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Happy & Healthy 2018 to Everyone! January 12, 2018 14:40

Try this exercise! Write down positive words to motivate yourself into reaching your goals!

It's just a couple of weeks into the brand new year and we are trying to motivate you and motivate ourselves into reaching all of our goals this year!  

Try this exercise: write down positive words and goals that you want to achieve or incorporate into your lifestyle. Then create a word cloud from that list that will visually help you get motivated! We used a free site on the web to create our motivating word cloud:

Click here to make your word cloud!

Print out your word cloud and frame it. You will be able to use the word cloud image as a visual reminder of your goals in the new year!

If you are looking for healthy and easy to make snacks in the new year, we've got you covered!

Click here for delicious and simple-to-make recipes filled with healthy ingredients and high quality protein!

Never skip breakfast in the new year! A high protein breakfast leads to lower body fat!

Reduce your stress and improve your mood!

5 Easy steps for better energy!

Become the best version of you in 2018!

A Happy and Healthy New Year from the RawWheyProtein.com family!                                   


Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream or Shake December 24, 2017 15:50

Mint Chocolate Chip shake made with fresh mint and Raw Whey Protein!

Our Mint Chocolate Chip recipe is made with fresh mint and can be served as either a delicious shake or healthier ice cream!

Ingredients:

1 can of coconut cream (we used Trader Joe's brand 13.5 oz can)

1 cup of raw cashews

3 Tbsp. of Maple Syrup

1 package of organic fresh mint (around 5 oz.)

3 frozen bananas

1 cup of Greek yogurt

2 scoops of Raw Whey Protein in the creamy vanilla flavor 

To make a vegan recipe, substitute whey protein for Complete Pea Protein!

To make a paleo recipe, substitute whey protein for Complete Paleo Protein!

pinch of Himalayan sea salt

4 drops of 100% Peppermint Oil (be careful! This stuff is potent!)

1 cup of dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Soak the cashews overnight in the coconut cream with the fresh mint and maple syrup.

2. Blend all ingredients!

3. For a shake: drink right away! For ice cream: place in the freezer overnight!

Health Benefits of this recipe include:

Mint can help you lose weight, because it stimulates the digestion of fat! Mint stimulates the digestive enzymes that absorb nutrients from food and fat and turn it into usable energy. By adding mint to your diet, you are increasing the amount of fat that is being consumed and put to use, rather than being stored and contributing to weight gain.

Fresh Mint leaves alleviate gastrointestinal problems like gas, bloating and indigestion. 

Peppermint makes the flow of bile more efficient, which means that you digest your food more quickly, and it also helps relax the muscles in your digestive tract

Peppermint also contains another antioxidant called rosmarinic acid, which can help prevent and treat certain allergies and cancers.

Coconut cream contains many vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, including potassium, calcium and chloride.

The fat in coconut cream  is made up of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids the body quickly turns into energy instead of storing as fat which can aid in weight loss.

Half the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut cream are composed of lauric acid, which is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal.

Coconut cream can help boost the immune system.

Not only do cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, most of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus over half of this unsaturated fatty acid content are heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, similar to those found in olive oil. 

People who eat nuts at least twice a week are much less likely to gain weight than those who almost never eat nuts. Add raw nut butter to shakes and raw nuts on top of salads for added healthy protein!

Raw whey protein is an excellent source of cysteine, the precursor of Glutathione which is the most abundant anti-oxidant in the body that protects us from damage due to toxins and free radicals. 

Drinking a Raw Whey Protein shake every day helps with weight loss by reducing fat and adding lean muscle.

Substituting one meal per day with a raw whey protein shake can help you lose weight. By cutting out a meal rich in calories and carbs and replacing it with a lower-calorie yet more satiating whey shake, you create a bigger calorie deficit. Only do this for one meal per day. You still need to eat whole food meals to ensure an adequate intake of vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Mint chocolate chip ice cream made with fresh mint and Raw Whey Protein!

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Chocolate Cranberry Chia Energy Bites October 30, 2017 18:44

Chocolate Cranberry Chia Energy Bites

It's a wonderful feeling when you are snacking on something delicious and you know that it is good for you as well! Our Chocolate Cranberry Chia Energy Bites are full of healthy ingredients that will fill you up and energize you at the same time! Drink a cup of green tea with these tasty snacks for an added fat burning bonus!

This is a NO BAKE recipe!

Just Blend all ingredients, roll into balls & chill in the fridge:

1/2 cup raw walnuts

1/2 cup raw cashews

1 cup of soft pitted dates (for best results, warm the pitted dates in hot water before blending)

1/2 cup of dried cranberries (no sugar added)

1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut

2 Tbsp. coconut oil

1/2 cup of oats

3 Tbsp. chia seeds

2 scoops (approx. 1/2 cup) of Complete Whey Protein in the Delicious Chocolate Flavor

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

dash of Himalayan Sea Salt

dash of Ceylon Cinnamon

*Substitute Complete Pea Protein for a vegan recipe!

*Substitute Complete Paleo Protein for a Paleo recipe!

Health Benefits of this recipe include:

Cranberries are high in antioxidants which help to flush out your system which directly improves your metabolism and digestive system so that you can begin to lose weight faster.

Cranberries can also help to lift your moods by relieving stress, anxiety and depression.

Cranberries are good for the brain and can help to improve your memory.

Chia Seeds contain complex carbohydrates that are absorbed slowly and metabolized over a long time so you feel satisfied for longer periods of time.

Keeping balanced levels of blood sugar is important for both health and energy. Both the gelling action of the seed, and it’s unique combination of soluble and insoluble fiber combine to slow down your body’s conversion of starches into sugars. If you eat chia seeds with a meal, it will help you turn your food into constant, steady energy rather than a series of ups and downs that wear you out.

Chia seeds are a complete protein.  The combination of complete protein, vitamins, minerals and blood-sugar balancing gel all work together to make sure you have steady energy throughout the day.

Adding shredded coconut to food is a good way to get more fiber in your diet, which helps you feel fuller while eating less and supports regularity of digestion.

Coconut oil contains fatty acids which help boost brain function, contains Lauric acid which is highly anti-microbial, and can help you lose weight by reducing abdominal fat.

The flavonoids in dark chocolate help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain the ability to use your body's insulin efficiently. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won't cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels.

The cacoa found in dark chocolate is full of anti-oxidants and serotonin, a natural antidepressant.

Raw whey protein is an excellent source of  cysteine, the precursor of Glutathione which is the most abundant anti-oxidant in the body that protects us from damage due to toxins and free radicals. 

Raw Whey Protein can help replace fat with lean muscle which leads to a higher metabolism and increased energy.

Chocolate Cranberry Chia Energy Bites


Apple Pie Oatmeal September 28, 2017 13:34 1 Comment

Apple Pie Oatmeal made with Complete Whey Protein!

We combined Complete Whey Protein with nutritious spices, organic apples and high fiber steel cut oats for a delicious heart healthy and extremely filling breakfast that tastes just like an apple pie!

Apple Pie Oatmeal

This is a "NO COOK" Recipe! This recipe made 4 servings.

Blend and chill all ingredients:

4 Organic Apples cored (Blend 3, use the 4th for garnish. We used tiny heart shaped cookie cutters for the garnish shapes!)

1 tsp. of Ceylon Cinnamon + Sprinkle on top before serving!

1 tsp. of ground ginger

1 tsp. of ground nutmeg

1 tsp. of ground clove or allspice

1 tsp. of ground turmeric

1/2 tsp. of Himalayan Sea Salt

1 cup of pitted Medjool dates (around 8-10 dates)

1/2 cup of Coconut Oil

1/2 cup of Complete Whey Protein in the Creamy Vanilla Flavor (about 2 scoops full)

1 cup of Steel Cut Oats ( we used Trader Joe's Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats)

1 cup of Almond Meal

*Substitute Complete Pea Protein for a completely vegan recipe!

*Substitute Complete Paleo Protein for a paleo version of this recipe!

Apple Pie Oatmeal made with Complete Whey Protein!

Health Benefits of this recipe:

Steel Cut Oats are extremely high in fiber. Oats contain both soluble and insoluble fiber which means the soluble fiber helps us eliminate waste and the insoluble fiber helps us digest slowly which makes us feel full and satiated longer.

One key component in oats is a nutrient called Beta-Glucan which lowers cholesterol levels, boosts heart health and builds your body's immunity!

We are constantly consuming toxins, whether it is from drinks or food, and your liver is responsible for clearing these toxins out of your body. One of the best and easiest waist help detoxify your liver is a diet rich in fruits like apples.

Many health problems are associated with being overweight, among them heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea. To manage your weight and improve your overall health, doctors recommend a diet rich in fiber. Foods high in fiber will fill you up without costing you too many calories. This recipe is an excellent example of a meal that is extremely high in fiber and will keep you from feeling hunger for hours.

In addition to the high fiber content of apples, they also contain Quercetin- a flavonoid antioxidant which keeps your heart healthy, reduces high blood pressure and helps prevent cancers.

Spices such as ginger and turmeric are both packed full of vitamins and minerals which help with digestion and are anti-inflammatory foods which help combat most every disease known to man.

Coconut oil contains fatty acids which help boost brain function, contains Lauric acid which is highly anti-microbial, and can help you lose weight by reducing abdominal fat.

Medjool dates are an excellent source of energy and our loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals such as Potassium, Magnesium, B-6 vitamins and copper. All of these nutrients help with regulation of blood pressure and a healthy nervous system!

Complete Whey Protein is quite simply the best, no-compromise, whey protein on the market. It is a great protein formula for muscle building and strength, workout recovery, weight loss, improved energy, healthy digestion and immune boosting.

Apple Pie Oatmeal made with Complete Whey Protein!

We hope you enjoy this delicious recipe! Eat Healthy, friends!

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Piña Colada with a Kick! April 30, 2017 16:40

Piña Colada with a Kick!

Blend all ingredients:
2 cups of fresh pineapple
1 can of Organic Coconut Cream (we like Trader Joe's brand!)
1 teaspoon of fresh lime juice
2 Tablespoons of fresh grated ginger root (this adds the spicy kick!)
1 frozen banana
1-2 Scoops of 100% Vegan Complete Pea Protein
Dash of Himalayan Sea Salt
*Optional: for added sweetness, add xylitol or stevia to your taste
*Optional: MAKE IT GREEN! Kick up the nutrient content with a
                  Tablespoon of Complete Organic Greens powder!

Piña Colada with Complete Organic Greens Powder!

If desired, this recipe also tastes great with Complete Whey Protein or Complete Paleo Protein in the Creamy Vanilla flavors!

*For Frozen treats: Pour into popsicle molds & freeze overnight for a
nutritious snack!

Piña Colada Pops with a Kick!

Health Benefits of this delicious recipe:

During Weight Loss it is essential that your body absorbs proper nutrients. Ginger root helps your body absorb nutrients during weight loss and this is essential in order to stop unwanted food cravings that impede your weight loss efforts.

Ginger has a number of unique organic compounds that are powerful anti-inflammatory agents.

Coconut cream is rich in iron which helps supply oxygen to your blood cells and magnesium which helps over active muscles relax.

Coconut cream is a good fat full of lauric acid which boosts immunity and speeds up your metabolism.

In addition to Vitamin C and Bromelain, pineapples also contain manganese  which helps in strengthening bones and connective tissues.

Pineapple and ginger are both packed full of vitamins and minerals, help with digestion and are anti-inflammatory foods which help combat most every disease known to man.

Bromelain an enzyme found in pineapples contains protein digesting properties which keeps the digestive track healthy and works to neutralize fluids to ensure that they are not too acidic. It also helps regulate the secretions in the pancreas to aid in digestion.

Complete Pea Protein is a 100% VEGAN protein source made from North American grown yellow peas. Complete Pea Protein is a natural, non-GMO, pea protein which offers a high quality vegetable based protein with excellent digestibility.

This protein is ideal for those who are looking for a high quality vegetarian/vegan protein powder or for those interested in a dairy-free alternative to whey protein.
Complete Pea Protein has an amino acid profile that is similar to that of whey protein. Its well-balanced profile fulfills the essential amino acid requirements often missing in the lower protein, vegetarian diet.

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What is protein and why is protein important for our health? August 24, 2015 15:38


Everything in the human body is either made of protein or is dependent on protein for its function. Everything! You could easily make the case that protein is the most important nutrient. But why is protein so important?  

No other nutrient has such widespread uses in the body. Healthy fats, like omega 3’s, are used in lots of places in the body, but not everywhere. The same is true of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. All of these nutrients are extremely important for our health, but their uses in the body are not as all-encompassing as protein. 

You may have heard that DNA controls the building blocks of life, and this is true. But proteins ARE the building blocks of life. Here is why. DNA has a very simple job; it decides which type of protein gets created, and when and where that protein is created. That is all! Everything in life, even your DNA is based around protein.      

 

What is protein? 

Proteins are made up of a combination of building blocks called amino acids. Different combinations of amino acids results in different proteins that can be used for all of the different structures and functions in the body. 

 

Structure- You are literally constructed of protein. Muscle, skin, bone, nerves, organs and even blood cells are made of protein. If you want youthful skin, good muscle tone, strong bones and healthy organs you need to have adequate protein in your diet. If you restrict your protein intake, your body will wear out quickly and fall apart. Restricting your protein intake would be like asking a car manufacturer to build a good car without enough metal (or plastic these days). It just wouldn’t work. Your body can't work well without protein either because protein is the "metal" of all of the different structures of your body.    

 

Hormones- An important group of compounds that keep you healthy and feeling good are hormones. Many hormones such as thyroid hormone, melatonin, insulin, growth hormones and adrenaline are made of protein. Other hormones that are not made of protein such as testosterone, estrogen and cortisol require certain proteins called enzymes in order to be manufactured in the body. So, without protein you could not make any of your body’s vital hormones.   

 

Mood and Craving Control- Other important chemicals in the body are the neurotransmitters or as I like to call them, our "brain chemicals". Serotonin and dopamine are two common brain chemicals that help you feel good and give you motivation and a stable mood. Both of them, along with many other important brain chemicals, are made of protein. Without adequate protein intake you might experience anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue or uncontrollable cravings due to low production of these important brain chemicals. 

  

Aging- In order to protect our bodies from damage you rely on a group of nutrients called antioxidants. Basically, antioxidants protect you from undergoing the same process that causes iron to rust. It is called oxidation and it is one of the primary causes of premature aging and chronic disease. The single most important antioxidant in the body is called glutathione and it is made directly from protein.  Restrict your protein and you risk excessive aging due to low antioxidant production. And here is an important fact- you can’t replace glutathione with other antioxidants like vitamin C. Glutathione has a specific role in protecting your body and only it can perform that protective role. 

 

Cleansing- Another role of glutathione is to help your body cleanse itself of toxic materials. That by itself is enough reason to make sure to consume adequate protein. But glutathione is only a small piece of the detoxification process. And, you probably guessed it, the other pieces of the detoxification systems in your body requires protein as well. In fact, your liver requires at least 25 grams of protein a day just for its functions alone. So if you ever hear someone use the words “fasting” and “detoxing” in the same sentence, you know they are only harming themselves. You cannot cleanse or detoxify the body without adequate protein intake.  

 

Immunity- Your immune system helps fight infections and to do this it uses specific types of immune boosting proteins. Consuming high quality protein can be a nice boost to your immune system. Without it your immune system would shut down and you would likely become ill from bacterial or viral infections. 

 

Energy- Protein can act as an energy source for your body to burn as fuel but more importantly protein helps control blood sugar. Those who eat more protein tend to have more stable blood sugar as well as more sustained energy levels throughout the day. 

 

Healing- If you cut our skin, break a bone or damage your joints, protein is required to build new healthy tissue. In other words, protein is required for healing. 

 

Workout Performance and Recovery- When you exercise it causes microscopic damage to your muscles and bones. As long as you have enough protein available your body will respond by rebuilding your muscles and bones stronger than they were before the exercise. This is how exercise works. It is basically just controlled injury and healing and, as I mentioned above, without protein you can't heal. But as long as you consume adequate amounts of protein, exercise can help keep you young, strong and fit for life!

 

-Dr. Jeremy Webster

Weight Loss and Nutrition Expert

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A High Protein Breakfast Leads to Lower Body Fat August 17, 2015 16:38

Many people skip breakfast in an effort to lose weight by reducing their calorie intake. In fact, research found that six out of 10 teens regularly skip breakfast altogether. But new evidence shows that skipping breakfast and especially avoiding protein for breakfast can hinder your ability to lose weight and cause many other undesirable health consequences.

You might have heard your mother use the old adage that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day."  Well it seems that mom was right. Despite the recent popularity of intermittent  fasting where one would purposely skip breakfast everyday, studies are pointing to the importance of an early breakfast. And not just any breakfast. Researchers at the University of Missouri compared a group of people who consumed a normal protein (13g) breakfast to a group who consumed a high protein (35g) breakfast. They found that the high-protein group had better blood sugar stability which helped them reduce body fat when compared to the normal protein group. The high protein group also ate 400 fewer daily calories and reported reduced appetite when compared to those who ate the normal protein breakfast which no doubt further contributed to the weight loss advantage of the high protein breakfast group.  And this happened despite the fact that both the normal protein group and the high protein group ate the exact same number of total calories for breakfast. You can read more from the study published in the International Journal of Obesity here:


http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ijo2015101a.html

Research has already demonstrated that eating more of your total daily calories during breakfast is advantageous when compared to eating most of your daily calories for dinner. But this research shows that the type of calories is also important. When you eat more protein for breakfast, you chose to eat less food throughout the rest of the day and your blood sugar and fat storing hormone, insulin, are far better controlled. All of this leads to better fat loss outcomes.

Teens and busy adults are skipping breakfast a lot these days which is contributing to the growing problem of obesity and weight related diseases. An easy way to combat this issue is to consume 35 grams of a high quality protein powder for breakfast each day. I recommend blending the protein powder of your choice with berries, spinach and a high quality fat like almond butter, coconut oil or avocado (not too much) to provide a high quality, high protein, complete meal. This could be the key to losing weight, reducing your appetite and controlling your blood sugar throughout your life.

-Dr. Jeremy Webster

Weight Loss and Nutrition Expert

 

 


Meal replacements and high-protein diets help maintain weight loss July 22, 2015 15:32

Have you ever gone on a strict diet and lost some weight only to gain all of the weight back and possibly even more? This is a common problem I see in my weight loss clients. For some, it's not that difficult to lose weight but it can be very hard to keep the weight off over the long term.  Over time this "yo-yo'" weight loss can become frustrating, often leading to depression or a feeling of hopelessness. Even worse, it can discourage people from trying to lose weight altogether.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study that could help those who can't seem to keep those unwanted pounds from piling back on after a successful attempt at losing weight. The study found that both meal replacement shakes and high protein diets led to far better weight loss maintenance than in control subjects.

You can read the study here: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/99/1/14

The study found that those who used meal replacement shakes gained back on average 8.5 lbs less than those who did not use meal replacement shakes. Interestingly, those using meal replacement shakes had even better results than those on diet drugs. Yet the meal replacement group did not suffer from any of the potential side effects of the diet drugs. The study also found that those eating a high protein diet gained back on average 3.3 lbs less than those not on a high protein diet. These are exciting findings for those who have a difficult time losing weight and keeping it off because it seems like there is a simple solution to the problem.  Further, the two findings can be combined for a potentially increased benefit. 

If you are one of those who are tired of the scale constantly moving up and down, I suggest you take advantage of this study's findings by incorporating high protein meal replacement shakes into your daily schedule. One or two meal replacement shakes per day can be very helpful.  I always recommend a meal replacement shake contain 20-30 grams of protein powder, a healthy fat like almond butter or coconut oil, and either greens or berries. This combination ensures you are getting a well balanced meal and not missing any important nutrients in your diet. You might also consider adding pre-workout protein energy shakes and post-workout protein recovery shakes to boost your overall protein consumption and improve your workout results.  15-30g of protein powder in water or almond milk works well for this purpose.

-Dr. Jeremy Webster
Weight Loss and Nutrition Expert


Whey protein better than soy protein for weight loss July 15, 2015 13:52

There are lots of things that we can do to lose weight. We can exercise more or exercise harder. We can eat less food. We can try low-carb or low-fat diets. We can detox.  But all of those things require work, desire and will power. While I am fully in favor of a good diet and exercise program, especially if you need to lose weight, I also stay on the lookout for research that makes the task of losing weight a bit easier.  And I recently stumbled upon a study that will help you do just that.

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition looked at the differences in supplementing with whey protein, soy protein and carbohydrate drinks. And what they found is pretty amazing. First, they showed that all calories are not the same when it comes to weight loss. Protein seems to have a more positive effect where carbohydrates have a negative effect on weight. I think a lot of people might already know that or at least assume that to be the case. But the other findings were even more impressive. The study found that all proteins are not equal when looking at changes in weight and body composition. Whey protein far out performed soy protein for both weight loss and fat loss. So, a calorie is NOT a calorie. And protein is NOT protein.  It depends on the type of calorie and the type of protein you consume.

 

Read the study here: http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2011/06/15/jn.111.139840.abstract

 

When comparing the whey protein group to the carbohydrate group, the whey protein group finished the study weighing on average 3.96 lbs less than carbohydrate group. More importantly was the type of weight that was lost. The whey protein group ended the study with an average of 5.06 lbs less body fat than the carbohydrate group. In other words, fat loss was even greater than the total weight loss in the whey protein group! This is due to another benefit of whey protein which is muscle maintenance. When compared to the carbohydrate group, the whey protein group maintained 1.1 additional pounds of lean muscle. By the end of the study the whey protein group also recorded an average of 1 inch smaller waist than did the carbohydrate group. The soy protein group was not significantly different than the carbohydrate group on any of the body composition measurements. So whey protein was shown to be superior in weight loss, fat loss, inches off the waist and muscle maintenance when compared to soy protein or carbohydrate supplements.
 
A possible explanation for the positive effects of whey protein could be due to some additional findings in the study. They found that an appetite controlling hormone called ghrelin was significantly improved in the whey protein group when compared to the soy protein group or the carbohydrate group. Over the long run, those who consume whey protein may have reduced cravings and appetite which can make dieting and weight loss much easier and more successful. 

 

-Dr. Jeremy Webster
 Weight Loss and Nutrition Expert

 

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Vanilla Vegan Chia Seed Pudding July 14, 2015 17:21 1 Comment

Ingredients:
2 scoops of Complete Pea Protein Natural Vanilla Flavor
3-4 Tablespoons of chia seeds
8 oz. of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
raw walnuts or raw almonds
blueberries or any kind of berries or fruit you prefer
dash of Ceylon cinnamon

Instructions:
1. Combine the chia seeds and almond milk or coconut milk. Let sit for at least 15 minutes or place overnight in the refrigerator ready for breakfast the next morning. The chia seeds will absorb the almond milk and swell creating a consistency much like tapioca pudding.
2. Stir in 2 scoops of Complete Pea Protein
3. Add in walnuts, blueberries or whatever fruit you like
4. Sprinkle with Ceylon cinnamon

Combining high quality Complete Pea Protein with the SUPERFOOD chia seeds is an ideal breakfast or meal for those looking for optimum health and appetite control which leads to weight loss.

Chia seeds contain a huge list of nutrients while containing a very small amount of calories.

Chia seeds contain fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, potassium, Vitamins B1, B2, B3!

This long list of important nutrients means that incorporating chia seeds into your diet means this SUPERFOOD is great for your heart, bones and blood pressure just to name a few benefits!

Much like the fiber, Glucomannan, chia seeds expand in liquid, slowing digestion which helps you feel satiated for longer periods of time, resulting in appetite control for those of us trying to lose weight!

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This recipe can also be modified for the Complete Whey Protein:

Ingredients:
2 scoops of Complete Whey Protein Unflavored/Unsweetened
3-4 Tablespoons of chia seeds
8 oz. of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
raw walnuts or raw almonds
blueberries or any kind of berries or fruit you prefer
dash of Ceylon cinnamon

dash of vanilla if preferred

if desired sweeter, add xylitol or stevia to taste

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Whey protein reduces stress and improves mood July 10, 2015 11:31

Stress is one of the leading causes of weight gain and depression. Stress causes increases in cortisol which can slow your metabolism and cause you to gain belly fat. It can also increase episodes of depression in those who are especially vulnerable to stress related depression. Managing stress is one of the most important aspects of your overall health and fitness.

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has reported that a protein found specifically in Whey can have a significant positive impact on stress-vulnerable people. The findings showed that when these individuals consumed whey protein, the individuals had lower cortisol levels (this is a good thing!) and they reported lower incidents of depression.  Lower cortisol and improved mood were not found after consuming another form of dairy protein called casein. This means the benefits were not due to consuming protein in general but rather due to consuming whey protein.

Whey protein has many positive benefits that might lead to better mood and lower stress. It can help control blood sugar swings which can keep the mood stable. Whey is a great source of energy and can often reduce fatigue in the late morning or early afternoon.  It also provides many building blocks that the body uses to make hormones and brain chemicals like serotonin. The study does not investigate exactly why whey protein is good for stress reduction and mood but it does suggest that it might be due to a boost in serotonin in the brain which is known to be associated with a positive mood.  It is also possible that these benefits from whey are due to more than one of the beneficial aspects of whey protein.

So for a better mood and a reduction in stress, try a whey protein shake as a meal replacement for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You could also drink whey protein as a pre-workout or post-workout drink to enhance the effectiveness of your workout.

Read the study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10837296

-Dr. Jeremy Webster- Weight Loss and Nutrition Expert

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Delicious Double Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding June 30, 2015 16:48

   Mix Ingredients & let set for 10 minutes:
   3 Tbsp. of chia seeds
   1 1/2 cups of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
   1-2 scoops of Complete Paleo Protein Delicious Chocolate flavor
          or if you prefer substitute Complete Whey Protein Chocolate
          or Complete Pea Protein Delicious Chocolate flavor
    2 Tbsp. of unsweetened cocoa
    2 tsp. of coconut oil
    a dash of cinnamon
    if desired, add xylitol or stevia for added sweetness
    if desired, top with walnuts, blueberries & raspberries

Our chia seed pudding is a superfood meal which means it's a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.

Chia seeds are full of healthy Omega 3 fats and also help aid in weight loss! When a chia seed is exposed to water, it forms a coating of gel, increasing its size and weight. Since the gel is made of water, it has no calories. It’s also difficult to remove from the seed, meaning that it helps your body think it is full, without adding calories! This means you stay full for longer periods of time without feeling hunger!

Resveratrol is an anti-oxidant found in dark chocolate that helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces "bad" cholesterol and prevents blood clots.


The flavonoids in dark chocolate help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain the ability to use your body's insulin efficiently. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won't cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels.

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