Getting to know Gray Gaulding

I recently had the chance to chat with Gray Gaulding, PURE Independent Business Owner (IBO) and NASCAR driver. Since it’s NASCAR Day, I thought what better time to get to know this athlete a bit better.

Gray has a passion for the sport, for the fans and for giving back. He is a pleasure to talk to and really knows his sport. He represents the PURE brand on and off the track each week and takes the products to improve his health and his performance.

Did you play with cars as a child? “Yes, I loved playing with cars. I played with Matchbox cars until I was about 10 years old, racing them around on the floor. I still have bags and bags of them in my house.”

What words do you think best describe you? “Happy! I would say I am happy 99 percent of the time. I am outgoing and humble and I tell a good joke every now and then.”

What’s the allure of racing for you? “Definitely the adrenaline rush you get when racing against the best competitors.”

If you could have any passenger in your car, who would it be, and why? “I would want Tiger Woods with me. I love golf and Tiger, in my mind, is the greatest athlete around. To ride with him would definitely be a bucket list item.”

Do you ever talk to yourself inside your car? What do you say? “Ha, you don’t want to know what I say! I can get pretty frustrated on the track because things don’t always go the way you expect them to.  Other times I’ll motivate myself, saying things like, “This is the time!’”

What is the biggest compliment you’ve ever received? “Once an older fan told me that I’m the most approachable race car driver he’s ever met. He said I’m humble and easy to talk to. This came from a fan who has been to numerous races and has met many drivers.”

If you had a day off to do anything, besides racing, what would you do? “We live in North Carolina and like to spend time at Lake Norman. My girlfriend and I like to go fishing and we bring the radio and just relax. Being outside is great for just chilling.”

If you could design your own racetrack, what would it look like? “The oval track is standard. I would create a road course with a fan zone, close to the garage. I would have concerts, bars, restaurants; yeah, my racetrack would cost the most money.”

Do you have a favorite racing story? “Yes! I still remember my first ride at the age of 18. It was Jeff Gordon’s last ride, efore he retired. I got to ride with him which is a day I’ll never forget.”

For those who can’t risk getting a speeding ticket, describe the feeling you get driving at speeds we can’t even imagine? “Well, when you’re going 200 miles per hour, there’s a great amount of danger at stake. As a race car driver, you don’t think of those things. You’re 3 inches from another car and anything could happen … a crash, you could blow a tire, or go airborne.”

If the president of NASCAR was an elected position, would you run and why? “I would absolutely run for president. Having been around racing my whole life, I know I’d be able to make the sport better for racers and the families. I consider myself a great leader, not a follower. I listen to others, and that would mean paying close attention to the needs of current drivers and fans. I wish that would happen!”

Gray’s favorite products by PURE are the GPS line, ENERGY and GoYin. We are thrilled to have him as part of our PURE family!

Good luck on the track!

Target fat – can’t live with it, can’t live without it

Let’s face it, fat cells get a bad rap. If you’re trying to maintain your weight, they are the enemy. If you’re trying to put on the pounds, well, that’s a different story. Either way, we suggest you get to know more about them, so you can better understand how they work in your body.

Fat cells, also called adipose tissue, may make you cringe, but the body needs them. They store energy for when you need it later, they regulate body temperature and they release hormones that control metabolism. The important thing is to keep them in balance. You don’t want too many of them, because once you have them, they never go away!

Did you know?

  • Fat cells can grow up to 1000 times their original size.1
  • Fat cells are permanent. You can’t get rid of it; they can only decrease in size.2
  • Once a fat cell reaches its maximum capacity, the number stays consistent. New fat cells are made as old fat cells die off.2
  • During adulthood, about 8% of fat cells die every year only to be replaced by new ones.3
  • As newborns grow, their fat cells increase naturally just like other cells.3
  • Muscle is more dense than fat; fat is larger in volume.
  • 75 percent of persons who are obese in adolescence will likely be obese in adulthood, while only 10 percent of healthy weight children will become obese later in life.4
  • There are three kinds of fat cells: brown, white and subcutaneous. Brown fat helps with warmth and burns more fat; white fat stores energy and produces hormones; subcutaneous fat lives right under the skin.5

PURE has a variety of products to help you target your weight goals. 360 Complete Shake ican help you gain or lose weight. Add it to your daily food intake to increase calories. The protein, when combined with resistance exercise, can help increase muscle mass. Instead of adding calories from unhealthy sources high in sugar and void of nutritional content, 360 Complete Shake is an excellent source of high-quality protein packed with nutrients. 

Other products by PURE that can help with weight management include Daily Detox, Green Coffee Bean, HealthTrim Cleanse, Matcha Vegan Shake, Metabolic ONE, Mila, PURE Café, PURE Perk and SleepTrim.

One more thing to note is that essential fatty acids, things your body can’t make and are available only through the foods you eat or supplements you take, are used for many functions in the body. The brain is 60% fat6 and thus needs essential fatty acids to do its job. Mila is an excellent source of fatty acids, or omega-3s.

To learn more about these products, and others, please visit livepure.com where you can find product descriptions, ingredients and recommended usage.

 1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC302341/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC302341/

2 https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/fat-cell-numbers-teen-years-linger-lifetime

3 https://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2008/05/04/fat-cell-number-is-set-in-childhood-and-stays-constant-in-ad

4 https://iythealth.com/many-fat-cells/

5 https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-truth-about-fat#2

6 https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/prime-your-gray-cells/201109/the-skinny-brain-fats

It’s National Beverage Day

Feeling thirsty?

We recently asked the employees at PURE to share their favorite PURE-centric beverages.

The ideas were endless! From hot, cold, blended, shaken, sweet and other delicious ideas, you just might discover your new favorite!

  • “Combine 2 fl. oz. of GoYin and 2 fl. oz. of Mangosteen superfruit with 2 tablespoons Mila® chia. Add ice and water as desired.” – Daren H.
  • “Blend Acai superfruit with 1 ½ cup strawberries, 1 ripe banana and 1 cup fresh spinach for a delicious breakfast smoothie.” – Jennifer E.
  • “I combine Mixed Berry ENERGY with 360 Complete Shake (Vanilla Bean) and Mila. My oldest daughter loves it!” – Ivonne T.
  • “I like to add 2 fl. oz. of GoYin to my morning shake. It makes it taste way better.” – Joel J.
  • “Combine one serving of Matcha Vegan Shake (Vanilla), 1 cup of vanilla almond milk, 2 spoonfuls of peanut butter, half a banana, a dash of cinnamon and a couple of ice cubes in a blender. Enjoy!” – Stacy K.
  • “Mix orange juice, lime juice and Goji superfruit for a delicious and refreshing morning drink.” – Jennifer E.
  • “Blend ¼ cup Noni superfruit, 1 ripe banana, ½ cup fresh pineapple, ¼ cup fresh mango, the juice of ¼ lemon, a handful of spinach, ½ cup almond milk and 1 tablespoon honey. Enjoy!” – Jennifer E.
  • “Make a hot cup of PURE Perk and add about 1 tablespoon of orange zest and a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Top with Cool Whip whipped topping if desired. Delicious!” – Anonymous

Do you have a favorite drink using PURE products? Don’t keep it a secret.

Children can benefit from products by PURE

Not only can adults benefit from products by PURE … kids can too! And they love them! But don’t take our word for it, listen to them talk about the products on this PURE Product Spotlight.

Keep in mind that children have different nutritional needs than adults; however, they can safely consume many of our products and enjoy the same benefits that we do as adults.

See products below listed alphabetically along with safe usage by age and serving size. You can also find this information on the product labels and on shop.livepure.com. Parents should consult your healthcare provider about appropriate supplements for children younger than 18 years of age.

NOTE: the following servings are suggestions only and are per day.

Safe for children 4 years of age and older:

  • BlackWater – 1 serving
  • Daily Build (liquid) – suggested ½ fl. oz. serving
  • GoYin – ½ fl. oz. serving. Take on an empty stomach in the morning and the evening or as directed by your healthcare provider.
  • GPS Hydrate – 1 serving; do not exceed 2 servings
  • Probiotic – take the contents of 1 capsule. To prevent choking, pull apart capsule and mix contents with food or beverage.
  • Skin Defense

Safe for children 6 through 11 years of age:

  • 360 Complete Shake (vanilla bean & cacao) – ½ serving as a snack but not as a meal replacement
  • Alkaline Water Concentrate – ½ serving
  • BlackWater – 1 serving
  • CalciuMK+ – ½ serving
  • Daily Build capsule or liquid
  • GoYin – ½ fl. oz. serving. Do not exceed 1 sleeve or 2 fl. oz. serving. Take on an empty stomach in the morning and the evening or as directed by your healthcare provider.
  • GPS Energize –½ serving (55mg of caffeine)*
  • GPS Hydrate – 1 serving; do not exceed 2 servings
  • Greens – ½ scoop
  • Matcha Vegan Shake (vanilla & dark chocolate) – ½ serving (25mg caffeine)
  • Mila® – suggested ½ serving
  • Probiotic – take the contents of 1 capsule. To prevent choking, pull apart capsule and mix contents with food or beverage.
  • Skin Defense
  • Superfruits: Acai, Goji, Mangosteen, Noni and Fusion – ½ serving

Safe for children ages 12 years (at least 110 lbs.) and up:

  • 360 Complete Shake (vanilla bean & cacao) – ½ serving as a snack but not as a meal replacement
  • Alkaline Water Concentrate – ½ serving
  • BlackWater – 1 serving
  • CalciuMK+ – ½ serving
  • Daily Build capsules or liquid
  • ENERGY (all flavors) – ½ serving; do not exceed 1 serving
    (120mg caffeine)*
  • GoYin – ½ fl. oz. serving. Do not exceed 1 sleeve or 2 fl. oz. serving. Take on an empty stomach in the morning and evening or as directed by a healthcare provider.
  • GPS Energize – do not exceed 1 serving (110mg caffeine)*
  • GPS Hydrate
  • GPS Rebuild – 1 scoop; do not exceed 1 serving
  • Green Coffee Bean
  • Greens – ½ scoop
  • Immune6
  • Matcha Vegan Shake (vanilla & dark chocolate) – ½ serving (25mg caffeine)
  • Mila®
  • Organic Sulfur
  • Probiotic – 2 capsules
  • Silver
  • Skin Defense
  • Superfruits: Acai, Goji, Mangosteen, Noni and Fusion – ½ serving

*NOTE:  Do not combine servings of ENERGY or GPS Energize in 1 day. Choose only 1 serving of 1 product each day if used by children age 12 or older, or who are at least 110 lbs.

Not recommended for children younger than 18 years of age, or for those sensitive to caffeine:

  • Daily Detox
  • GPS Reset
  • GPS Adapt
  • GPS Circulate
  • HealthTrim Cleanse (capsules and liquid)
  • Metabolic ONE
  • PURE Café
  • PURE Perk
  • SleepTrim

Reuse those empty bottles and packaging

Let’s make an extra effort to upcycle our PURE packaging this Earth Day. It can be a fun thing for the family to do and it helps reduce our environmental footprint.

Think about how much you recycle daily. Each week, my recycling bin fills up before the week is even over. Recycling is a must; it’s the first step in reaching sustainability. Through recycling, products are broken down into raw materials to be made into new things.

Another great alternative to recycling to upcycling, or repurposing the old. Upcycling  keeps waste from entering our landfills and reduces the amount of CO2 entering our atmosphere that happens when we use resources to create new products. It can also save you money.

Check out these creative ways to upcycle our PURE packaging.

Glass bottles (GoYin and superfruits):

  • Paint it and use as a vase.
  • Fill with sand or shells for decorative purposes.
  • Store lentils or rice and top with a cork.
  • Insert a candlestick for decoration.

Bags (ENERGY, Shakes and GPS):

  • Shred or cut into strips and use as cushioning when packaging gifts in boxes.

Tubs (ENERGY, Organic Sulfur):

  • Use to hold small screws and nails.
  • Create planters for flowers or herbs.
  • Make organizers for a bathroom, kitchen or workbench.
  • Organize kids pencil and pen organizer.
  • Make a piggie bank.

Small bottles (Metabolic ONE, Organic Sulfur):

  • Storage, storage, storage.
  • Create soap bottles. All you need is a twist-on dispenser spout.
  • Create a spice organizer.

Large bottles (CalciuMK+ and Daily Build Liquid):

  • Make a bird feeder and help nature at the same time. Puncture sides and add sticks for landing places. Attach rope and fill with birdseed.
  • Create a drip feeder to use for irrigation. Puncture with holes and place underground, near a plant, slightly above the soil surface.

Spray bottles:

  • Mix water with essential oils and refresh the air.
  • Fill with weed repellant, undiluted white vinegar and spray away.
  • Store glass cleaner: Mix ¼ cup rubbing alcohol, ¼ cup distilled white vinegar, 1 Tablespoon cornstarch, 2 cups warm water and 10-15 drops essential oil.
  • Fill with an insect repellent – 2 Tablespoons witch hazel, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon vodka and 100 drops essential oil.
  • Wash your produce with 1 part vinegar and three parts water.
  • Fill it with windshield cleaner and keep in your car.

What will you do with your empty PURE packaging? Send us your ideas.

Visit pinterest.com/livepureglobal for more inspiration.

 

Hop-to-it Easter recipes

What is Easter without eggs? We decorate them, we hide them and we eat them. They’re a symbol of new life and a celebration of spring.

They’re also nutrient powerhouses. Eggs are one of the best sources of protein and they satisfy your hunger. With only 80 calories per egg, they’re great to eat when you’re watching your weight. Eggs are heart healthy and they provide all the essential amino acids which help build muscle and regulate immune function.1

Below are some popular egg side dishes in which we’ve incorporated products by PURE. Add these to your Sunday brunch menu and wow your guests. They will perfectly complement the honey-baked ham! They’re also a great way to introduce people to the versatility and healthy benefits of our products!

Mila morning egg baskets

  • Fresh spinach, cooked
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Mila® chia
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs with egg whites. Add remaining ingredients; mix well to combine.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick baking spray. Pour egg mixture evenly into cups.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven; set aside to cool.
  4. Enjoy warm or cover and refrigerate up to 5 days.

 

Spring-green egg salad

  • 12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced
  • 4 stalks celery, minced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, minced
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons sweet relish
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Greens
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Mix celery, mayonnaise, onion, relish, mustard, Worcestershire, paprika and salt and pepper in large bowl. Add eggs and fold into the mixture.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. Enjoy alone or make sandwiches.

 

Lemony deviled eggs

  • 8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons light sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill
  • ½ teaspoon Lemon ENERGY
  • Salt to taste
  • paprika

Directions:

  1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Transfer yolks to large bowl.
  2. Mash the yolks with a fork. Add mayonnaise and sour cream. Add dill, lemon ENERGY and salt. Blend.
  3. Fill the egg white halves with the yolk mixture. Generously sprinkle each half with paprika.
  4. Cover and refrigerate.

 

Do you have any recipes to share that use products by PURE? Don’t keep them a secret! Share them with your peeps!

1https://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/10-health-benefits-of-eggs.html

 

Ingredient spotlight: chia seeds

Tiny but mighty is the chia seed! If they’re not part of your daily diet yet, read on and see how much you can gain from adding them.

Chia seeds may be small, but they hold a big secret; they’re one of the world’s most nutrient-packed foods. The Mayans, who ate these seeds to sustain energy, called them “chia” meaning strength. They come from the plant Salvia hispanica L., which is related to the mint.

Today, the chia seed is known as a superfood, for good reason!

Two tablespoons of chia (1 ounce or 28 grams) contain approximately 140 calories, 4 grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber, 7 grams of unsaturated fat (from omega 3s), calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, thiamine and vitamin B2.1

That’s more fiber than what you’d find in oats, black beans, artichokes, brown rice and potatoes. That’s more antioxidants than you’d find in garlic, almonds, cherries, raisins, blueberries, kale and spinach. That’s more protein that what is in beans, lentils, tofu and spinach. And, that’s more omega 3s than what you’d find in salmon, oils and seeds. Chia seeds are also non-GMO, naturally gluten-free, trans-fat free and sugar-free. They are, hands down, a superior plant-based source of nutrients.

The benefits are even bigger

  • Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants which may prevent some of the damage caused by free radicals.
  • The carbohydrates in chia seeds come predominately from fiber which improves digestion.
  • Their high protein content combined with high fiber is an ideal combination that can help with weight management.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are good for the brain, the eyes, the skin and the cardiovascular system.
  • Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein are important for bone health.

Mila® chia is unique any way you slice it

Mila, in the purple bag, is our proprietary combination of three chia varieties to create a uniquely beneficial raw chia. It’s harvested whole, is carefully blended, thoroughly filtered, micro sliced (rather than crushed to preserve valuable omega-3 oils), then meticulously tested. The result is a versatile, raw food that delivers the utmost in quality and nutrition for the whole family.

Mila is easy to incorporate into your diet. Versatile and nutritious, it helps support heart health and the relief of occasional constipation. Add Mila to smoothies, pudding and juices. Sprinkle it on ice cream, yogurt, cereal, vegetables or rice dishes. Use it to thicken sauces and as an egg substitute in recipes for its ability to gel when added to water.

Find recipes using Mila at livepure.com/recipes.

Read more about Mila here: https://shop.livepure.com/mila/dt/GP00231.  Order yours today by visiting livepure.com.

Let us know on Facebook what you use your Mila for!

 

1https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/chia-seeds/