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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

Beat the Binge: Healthy Holiday Habits

December 12, 2014

images-3Enjoy the Holidays AND Stay Healthy with These Simple Tips
Holiday parties are in full-swing, and you may be tempted to ditch your usually healthy lifestyle under the mistletoe! However, there are a few very simple ways to enjoy the holidays without the guilt and the extra pounds that come with overindulging.  (more…)

Heart-Healthy Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Mayesa, with its organic, fair-trade cacao, is a great choice for Heart Health Month and Valentine’s Day.  Why?

Hearts, chocolate, and Valentine’s Day have gone together like hands in gloves for decades.

But it’s just recently that science has been putting its stamp of approval on dark chocolate as a true benefit of a healthy heart.

Cacao is being studied more and more, and the findings are exciting for chocolate lovers. It turns out that “Healthy Chocolate” is a real concept.

In fact, dark chocolate, the same type that is in Mayesa drinks, has been recently cited by some top health professionals and researchers as the single most exciting health food.

In universities and research labs across the U.S. and around the world scientifically-designed medical studies are showing that there is a positive correlation between organic cacao and a reduction in the risk of developing heart disease.

The flavanols contained in cacao have been found to act as “cardio-protective” agents.

Benefits of consuming dark chocolate like that found in Mayesa:

1. Effect on Arteries and Veins

In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, results showed 47% improvement in how much the arteries dilated.

There was also indication that an increase in cells occurred that are produced in the bone marrow and that can develop into the structural cells that line and repair the arteries and veins.

In another study with a sample of over 2200 patients, the more cacao that was eaten, the fewer clogged arteries were found. Cacao consumption has also been found to improve arterial flow in smokers.

 2. Effect on Cholesterol

It appears that the antioxidants in cacao can prevent the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol relating to the mechanism of protection in heart disease.

Studies have shown that people with both normal and elevated cholesterol levels, who ingested cacao powder mixed with hot water lowered LDL (bad cholesterol) and increased HDL (good cholesterol).

All three doses of high-flavanol cacao powder – 13, 19.5, and 26 g/day – proved beneficial. If you’re wondering, 26 grams of powder is about a quarter cup.

3. Effect on Blood Pressure

Research pretty consistently shows that dark chocolate consumption is related to lower blood pressure readings.

For example, one study found that fifteen days of eating dark chocolate lowered blood pressure in healthy subjects.

Another study used flavanol-rich cacao to increase nitric oxide production in healthy humans which dilated the blood vessels thus lowering blood pressure.

Still another study found that eating dark chocolate improved circulation directly to the heart.

Valentine’s Day Super Food

Cacao is a superfood for all seasons, and especially for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine chocolates are generally presented in a heart-shaped box, or are created in the shape of a heart. And now science is telling us that dark chocolate – is actually “heart-healthy!”

It’s important to note that it is cacao (dark chocolate) that is indicated as an element that helps reduce heart disease. The more sugars and fats that are added to chocolate as it is refined and used to manufacture chocolate products used in candy and other chocolate sweets, the further away you get from the health benefits of cacao.

Both the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association recommend eating a moderate amount of dark chocolate every day to contribute to maintaining a healthy heart.

So, enjoy your Valentine’s Day chocolate – just make sure it is quality dark chocolate.

 

Mayesa Demo Schedule: June 11-30, 2014

December 11, 2014

Mayesa DemoStop by any of the following Mayesa demos for free tastings of our delicious Healthy Chocolate drinks, in four fabulous flavors! And get great coupons, too!

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Mayesa Demos During September 2014

December 10, 2014

10511166_10152082074311707_5230367504383045667_nWant to try Mayesa, the delicious Healthy Dark Chocolate DrinkStop by any of the following Mayesa demos during the month of September for free tastings of our four fabulous flavors! Incredible discounts are also available at the demo locations – just in case you need another reason to Indulge Your Health with Mayesa.

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Visit Us During the Month of October!

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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One More Reason to Drink Mayesa: Dark Chocolate is a Probiotic!

December 4, 2014

four-bottles-smallWhile everyone would agree that Life is Better with Chocolate, many dark chocolate lovers may not be aware that their favorite indulgence is a natural probiotic food. This is certainly great news for drinkers of Mayesa, the one-of-a-kind Healthy Dark Chocolate Drink. Read on to learn more about probiotics, what they do, why we need them and how Mayesa is not only a delicious beverage, but a part of a healthy lifestyle.

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An Amazing Story of Giving

November 18, 2014

27400322_BG3We can all get overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season, but all it takes is an incredible story to remind us the true meaning of the holidays. Susan Perrone, Mayesa’s Sales Manager in Arizona, has one of those stories.

Last March, Susan and her husband were traveling in Costa Rica. Susan lost her hearing aid on the floor of a hotel lobby. Luckily, it was found by Eduardo Chavarria, a local tour guide. Eduardo discovered that the hearing aid belonged to Susan, who was traveling with one of his colleague’s groups. He decided to personally drive the hearing aid to Susan, who by this point was a great distance away.

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