Shakeology is a powerful accelerator for weight loss and can help you fight disease. It changed my life because it was my first real experience with whole nutrition, free from artificial junk and fillers. It's completely natural, caffeine-free, and gluten-free. It contains digestive enzymes so I'm never bloated. (Amen!) It is low on the Glycemic Index and is a multivitamin, with 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, protein, and cancer-fighting antioxidant superfoods. And, because of the integrity of the ingredients, it nutritionally satisfies the body, which eliminates cravings! (And, it's delicious. Such a blessing because I have an insane sweet tooth.) It even gives me a little energy boost so I don't get tired in the afternoon anymore. It's not a "miracle weight loss product" or anything gimmicky. Shakeology is literally just whole nutrition in a glass, replacing just one small meal per day, and I've been reaping the benefits since 2010.
Nothing resembles the quality of Shakeology. With over 70 all-natural ingredients and 23 vitamins and minerals, I won't bother typing out every single benefit, but two of my favorite ingredients that make Shakeology so unique and special are:
Camu Camu - Camu Camu contains the highest amount of vitamin C of any food source; the amount of vitamin C in 8 oz. of Camu Camu is the equivalent to 10.5 lbs. of strawberries. It's incredible! And while vitamin C does fight viruses, such as the flu, and the common cold, it does so much more. Vitamin C has been proven to combat depression, one of the most widely diagnosed disorders today (the #1 prescribed medication for people under the age of 44). Vitamin C is also an antiinflammatory and antiarthritic, meaning that it helps with the pain of arthritis and inflammation. It's also rich in antioxidants which combat disease and fight free-radicals (which attack our collagen and promote wrinkles!). Sacha Inchi - Sacha Inchi contains the highest amount of omega-3 of any food source. It is HUGE for metabolism, because having omega-3 regularly in your diet allows the body to use fat for energy more readily. Yes, please! It also combats heart disease, because omega-3 lowers LDL cholesterol, and combats diabetes because omega-3 reduces blood sugar. Lastly, low levels of omega-3 can cause difficulties in learning, especially in children, and protecting our ability to learn and grow is so important.
You could spend more than $700 on supplements, just to re-create all the healthy ingredients in one bag of Shakeology. But why do that . . . when, for only about $4 a serving, you can get it all in one delicious shake.
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Ashley Stamp is the founder of Sweat Driven.