It’s been almost 100 years since Dr. Shaklee created the FIRST multi-vitamin. He was a pioneer in the field of natural health, a philosopher about human nature, and wise beyond measure. It’s really a testament to his core vision for the future that the company he founded is still flourishing to this day.
His basic principle remains the same as well about every product Shaklee makes. They use the best of science to work with the best that nature offers. It’s about living in harmony with nature, not contributing to its destruction. And it’s about realizing that nature comes 1st, our harnessing it for our uses comes 2nd.
That’s why here at RLEI, for the last 50 years, we have focused on helping people make lifestyle changes 1st and the smart supplementation they can incorporate 2nd to that.
For example…how much do you know about the benefits of eating purple fruits & vegetables? We’ll share with you some interesting info first!
“A basked filled with luscious blue or dark red fruit and vegetables does much more than look good in still life paintings or on your kitchen counter. It contains a wealth of incredible.
The top benefactor in purple foods is their antioxidant content. The powerful health benefits of antioxidants are only too well known: they neutralize the agents of aging and disease, and keep you looking younger longer. Now consider this: According to the USDA , potatoes with the darkest colors have more than four times the antioxidant potential than other potatoes. Remember: The darker the fruit or vegetable, the more antioxidants it has.
Prunes, purple cabbage, eggplant, blackberries, black currants, purple onions, concord grapes: all of these have a natural purple pigment that contains flavonoids, including reservatrol, which keeps blood pressure in control and boosts immunity from certain cancers. The skin of a black grape, for example, has this pigment, called anthocyanin. In cranberries, the purple pigment is seen to benefit those suffering from infections of the urinary tract.
There is evidence that purple foods improve heart health, vision, and brain power. Recent studies found that adults who eat purple and blue fruits and vegetables have reduced risk for both high blood pressure and low HDL cholesterol (the “good” kind); they are also less likely to be overweight.
So, with so many wonderful reasons to eat more fruits and vegetables of the purple family, get more of them into your daily diet. And don’t stop at eggplant and berries. Exciting purple varieties of corn, asparagus, figs, potatoes and such are yours for the tasting and enjoying!”
From “Why You Should Eat More Purple Fruits and Vegetables” By Shubhra Krishan
The article mentions the resveratrol content of purple foods, especially grapes. So, secondly, did you know that Shaklee’s “Vivix” contains both resveratrol and a proprietary phytonutrient blend? This phytonutrient blend harnesses the powerful antioxidant properties of rare
muscadine grapes and has been shown to be 10X more powerful than
resveratrol alone in slowing a key mechanism of cellular aging.
That’s an example of how Shaklee does not set out to improve upon nature, but to amplify it. We’re going to fill our grocery baskets with lush, purple foods tonight, and we’re also going to take our daily dose of “Vivix”. You too can create a healthier lifestyle, with Shaklee!