Have a “berry” happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t be the same without the cranberry — that quintessential fall fruit that combines a bit of sweet with tasty tartness. Cranberry sauce just might be my favorite dish at Thanksgiving, atop a slice of turkey. I love the smell of cinnamon and citrus that comes from cranberry sauce bubbling on the stove.

Cranberries are only available October through December, but you can freeze fresh cranberries up to a year. Stock up now. You can also enjoy them dried, canned or in juice form (100% juice). Not only are cranberries delicious but they are packed with nutrients.

  • Cranberries are high in fiber.
  • When it comes to fruit, cranberries have the least amount of sugar.
  • They are loaded with vitamin C, a rich source of antioxidants.
  • They have natural detoxifying properties in that they help balance bacteria in the gut.1
  • They contain proanthocyanidins, which may help ease urinary tract infections. 1

These two recipes incorporate products by PURE and are a great addition to your Thanksgiving dinner.

Cranberry Goji Sauce

  • 1 pound of fresh organic cranberries
  • ¼ cup Goji superfruit juice
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 1 orange, juice and zest
  • Raw honey (add to your desired sweetness)

Rinse cranberries and place in a slow cooker with Goji, water, cinnamon and allspice. Cook on low until the berries soften and break open. Add orange juice and zest and continue to cook until the sauce is the desired consistency. When the sauce is nearly the consistency you want, add honey to taste. Add a little more water as needed. When ready, remove from heat and serve cool. Refrigerate leftovers.

Matcha Cranberry Scones

  •  2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Matcha Vegan Shake (Vanilla)
  • ½ butter (cold/cubed)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk substitute
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips (optional)
  • Sliced almonds and sanding sugar

Preheat oven to 400°. Sift and whisk the dry ingredients together. Add the butter to the dry ingredients and cut until crumbly. Whisk the wet ingredients together and add them to the dry ingredients along with the cranberries and white chocolate, until a soft dough forms.

Divide the dough in half. Flatten each to about ¾-inch thick. Cut the dough into 8 wedges and place on a greased baking sheet, flattening the sides. Dab the wedges with milk and top with sanding sugar and almond slices. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.

Other ways to enjoy raw cranberries are to add them to cereal or stir into scrambled eggs. Try making relishes with them or make a trail mix with dried cranberries.

Do you have a favorite holiday recipe to share that uses a product by PURE? Share it with us at https://livepure.com/recipe-submission!

 

1https://www.activebeat.com/diet-nutrition/the-incredible-health-benefits-of-cranberries/9/

Happy Holidays, PURE!

Mark your calendars for the upcoming holiday observances/closures at the corporate office, Sales Support and Will Call:

Thanksgiving:

  • CLOSED — Thursday, November 22
  • CLOSED — Friday, November 23

Christmas:

  • Thursday, December 6 — Corporate, Will Call and Sales Support close at 4:00 p.m. CST. (Monday Night Meetup is canceled)
  • CLOSED — Monday, December 24
  • CLOSED — Tuesday, December 25
  • Monday, December 31 — Sales Support will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST. (Monday Night Meetup is canceled.)

New Year’s Day:

  • CLOSED — Tuesday, January 1

Normal business hours for Sales Support are Monday 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. CST, Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. CST. Corporate and Will Call hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST. Corporate is closed Saturday and Sunday.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with Whole Health!

 

 

Ask the Expert answers your product questions

At PURE: People United Reaching Everyone, we have an expert team that is dedicated to answering your product and nutrition questions.

Here are the most popular questions from the previous few weeks. You might find a topic related to a question you have.

Q: Which products do not contain stevia?
A: All capsules, GoYin and all superfruit juices do not contain stevia. Ingredients in products by PURE can be found on each product label.

Q: Does Probiotic need to be refrigerated?
A: No, it is not necessary to refrigerate Probiotic.  The probiotic strains in Probiotic remain shelf stable and active without refrigeration.

Q: Is it okay to consume both HealthTrim® Cleanse and Daily Detox at the same time?
A: Yes, these products can be taken together. Or you can use Daily Detox as a natural bridge between HealthTrim Cleanse cycles.

Q: I had an allergic reaction to sulfa a year ago. Does this mean I will have a reaction to Organic Sulfur?
A: Sulfa is a type of pharmaceutical drug that contains sulfonamides. Sulfonamides are compounds that contain nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, and the sulfur they take their name from. Sulfur is a chemical that is extremely small and unlikely to cause allergic reactions on its own, unlike sulfonamides. MSM has been used as a dietary supplement for years with no reports of intolerance or allergic reaction.

Q: Does PURE have a product to help with unhealthy gums?
A: Unhealthy gums may be the result of a microbial infection or a lack of vitamins. We suggest taking Silver every day and taking Daily Build for nutritive support. Please note that products by PURE are nutritional supplements and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*

Q: The labels on Goji, GoYin, Mangosteen and Noni state they contain sugar; however, the product information says they contain no sugar.
A: Superfruits naturally contain sugar which is what you see on the label; however, these products contain no added sugars.

Q: It was suggested that consumption of Probiotic be stopped while taking antibiotics. Why?
A: You can take Probiotic on the same day you start taking an antibiotic, but not at the same time. A quick rule of thumb is to take Probiotic two hours before or two hours after taking your antibiotic. This will give sufficient time for the antibiotic to work while not killing off the beneficial bacteria.

Q: Why doesn’t Daily Build contain iron? And, does calcium help your body retain and use iron?
A: Iron is an active oxidation reduction metal and when it’s in a complex product, it will actively react with other ingredients. This may cause the product to be unstable. Calcium will inhibit iron absorption so we don’t suggest consuming it with iron.

Q: Is there anything in GPS Hydrate that is stimulating?
A: GPS Hydrate contains adaptogens that might give someone more energy. Taking it around noon may provide enough energy to get you through the afternoon, yet not disturb your sleep.

Q: Which products contain BCAAs and how much?
A: BCAA is an abbreviation for branched chain amino acid. It includes three amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. Please check the product label for these ingredients. GPS products that contain BCAAs include GPS Rebuild (from protein sources and leucine 1838mg, isoleucine 1115mg, valine 1070mg), GPS Circulate (Leucine 500mg, Isoleucine 250mg, Valine 250mg per serving of 15g) and GPS Energize (leucine 300mg, isoleucine 150mg and valine 150mg per serving of 10g).

 

Do you have a question about a product, an ingredient or nutrition in general for the Expert? Submit it here: https://livepure.com/forms/asktheexpert.

If you have a question related to your PURE business, please contact the Sales Support Team at 866-535-5888 or salessupport@livepure.com.

PURE partners with Disabled American Veterans, DAV

PURE: People United Reaching Everyone announced its philanthropic partnership with DAV, part of PURE’s ongoing corporate commitment to support the community and give back as part of their mission to deliver Whole Health. 

“I am proud to support an organization that cares for our nation’s heroes. This is important and personal to us as many of our Independent Business Owners (IBOs) are veterans,” says Daren Hogge, PURE CEO. “We hope our partnership with DAV will increase awareness of its mission and inspire people to support veterans and their families. We want to ensure that our brave veterans get the assistance they deserve, and DAV delivers the highest level of services at no cost to them.”

PURE’s mission is to deliver Whole Health by means of high-quality products, an income opportunity, relationships and events, and opportunities to give back. This new partnership with DAV offers PURE IBOs and customers a way to collectively and personally fulfill their mission to make a lasting charitable impact, and give back to those men and women who have served our country.

“DAV is committed to helping veterans build their fullest lives, especially in the wake of life-altering injury or illness,” said DAV National Commander, Dennis Nixon. “We’re grateful to PURE for recognizing this important mission, and thanks to their generous support, even more veterans and their families will have the opportunity to flourish.”

To learn more, visit livepure.com/giveback.

About DAV (Disabled American Veterans)

DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill, providing employment resources to veterans and their families, and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.

NASCAR Driver Gray Gaulding unveils partnership with PURE

Gray Gaulding, NASCAR Driver and PURE Independent Business Owner (IBO), announced his plans for the 2019 season and partnership with PURE: People United Reaching Everyone at a press conference on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Gray Gaulding, SMG (Standout Management Group, Inc.) driver, unveiled the Number 08 Chevrolet Camaro at Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX. The car will compete for wins in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity series. PURE will join the Number 08 Chevrolet team for the entire Xfinity season and select Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout 2019, debuting at the Daytona 300 next February.

“I’m extremely excited to represent the PURE brand both on and off the track each week, in addition to improving my health and performance by using their products,” said Gray Gaulding. “NASCAR is a great platform to showcase outstanding companies like PURE, and I’m proud to return to my original 08 number with Chevrolet engines to go for wins while promoting my PURE business.”

Daren Hogge, PURE CEO, shared, “We are thrilled to have Gray join the PURE family as an IBO. It is an amazing opportunity to support such a great young man developing his businesses both on and off the track. Our partnership with Gray will focus on our entire line of nutritional supplements, specifically Gray’s favorite GPS performance products, ENERGY drink and GoYin superfruit juice.”


About SMG (Standout Management Group)

Standout Management Group, Inc. (SMG) is a sports and entertainment talent management and marketing agency headquartered at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. SMG is considered to be an “outside of the box” company that works with clients and sponsor partners to provide “stand out” experiences leveraging the motorsports, music and other professional sports platforms. SMG uses advanced technology solutions and processes to provide highly effective and measurable results. For more information, visit StandoutMG.com.

 

Big tools for small-business success

Small Business Saturday is November 24 and we want you equipped to promote and market yourself with some great tools from PURE.

Whether you are a new or seasoned Independent Business Owner (IBO), you already know, or are beginning to realize, the benefits of our high-quality products. You also know that a lifestyle change that focuses on sleep, exercise and nutrition can put you on a path to Whole Health.

But not everyone knows about PURE or the importance of living a balanced lifestyle. For instance, how would you convince a college student to focus more on their health? What would be the best way to share a sample of GPS with your workout buddy? How would you persuade a friend who was just laid off that he or she can find true fulfillment by starting a nutrition-based business?

Not only does PURE offer high-quality products designed to enhance your well-being, but we have effective business tools you can use to share our products, programs and business to a variety of audiences.

 GPS Sales Tools

  • The GPS Playbook is a booklet designed to break down the benefits of each GPS product. It includes a Parent’s Playbook for safe children’s usage of GPS products. Available in a 10-pack.
  • GPS Sampling Sleeves pop over a water bottle and display GPS Hydrate or GPS Energize packets to share with others. Available in a 10-pack.

Product Guide

  • This full-color guide to all products by PURE includes a targeted needs sections to help someone locate products based on their health needs. Access product benefits, prices, and PURE Enrollment Pack information all at-a-glance. Available in a 10-pack.

Product Overview

  • The online version of the above guide with supplement fact information for each product.

Social Media

Mobile Back Office

Vistaprint

  • Our print portal has a variety of branded marketing materials: business cards, product flyers, labels, thank-you cards, banners, T-shirts and much more to introduce our products and business to anyone.

 PURE Product Spotlight

  • Educate yourself on products by PURE with in-depth podcasts every third Wednesday of the month. These are great to share with a friend interested in nutrition, or someone who wants to learn more about our products.

Corporate blog

  • Read articles about the company, general nutrition and more at gplivepure.com.

Live PURE PRO

  • This affordable marketing system is proven to grow your PURE business faster and more efficiently. Try it for only $1! Do things like lead generation, duplication, presentation and organization – all in one tool.

Videos

  • Informative videos, webinars and more can be found on our YouTube channel.

Print

  • Flyers, product FAQs and more. Search for the product you’re interested in at livepure.com.

And, that is just the beginning!

Hopefully, we’ve given you a good idea of what’s available to market your business like nobody’s business. Remember, you never know who might be interested in products by PURE or the opportunity until you ask, and these tools provide a great way to start the conversation!

These tools and products are provided for the exclusive use of the employees and/or authorized representatives of PURE. Use of these products by any other party for any reason is strictly prohibited.

 

 

Have a healthy Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means there will be a lot of scary sugar. From parties to trick-or-treating to grocery stores, candy can be found everywhere, and it may challenge you on your path to Whole Health.

As much as I love M&Ms and candy corn, I know they’re not healthy. The bakery aisle usually tries to compete with their creatively decorated cakes, cookies and cupcakes. Everywhere we turn, there seems to be items just leaping off the shelf and into our grocery cart!

Yes, we buy candy for the trick-or-treaters, yet we always find ourselves mindlessly munching on these tempting treats. If you have children, it’s hard not having sweets in the house. For others, it’s about moderation and keeping it out of sight. For myself, there are parties, festivals and other events that just beg for the attention.

Moderation is key

Halloween is a festive holiday and candy is to be enjoyed, but due to the rising rates of obesity and disease and a lack of vital nutrients in the diet, it’s important to watch your intake of sugar. The American Heart Association states that children and teens (ages 2-18) should limit their added sugars to less than 6 teaspoons per day and no more than 8 fl. oz. of sugary beverages per week. The average American consumes about 355 calories of added sugar a day, or the equivalent of 22.2 teaspoons. That is about triple the recommended amount!1

Don’t stray from your healthy habits

Enjoy Halloween with your children, but carefully plan ahead of time. Teach sensible eating so your kids can make wise decisions when faced with an overwhelming amount of temptations. Also make sure your child gets a well-balanced meal before trick-or-treating; it’ll reduce the urge to snack afterwards. Don’t be afraid to offer healthy trick-or-treating alternatives!

Healthier and non-food options for trick-or-treating:

  • Organic juice boxes
  • Natural fruit leather
  • Bouncy balls
  • Hair bows
  • 100-calorie pack snacks
  • Granola bars
  • Card games
  • Pencils
  • Bubbles
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Plastic vampire fangs
  • Toy cars
  • Mini packs: Play-Doh, crayon packs, erasers, coloring books

Inspection

I used to always get frustrated when my parents made me wait to eat the candy I collected. They insisted on inspecting it all first. Rule of thumb — if the wrapper looks suspicious, tampered with or you’re not familiar with the brand, toss it! Another wise rule is to let your child choose a few pieces of candy to eat on Halloween night and then a few pieces each day after that.

Restriction can often backfire, leading to an obsession with candy. Use this time as an opportunity to teach about healthy, nutritious eating. Combine a miniature snack bar with a piece of fruit and then teach the benefits of the fruit while encouraging healthy eating habits.

Be a healthy host

Finally, Halloween isn’t just for kids. Adults like to attend and host costume parties for friends and families. If hosting, incorporate other fall favorites, such as pumpkin, squash, apples and other fresh produce. Check PURE’s Pinterest page for some delicious, healthy food choices that all your guests will love!

How do you celebrate Halloween? It’s your turn to tempt us with your treats. Post your fun Halloween recipes and health ideas on Facebook and tag us @livepureglobal.

 

1 https://www.familyeducation.com/life/sugar/are-we-too-sweet-our-kids-addiction-sugar