March 1st is Peanut Butter Lovers Day! We all love a little peanut butter (or nut butter); after all, it is a great addition to any smoothie. The good news is that Peanut Butter is very healthy, but only if it is Natural. Do you know what is in your Peanut Butter?
Did you know:
Peanuts are the most popular nut in the United States. They fall into the legume family and are cousins to the pea, the lentil and the garbanzo bean. They are composed of half fat (healthy monounsaturated fat), a quarter protein and a quarter carbohydrates. Consuming about 5 ounces of peanuts (or 5 tablespoons of peanut butter) per week can lowers one’s risk of heart disease around 21 percent. It also lowers LDL cholesterol and provides your body with protein, monounsaturated fat, and the antioxidant resveratrol.
- Folic Acid
- Vitamins B1 and B3
- Harmonizes the stomach
- Increases milk supply of nursing mothers
- Lowers blood pressure
- Rich in antioxidants
- Reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke and colon cancer
- Helps prevent gallstones
- Protective against Alzheimer’s disease
- Lowers risk of weight gain
Our Peanut Butter (and Almond Butter too) is ground fresh weekly. You will never see your Nut Butter swimming in Oil; we leave that to the big companies who make it months before you buy.
Refrigeration may only be necessary if you plan to not consume or serve it for three or more months – which we would find hard to believe. It’s never been done!
Go ahead, go get your Peanut Butter, after all, they dedicated a whole day for this healthy nut butter!
Or call/email us to find out how you add our Natural Smoothie Ingredients to your Juice Bar or Cafe.
Dottie with the Denver Bronco Alumni
Our very own, Dottie Beck just returned from opening the new Bally’s sports club in Aurora, Colorado. For the opening, Bally’s featured fitness events, face painting, mariachi, and of course, sampling of our PFC shakes! The Denver Bronco Alumni were invited to sign autographs and talk to the members for the afternoon. Dottie’s job was to sample shakes with the staff all day and take care of the football players! The Broncos loved our shakes so much so that Dottie had to give them full size 12 oz “sample” shakes! The Berries Amore and the Tango Mango seemed to be the favorites among the group. Before long, the football players were hanging out at the Juice Bar instead of sitting in their station signing autographs. PFC stole the show this weekend!
Summary: PFC, an industry leader in the planning, design, operation and supply of Juice Bars and Cafes across North America, expands their reach by creating an online Nutritional General Store, Dan’s Essentials, complete with over 800 Whole-food products for the whole family.
Pottstown, PA January 26th 2012- Performance Food Centers (PFC), a wholesale Juice Bar and Café distributor has been searching the world for over ten years, handpicking products that align with their philosophy of bringing whole-foods to people who care about their bodies. They distribute these natural whole-food products, along with a broad spectrum of services to over 1300 Juice bars and Cafés nationwide. Upon the launch of their new store in January, they have opened their all-natural product offerings via their online shopping store – Dan’s Essentials
Dan Young, Owner and President of PFC built the company with the belief that people were meant to consume products as close to harvest as possible, just the way Mother Nature intended. In 1995-97, Dan was stricken with life altering and ultimately, life threatening combination of diseases. The medical community threw up their hands and Dan was left to take his life into his own hands. He sought holistic doctors and began reading everything that was written on curing the body naturally. It took almost two years but Dan succeeded and he owes it all the power of whole-foods; his belief that the human body has the ability to cure itself of virtually every disease if given the chance.
Dan’s passion to help people spawned PFC. The company was created with one goal in mind; to give people access to healthy whole-foods free of all artificial ingredients, synthetic sweeteners and minimally processed foods while simplifying the complex world of nutrition. Juice Bars located in health clubs and wellness centers was chosen as the vehicle to deliver these all-natural product offerings and nutritional educational materials. Dan believed as he does today, that folks who workout are more apt to care about what they are putting in their bodies in order to achieve their fitness goals and general wellness, so why not start there.
Over the past ten years, PFC has worked very closely with many food and supplement manufacturers improving their ingredient profiles while eliminating the garbage our bodies don’t recognize as food. Many of the foods you may eat today are a direct result of Dan’s pressure on those companies. For instance, Dan has been removing hydrogenated oils and aspartame from foods years before the FDA recognized them as health risks.
PFC grew as a result of their commitment to providing whole-food products, while simplifying the complex world of nutrition through various educational channels. The company is continuing to grow today, as people are becoming more and more health conscience. Business owners more than ever feel the responsibility to provide healthy products to their consumers and people from all walks of life are improving their health. As a result of their growth, Dan wanted to share with the world the very products that helped him during those critical years as well as today as he competes in endurance events, hikes tall mountains and raises a very young family.
PFC’s hundreds of healthy foods and beverages offerings are now available to the whole family at home! It is called; what else? Dan’s Essentials – Whole Food Pantries for Life. Dan’s Essentials currently offers the following categories of products; Smoothie & Shake Ingredients, Natural Supplements, Proteins & Builders, Organic Coffees & Teas, Handpicked Healthy Snacks, Baked Goods, Whole Grains, Natural Sweeteners and Staples for Everyone’s Diet.
Dan Young mentions, “We are proud to offer our whole-food products online which focus on very specific nutritional needs such as; Organic, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher, Lactose Free, High Protein, High Energy, Vitamin Rich and products that are Great for Kids!” He continues, “ We are continually adding new products to the site. Among the newest, PFC is featuring a line of about 120 natural sweeteners, whole grains, flours, dried fruits, nuts and healthy snacks. All of these products were handpicked from farms local to Berks and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania. Young concludes, “Enjoy all the good things that this life has to offer; fresh air, sunshine, children’s laughter and the bounty of whole-foods from our pantry I have created for you. Eat Well. ”
PFC invites you to eat Natural whole-food products and to visit their online shopping store www.DansEssentials.com.
Read more about Dan’s Story.
The Marketing team was busy today testing out the Trainer Shakes submitted for the PFC 2012 calendar. We had so many great entries, but we had to choose only 12. The winners will be announced shortly, but just a hint … one of our favorites shakes was made with Vanilla Soy Milk, Vanilla Bio-Whey Protein, Granola, Natural Peanut Butter, Raisins and Banana! Some say this shake could be the breakfast of Champions!
One of our customers, Dave Jack of Teamworks Center, just sent us this video featuring a healthy alternative to Halloween treats, “Trick or Treats” made with our very own Bio-Whey Protein. Healthy snacks never looked or tasted this good. Along with this recipe, our Bio-whey goes great in parfaits, smoothies, pancakes and all your baking recipes. Go ahead, try them out, your kids will thank you!
Watch this video making Trick or Treats!
Send us your Healthy Recipe using one of our Natural Proteins for a chance to be featured on our blog.