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Professor David Heber, Ph.D.Taken from “Protein 101” by Dr David Heber, M.D., Ph.D.

It seems everywhere we look someone is promoting a new diet that praises the power of protein. But whether you want to lose or gain weight, or maintain your current weight, the importance of protein goes far beyond physical appearance and muscle building.

A necessity for every BODY

Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. It is an organic compound, composed of 22 amino acids, otherwise known as the building blocks of life. Protein is stored in muscles and organs, and the body utilizes it to build and repair tissues, as well as for the production of enzymes and hormones. Protein also makes it possible for blood to carry oxygen throughout the body. Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a “macronutrient,” meaning the body needs relatively large amounts of it. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has concluded that our daily protein requirements should be 10 percent to 35 percent of our total caloric intake, with men needing slightly more than women. A lack of protein can cause loss of muscle mass, decreased immunity, as well as weakening of the heart and respiratory system. (more…)

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‘Tis the season to be jolly. And for many people, it’s also the season to over-eat… to drink too much and to gain excess weight! To help you stay on track this festive season, here are some top tips for partying without ruining your diet or putting on weight! (more…)

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You’ve probably heard the word “metabolism” many times, but how much do you know about metabolism and how it affects weight loss or weight gain? (more…)

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I published Emma C’s before and “half-way” pictures a few days ago. This is what Emma had to say about her decision to use Herbalife, how she is finding it, and her results so far:

I am getting married in December this year and don’t want to be a fat bride so knew it was time to get serious about losing weight!! I was in a position where my weight was spiraling out of control, I was wearing size 20/22 clothes and doing no exercise, skipping meals and sitting at a desk from dawn til’ dusk! When I did eat, my portion sizes were enormous and I would end up finishing other people’s food! Shocking!

When I first spoke to Sarah and she mentioned Herbalife, I was a little skeptical, I had tried loads of diets in the past and never managed to stick to them…..(I have zero willpower!!)…Sarah explained how Herbalife works and made it sound easy!! 5 months on, I have to say – IT IS EASY!!! (more…)

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‘Underweight’ health risks

It may sound like a dream to some, but a surprising number of people find it difficult to gain weight and while people are generally aware of the risks of being overweight, few realise that being underweight has its own health risks, including:

  • Increased vulnerability to disease and infections
  • Anaemia and nutrient deficiencies
  • Bone loss and osteoporosis
  • Amenorrhoea (absence of menstruation in women)
  • Heart irregularities and blood vessel disease

What is classified as being “underweight”?

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Soy-based products are on the rise for very healthy reasons.

Promote heart health and overall wellness with the super power of soy protein. Learn how to get your recommended daily dose of this super bean.

The humble soybean boasts some extraordinary benefits. In 1999, the US Food & Drug Administration approved a dietary health claim for soy foods, recommending an average daily intake of 25 grams of soy protein, with soy isoflavones, in addition to a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, to reduce the risk of heart disease. This final rule is based on the FDA’s conclusion that foods containing soy protein included in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of cardiac-heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels.

One of the ways that soy seems to promote heart health is thanks to its high content of isoflavones.

  • Soy protein and soy isoflavones have been shown to promote healthy cholesterol that is already within normal range.
  • Soy isoflavones help the body regulate estrogen levels, which may help alleviate many of the symptoms associated with menopause and PMS/PMT.
  • Soy protein enhances the body’s ability to retain and better absorb calcium into the bones. Soy isoflavones help by slowing bone loss and inhibiting bone breakdown.

Herbalife offers a wide range of great-tasting soy-based products including Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix, Formula 3 Personalized Protein Powder, Roasted Soy Nuts with Cardia® Salt and Soup Mix.

All of these items are available to purchase today from sknutrition.co.uk

Cardia® is a registered trademark of Nutrition 21, Inc.

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