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Dark Chocolate and Healthy Living!

December 26, 2014

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.


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!



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…)

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.


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!


Be Active and Live a Healthy Lifestyle…Even at Work

November 7, 2014

bigstock-Woman-walking-up-the-stairs-48432704With the holidays rapidly approaching, life just seems to be getting busier and busier. It’s easy to let things like exercising and maintaining healthy eating habits slip through the cracks. However, even if you skip the gym during the craziness of the holiday season, there are ways you can still be healthy and active while you’re at the office.


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!


Mayesa Chocolate Drinks – A Good Source of Vitamin D

December 31, 2013

New Packaging 2Did you know that Mayesa has 50% of your recommended Vitamin D in just one delicious healthy chocolate drink?

Why is that important?

Globally over a billion people are Vitamin D deficient and 77% of American adults have insufficient levels of Vitamin D.

What is Vitamin D

Vitamin D is more commonly known as the “sunshine vitamin.” It is actually a fat-soluble hormone that the body can synthesize naturally from the sun when your skin is exposed to UVB rays.

Why is vitamin D necessary?

Vitamin D assists in the absorption of calcium and promotes bone mineralization. It also helps to strengthen the immune system and protect against a number of serious diseases, including rickets.

Recent research even suggests that Vitamin D may also provide protection from hypertension, psoriasis, and several autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

In addition, growing evidence has demonstrated an important role in the body’s defense against cancer. Studies link a deficiency of Vitamin D to as many as 18 different  types of cancers.

What are the signs of Vitamin D deficiency? 

Deficiencies of Vitamin D are common, especially in countries in northern latitudes, where sun exposure is typically lower.

Studies indicate that another cause of low levels of Vitamin D is the prevalent use of sun screens that block UV rays.

Vitamin D deficiency is indicated by porous bones, weak muscles and easy fracturing. However, as mentioned above, a deficiency can also cause other problems in the body that are not as easily diagnosed as a Vitamin D deficiency.

How do you get enough vitamin D from foods?

Good dietary sources include fortified foods, eggs, salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines. Since sunlight causes our bodies to make vitamin D, daily exposure is helpful.

However, you’ll need to check with your doctor on how much exposure to the sun without sunscreen he or she recommends.

Health care providers are becoming more aware of the role Vitamin D has to our over-all health. The next time you see your physician be sure to discuss Vitamin D and its links to health risks. You’ll want to know his or her suggestions on Vitamin D-rich foods, supplements, and foods fortified with Vitamin D.

Getting Vitamin D is one of the many benefits of Mayesa, a healthy chocolate drink.


Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party – This is the Healthy Chocolate Party Place!

December 5, 2013


Let’s Party! Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. We’re joining the party with a giveaway for you! Just follow the instructions below to enter to win a 12-pack of Mayesa healthy chocolate drinks!

Mayesa is all about indulging in chocolate – healthy chocolate! Made from organic cacao – one of the healthiest foods on the planet – Mayesa is chocked full of good things for you, including fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamin D and those great immunity-boosting antioxidants.

And a bonus – Mayesa is dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free!

What does a delicious Mayesa drink do for you? Besides allowing you to pamper yourself with decadent chocolate, you’ll also find that it energizes you, it replenishes you, it increases clarity, and it suppresses hunger.

A healthy chocolate Mayesa drink is great for breakfast, a mid-morning pick-me-up, as a way over the mid-afternoon slump, and is perfect for dessert in the evening.

You’ll love giving it to your kids, too – knowing that they can now have a chocolate drink that is actually good for them.

It’s so great to have you here to visit. Please feel free to browse around and learn more about healthy cacao.

Here’s how to enter our Party giveaway:
Browse our web site at mayesa.com to learn about Mayesa and organic cacao, then  leave a comment on our blog below mentioning something you learned about healthy chocolate Mayesa that you think other mommy bloggers – and daddy bloggers, too! – would like to know.

Want extra entries into the contest? Do the following..!

  • Follow us on Twitter and send us an @drinkmayesa message telling us your favorite thing about Mayesa and/or
  • “Like” us on Facebook and post on our wall what your favorite thing about Mayesa is.

Make sure we have a way to reach you, by leaving your email in the comment. One winner will be chosen at random by using random.org. The contest ends April 15h at 11:59 EDT. We will announce the winner Monday April 17th.

And, don’t forget to head over to the Ultimate Blog Party (#UBP13) at the 5 Minutes for Mom web site! It’s a chance to win another 12-pack of delicious healthy chocolate Mayesa drinks! You’ll also discover many other great blog sites, and there are prizes galore!

Thanks for learning more about Mayesa – the chocolate drink that’s oh, so delicious – and healthy!

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