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Javita Awarded with Graphic Design USA Award

Boca Raton FL — Javita International has again been acknowledged for its outstanding creative and marketing efforts, this time being recognized for the package design of its ActiveBlendz™ product line.

Javita received the honor from Graphic Design USA in the 2017 Graphic Design Awards in the category of Packaging.

ActiveBlendz is Javita’s superior, one-of-a-kind, herb-infused fruit beverages. The ActiveBlendz line includes five beverages: Fiber+, Control, Rush, Defend and Flex.

This year’s entries for the Graphic Design Awards topped 2,000 and a highly selective top 15 percent were recognized with awards.

Javita is honored to have been selected for this prestigious award.

“We know that we are creating something special here at Javita – and our brand materials have always been proof of that,” says Darryl Anderson, Javita’s VP of Marketing and Communications. “This latest recognition of our ActiveBlendz packaging [following our Platinum AVA Digital awards] is exactly what we expect from our team’s efforts and is a true testament to what it means to create a world-class brand.”

Graphic Design USA has sponsored areas of excellence for creative professionals for over fifty years. The American Graphic Design Awards is the original competition of its kind and open to the community, including ad agencies, freelancers, design firms and more. These awards recognize various projects across the entire suite of creative media, such as print, point of purchase and internet.ActiveBlendZ

ActiveBlendz transforms a boring, ordinary bottle of water into a delicious, thirst-quenching fruit beverage. Light, refreshing and flavorful, ActiveBlendz helps you control your blood sugar, weight and appetite; defend your overall health, feel natural, sustained energy and flex your joints.


About Javita

Javita, with global headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, is a company committed to changing the lives of millions of people by bringing together healthy, unique, great tasting products and an incredible business opportunity that can enhance people’s lives – one cup at a time. The company has offices and warehouses in North America, Europe and Asia and does business in more than 30 countries globally.


Javita Receives Two Platinum AVA Digital Awards

Boca Raton, FL — Javita International, a global healthy coffee and beverage company, is the recent recipient of two Platinum AVA Awards, honoring excellence in digital creativity, branding and strategy.

Javita received the two Platinum AVA awards in the Video Production categories of Corporate Company Overview and Marketing Product.

This year there were 2,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and 16 other countries. Winners were selected from over 200 categories in Audio, Video and Web-based production. Fourteen percent of the entries won Platinum, the top award and around 20 percent the Gold Award. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

“The creation of high quality videos is essential for developing the Javita brand as well as providing our Members with high quality business tools that enable them to share the Javita message, said President and CEO Stan Cherelstein. “We will continue to develop great videos that supports our first-class products and business opportunity.”

ava_platinum_statuetteThe company’s corporate party video, “Changing Lives”, provides a full overview of what Javita is all about! The video covers the products — science and ingredients; the opportunity — rewards, incentives and bonuses; and the people. This video received the Platinum award in Corporate Company Overview.

The Burn + Control Sizzle video also received a Platinum award in the Marketing Product category. This video featured the company’s best-selling product (Burn + Control coffee), and gives the viewer a look behind the science and benefits of the product.

The Platinum award is the competition’s highest honor and is garnered by only those entries that meet the exceptional standards for quality, creativity and resourcefulness set by the AVA.

Javita is honored to be recognized for the hard work that has been put into the Changing Lives and Burn + Control videos.

AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication. Work ranges from digital engagement campaigns – to audio and video production – to website development – to social media interaction – to mobile marketing.

AVA Digital Awards is sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand production, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations and free-lance professionals.

About Javita Javita, with global headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, is a company committed to changing the lives of millions of people by bringing together healthy, unique, great tasting products and an incredible business opportunity that can enhance people’s lives – one cup at a time. The company has offices and warehouses in North America, Europe and Asia and does business in more than 30 countries globally.


Doctor’s Orders: Drink Three Cups of Lean + Green Tea Today!

There may be no liquid more beneficial to your health than green tea. It is loaded with antioxidants, such as flavonoids and catechins which scavenge for free radicals that can damage DNA and contribute to cancer and atherosclerosis. Antioxidants prevent cancer associated cells from attacking healthy cells and can decrease the risk of the disease. It can also helps lower cholesterol, increase concentration and memory.

Green tea increases fat burning and boosts metabolism. Previous studies have shown that drinking four cups of green tea a day have helped people lose more than six pounds over the course of two months. Other health benefits of green tea include improved brain function, increased energy, decreased risk of breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer, lowered risk for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, and improved dental health, as it kills bacteria. This list goes on. Green tea may lower your risk for Type 2 diabetes, may reduce the chances for heart disease and lowers your risk for obesity.

One specific catechin, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), is unique to green tea and is abundant as a result of the minimal processing through which green tea goes.  Lab studies have shown that EGCG and a few other catechins can be more powerful than vitamins C and E in stopping oxidative damage to cells in addition to potentially having the ability to fight other diseases.  Furthermore, it is thought that EGCG plays an important role in inhibiting DNA synthesis and cell replication, both imperative for the survival of cancer cells.

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Study links brain bleeding to energy drinks

A 57 year-old male in Alabama was preparing to do a little yard work. He decided he needed more than the regular shot of caffeine from his morning brew. His health history wasn’t perfect, as reported by, but he wasn’t concerned. He’d been experiencing high blood pressure and was at an “increased risk for vascular disease.”

On this particular morning, the man paid no attention to the extra caffeine, “β-phenylethylamine hydrochloride, yohimbine and green tea extract” that he was about to imbibe. In fact, it was the first energy drink he’d ever had, which remains unnamed. More than likely some genetically engineered sugar and a few other nasty artificial flavors were swirling in that bottle as well.

He probably didn’t read the label, and wouldn’t have known what some of those toxic chemicals were anyway. And he didn’t notice that his eight ounce bottle actually had two servings of four ounces each. The rake and wheelbarrow were calling his name, so he just downed the whole thing. It didn’t take long for those ingredients to wreck havoc in his brain. He was dizzy, his right arm was numb and he couldn’t walk right. Fifteen minutes later when he was in the middle of a hemorrhagic stroke. His brain had begun to bleed.

He got to the ER and was immediately transferred to the stroke unit. He survived but still has “residual effects.” Anand Venkatraman, M.D, at the University of Alabama Birminghan, led a case study about this event, the first of its kind.  It was published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Many energy drink ingredients, said Venkatraman, are unregulated. And the interactions and the dosing of these substances is also an unknown factor. They can also mimic amphetamine, says Dr. Venkatraman, while “several are known to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system.”

This can trigger the “flight or fight” response, which can lead to higher blood pressure and affect those with vascular disease, says  Dr. Venkatraman. This rise in pressure has the potential to break an already weakened blood vessel. The CT scan of the man in the case study showed a “small hemorrhage near the left thalamus.”  Dr. Venkatraman drinks an occasional energy drink himself, but he warns people not to take risks:

“Read the label and be informed . . . There is potential for a serious outcome.”


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Cocoa Rich in Health Benefits

Cocoa, used throughout history as a folk medicine, may actually have significant health benefits, according to a new study by Harvard researchers.

Their analysis of 21 studies with 2,575 participants shows that cocoa consumption is associated with decreased blood pressure, improved blood vessel health, and improvement in cholesterol levels, among other benefits.

Eric L. Ding, PhD, of Harvard Medical School says the apparent health benefits come from polyphenolic flavonoids in cocoa that have the potential to prevent heart disease. Flavonoids are antioxidants that are commonly found in fruits, vegetables, tea, wine, and coffee.

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In addition to decreasing blood pressure and improving blood vessel health, consumption of flavonoid-rich cocoa decreased “bad” LDL cholesterol among people under age 50, and increased good HDL cholesterol, the analysis showed.

Flavonoid-rich cocoa consumption also was linked to reductions in risk factors for diabetes — a major risk factor itself for cardiovascular disease.

Also, resistance to the hormone insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar, favorably dropped among people who consumed flavonoid-rich cocoa, compared to people in comparison groups.

Further, consumption of flavonoid-rich cocoa did not change triglyceride levels of study participants or make them obeseTriglycerides are a type of blood fat that have been linked to coronary artery disease when levels are elevated above normal.

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Why Drinking Lean + Green Tea May Help Prevent and Manage Type 2 Diabetes

The fountain of youth still remains elusive, but there’s something that seems close: green tea. People have been drinking tea for centuries, and today it’s the second most popular drink in the world (after water). Some of that popularity may stem from the many widely recognized benefits of tea, including its reported power to prevent cancer and to sharpen mental health. But tea may offer health benefits related to diabetes, too.

“We know people with diabetes have problems metabolizing sugar,” says Suzanne Steinbaum, DO, a cardiologist, director of women’s heart health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “Insulin comes along to decrease sugar, but with type 2 diabetes, the body isn’t so sensitive to insulin, so blood sugar levels go up. Through a complex biochemical reaction, tea — especially green tea — helps sensitize cells so they are better able to metabolize sugar. Green tea is good for people with diabetes because it helps the metabolic system function

A 2013 research review published in the Diabetes and Metabolism Journal outlined the potential benefits of tea when it comes to diabetes as well as obesity, which is a risk factor for diabetes. It highlighted a Japanese study that found that people who drank 6 or more cups of green tea a day were 33 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than were people who drank less than a cup of green tea a week. It also reported on Taiwanese research that found that people who drank green tea regularly for more than a decade had smaller waists and a lower body fat composition than those who weren’t regular consumers of green tea.

Drinking tea for diabetes is such a good idea because tea contains substances called polyphenols, which are antioxidants found in every plant. “Polyphenols help reduce oxidative stress and cause vasodilation (widening of the arteries), which decreases blood pressure, prevents clotting, and reduces cholesterol,” Dr. Steinbaum says. All of these activities reduce the risk for heart disease, which is elevated in people with diabetes. Polyphenols in green tea can also help regulate glucose in the body, helping to prevent or control diabetes.

Drinking Tea for Diabetes: Green Tea or Black Tea?

When it comes to drinking tea for diabetes, Steinbaum says benefits are tied to all teas, but that green tea is the clear winner. “For one, when you drink green tea for diabetes, you will get a higher level of polyphenols than you would get in black,” she explains. It’s the polyphenols in fruits and vegetables that give them their bright colors. So, having more color means that green tea is richer in polyphenols. “Of the black teas, the more orange the color, the higher the polyphenols,” she adds.

“Green tea is good for people with diabetes because it helps the metabolic system function better.” ~Suzanne Steinbaum, DO

Besides its color, green tea also contains higher polyphenol levels because it’s prepared from unfermented leaves, “so it is really pure,” Steinbaum says. Black tea, on the other hand, is made from leaves that are fully fermented, which robs it of some nutrients. “Plus, some black tea varieties can have two to three times more caffeine than green, which isn’t good in excess,” she says.

Polyphenols: Beyond Drinking Tea for Diabetes
The benefits of tea are clear. But besides tea, a number of foods high in polyphenols also can help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes. “The fruits highest in polyphenols are berries, grapes, apples, and pomegranates — because of their rich color,” Steinbaum says. Broccoli, onions, garlic, tomatoes, eggplant, and spinach are also good sources, as are cranberries, blood oranges, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, lemons, limes, and kiwis. “We know red wine contains resveratrol, which is a polyphenol — the highest concentration is in Bordeaux,” Steinbaum says.

Overall, in addition to drinking tea for diabetes, eating a diet that’s good for your blood sugar isn’t complicated. “Type 2 diabetes tends to be driven by dietary lifestyle choices,” Steinbaum says. “When we talk about prevention, having a diet filled with polyphenols will help the body better metabolize sugar.” Hands down, eating foods rich in polyphenols — such as garlic and brightly colored fruits and vegetables — and drinking tea for diabetes, especially green tea, are great ideas for anyone trying to manage or prevent diabetes.

“When you say, ‘What is the best diet for diabetes?,’ people are hoping for this amazing plan,” Steinbaum says. “But it really comes down to eating colorful fruits and veggies, nuts, drinking green tea, eating fish with omega-3 fatty acids, and getting a little cocoa and red wine — and you’re done.”

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