Post Work Out - Replenishing the body with nutrients immediately after a workout has overwhelming evidence that shows countless benefits. Ingesting nutrients directly after a workout will increase your body’s naturally occurring Human Growth Hormone which has been deemed the ‘building block of life’. During workouts muscles break down and should be rebuilt as soon as possible. Consuming protein after a training session increases the rate of muscle recovery or protein synthesis. Additionally, training depletes glycogen (sugar) stores in muscle, which also must be replenished in a timely manner.
Juicing products fully squeezes the sugars out and leaves behind the fibers necessary to digest those sugars. Leaving fruit whole as mother nature intended will keep fiber intact to enable the body the ability to disburse sugar.
Healthy foods containing natural occurring sugars, like fruits, should be eaten to help recovery and increase performance. However, if a person’s goal is heavily based on losing weight, they should restrict replenishing sugars and have a higher protein based shake.
Quick-on-the-GO/Energized Meal Replacement - In many cases, something is better than nothing when it comes to diet. Eating small amounts throughout the day is very important to keep your digestive system efficient and helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Skipping meals can be detrimental to anyone who is trying to achieve weight loss, increase physical performance or feel energized throughout the day.
Disease Prevention - “Good nutrition will prevent 95% of all disease.” ~Linus Pauling, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Nobel Peace Prize winner)
Although we will not claim that Elevate’s smoothies can cure disease, there is significant evidence to support a healthy nutritious diet aids in avoiding and combating many diseases. Food choices are directly correlated to lowering the probability of such diseases as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, heart attack, stroke, certain cancers, osteoporosis, etc. Furthermore, conducted studies on terminally ill patients that miraculously overcame their disease drastically changed their lifestyles. The results almost always included a radical change in diet with increased amounts of vegetables and fruits and a decrease in high fatty and processed foods. Many also added exercise to their daily regiment and ended all toxic relationships in their life.