The end of Day 1 went well. Minor headache was gone. There was only one problem, I was too full to have my fiber drink! Who would have thought that you could be too full when you are on a mostly liquid diet? I finished off the evening with the Apothe-Cherry – 3x concentrated Tart Cherry juice. Sour/tart cherries contain antioxidants and phyto-chemicals. Each serving of this drink contains 7,000 ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units. The higher the score, the more effectively the food will seek out and neutralize free radicals, which are believed to cause regeneration in the body. Many spices have a high ORAC score, as does dark chocolate. So, why drink this juice instead of a bar of chocolate before bed? Here is what Purium has to say about Apothe-Cherry:
- Contains melatonin, which may help balance circadian rhythms for proper sleep
- May support healthy joint function
- Promotes healthy uric acid metabolism
- Is a rich source of anti-oxidants
- Can help prevent or even reverse premature aging [due to its ORAC score]
I had my drink and within 30 minutes I was starting to feel very sleepy. I was in bed, lights out by 10:30pm and slept very soundly until my alarm went off at 6:20am. I did have a trip to the bathroom at 12:30, but I had no issues going back to sleep. I slept so well and so much melatonin that I did not want to get out of bed in the morning. I was VERY relaxed. I am not someone that struggles to sleep or to sleep well. I spent years working on that one. I consider the Apothe-Cherry to have worked really well.
You can read more about Tart Cherries here.
After getting up, I got on the scale. After exclaiming, “WHAT?!?” I stepped off and then back on. Yep, sure enough, the scale said I had lost 2.6lbs! Out of curiosity, I got on the scale again this afternoon and my weight was the same. Usually I put on a pound or two during the day and it is gone overnight. But that is what happens when you drink 100+ ounces of liquid. I am amazed at how good I feel and how good my energy is right now.
If you are interested and in Tucson, come join us this Saturday, 3/22/2014, at Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway at 5:00pm. You will get to sample the Power Shake, the Love Shake, and some of the other goodies. Everyone that attends will receive a $50.00 Off Gift Card. The event is free.
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