Ultra-Marathoner

Lacy 1Mayesa had the opportunity to talk with ultra-marathoner Lacy Lynn about her experiences as an athlete, and about how Mayesa, with its nutritional combination of dark chocolate from organic raw cacao, and pea-protein, helps her – in training, during an event, and as a mother.

Mayesa: Tell us a little about yourself, Lacy.

Lacy Lynn: I grew up as a typical farm girl in central Wisconsin and right after high school went to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

After college, I moved to Tanzania, East Africa, to serve in the Peace Corps. When I returned to the states I bounced back-and-forth between San Diego, California, and central Wisconsin.

After 10 years of living what many have called a gypsy-lifestyle, I gave birth to my beautiful daughter and decided it was time to finally settle in one place. For the past two years now I’ve been living in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and am working at a local bank as a systems operator.

As a now 30-year-old with a darling 3-year old, I feel like my crazy beautiful life is just getting started.

M: What kind of athletic endeavors do you participate in?

LL: I am a trail ultra-runner, a tire dragger, an endurance planker, and a toddler chaser.

This year I will be defending my title as “Last Runner Standing” at Bop ‘til You Drop, a 12-hour race on a 1.25-mile loop course, and returning to Superior 50, a 52.1 mile trail ultra-marathon with a net elevation change of 25,000 feet.

I have never returned to a race before this year but am excited to further define my training for these two events, especially Superior as I fell in love with that trail during that race.

M: How did you become interested in being an athlete?

LL: This is where my stubbornness really shined for me. While serving in the Peace Corps someone mentioned other volunteers participating in the Kilimanjaro Marathon, and I thought it sounded like fun so I said I would like to join in.

I was laughed at and told I would not be able to train for a marathon in 6 months. Being laughed at burned deep and it fueled my desire to cross that finish line.

I went from not being able to run one mile to crossing the finish line at the 2008 Kilimanjaro Marathon in 4:36:00. My love for running took off and hasn’t slowed down.

Lacy 2M: What is your regimen for training?

LL: Diet – The majority of my diet is home-cooked meals made from whole (or minimally processed), local foods. Common finds around my house include nut mylk, almond-pulp tuna salad, cauliflower-crusted pizza, millet tabbouleh, granola and my own energy bars.

Training – My training is low-mileage, high-effort because of life as a single, working parent, and consists of stroller running, tire dragging, hiking while child-wearing, and core work.

Mental/emotional exercises – Daily meditation/mindfulness, Yoga practice, visualization, and journaling. These things need to go hand-in-hand with my training otherwise I feel very “off.” Running is often times a form of “moving meditation” for me.

M: How did you first learn about Mayesa?

LL: I met one of the founders during my instructor training for Stroller Strides in San Diego and was hooked on the product from first sip.

To this day I credit Mayesa for helping me finish my first 50K and 50 mile races while not experiencing any dip in milk production as a breastfeeding runner.

M: Tell us how Mayesa fits into your training.

LL: Consuming calories is vital when I go long so tucking some Mayesa into my pack gives me a much needed energy boost when the miles start wearing me down.

I’ve also enjoyed Mayesa ice-cold after a hard training session as an uplifting recovery drink.

M:  What would you like to say to other athletes about Mayesa?

LL: As a runner with a sensitive GI tract who can’t handle very many of the supplemented, manufactured drinks out on the market, Mayesa has stood the test of miles and has not caused any GI issues for me.

I am also crazy excited about plant based proteins! One of the best things about Mayesa is that it’s not only great for me – it’s also great for my daughter (who goes ga-ga for it, by the way!)

As far as the new flavors, they are a wonderful addition to the lineup. The Mixed Berry is pretty sweet, almost dessert sweet, which I think makes it a perfect recovery flavor.

The Banana is downright phenomenal. I was blown away by that flavor and excited that it didn’t have that fakebanana taste. It’s my new fave flavor! I love your product and the new look.

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7 Top Healthy-Food Trends for 2014

December 22, 2014

2014's Healthy-Food TrendsWhat new healthy-food trends will be big in 2014? Here are the top 7 according to experts:

1. Cauliflower

Last year was the kale trend, and 2014’s hot veggie is cauliflower. You’ll see colorful cauliflowers and find this nutrient-dense vegetable in dishes you wouldn’t think of looking, such as mashed potatoes and “potato” salad.

2. Sesame Seeds

Due to increasing nut allergies, seeds will be making a big statement in 2014. Sesame seeds should especially be in your pantry due to their high levels of calcium and zinc (almost 20 percent of your daily dose of each). Also studies have found that sesame seed consumption helped with improving lipid and glucose profiles in pre-diabetic patients.

3. Apples 

This tried-and-true perennial healthy food will again be on stage for 2014, due to recent studies which have shown that apple consumption helps to lower the “bad” LDL cholesterol, and also reduces the risk of ulcerative colitis. Other studies show optimistic results that apple consumption may help to ward off breast cancer, and a 2013 study found that eating apples could expand your lifespan by 10 percent.

4. Pea Protein

The popularity of plant-based eating has encouraged manufactures to make products with plant-based proteins. Pea protein is a hot protein alternative to egg and dairy protein because of its link to greater satiety compared to whey and other proteins. Mayesa proudly uses pea protein in its products.

5. Non-Wheat Pasta

Gluten-free foods continue to drive the new healthy food trends. Expect to see more pasta made from non-wheat alternatives, like quinoa, rice and buckwheat.

6. Sprouting

Sprouted seeds, pulses and beans are collectively known as ‘sprouts’ and they’re going to be big in 2014. Sprouts are effectively living foods and one of the richest forms of nutrients known.

You can sprout your own mung beans, split peas and lentils alongside hazelnuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds at home within a couple of days. Add these to salads and soups for a rich source of complete vegetarian protein, as well as a fresh taste that pops.

7. Organic and Local

A growing trend is healthy eating by focusing on organic and local produce. This has been trending for some time, but watch for this to continue and to become more of a lifestyle, a social movement, in 2014.

Besides the burgeoning Farmer’s Markets, Community Supported Agriculture, commonly known as CSA, is an agricultural model that re-connects people to their local food source.  A network or association of individuals pledge to support one or more local farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production.

CSA members or subscribers pay at the onset of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest; once harvesting begins, they receive weekly shares of vegetables and fruit.

 

 

Why Pea Protein in Mayesa Drinks?

December 18, 2014

plant-based proteinOne of the reasons that Mayesa’s dark chocolate  drink is so healthy is the ingredient “pea protein,” an excellent plant-based protein.

Yes, protein found in the common garden pea, as it turns out, offers many high-quality nutritional, and even disease-fighting, aspects.

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

December 17, 2014

aaaaMarch is National Nutrition Month, a way of making people aware of how good nutrition is a part of a healthy lifestyle.

It’s easy to enjoy foods in a healthy way, especially with Mayesa – a delicious healthy-chocolate drink that is chocked full of good nutrition.

Being aware of good nutrition is important because it is about how we nourish our bodies. Our bodies require healthy food to create and repair cells. The science of nutrition also focuses on how diseases, conditions, and problems can be prevented or lessened with a healthy diet.

Here are five ways to celebrate National Nutrition Month:

1. Make a Plan

If you create a weekly menu plan and coordinate it with your shopping list you will eat healthier, waste less food and time, and there’s less stress at dinner time.  You will find that a plan minimizes the last-minute dinner scramble, and helps you stick to healthier foods.

2. Fit in Those Fruits and Vegetables

It’s often easier to buy fruits and vegetables than it is to actually use up them before they become shriveled and brown.

Here are some suggestions on how to make sure you eat those fruits and vegetables:  (a) toss a variety of vegetables in olive oil, roast and then refrigerate, allowing you to have ready-made side dishes, snacks, or a meatless entree; (b) keep apples and oranges in the car for an after-gym snack, or when you get the munchies (you don’t want your car to automatically turn into that fast-food place); and (c) cut up salad fixings and keep prepared in the refrigerator, then just spoon out and serve.

Keeping Mayesa in the car is another sure way of sticking to a healthy snack when you’re on the go.

3. Eat More Earlier, Less Later

The more of your daily calories you eat earlier in the day the better. Instead of a light breakfast, or even no breakfast at all, and a heavy dinner in the evening, have a hearty breakfast and  a good lunch, both of which will keep you fueled through the day. A light supper will keep you from sleeping on a load of calories.

If you are rushed for breakfast, Mayesa is a good way to start your day, then have a hearty lunch.

4. De-stress Dinner

Don’t give in to the frantic question “What’s for dinner?” every night. That just begs for a quick answer – which might be easy but often not healthy.

Instead, try these tricks: (a) keep a menu plan; (b) organize dinner ingredients before you leave for work; (c) freeze  homemade soups, homemade pasta dishes, etc., ahead of time, then take out and defrost while you’re at work. Having salad ingredients already chopped and mixed and ready to go is another big help.

5. Earn your calories

In addition to planning meals, cooking with healthy ingredients, and practicing portion control, a healthy lifestyle includes physical activity.  Keeping physically active assists your body in properly utilizing all of that good nutrition.

There are many options to keeping physically fit, including: walking, running, going to a gym, playing a team sports, and using fitness apps or videos. You can also burn calories by taking stairs and parking farther from your destinations.

Good nutrition can: give you vitality and energy, boost your immune system, help beat tiredness and fatigue, and ward off serious illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month – for your life!

 

 

Where’s Your Favorite Place to Drink Mayesa?

December 15, 2014

If you have, you’ll notice an exciting opportunity to #WinFree Mayesa! (And if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?)

Mayesa recently launched a photo contest to see where fans of Mayesa like to enjoy this delicious and Healthy Dark Chocolate Drink. It’s easy to enter:

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Healthy Chocolate Mayesa and Athletes – Golfer Brian Mogg

December 14, 2014

Healthy Chocolate Mayesa and AthletesI had a great opportunity to talk with Brian Mogg about Mayesa.  Brian is a well-known and respected golf instructor who is originally from Seattle Washington and now resides in Florida with his wife and four children.

Brian participated in competitive golf for 9 years and was on the PGA Tour for 3 years.  He has been teaching golf for 23 years and now has 8 Golf Academies throughout the world.

Brian has an impressive 26 wins by Tour players that he has instructed.  He has been listed as one of the top 50 instructors by Golf Digest and in the top 100 instructors by Golf Magazine.

Brian was introduced to Mayesa by Jeff Hill, Mayesa CEO.  Brian stated he is not a big chocolate fan so at first he was not sure how he would like the beverage.  To his surprise he found that “Mayesa is really refreshing and tastes great!”

Brian was also excited to learn that not only is Mayesa a delicious chocolate drink, but is also good for you.  Brian likes that Mayesa is a healthy alternative using only organic and natural ingredients.

Brian often drinks Mayesa during his busy work day which satisfies his hunger and provide a great pick-me-up.

He enjoys recommending Mayesa to others so they too can make healthier choices on the foods they eat.

For more information on Brian please visit www.moggacademy.com.

Jane Adolph, Mayesa Co-Founder

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