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Fall into the Season! Jumpstart Your Autumn with These Fun Ideas

October 27, 2015

New-Hampshire-fall-foliage-540x358 From the leaves turning colors to the chill in the air and the appearance of jack-o-lanterns everywhere, Fall is definitely in full swing! Here at Mayesa, we love everything about fall, including the opportunities this wonderful season provides. Keep reading for a few tips to make the most out of autumn! (more…)

Last Minute Vacation Do’s and Don’ts: Make Your Last Vacation Hurrah Fun, Healthy and Active

August 21, 2015

Family vacationWhether you and your family are sneaking in one last vacation before school starts or are already thinking about your Labor Day weekend get-away plans, here are some tips for enjoying the break without completely dumping your healthy habits.  (more…)

Five Things You Should Know About Pea Protein

July 30, 2015

plant-based proteinWhether you are following a plant-based diet or are simply trying to cut back on animal protein consumption (read: Meatless Mondays!), pea protein is a powerhouse alternative protein source. There are many reasons why pea protein is a great option for those needing more protein and ultimately why Mayesa contains 5 grams of this good stuff. Here are a few more key points: (more…)

Life Changing Tips From Nike and Glenn Matanza – Health and Fitness Coaches AND Mayesa Fans!

January 13, 2015

Nike and Glenn photo for blogAre you interested in adopting a healthier lifestyle in 2015, but not sure where to begin? Read on for excellent guidance from health and fitness coaches Nike and Glenn Matanza, whose clients range from elite athletes to those who simply want to be healthier, happier and have more energy.  (more…)

Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet!!

January 6, 2015

photo-224Tips to Ring in the New Year with Health, Happiness and Fun
It 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 2015 the year you make long-term changes for a healthy, happy and fun-loving lifestyle. (more…)

Visit Us During the Month of October!

December 10, 2014

1622233_10151978200616707_6636570457270724822_nSee the list below for information about Mayesa demos in your area. We’d love to see you there and give you a free tasting of Mayesa. If you “Like” Mayesa’s Facebook page while you’re at the demo, you’ll be entered into a contest to win a FREE case of Mayesa!

Great discounts are also available at the demo locations, so come on by!

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Come and See Us in November!

October 29, 2014

10511166_10152082074311707_5230367504383045667_nWant to try Mayesa, the Healthy Dark Chocolate Drink? Come by one of the Mayesa demo locations in your area! See the list below for dates and store locations. Great discounts are available, so stop by and stock up on Mayesa. Hope to see you there!

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Healthy Eating – 8 Superfoods of Fall

December 21, 2013

fall-foods-superfruit-400x400As autumn brings a sharp chill to the air while the countryside warms with the golds and crimsons of coloring leaves, the joys of healthy eating combine with the peak of harvest.

Fall brings an abundance of superfoods into the grocery stores and farmers markets. Here are eight of the top superfoods of fall:

1. Apples

Sweet or tart, apples are satisfying eaten raw or baked into a delicious dish. Just be sure to eat the skin—it contains hearty-healthy flavonoids.

Health benefits include:
• Full of antioxidants
• 4 grams of dietary fiber per serving

2. Pears

The sweet and juicy taste makes this fruit a crowd-pleaser. Cooking brings out their fabulous flavor, so try them baked or poached.

Health benefits include:
• Good source of vitamin C and copper
• 4 grams of fiber per serving

3. Cauliflower

The sweet, slightly nutty flavor of cauliflower is perfect for winter side dishes. It’s wonderful steamed, but it can also be blended to create a mashed potato-like texture or pureed into soup.

Health benefits include:
• Compounds that may help to prevent cancer
• Phytonutrients may lower cholesterol

4. Winter Squash

Unlike summer squash (such as zucchini), winter squash (butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, etc.) has a fine texture and a slightly sweet flavor. Because of its thick skin, it can be stored for months. It tastes best with other fall flavorings, like cinnamon and ginger.

Health benefits include:
• Contains omega-3 fatty acids
• Excellent source of vitamin A

5. Pumpkin

Technically a fruit, but also considered a type of winter squash, pumpkin can be used for much more than jack-o’-lanterns. Its sweet taste and moist texture make it ideal for pies, pudding, and especially hearty soup.

Health benefits include:
• Rich in potassium
• More than 20% of your DRI of fiber
• Good source of B vitamins

6. Sweet potatoes

These veggies are for much more than Thanksgiving casseroles. More nutritionally dense than their white-potato counterparts, try roasting them—they’ll taste delicious, and you may maintain more vitamins than boiling.

Health benefits include:
• Excellent source of vitamin A
• Good source of iron
• Anti-inflammatory benefits

7. Pomegranates

This fruit has gotten a lot of press as an antioxidant powerhouse. The juice provides a tangy base for marinades, and the seeds can be tossed into salads to amp up the flavor.

Health benefits include:
• A UCLA study showed pomegranate juice has higher antioxidant levels than red wine
• Good source of vitamin C and folate

8. Dates

This Middle Eastern favorite is a sweet fruit that is much more versatile than you might think. Besides chopping it up in desserts, try it braised in stews,  or stuffed with cream cheese or almonds.

Health benefits include:
• Low in fat
• Good source of fiber
• Good source of potassium

Bonus

9. Cacao

Cacao is a superfood for all seasons. In a two-part series beginning next month we’ll be looking at all the reasons raw cacao is so good for a healthy eating plan and a healthy lifestyle.

 

Source: health.com