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Delicious Foods to Power Up Your Brain

 

Five Delicious Foods To Power Up Your Brain

 

The autumn weather can lower anyone’s energy, making us feel sluggish and sleepy. Luckily, there are several foods that can help us fight the effects of fatigue and give your brain some energy to stay focused during the day.

Green Tea
L-theanine, one of the main components of tea, helps to reduce stress and promotes relaxation. Tea also contains some caffeine, that helps enhance your memory and concentration. Our Organic Green Tea soothes your mind, and its low levels of caffeine help you to stay focused without over stimulating your body.

Coffee
If you’re looking for something that awakens not only your brain but also your entire body, you can never go wrong with a cup of coffee. Caffeine stimulates your nervous system and raises your dopamine levels. These last ones stimulate your focus, mind power, and memory.

Guarana
Guarana contains a large number of natural stimulants, including caffeine. Some of its benefits are that it can help your mind focus and help you increase your learning capacity. You can find it in the mix of our FENIX XT™ to give you more energy and promote your memory performance.

Cocoa
Definitely, the sweetest ingredient of our list is cocoa. Flavonols, nutrients already known for their energy enhancing properties for the body, have been studied for many years for their power to increase the brain’s attention. In ORGANO, we use the sweet properties of cocoa in two delicious products — our Hot Cocoa and Café Mocha beverages.

Blueberry
Due to this fruit’s capacity to increase the blood in your brain, recent studies have shown that blueberries can improve your cognitive performance and, in the long term, improve your brain’s memory functions. Blueberries are also packed with antioxidants and are a main ingredient in FENIX DX™, our body cleansing beverage that also increases your concentration power.

Find the best ingredients for your mind in your favorite ORGANO products and keep your brain focused to give your best at school or work this fall. 

Click HERE to check out our complete selection of coffee, teas, shakes and more!  You'll be delighted at all we have to offer!

May your day be filled with endless moments that make your heart smile!

Alexandra McAllister

Organo Gold

 

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YOU Can Reach Your Healthy Goal Weight

 

Easy Steps To Follow To Reach Your Healthy Goal Weight

I believe that anyone who wants to be healthier, can do it!  Yes, YOU! You can reach your healthy goal weight! 

Unless your doctor says you should not change your eating regime and exercise, then YOU can do this.  It is always recommended to visit your family doctor before beginning a change in eating habits and exercising.  Best to be safe!

Having a goal in mind, is the first thing.  Being "skinny" is not a healthy goal. I wanted to know my body fat percentage and bone density. If accuracy is important to you, have your doctor refer you for a DEXA scan – it will give you your lean muscle mass, bodyfat percentage and your bone density.  From there, you and your doctor can calculate what is your ideal healthy body weight. That is Step #1.

Step #2 is to have a plan.  We all know that eating healthy and exercise are important. The "secret" is to find what you're comfortable with. Some questions to help you with your plan:  Do you prefer having 3 meals or several meals per day?  Would you replace a meal with a healthy shake? How much time are you willing to dedicate to exercising? 

Once you've figured out what you know you can handle, Step #3 is to establish your system.  I'd suggest having your meals planned out in advance.  The same goes for your exercise.  Determine how many times per week you'll exercise and stick to it.  No excuses!

Now, this sounds easy enough, right?  Well, it is, yet it isn't.  If I may, let me share with you what I did to accomplish this.  Are you ready?

Reaching A Healthy Goal Weight is Simple…

My results from the DEXA scan were NOT good.  I had to shed 20-25 lbs. and I had a high body fat content. I liked to eat but smaller meals several times per day.   I purchased a weight scale that showed body fat and water content.  Mind you, this is not as assurate as a DEXA scan but it gave me an idea on how I was doing, week to week.

When it came to food, a friend shared a link to a free healthy eating plan. You must, however, eat a lot! So, for folks who love a variety of meals and lots of it, this is perfect!  It also has a menu plan that is gluten free and dairy free. IF you'd like the link to this free healthy eating plan, send me a private message on facebook.

This particular plan was way too much food for me so I'd replace one meal with a shake.  Being an affiliate with Organo Gold, which offers a variety of beverages and body management products, this was simple, convenient and very tasty!

My exercise was 30 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes on the elliptical. A month ater, I was able to bring it up to one hour on each machine.  Within 3 – 4 months, I achieved my healthy goal weight BUT my body fat content was still high. 

All that extra exercise was great for cardio but didn't do enough to lower my body fat or strenghten my muscles.  I needed to step it up! That meant working out with light and heavier dumbbells, a resistance band, yoga mat and a very good pair of sneakers!

Organo Gold also shares an Exercise Program. I followed that and replaced 1 or 2 meals, with an OGX FENIX shake. 

I found additional exercises online and concentrated on parts of my body that needed the most improvement.  I, personally, get bored quickly so variation is a good thing.  

That's it!  The weight loss wasn't a piece of cake…yet not that difficult once I put my mind to it! I know you can too.  The workouts were more of a challenge but oh so worth it!  

Results Of Healthier Eating & Workouts

Now, 3 months of healthier eating and extreme workouts, I am thrilled at the results I've achieved. My body fat is down by 8%.  I've lost several inches around my waist and hips…not that I want to brag BUT it's been years since my waist was at 29" & hips at 39"!   

Oh, also my "bat wings" are almost gone…you know, that flab under the arms! I've maintained my healthy goal weight. I have a "tighter" body…better than before…still have a ways to go. 

Taken today, this is me in an old pair of jeans I used to wear, before I gained weight and became a size 12-14.  These are size 8 and now they're too big! Again, size wasn't the goal! It was a healthier body!

 

Achieving this wasn't that complicated.  With a goal in mind, a plan and a system, YOU can do it! If you have any questions, you can reach out to me on facebook.  I'd love to hear from you.

I'll continue to update my journey.  It will be a challenge the next 2 months as I'm going in for cataract surgery next week and then another in a month.  I won't be able to exercise for 2-3 weeks after each surgery.  AAUGH!  Perhaps, I'll be walking…a lot! 

Click HERE to check out our complete selection of coffee, teas, shakes and more!  You'll be delighted at all we have to offer!

Cheers to a healthy and happy life!

Alexandra McAllister

 

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Spring is the Season to Clean, Detoxify and Fuel your FENIX

It’s finally spring, and in ORGANO™ we’ve been celebrating that the sun is finally up and hopefully here to stay. Now that we can open the windows, at last, to let some fresh air in, we decided to do some spring cleaning, and we highly encourage you to do the same at home. There are few better sensations than entering a place where the carpets were recently shampooed, and windows are crystal clear. We know it’s a tough work but believe us: you’ll feel a fresh satisfaction next time you come home after a long day at work.

One of the perks of doing this cleaning is that you’ll surely find a den of things you didn’t even remember having. So, why not organize a garage sale or donate all those things you don’t need anymore?

As flowers bloom and baby animals are born, in many cultures spring represent the beginning of a new cycle. We think then, that is not the only time to clean your house, but this is a perfect time of the year to detoxify from the winter blues and just as a FENIX™ would, start a new cycle with a new you with DX!

FENIX™ DX is a pink-lemonade-flavored drink that supports your body’s natural detox process. It is caffeine, lactose, and gluten free and low in sugar and calories.

This drink is designed to detoxify your body from pollutants, stress, and a poor diet, so it’s the ultimate spring cleaning drink you’ve been looking for! It has chamomile, bilberry, blueberry, and acai, that provide antioxidants to fight free radicals and premature aging. It contains Vitamin B, to support and maintain your energy levels throughout the day. And of course, no OGX FENIX™ drink would be complete without our beloved Ganoderma mushroom powder to protect your immune system and help you reach new heights!

FENIX DX™ supports your body’s natural cleansing process at different levels. First, it aids your gut health by soothing the digestive tract and by providing probiotics, which are healthy bacteria that promotes the good function of your entire digestive system. This detoxifying drink also cleanses at a cellular level, as it provides the vitamins required to reinforce your immune system and keep them working at their best. As a result, your whole body will be getting rid of unwanted waste and will start working at its optimum levels in no time!

What are you waiting for? Open a packet of FENIX™ DX and mix it with iced tea, lemonade, sparkling water, or your favorite beverage and start a new healthy cycle this spring!

It’s also time to shake off the unhealthy diets, the sluggishness, and all the excuses that are keeping you from achieving your goals and living a better lifestyle.  To inspire you to hold to your new goals, today we bring you three delicious recipes that you easily prepare and enjoy!

FENIX DX™ Chia Pudding   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yields: 6 servings

Calories per serving: 150

1 stick FENIX DX™

½ cup cold water

1 ½ cups coconut milk

½ cup chia seeds

½ tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup maple syrup

1. Blend all ingredients except for the chia seeds until smooth. Whisk in chia seeds.

2.  Pour mixture into a glass container and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

FENIX XT™ Energy Jelly

 

 

 

 

 

Yields: 4-5 servings

Calories per serving: 5

1 stick FENIX XT™

1 package sugar-free strawberry jelly

2 cups water

1.  Pour the jello powder in 1 cup of boiling water and mix until combined.
2.  On a different container, pour FENIX XT™ in 1 cup of cold water and mix until combined.
3.  Mix both liquids together and pour into a jelly mold.
4.  Let it rest in the fridge for at least two hours.

 

FENIX™ Energizing and Detoxifying Popsicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yields: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 50

1 stick FENIX XT™

1 stick FENIX DX™

2 cups of water

8 strawberries

1.  Pour the stick of FENIX XT™ into one cup of water and combine.
2.  Pour the stick of FENIX DX™ into one cup of water and combine.
3.  Chop the strawberries into small pieces and divide them into four popsicle molds.
4.  Pour the XT mixture into two of the popsicle molds.
5.  Pour the DX mixture into two of the popsicle molds.
6.  Freeze until solid.

Enjoy and have an awesome Spring season!

Click HERE to check out our complete selection of coffee, teas, shakes and more!  You'll be delighted at all we have to offer!

 

 

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