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1 ► Coffee—The Magical Brown Elixir

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Coffee—The Magical Brown Elixir

One hundred ten million Americans can’t all be wrong. That’s how many coffee consumers there are in the United States. The National Coffee Association found in 2000 that 54 percent of the adult population of the United States drinks coffee daily.1 There’s a reason why millions of us wake up, rub our eyes, and plod our aching bodies to the coffeepot, take out two scoops of the brown aromatic grind, dutifully pour water in the brewer, and wait impatiently for the coffee to appear in our cups. It’s because we love the taste, the aroma, and the eye-opening effects of coffee.

Coffee is good for your health. It charges up your brain. It makes exercise easier. And, to top it off, it can even help you burn fat. So, why haven’t you joined the Javalution?

FUNCTIONAL COFFEE

Not only can you get the benefits of drinking coffee, which include a lower risk of type 2 diabetes and an energetic boost to your gray matter, but with the addition of “nutraceuticals” to coffee, The Javalution Coffee Company, Inc. has enhanced the health- and fitness-promoting effects of coffee. The best beverage in the world has been improved! Some food experts call this new category “functional coffee.”

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4. Basic Nutrition for Fit Kids

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s a parent, you want to see your children succeed, prosper, and remain healthy throughout their lives. You sit down and help with their homework, play catch, and teach them the lessons of life so they dont make the same mistakes you did. Parents have a tremendous burden and responsibility in caring for their children. Instilling discipline is one of the hallmarks of raising a child and, interestingly, a lot of that discipline is introduced at the dinner table, isnt it? Well then, what better place to teach them some nutritional discipline as well?

Now, we are sure youre doing a fine job already. In hundreds of research studies spanning the last decade, there have been surprisingly few startling revelations concerning children and nutrition. Getting a child to eat their vegetables is no less important now than it was fifty years ago. But a parents job rearing children is tougher than ever and, in the area of nutrition, it has become astoundingly difficult. Unlike fifty years ago, when dinner was at six oclock sharp and the whole family ate together, we now deal with considerably more time constraints and outside influences that not only affect the way we live, but how we eat. Weve become a society on the run.

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2. Simple Rules of Exercise for Kids

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esearch shows that it is safe for children to lift weights and exercise. It will not, as rumored, stunt their growth, break their bones, fill them with rage, or abruptly and profoundly drop their IQ. A child who lifts weights can still take part in intellectual pursuits, finish his or her homework, or become a computer whiz. And weight training and working out may actually help improve performance in these areas. No, not in a bigger biceps will make them a stronger artist sort of wayrather, pumping iron and becoming fit can do wonders for a childs self-esteem and confidence, and it will add to their energy reserves and motivation, not detract from them. Plus, stronger muscles can make a child a better athlete.

So, lets get something straight right from the get-go: weight lifting, when done correctly, is not dangerous. In fact, its quite healthy and has been shown to reduce the prevalence of injury, both in the weight room and out on the field of play.1 Do not surrender yourself to the myth that lifting weights is dangerous for your children, regardless of what many conventional doctors may claim. Studies have repeatedly shown that poor technique and lifting habits lead to injury, whether youre nine or thirty-nine.2 Proper exercise training can set your kid off on the right foot for a lifetime of growth (inner and outer) and achievement.

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8 ► Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the lowdown on coffee? Is it good or bad for your health?

According to the summary of a study published in 2005, scientists stated, “coffee is probably the most frequently ingested beverage worldwide; actually, we think water is … but who’s arguing? Coffee is also a rich source of many other ingredients that may contribute to its biological activity, such as heterocyclic compounds that exhibit strong antioxidant activity. Based on the literature reviewed, it is apparent that moderate, daily, filtered-coffee intake is not associated with any adverse effects on cardiovascular outcome. On the contrary, the data shows that coffee has significant antioxidant activity, and may have an inverse association with the risk of type 2 diabetes.”1 In fact, coffee:

 Helps maintain testosterone levels in men.

 May lower the risk of Parkinson’s disease.

 May lower the risk of gallstones.

 May lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.

 Has no effect on the incidence of heart disease.

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6 ► The Javalution Nutrition Program

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The Javalution Nutrition Program

Over the last two decades, American eating habits have gone from bad to deadly. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), more than 65 percent of all American adults are overweight. Even scarier, more than 35 percent of American adults exceed their ideal weight by at least 20 percent, earning them the dubious distinction of being “obese.” How do these figures translate in terms of our health as a nation? To put it simply, nearly two-thirds of Americans are at increased risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and arthritis as a direct result of their weight. Many of these same individuals will also encounter job discrimination and social rejection, suffer from low self-esteem and depression, and die prematurely. The “human” cost of this ongoing tragedy may be incalculable, but the fiscal impact it is having on our healthcare system is unmistakably clear. If something doesn’t change—and soon—the American lifestyle will bankrupt the American people.

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