Ever had one of those days that just seemed to get started on the wrong foot… and as a result the whole day seemed ‘off’?
Perhaps it had something to do with how you began the day…
Isn’t it time to rethink lightning speed breakfasts of nothing but processed ‘stuff’ containing who-knows-what? Why not ADD a speedy, wholesome, energy-infused drink to your breakfast to boost the value of whatever else you eat?*
No longer do you (or your child) have to sit at your desk feeling droopy or lethargic all morning because you had to get up ‘too early’ for work or school. Or rely on a ‘junk food’ breakfast.
Ideally it would be best to prepare a wholesome breakfast from raw whole foods that you enjoy and that nourish and sustain you. However, many of us simply do not have the time to do this every morning, or wake up late and are unable to squeeze something healthy in.
A healthy option would be one made from high quality, whole, raw foods which flood your body with the ‘master’ antioxidant – and also supply you with high protein levels that help keep you going without that mid-morning ‘crash’ you might get from carb-heavy breakfasts.*
What could be better?
I’m sure you’ll also be happy to know that my recommendation provides for immune health support – something every parent wants for their children (especially during the school year), and adults want for themselves.
Plus, you’re going to love how quick and easy this is. It takes about one minute to mix liquid and powder… You can drink it by itself or add a couple free-range organic raw eggs and maybe a few fresh berries. You’ll have an extremely nutritious drink to add to your breakfast that’ll help get your day started off on the right foot.
Your body is designed to be healthy. If you provide it with the raw materials it needs such as healthy foods, exercise, pure water, sufficient sleep and avoidance of toxic influences, it will move away from less-than-optimal health and towards health.
One of the ways your body achieves this is by using antioxidants to limit free radical damage that can undermine your health.
Free radicals are reactive particles that bounce around your cells, damaging everything they touch. They become active (or reactive) due to stress, poor diet, toxins in your environment, and even as a result of the process of metabolism.
They can accelerate aging.
Fortunately your body has a number of antioxidants that help to sweep up free radicals and neutralize them so they can't rob you of your good health.
You have an antioxidant network comprised of vitamins, minerals, and special chemicals called thiols (glutathione and alpha-lipoic acid).
But the thiol glutathione has a unique role. It seems to have claimed lead status, and keeps all the other antioxidants in line and performing at peak level.*
Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants in your body. It is present in every one of your cells. It's different from other antioxidants in that it is actually inside your cells. It can maximize the activity of all the other antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, and the fresh veggies and fruits you eat every day.*
So the main function of glutathione is to protect your cells and mitochondria from oxidative and peroxidative damage.* As might be expected, the aging process reduces your body's ability to produce glutathione.*
Since glutathione is so incredibly capable at thwarting those free radicals, you'd think there'd be a big rush to make it into a supplement. And you'd be right.
But glutathione doesn't appear to be as effective in supplement form as it is in real food.
Most oral glutathione supplements are poorly absorbed and often a waste of your hard-earned money. And ironically, glutathione supplements may actually interfere with your body's ability to produce glutathione naturally over time.
How to Boost Your Glutathione Levels Naturally
If you can enhance internal glutathione production, you'll strengthen your immune system in a way that helps shield you from many of the adverse effects of aging.*
How can you do that?
One way to boost your glutathione levels is to get plenty of exercise – because exercise affects your adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels, and you need ATP to produce glutathione. That's a major reason exercise is so beneficial to your health.
There's also some evidence that vitamin D increases intracellular glutathione levels.
How about actual foods with glutathione?
Foods that Promote Glutathione…
What's the Right Protein Powder for You?
||Miracle Whey™: Your choice for an immune supporting protein powder.* Miracle Whey™ is, in my opinion, the best tasting and comes in the largest variety of flavors: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, blueberry, banana, and peanut butter (made from organic peanuts).
||Mercola Pure Power Protein: is a premium product designed to boost your overall health and fitness levels.* It contains a unique blend of high-quality whey protein, chia seeds, and probiotics to give you an edge over the competition or if you're more demanding about enhancing your overall health.*
||Pro-Optimal Whey: If you're looking for a multipurpose protein powder -- one that has additional vitamins and minerals, plus a full spectrum enzyme, then Pro-Optimal Whey is your choice.*
||Pea Protein: Perfect if you’re a vegetarian, lactose intolerant, or if you’re just looking to vary your protein source.
Yes, certain foods do promote glutathione production…
One important thing to remember though…
Keeping your glutathione levels up is a matter of increasing factors that boost your glutathione and decreasing factors that lower it. Chemicals, toxins, and sugar will deplete your glutathione very quickly.
What foods will increase it?
Certain foods, such as raw milk products, raw eggs, and meat contain high concentrations of the precursor amino acids that your body uses to make glutathione. The highest levels of these precursor amino acids actually occur in fresh, uncooked meats and raw milk, but is almost entirely absent in pasteurized dairy products.
Fresh fruits and vegetables provide excellent glutathione, but once cooked, values become negligible. Spinach, asparagus, avocado, squash, okra, cauliflower, broccoli, walnuts, garlic, and tomatoes are the highest plant sources of these important amino acid precursors.
The herb milk thistle is an excellent source of the antioxidant compound silymarin, which may help prevent glutathione depletion in your liver. Glutathione is crucial in your liver for detoxification and can become depleted by alcohol consumption and general toxic overload.*
Curcumin may also be useful for increasing glutathione levels.
Top Pick of Glutathione-Enhancing Foods
But the overall top food for maximizing your glutathione is high quality whey protein. It must be cold pressed whey protein derived from pasture-fed cows, and free of GMOs, chemicals, and sugar.
Quality whey provides all the key amino acids for glutathione production (cysteine, glycine and glutamate) and contains a unique cysteine residue (glutamylcysteine) that is highly bioactive in its affinity for converting to glutathione.
Glutamylcysteine is a bonded cysteine molecule (cysteine plus glutamate) that naturally occurs in Bovine Serum Albumin – a fragile immune component of whey. This unique cysteine is exclusive to whey and rarely appears in other protein foods – which makes whey protein the best glutathione-promoting food source.*
Furthermore, whey provides critical co-factors, immunoglobulins, lactoferrin and alpha Lactalbumin (also a great source of cysteine), which together help create the right metabolic environment for high glutathione activity.*
Why Supplement Your Diet with an All-Natural Whey Protein Powder?
Particularly as you age, your body gradually loses its ability to produce critical amino acids -- the essential proteins you need for energy production, immune actions and protein buildup in the muscle.
Therefore, the need to supplement with these amino acids increases as you get older and increases even more in times of high physical stress, like after a workout, or when recovering from injury or illness.
That's where whey protein comes in...
Whey protein contains all the essential amino acids.* Plus it boasts the highest protein quality rating among all proteins. Thus, it is a complete protein.
Whey protein is a by-product of the cheese manufacturing process. At one time it was discarded or used for animal feed, but researchers later realized whey protein has incredible benefits for humans.
High-quality whey protein can have dramatic effects. Benefits include:
- Supports your immune health*
- Boosts your energy*
- Supports your joint and muscle health*
- Supports your beneficial gut bacteria*
- Promotes your muscle strength, endurance and recovery*
- Protects all your tissues' cells via its antioxidant properties*
- Provides critical amino acids and proteins for overall optimal health*
- Supports your body's optimal metabolic rate and fat burning level*
You can quickly see why whey protein is so beneficial for anyone living an active lifestyle.
Personally, I enjoy drinking shakes from whey protein powder -- there's no better way to greet the day or finish a workout than with a tasty cold protein shake.
To boost the protein content even further, I sometimes add two organic, free-range eggs that I purchase from a local farmer. It’s an excellent post-workout meal… it keeps me going all morning.
But, finding a protein powder that contains the right proteins, in the most effective blend, with the most nutritionally beneficial outcomes, AND actually tastes good can be a real challenge...
Truly High-Quality Whey Protein Powder is Hard to Find
In fact, it can be downright impossible.
Perhaps you've done what I've done, and tried just about every brand out there... and you also questioned the same sorts of things I did:
What are all those random ingredients?
How do I know it contains the best proteins I really need?
Why does it contain so many artificial sweeteners?
How can I determine where the protein powder came from (e.g., are the cows grain fed or pasture-fed, and so on)?
What's the difference between heat and cold processing and how does it affect the protein powder?
Should I choose protein isolates or a concentrate?
Do I need to be concerned about heavy metal levels in the protein powder?
... and the questions go on and on!
What's the most challenging part of finding a quality whey protein powder? Most brands out there don't actually give you answers to any of these questions.
That's why it's important for you to know why...
Not All Whey Powders are Equal
In my research, I've learned a tremendous amount about the available whey protein powders on the market. I was shocked by what I discovered and I think you will be, too.
For starters, many commercially-available whey protein powders are significantly damaged and nutritionally deficient due to over-processing and because the original source of the whey is compromised.
Plus, some popular leading brands of protein powder may contain dangerous levels of heavy metals. A Consumer Reports' test showed that 3 of the 15 protein drinks tested contained risky levels of arsenic, cadmium, and lead.
This all means that before you've even opened the container, you're in trouble. And that's just not right. That's why I created a list that compares do's and don'ts when choosing a quality whey protein powder.
Do yourself a favor... Check out this list and make sure you're buying a whey protein powder that has all nine of these qualities needed to be a real winner...
The 9 Essentials to Look For in Your Whey Protein Powder
All-natural, pasture-fed cows' whey, NOT pesticide-treated, grain-fed cows' whey
Compared to grain-fed cows, pasture-fed cows produce whey that:
Is nutritionally superior to grain fed
Contains an impressive amino acid and immuno-supportive nutrient profile
Is rich in healthy fats--lipolic acid and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)
Choose whey made without GMOs.
Cold processed, NOT heat processed
Most whey is heat processed which:
Makes the whey acidic and nutritionally deficient
Damages the immuno-supportive micronutrients and amino acids
Makes whey inadequate for consumption
Cold processed whey protects the nutrients in their natural state.
Acid-free processing, NOT Acid / Ion Exchange Processing
Acid / Ion Exchange Processing is cheaper than acid-free processing, but it denatures the amino acid profiles by using acids and chemicals to separate the whey from the fats.
Whey protein concentrate, NOT protein isolates
Protein isolates are proteins stripped away from their nutritional cofactors. There are three problems with that...
All isolates are exposed to acid processing.
Your body cannot assimilate proteins in isolated form.
Due to over-processing, isolates are deficient in key amino acids and nutritional cofactors.
Sweetened naturally, NOT artificially, and low carb
Most whey products are artificially sweetened making them useless if you have sugar sensitivities, or just don't want to put artificial sweeteners or flavors into your body.
Your whey should be low glycemic, low carb and should not contain any artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohol, glycerin, fructose, sugar or gluten.
Maximum biological value, NOT compromised or damaged
Most whey proteins provide some benefit. But, due to the ingredients, the source of the whey, the concentration of beneficial nutrients, or the type of processing, many whey products simply don't deliver what they promise.
You want whey that's guaranteed to retain its maximum biological value -- one with all the key amino acids, cofactors and beneficial micronutrients present and intact rather than compromised or damaged, and not missing any amino acids or essential nutrients.
Easy to Digest, NOT Causing Digestive Stress
Many whey products contain long-chain fatty acids which are hard to digest and require bile acids to absorb.
You want a whey protein powder with medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). These are easily absorbed, digested quickly, and utilized as energy without causing digestive stress.
Ideally, you want a product in which the MCT come from the best source of all -- coconut oil.
- Free from Toxic Heavy Metals or at Such Low Levels NOT to be a Health Risk
Many protein powders both whey and non-whey could contain dangerous levels of heavy metals like mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic.
A Consumer Reports' evaluation showed some leading brands of protein powders exceeded United States Pharmacopoeia's (USP) recommended safety limits for certain heavy metals.
You want to avoid these products at all costs because any high concentration of heavy metals taken over time could lead to serious health consequences.
I realize that's a lot to look for in a whey protein powder, but it's absolutely worth your time and health.
You can search your local health food store's shelves and you might find one or two products that have some of the things you want, but that's unlikely... especially finding one that doesn't contain any of the things you don't want with those you do.
But, I'm about to make it easy for you.
I've actually created a whey protein powder that I believe is far superior to others on the market.*
It has everything you want, nothing you don't want... plus, it actually tastes really, really great!
™ -- The High-Quality Whey to Achieve Better Health*
After discovering how most whey protein powders just didn't live up to what your body really needs, I knew I had to take everything I'd learned and create a winning whey protein powder.*
Miracle Whey™ is the result of years of development.
Take a look at just a few of the benefits you'll receive when you supplement your daily diet with Miracle Whey:
Made from all-natural pasture-fed cows' whey, providing more of nature's nutrients
Is certified free of GMO ingredients, pesticides, and chemicals, protecting you from the damaging effects of chemicals*
Is cold processed, and never processed with acid chemicals, thereby retaining all its natural goodness
Provides all key amino acids, so you get all the protein building blocks your body needs*
Retains maximum biological value with beneficial micronutrients intact*
Contains the highest concentration of leucine of any dairy product, said to increase energy levels and support building of muscle mass*
Contains water-soluble fiber, which supports healthy blood sugar levels* and prebiotic properties*
Contains 25% or more glycomacropeptides for immune support, high energy, muscle building and recovery after exercise*
Contains MCTs from all-natural coconut oil for easy digestion and fast energy*
Rich in glutamic acid and branch chain amino acids which aid muscle-building and recovery *
Contains all whey microfructures, immunoglobulins and lactoferins, promoting your healthy immune function and healthy flora balance*
No sugar, sugar alcohol or artificial sweeteners added that detract from the positive benefits of whey.
Includes the same immuno compounds that are found naturally in human breast milk -- responsible for providing newborns with their immune defense*
Promotes satiety, so compulsive craving for refined carbs and sweets is curbed*
Comes in your choice of six delicious flavors with no aftertaste like some powders on the market. Available in vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, blueberry, banana and peanut butter (made from all-organic peanuts)
Plus, Miracle Whey™ contains the much researched (and scientifically proven) beta glucans, so you can be sure that your immune system is getting the boost it needs.* Beta glucans modulate your immune response.* Most importantly, they don't over-stimulate your immune system like so many other products.*
And when it comes to concerns over heavy metal content, Miracle Whey™ comes through in flying colors.
As a leading supplier of high quality pasture-fed cows' whey, we'd like to ensure you that our products are heavily tested and scrutinized to -- first and foremost -- ensure food safety.
The monitoring and testing of Miracle Whey™ includes heavy metal testing which has been and continues to be routinely evaluated by accredited third party laboratories in accordance to AOAC methodology. Analytical results for Miracle Whey™ in this past year indicate the following:
| Heavy metal
||< 1 ppm
||< 0.02 ppm
||< 0.02 ppm
If this type of information is not available on a whey protein powder you're interested in, simply don't take the risk.
All this is just a sampling of why I believe Miracle Whey™ is absolutely the best whey protein available to you anywhere in the world.*
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Every day your body faces a range of stressors that constantly challenge your health and wellbeing... Everything from daily tensions to physical activity to your diet can strain your body's natural balance.
Stress, aging and exercise -- especially overtraining -- can break down your body's defenses.
To remain and sustain your best health, here are some proactive things you can do:
Limit unnecessary stress, and counteract normal stress by practicing relaxation techniques
Eat a well-balanced diet including plenty of fresh, raw, organic fruits and vegetables
Engage in a regular and sensible exercise program
Supplement with an all-natural whey protein powder, such as Miracle Whey™
With Miracle Whey™ you can feel confident you're supplying your body with all the key amino acids, all the beneficial whey micronutrients intact, and the maximum biological value you need to stay healthy, recover quickly, and get into the best shape of your entire life.
Experience Optimal Health with Miracle Whey™ Today
Today, when you choose Miracle Whey™, you're making a statement that says, “I want to achieve the best health of my life.”
You're affirming to yourself that your wellbeing is important and you're prepared to take the steps to make sure it happens. And, you're recognizing that setting yourself up for optimal health can be easier, quicker and tastier than you ever imagined!
For a fraction of the cost of most other commercially-available protein powders -- but with none of their shortcomings -- you can witness the health-enhancing benefits of Miracle Whey™.*
And with my guarantee (see below), you have little to risk with giving this extraordinary protein powder a try.
So you see, the choice is simple... Support your good health with Miracle Whey™ -- in my opinion, the most delicious and nutritious all-natural whey protein.*
Getting healthy has never tasted this good!
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