Protein and Weight Loss



Do you know why we need more protein?

Did you know that protein is essential to life?

Protein is a powerful nutrient made up of many amino acids that are components of every cell in your body. Protein is used to build and repair tissues and make essential enzymes and hormones, blood cells and many other important chemicals.

It is also an important building block for muscles, bones, cartilage, and skin. Even your hair and nails are mostly made up of protein.

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Promotes fat Loss
  • Reduces Hunger and cravings
  • Improves heart health
  • Promotes Healthy Insulin Secretion
  • Promotes rapid healing
  • Promote Brain function
  • Build stronger bones and muscles
  • Reduces hair loss
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Improves effectiveness of exercise
  • Builds stronger bones
  • Helps prevent and MANAGE DIABETES

Whey protein can now be sourced from cattle that have not been treated with synthetic hormones (no added rbST or BGH) and it can be processed using low-temperature pasteurization to minimize denaturing of the protein.

High-quality soy protein can be sourced from plants that are not genetically engineered.

There are even unique protein blends that can provide complete protein (a protein is considered complete when it contains an adequate proportion of all nine of the essential amino acids necessary for the dietary needs of humans). One such unique blend utilizes both pea and potato protein. Both are exceptional sources of amino acids and when combined, provide an excellent complete pure protein source.

Just like fat and carbohydrates, protein is a macronutrient (meaning that your body needs relatively large amounts). But unlike fat and carbs, your body doesn’t store protein. Your amino acid stores are constantly used and must be replenished and if enough isn’t provided by dietary sources, your body will start to take it from your muscle mass.

An adequate dietary protein intake is important across the life cycle, especially as we age. A protein deficiency can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness and hair loss and can contribute to a variety of other conditions.

Protein has long been used by body builders to help build muscle, but it is also an excellent part of a low-carb diet, weight-loss program or any of the recent “fitness trends.” Dietary protein can help stabilize blood sugar by slowing down digestion — this also helps you feel more satisfied so you’re less likely to go back for seconds (or thirds), meaning you consume fewer calories.

Today protein is available in many convenient forms (hint — you don’t have to cook it first). And you can easily find products to meet your individualized needs (i.e. allergy concerns, a sensitive digestive system, environmental concerns, and even lifestyle considerations such as vegetarianism and veganism).

On top of all that, you can find protein packaged in ready-to-drink containers and in specialty powders designed to allow you to customize by adding in your own fluids (water, juice, or a variety of the “milk” products available on the market) and flavors. Then you just have to shake and drink. Protein is one smart, healthy, and convenient nutrient!

Smart Shake

USANA’s MySmart™Shakes and MySmart™Bars solves all of those problems. Now it’s easy for you to make a smart choice that fits perfectly into your life—no matter where you are on your journey to optimal health.
Making the Smart Choice
We started with solid science and simple ingredients to formulate products that deliver essential macronutrients and fewer carbs to bring balance to the modern carbohydrate-heavy diet.
Unlike some products, our MySmartFoods don’t forget the fat. And that’s a good thing.
Fats, including some saturated fats, are a major source of energy, provide building blocks for cells, and recent studies have shown that coconut oil—the main source of saturated fats in MySmartFoods—can help support  a healthy metabolism.
We did leave out a few things, but you won’t miss them. They’re formulated without fillers, and with minimal sugar. MySmartFoods have the beneficial balance of macronutrients your body needs—and nothing else.
One Serving has 18g Protein, 160 Calories, soluble and insoluble fiber, light vanilla flavor.

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