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{February 22, 2012}   Heart Health Giveaway

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Who doesn’t love giveaways?

Want to win a bottle of MonaVie Pulse?

DRINK TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT

MonaVie Pulse®is a heart healthy blend of 19 fruits, resveratrol, and plant sterols,* which have been clinically shown to help lower cholesterol. Featuring AçaVie—the purest, most potent form of açai available—this cardioprotective juice supports optimal cell health and healthy cholesterol levels. Do something good for your heart and enjoy MonaVie Pulse today.

Now fortified with more superfruits, beneficial fiber, and key vitamins A, C, and E, MonaVie Pulse features a heart healthy blend of fruits specifically chosen for their ability to nutritionally support cardiovascular health.

Açai, grape, pineapple, apple, pomegranate, prickly pear, elderberry, yumberry, bilberry, blueberry, cherry, maqui, cranberry, strawberry, aronia, acerola, cupuaçu, jabuticaba, camu camu.

 

* Foods containing at least 0.4 grams per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 0.8 grams and as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Two servings (4 ounces) of MonaVie Pulse contain 0.8 grams of plant sterols.

Key Benefits

  • Naturally lowers cholesterol.*
  • Boasts healthy levels of plant sterols to protect your heart and cardiovascular system.
  • Features resveratrol, which helps protect healthy blood vessels.
  • Fights oxidative damage and aging.
  • Features a wide array of essential nutrients for optimal health.
  • Delivers the antioxidant capacity of approximately 13 servings of common fruits and vegetables in just four ounces.

* Foods containing at least 0.4 grams per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 0.8 grams and as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Two servings (4 ounces) of MonaVie Pulse contain 0.8 grams of plant sterols.

Essential Facts

  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is a primary line of defense against heart disease.
  • Features an intermediate score of 57 on the Glycemic Index (GI), which measures how the foods you eat impact your blood sugar levels.
  • AçaVie™ is an antioxidant packed ingredient that combines our patented açai and juçara freeze-dried powder and puree with Enlivenox, a proprietary açai compound boasting 10 times more polyphenols than traditional açai.

 

MonaVie Pulse and Plant Sterols

*Foods containing at least 0.4 grams per serving of plant sterols taken twice a day with meals for a total daily intake of 0.8 grams, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Two servings (four ounces) of MonaVie Pulse contain 0.8 grams of plant sterols.

 

 

 

 

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{February 22, 2012}   sodium

I’ll start with the basic stuff. All this info is from the CDC’s site so it’s not really major research here. But, we have plenty of time to get into some of the quirky info and controversial topics over the next month. We’ll start simple.

Key Messages

  • About 90% of Americans aged 2 years and older eat too much sodium.
  • Reducing the sodium Americans eat by 1200 mg per day on average could save $20 billion a year in medical costs.
  • Most of the sodium we eat comes from processed foods and foods prepared in restaurants.
  • 44% of the sodium we eat comes from 10 types of foods.
  • Different brands of the same foods may have different sodium levels. For example, sodium in chicken noodle soup can vary by as much as 840 milligrams (mg) per serving so be sure to read the labels on foods.
  • Over 800,000 people die each year from heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases, costing the nation $273 billion health care dollars in 2010.

Vital Signs: Where’s the sodium?
There’s too much sodium in many common foods.

A woman reading the nutrition label of a prepared food item.The CDC Vital Signs program is a call to action each month concerning a single, important public health topic. For American Heart Month, the February edition of CDC Vital Signs focuses on the amount of sodium in Americans’ diets and what we can do to reduce it.

About 90% of Americans eat more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet.

Too much sodium increases a person’s risk for high blood pressure. High blood pressure often leads to heart disease, stroke, and other vascular diseases.



{February 22, 2012}   Kicking off Heart Health Month

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Yesterday morning I was thinking about March and how we’ve done heart walks in the past. Everyone seems to be focused on different cancer awareness, which of course is important. However, so many people seem to neglect their heart. It’s ironic when you think about it, since heart disease kills more people in the U.S. then all cancers combined. This last year has been an eye opening journey for me. From the story of my friends newborn, to my husbands Airforce buddy who died yesterday at the age of 37 from a heart attack. This solidified my idea to start this campaign, and so here we are.

I realize it’s not quite March yet, but it’s never too soon to start, is it? From now until the end of March I will take you on a journey. The journey will include stories that will move you, stories that will shock you, and stories that you will bring you joy. Along the way we’ll learn together, the different ways to prevent and detect heart disease, and educate ourselves on all things related to the heart.

If you have a story you’d like shared during this campaign, please email me at tina_williamsmv@yahoo.com and remember to follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tinawilliamspresents where I do giveaways and post some fun articles and info.

You can also find me on Twitter @tinamariemv

 

Cheers to your heart!



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