SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 26th April 2012 by admin in Super Health

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People often say they take a particular protein powder because they like the taste. However, I am not aware of any protein powder that has a naturally pleasant taste, as they all tend to be naturally bland and even somewhat chalky. This is where you can get into trouble, because many unhealthy and potentially dangerous ingredients are routinely added to enhance the taste experience. If you are buying a protein powder because you like the taste, there is a high likelihood that it contains ingredients you should not be putting into your body in the name of health. You can go into the largest nutrition store in your city and look at dozens of different brands of protein powders and may or may not be able to find a single one that does not contain potentially unhealthy ingredients we will discuss in more detail next. Protein powders can be made to taste great using natural ingredients, such as xylitol, tagatose, erythritol, mannitol, stevia, and real cocoa powder.

There are good reasons to have carbohydrates and even sugar, such as during workouts; however, before consuming any protein powder, be diligent in reading nutrition labels to be sure the manufacturer did not add unwanted additional calories with sugars and other high glycemic carbohydrates (sucrose, fructose, maltodextrin, etc.) or other controversial and potentially dangerous ingredients, such as artificial sweeteners (aspartame-known excitotoxin, sucrolose-chlorinated sugar, acesulfame-K, which contains the known carcinogen methylene chloride). If a food, protein powder, or supplement contains these ingredients or contains GMOs (genetically modified organisms), artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, DO NOT CONSUME IT and keep searching till you find a healthy alternative. It is also important to avoid ingredients such as damaged and unhealthy fats, including most vegetable oils, all hydrogenated oils, powdered eggs, and powdered milk. Again, if a protein powder or meal replacement contains any of these ingredients, please strongly consider if you should take it at all, but DO NOT use it as a daily staple.

KC Craichy SuperHealth Podcasts: The Power of Protein Powders

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Posted on 3rd August 2011 by admin in Super Health |SuperHealth Podcasts

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Protein! This widely misunderstood macronutrient is vital for your health and critical for almost every function in the body. Under consume protein and the body literally cannibalizes muscle and organ tissue to get it, sabotaging your health goals. In Chapter 11, ‘The Dynamic Role of Proteins in Weight Loss’ of my new book The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need!, it was my goal to present the power of protein in a way that everyone could clearly understand and practically apply. Readers learn that the daily requirement of protein that we’ve been led to believe is optimal is not. Supplementing strategically with high quality protein powder is a key to reaching your goal of Super Health and its companion, your optimal weight!

Audio Transcript

KC: Welcome to Living Fuel TV. I’m KC Craichy with my wife Monica. So protein, you now know you need more of it, and now you know that you need protein powder also. Now we said we would talk more about this, so today we’re going to talk more about it.

Monica: Let me start real fast on page 298. Love this chapter 11 on protein. It says: “Higher protein intake also promotes fullness, is thought to increase energy expenditure via thermogenesis, and helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. High protein levels tend to limit regain of weight after dieting. There’s so many benefits to high levels of proteins.

KC: It is incredible. In fact, reading chapter 11 of this book is important if you’re an athlete, a dieter, a diabetic, a pregnant or nursing mom. Any stage of life, this chapter can really shed some light on some really important health enhancing subjects here for you.

Monica: Let’s talk about protein powders. That last show we talked about isolates, hydroxylase and concentrates.

KC: So, the protein powder subject is so confusing, because you can walk into a vitamin store and there is dozens of different brands of protein powders. Like you said, concentrates, hydroxylase, isolates. How do you pick a protein powder? First let’s be clear on a protein powder. Protein powders, by themselves do not taste good. People say I like this protein powder because it tastes good. If it tastes good, you need to look into why it tastes good. Now if you’re OK with drink protein concentrates, and you don’t have any reactions and you don’t snore and you don’t feel congested or that sort of thing, maybe that’s OK for you.

Monica: What do you mean protein concentrate?

KC: Well concentrate is the cheapest milk protein, dairy protein, and it’s not just dairy. It’s a way of deriving protein that’s not as expensive as other ways, like isolates and hydroxylase. But the point is, look at the ingredients. If it’s protein powder, if it says whey protein, isolates plus concentrate plus this or plus that, now look at what they put in it. Chocolate flavor, strawberry flavor.

Monica: Let me read this. On your page 306, it says these are things you should look for and if it has it on there you probably shouldn’t get it. It says “no high glycemic carbohydrates like sucrose, fructose, and maltadextrine. No artificial sweeteners like aspertanone, excitotoxin, sucrulose chlorinated sugar, and [ADELPHANE] which contains the known carcinogen methylchloride.” Now if a food, protein or powder supplement contains these ingredients or contains GMOs, you don’t genetically modified organisms in your proteins. You don’t want artificial flavors, artificial colors, or preservatives. You’re better off not consuming these. You also want to avoid damaged and unhealthy fats, including vegetable oils. All hydrogenated oils. Avoid powdered eggs and powdered milk. Now, why should they avoid the powdered eggs and powdered milk, real fast?

KC: Well, powdered eggs and powdered milk use the process of heat to damage the proteins.

Monica: So you’re damaging the eggs, you’re damaging the milk, before you’re putting it in.

KC: Right. So if you heat or have heated egg white protein, that can be OK. But the whole egg, particularly the delicate fats and things in the yellow of the egg, if it’s just whole egg, powdered protein, I would avoid it.

Monica: All right. So, I’ll refer back to page 305 of your book. And this is in a nutshell what people need to look for. You say “my preference is an optimize blend of brown rice, yellow pete protein powder, with added amino acids, fiber, probiotics, enzymes, vitamin C, and optimized essential amino acid powder.”

KC: Absolutely. This is the key. The key is, you want it as clean as possible. The things that are in there to make it taste good need to be healthy. And the list of thing that she read to you is really important that you get that list and you read it and understand how you pick your protein powder. Now, any store you go into, if you go to a vitamin center, there may be one or two brands that are acceptable protein sources. That’s pretty sad, frankly. So there’s dozens of brands that are not acceptable. They have all these, I would call prohibitive ingredients, that you don’t want to do. So this is very important that you understand this, and that you get a protein powder that works for you. I’ll reiterate that protein powders by themselves, no matter if they’re whey or soy or egg or any other protein powder, they do not taste good by themselves. Neutral is the taste of a protein powder for the most part.

Monica: But I find that you can add, you know, half of a banana or strawberries or even a little bit juice. I think you can make it taste better.

KC: A splash of juice. The point is you want neutral. If it tastes yummy, there’s probably a problem.

Monica: Well I always say go ahead and chug the protein and then eat something that you really enjoy along with it.

KC: Absolutely. Well, we hope this was helpful to you. God bless you, and have a great day.

Introducing The Stealth Technique of Pre-Loading With Essential Amino Acids

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Posted on 12th May 2011 by admin in LivingFuelTV

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Over the past several weeks on LivingFuelTV, we’ve presented revolutionary information on proteins and essential amino acids that hopefully changed the way you approach these two vital nutrients.  Today, we get practical and introduce the ground-breaking Stealth Technique of Preloading with Essential Amino Acids from my new book The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need! We consume protein for the miraculous essential amino acids within in the protein that fuel numerous structural and metabolic processes in the body.  Learn today how you can leverage this approach to help optimize weight, gain energy, aid digestion, and promote overall Super Health!  Click on the graphic below to watch.

It’s here!  Living Fuel’s New SuperEssentials™ Aminos!

We’re excited to introduce the newest Living Fuel product and addition to the SuperEssentials™ line—LivingFuel SuperEssentials Aminos.  Essential amino acids are the primary reason we eat protein and they are called essential because we must obtain them from our diet or by supplementation.  They are also referred to as essential because amino acids play a critical role in most every function in the human body.  The body’s natural process of turning protein to amino acids can be time-consuming depending on the source (meat vs. beans, for example).  Plus, the quality of the amino acids depends on the quality of the protein. The strategic use of amino acids and their importance for Super Health and weight optimization is a prominent subject in The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need!

Super Essentials Aminos is an ultra-pure powder that mixes with water, juice or your favorite beverage.  It contains absolutely no sweeteners, preservatives, colors, flavors, or other ingredients.  Each container has thirty 10 g servings that delivers 10,000 mg of Living Fuel’s SuperEssentials Aminos proprietary formula of 12 free-form essential amino acids.
Here’s to your Super Health!
KC Craichy
Living Fuel

Plant vs. Animal Protein & Essential Amino Acids

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Posted on 5th May 2011 by admin in LivingFuelTV

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Most people, including children, adults, vegetarians, and all active people could benefit from a plant-based functional superfood protein powder that combines organic brown rice protein and yellow pea protein with an amino acids profile that has been optimized with specific amino acids (giving it the strength of egg and whey proteins but from all vegetarian sources), plus digestive enzymes (to maximize digestibility) and gut healthy soluble rice fiber, prebiotics, and microencapsulated probiotics. These components work in concert to maximize protein utilization, while enhancing the digestive system and minimizing postprandial (after a meal) glycemic response that is known to rapidly convert to body fat and cause cellular damage after every high calorie meal.
- KC Craichy, The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need!
Dear Living Fuel Family,
Say ‘protein’ and the image that leaps to mind is likely a thick sirloin steak or the awful-tasting protein shake chugged by the hulking weight lifter at your local gym.  Even if you’re a vegetarian or never seen the inside of a weight room, protein is arguably the single most important macronutrient in all our diets.  As important as protein is for our health, you would think there would be wide consensus in the medical community on the use, source and quantity of protein that is best.  Unfortunately, this is far from the case.
Chapter 11, ‘The Dynamic Role of Proteins in Weight Loss’ of my groundbreaking new book The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need!, has been widely praised by renowned physicians, nutritionists and leading-edge researchers.  Correctly applied, the knowledge in this chapter (along with our companion LivingFuelTV series on protein) can radically impact your health, fitness, and weight optimization goals.
Last week we learned that strategically supplementing with a high quality plant protein powder and essential amino acids is a key to reaching your goal of Super Health and its natural result, your optimal weight.  Today on LivingFuelTV, Monica and I discuss our family’s choice of protein powder and essential amino acids, and how the remarkable benefits can catapult you and your family to Super Health.
Click on the graphic below to join us.