Monday, May 17, 2010

MannaFeast beats all the best! ... in a Comparison to the [very few] recommended fruit juices by the "American Fitness Professionals & Associates"

A few days ago I saw a Yahoo! front-page article on JUNK Fruit Juices ...

The gist of the piece was immediately obvious ... , "Just when you think you are buying a healthy fruit juice, all you are getting is LOADS of sugar, calories, artificial flavors ...".

But when I decided to look up the article some hours later to perhaps report on it here on the Manna Feast BLOG, ... it was gone. Bummer! Maybe there were just too many well-known brands being maligned to affect someone's advertising budget ; )

Undeterred, I decided that maybe my readers WOULD still like to know more on this topic so I Googled the search term JUNK JUICES and came across a very insightful article posted on the web site of the American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA).
With the title "
Fruit Juice: Nutrition or JUNK Food ?" ... I could not wait to read on for some Juicy Details !! ....

The author, Susan O. Henry, starts out with a kind-of quiz question:
"Seven-year-old Julie drank six ounces of reconstituted frozen grape juice at breakfast, a 6.75-ounce box of Capri Sun All Natural at lunch, and a 5.3-ounce can of apple juice after school. How much fruit nutrition did Julie have?"

What would your answer be?,

let's say, as a parent aiming for a "5-to-9"-diet of fruits and vegetables for their kids? I guess, being a conscientious parent you have done your homework and followed the trends on what constitutes a serving size of fruits and vegetables (such as found on web sites like the CDC's Fruits and Vegies Matter "Analyze My Plate") and you would probably conclude that since a 4 ounce cup of apple juice
is regarded as 1/2 a serving of fruit, then Julie consumed between 2 and 3 servings, right?

“Some of them are little more than sugar water”

"WRONG !", according to Ruth M. Patrick, chief of the nutrition education program at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge. In the AFPA article she argues that, "... If you go by the definition of “junk food” — calories-only with less than 2 percent of MDR - Minimum Daily Requirement - of any nutritional value [for any of the components of the juice) — then a lot of fruit juices are junk food".
“Some of them are little more than sugar water,” according to Dr. Patrick.

WOW, ... bet you were surprised! So let's look closely at the example above for 7-year old Julie ... Susan Henry's article describes it like this,
"Julie’s house-brand apple juice contains 120 calories per serving and the label claims no food values whatever. Capri Sun delivers 100 calories per 6.75 oz. and, despite its “10% Fruit Juice” content, no nutritional value. Julie’s grape juice, like many frozen juices and punches, also carries calories without vitamins, minerals, or fiber."
The young girl Julie has been consuming ONLY calories and gained no beneficial nutrients!!

Are you getting the drift? Maybe by now you are half-way to the fridge to check out how HEALTHY the juices you consume everyday really are.

The BIG LOSERS in the juice category?
Well, so who are the big losers? For a full list just go to the article, but some examples are:

- Capri Sun All Natural, 10% fruit juice, various flavors: 100 cal/6.75 oz
- Kool Aid Bursts: 100 cal/6.75 oz bottle.
- Gatorade: 50 cal/8 oz.

Notice that these just contain calories and NO nutritional content whatsoever ... basically JUNK FOOD by definition.

"junk food" n.

Any of various prepackaged snack foods high in calories but low in nutritional value.

The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Fortified with synthetic or isolated vitamins

Then there are the juices that are high in calories but which have been fortified with synthetic or isolated vitamins, mostly vitamin C:

- Juicy Juice Berry Punch, 100% Fruit Juice: 80 cal/4.23 oz box; vitamin C 100%.
(By comparison, a serving of fresh raspberries or strawberries contains 130% of RDA of vitamin C; 2% of calcium; 2% of iron; 2 grams fiber.)
- Town House Orange Juice, frozen: 90 cal/6 oz; vitamin C 100%.
(A medium sized fresh orange contains 6% of adult RDA of potassium; 10% of vitamin A; 80% of vitamin C; 4% of calcium,1% of protein, 5% of fiber.)

OK, so now for some MIDDLE-ranked juices ...

These contain a bit more than just vitamin C and aim to add some calcium, iron or maybe some other vitamins ... most lkely still synthetic vitamins and non-organic minerals which do not exhibit the same bioavailability (intestinal absorption, cellular incorporation etc) as bio-organic vitamins and minerals. Examples listed were,

- Dole Pineapple Juice, canned: 110 cal/8 oz; C 100%; calcium 2%; Iron 4%; fiber 2 grams.
- Sunsweet Prune Juice, bottled: 180 cal/8 oz; calcium 2%; iron 10%; fiber 2 grams.
- Minute Maid Orange, bottled: 110 cal/8 oz; C 130%; calcium 2%; thiamin 10%; folate 15%.

NOW, here are the WINNERS:
... with a DRUM-roll and the blaring of Trumpets ...

- Tomato Juice, most brands: 50 cal/8 oz; A 20%; C 40%; potassium 6%; calcium 2%; iron 8%; fiber 4%.
(A fresh tomato, by comparison has approx: potassium 9%; fiber 4%; protein 1%; vitamin A 15%; C 35%; iron 2%.)
- Minute Maid Calcium Rich, refrigerated: 120 cal/8 oz; C 130%; potassium 10%; calcium 30%; thiamin 10%; folate 15%.
- Tropicana Fresh, refrigerated: 120 cal/8 oz; C 130%; potassium, 10%; calcium 2%; thiamin 10%; niacin 4%; vitamin B-6 6%; folate 25%.
- V-8 Vegetable Cocktail: 70 cal/5.5 oz; A 30%; C 60%; potassium 10%; calcium 2%; iron 4%; fiber 4%.
- All Sport Body Quencher: 70 cal/8 oz; thiamin 10%; niacin 10%; B-6 10%; B-12 10%; folate 10%; pantothenic acid 10%.


MannaFeast Beats all the very best Juices in a Comparison of Ingredients

YES, even the lowest calorie juices such as Tomato and the V-8 contain 70 cal for their serving size, but a one-scoop serving of the MannaFeast which is recommended for about about 4-16 ounces of water (so let's call it 8 ounces for comparison) contains just 38 calories total. ... MANNAFEAST WINS on calories.
The above "winners" contain at most 4% of RDA in fiber - the 1 scoop MannaFeast
has SIX (6)% ! ... MANNAFEAST WINS on fiber.
None of the above "winners" list any protein RDA ... One scoop of the MannaFeast provides 2% of RDA protein ... MANNAFEAST WINS on protein.

Now, I cannot go through a comparison of each of the synthetic or isolated vitamins and minerals, since the MannaLife International does NOT put any synthetic or isolated vitamins or minerals in any of their wholefood nutrition products !!

What is the DEAL with SYNTHETIC Vitamins vs. WHOLEFOOD?

Let me explain, ... If I hand you an orange or lemon or kiwi fruit, it is impossible to tell you exactly how many milligrams of vitamin C is in that piece of fruit. It depends on how large the fruit is, how ripe it was when it was picked, how long after it has been picked since the fruit is continuously metabolizing its various biochemical components while it remains alive etc.
What I CAN tell you confidently is that these fruits are known to be very high in Vitamin C content. As soon as I claim to hand you a measured dose of vitamin C or an exact % of RDA, it MUST mean that I took some vitamin C that was either isolated from its original source or, worse still, vitamin C that never saw the inside of a piece of fruit but was chemically synthesized in a laboratory beaker, and measured out and dissolved a known quantity into the fruit juice !!

That is the same for the MannaFeast ...
What I CAN tell you is that it contains 26 different fruits and berries, of the very highest anti-oxidant capacity (based on ORAC values) known in food.
If you look at any one of these fruits in details you will find that they are LOADED with nutrients. For example, let's take the second-most abundant berries in the MannaFeast ingredient list ... Wolfberry, also known as Goji berry ...
Wikipedia reports that among an extensive list of nutrients, Wolberry contains:
11 essential and 22 trace dietary minerals
18 amino acids
6 essential vitamins
8 polysaccharides and 6 monosaccharides,
5 unsaturated fatty acids, including the essential fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid
beta-sitosterol and other phytosterols
5 carotenoids, including beta-carotene and zeaxanthin (below), lutein, lycopene and cryptoxanthin, a xanthophyll
numerous phenolic pigments (phenols) associated with antioxidant properties

... as well as high Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) values of
Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Zinc, Selenium, Riboflavin (vitamin B2) and Vitamin C. Wolfberries also contain numerous phytochemicals for which there are no established DRI values such as Beta-carotene, Zeaxanthin (wolfberry is one of the richest edible plant sources known for zeaxanthin; a type of carotenoid linked to important health benefits for the eyes and retina especially)

This is just ONE of the 26 fruits and berries that is in the MannaFeast ... and I haven't even mentioned the TWENTY-SIX nutrient dense Vegetables and Greens ALSO found in the MannaFeast ... !!!!!!!!

"... [The] nutrients are processed out,”

So what is the problem with even the best of fruit juices you can buy at the grocery stores?

Let's go back to the AFPA article, I started this blog with ...,
"... [The] nutrients are processed out,” says Holly Berry, an Oregon State University Extension home economist. “Heat destroys some of the vitamins, and fiber and minerals in skins, pulp, and berry seeds are filtered out and discarded.”

Not so with the MannaFeast ... Our proprietary process known as MannaFresh does not use heat or pasteurization to dry or preserve the juice powders. This keeps the bio-nutrients ALIVE. Secondly, if you have already started using the MannaFeast you will notice it has a slight texture at times with some small particles evident. That is because the process captures the active ingredients in the fruits and vegetables and these may be small seed particles, bits of pulp etc. That is the GOOD STUFF according to Ms Berry and should be consumed.

So, there you have it ... the MannaFeast is not just a winning juice ... it's LIVE, RAW, WHOLEFOOD that delivers optimum levels of nutrition to your body on a daily basis.
I am having a FEAST using the MannaFeast every day and THAT is why I am excited to recommend and sell this product and why it is the basis of a successful Home-Based Network Marketing business. I eat well, get the best in nutrition and represent the best tasting LIVE wholefood juice on the market ... That is a Winning Combination !!

CLICK HERE to Join as a MannaLife International Business Associate, get your Diet off to a new healthy start and begin to earn a whole new income !!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

World Cancer Research Fund: Children should consume 5 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day - Learn how MannaFeast can help meet this goal !

The well-known Dutch newspaper , reported recently on May 10 that the World Cancer Research Fund has again emphasized the need for children to consume at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day to avoid the risk of .

In the Dutch article entitled “Kinderen Moeten Vijf Keer Per Dag Fruit En Groente” [trans. “Children Must Have Fruits & Vegetables Five Time Per Day], a WCRF nutritionist, Nathalie Winn, declared that only about 20% of children around the globe actually eat sufficient quantities of fruits and vegetables. This is of particular concern according to Ms. Winn since healthy eating habits should be taught to children as early as possible for these to be consistently implemented into adulthood.

According to De Telegraaf report, cancer experts agree that such a “Five Times per Day” diet significantly lowers the risk of various cancer types, with colon cancer a notable example. Statistics showed that five to fifteen year old children in Great Britain achieved on average a daily dietary intake of just slightly above 3 servings per day. Yet, alarmingly, almost 7% of the British youth don’t consume any fruits or vegetables at all!
In the USA, however, the Center for Disease Control reported in 2007 that amongst American adults only approximately 32.6% of the U.S. adult population surveyed consumed fruit two or more times per day, and just 27.2% ate vegetables three or more times per day.

So, how much is 5 servings approximately as a measurable quantity?

The World Health Organization defines the daily consumption requirement as a minimum of about 400 gram or approx 14 ounces.

Somewhat surprisingly, of the more than 120 responses by readers to the Dutch news article, the vast majority expressed great concerns and resistance to the WCRF recommendations. The most common responses were:
1. fears that modern fruit and vegetable production uses far too many harmful chemical pesticides and herbicides which might in fact increase the risk of cancer
2. concerns about the high cost of fresh fruits and vegetables to the family budget and,
3. the difficulty of getting kids to eat so much fruit and especially green vegetables.

Recognizing at least one of these concerns, the WCRF has created the Great Grub Club web-site where parents can find creative suggestions on how to make healthy eating more fun and tasty. Yet the fact remains that presently most people are simply not coming close to a “5-A-Day” standard nor an adequate daily
routine – and as a result, they will experience deficiencies in their and wellness.

Reading the article, I am fully convinced that at
MannaLife International we are miles ahead of the global nutritional dilemma described above. Let me explain how the MannaLife International modular nutrition system effectively addresses all of these typical responses.
Firstly, while we do not pretend to replace the importance of fresh whole fruits, vegetables, and berries, we do realize that the vast majority of people are just not able to get the variety and quantity of Nutrient-rich live whole foods in their diet.
Our Flag-Ship core product, the contains a unique blend of over 170 natural ingredients including the premium whole-food juice powders of over 52 fruits and vegetables, more than 22 different types of living active , as well as seeds, active enzymes and trace minerals. Looking at the ingredients list you will find that the most abundant fruits that you find in the MannaFeast are berries, / Wolfberry, and ; recognized as containing the highest naturally obtainable (ORAC) values. When was the last time you encountered these exotic fruits in your grocery store’s produce section?

Secondly, while not every ingredient in the MannaFeast is at present of Certified Organic origin, as often as possible, we try to utilize organic ingredients in our product blends.
As stated in MannaLife International’s FAQ’s: “Because of the extensive variety of produce and fruits we use in our
blends, it is not always possible to acquire everything as . We do carefully scrutinize our sources to make sure we are getting the highest quality and freshest possible produce available. We continue our ongoing efforts to increase the Certified Organic ingredients in MannaFeast and other MannaLife Products.”

In fact, the Vice-President for Product Formulation at MannaLife International, David Uri
LeBaron, is extremely well recognized as a pioneer in the field of nutrition and has for decades owned his own huge organic farm that comprises 1000’s of acres (even hectares!) west of the American Rocky Mountains.
Uri is therefore very passionate about organic farming and the benefits of growing food from the perspective of a healthy, well-balanced soil and picking the produce at its optimum ripeness. In fact, Uri developed a proprietary drying process whereby the juice of the produce is dried in less than 2 minutes at temperatures under 104 F (less than 40 Celcius). Thus there is NO need to pick the fruit under-ripe to meet the modern demands of long-distance transport and extended shelf-life.

The MannaFeast therefore is able to capture the maximum effective yield of fully ripe fruit and vegetables in terms of vitamins, amino acids, essential fatty-acids, anti-oxidants, minerals and other complex bio-organic ingredients !
In the MannaFeast Uri LeBaron has applied over two decades of experience to create a blend that really combines the best fruits and vegetables in a combination that is perfectly balanced for a delicious tasting super-juice. Being in a convenient powder form, it is easy to add to water to make your own desired concentration of juice and, being a powder, MannaFeast is not pasteurized and is free from any preservative. Everything is ALL NATURAL and the MannaFeast does not contain any isolated, synthetic or inorganic vitamins and minerals.
Lastly it is very easy to attain a daily target of five servings of fruits and vegetables with one scoop of the MannaFeast.
And the COST … ? ….
Well, by becoming a MannaFeast Business Associate you are able to purchase the MannaFeast for as little as $40.- per can and at 30 scoop-sized servings means that any person can have all this goodness for under $ 1.50 per day!!
Contact me or join my MannaLife International team today to put LIVE, healthy, nutrient dense whole-food back on your menu …


Friday, May 7, 2010

Give Mother Good Health and a New INCOME Stream for Mother’s Day with MannaLife International

Hi, I know it is only two days to go till
this year and maybe a little too late and way to daunting a task to throw yourself at the overcrowded shopping malls to buy your mother a present !
Let me help you out … don’t go near a shopping mall but do the following …
PRINT OUT this Brochure on MannaLife International, put it in an envelope with a beautiful card or note to let her how much you love and appreciate her and hand it to her for mother’s day …

All YOU NEED TO DO is go to and CLICK on JOIN NOW and proceed to buy your mother not only the SPECIAL on our 3 pack “Combo FS Package” … but also a huge potential
by signing her up as a MannaLife International Business Asscociate !!! … I say SPECIAL because normally this package would cost you $203.95 but by buying a 3-pack and getting a NO-FEE waiver (till May12 !!) on the Business Associate annual membership, your COST IS ONLY, $140.95 … a saving of 31% …. READ ON …. THIS IS WHERE IT GETS FUN …..

Then, when Mom gives you that look of, “Where is the chocolate, where are the flowers, where is the good food????? What am I supposed to do with this??????” tell her the following:
MOM, I have ordered you a feast … a MANNAFEAST … that will be delivered right to your door !!! Now that you have her attention you can get into all the delicious details …
“Hey Mom, how would you like to start off with the freshest of juices prepared from no less than 26 of the most exotic and highest fruits and berries on the planet?”
Her eyes now lit up, you proceed to tell her that you will then prepare for her the finest of chocolate or vanilla shakes (using our V-Tein, which is a vegetable derived protein powder) … My personal favorite recipe is:

1 heaped scoop of the chocolate V-tein OR 1 heaped scoop of Vanilla V-Tein
(you could try a combination of chocolate and vanilla !!)
1 heaped scoop of the MannaFeast
1 or 2 ice cubes
13 ounces of water

… Shake and then serve a thick shake containing the equivalent of about 5 servings of fruits and vegetables [OH DEAR, did you forget to mention to mom that she is also taking in a blend of 25 of the most greens and vegetables ; 0 ], over 40% of her and over 30% of her daily intake !!! … at less than 3% total fat ….
When she gasps in amazement [ .. can I be THIS tacky??!!], you then promise her that you will make her this cocktail for the next 30 days … That’s how long your cans of MannaFeast and V-tein will last if you level off the spoons.
To TOP it all off you can GUARANTEE her a massive boost in daily energy by giving her the V-Locity … a proprietary energized blend of natural herbs and nutrients that gives a sustained “no-crash” long-lasting energy experience.
So for $ 4.69 per day you give her all the fruits and vegetables she needs and from 30-40% of her daily requirements of protein and fiber and a massive energy boost in the most delicious and convenient to prepare shake or smoothie … YOU cannot BEAT THAT !!!! ….

…. So where is the INCOME STREAM, Harold? …
Well, by signing your mother up as a MannaLife International Business Associate, you will basically purchase her a brand new sales and marketing business that can earn her considerable income in the coming months and years to come … Your initiative and “out-of-the-box” mother’s day present means she now has access to her own web site with all the web-based marketing tools and videos for training her and her sales team. She will receive personal training by the MannaLife AKT (Action, Knowledge, Training) Team, people who can teach the skills to make “6-figure plus” incomes. Because Mannalife International’s natural products are truly of the highest quality and taste, we have some of the highest customer retention rates in any sales-based organization on the planet … This company is driven by Customer Satisfaction = Repeat Product Sales, and does not rely on the gimmicks, hype and gurus so typical in a network marketing business.
As your family becomes enthusiastic about our excellent products and incorporates them into their daily eating habits (just as natural and delicious as eating a fresh strawberry, a peach, or drinking a great juice – why would you EVER stop doing that in Life??), you will share your enthusiasm quite naturally with friends and neighbors without seeming to be “selling” them anything … but WATCH how that transfer of enthusiasm begins to build and snow-ball and affect literally thousands of people looking to EAT BETTER and who are searching for better choices to meet their nutritional intake, improve their and their
That is how you start to build a customer network …
That’s how you will your business will get rewarded with referral based check and bonuses … that’s how your income grows …
Now you are having a FEAST … a MANNAFEAST …
With MannaLife International … Provision with a Vison !!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

MannaLife International: Successful pre-launch of Manna Feast wholefood Nutrition - Percy Miller a.k.a Master P and son Lil' Romeo join the team !

Welcome to the Manna Feast blog! .... a blog I have set up to report on MannaLife International, the makers of what I believe to be the very best product in WHOLEFOOD nutrition ... The Manna Feast!! The Tampa, FL based company MannaLife International was "birthed" in late February, 2010 by a group of dedicated, seasoned leaders in the nutrition field who sought to combine their skills, talents and passion to create a fresh new product in
... the Manna Feast, which MannaLife describes as "a proprietary live wholefood [juice] powder concentrate, that gives you a full, synergistic combination of over 170 natural ingredients".
There are many things I can and will be sharing in the coming weeks about this company and the huge impact their products can have on both your and potential to own a succesful business with tremendous capacity to earn long-term residual income, BUT ... what better way to start this blog then to share the VERY EXCITING news about WHO has recently joined the company as a new MannaLife Business Associate within just weeks of its Pre-Launch Phase ... and, more importantly, WHY !!?

Celebrity entertainer, ex NBA star and hugely succesful entrepeneur Percy Miller (also known by the famed rapper name he has now officially abandoned ... "") needed little time or convincing after tasting and evaluating the ingredients of the MannaFeast, that MannaLife International's products could play an important part of a nationwide campaign he has just helped to launch called It's Time Kids …

The program, promoted through the not-for-profit "Urban Born" organization, focuses on how to get inner-city youth on-track both physically and mentally by encouraging the three key E-areas "education, eat right, and exercise". Under its motto "It's Time Kids ... To Fatten Our Brains and NOT our Bodies" the campaign had its nationwide launch last week Friday, April 23, at the 61st Street Elementary School on down-town Figueroa st. Los Angeles. Joining were his daughter, 13-year old teen-sensation, actor and dancer and her 20-year old brother (Lil') , the multi-talented highly accomplished hip-hop star, actor and USC college basketballer.

In fact, Romeo Miller is the National Spokesperson for the "It's Time Kids ..." campaign. When interviewed during the event Romeo pointed out, "... [together with] ... First Lady [Let's Move initiative], ... we're trying to make a movement in this for awareness on obesity and education. A lot of kids now, they're eating the wrong food, they're sitting in front of the computer, they're on Twitter, Facebook, but ... uh ... we need to get out and exercise and remember that education comes first."


His point is powerfully underscored by the Urban Born theme that, "It's easier to catch on now than to catch up later." With the Miller family members at the event were our own MannaLife team members, Joel Barnehama and Scott Ramage, and in addition to joining in the fun and activities, kids and adults were thus able to enjoy first-hand the taste of whole-food nutrition through the MannaFeast juice and V-tein protein shakes. Also at the event were Percy Miller's close friend Jamal Brown, left-tackle for the New Orleans Saints in the NFL as well as Congresswoman Maxine Waters. The event was clearly a big success. The kids really got into the exercise with real life athletic heroes like Percy and Romeo {"I'm gonna jerk till my knees hurt"!!], and the musical entertainment by Cymphonique and Romeo's hip-hop bro's "The College Boyys" made for a massive kick-off to this national obesity awareness tour. As one participant commented on YouTube, "I was at this event and its refreshing to see Romeo and Master P actually spending time with the kids when most celebrities just come and leave." Soon on the blog I hope to get into some details on why products like the MannaFeast support a healthy nutrition goal of "5 to 9" servings of fuits and vegetables per day. To taste the products for yourself, and to help get the message out to the urban youth nationwide, GO TO Join Team P or Join Team Romeo and join the MannaLife team !! ...

"It's not the food in your life that matters, it's the LIFE in Your Food!"