Protein: 7 Herbalife Healthy Tips by Dr. Luigi Gratton


Protien Tips

Protein is something we talk a lot about at Herbalife. It is so crucial to the health and function of the entire body. In the video below, I talk about what protein is, how it works, and where to get it in your diet. Here are a seven key points from the video:

1. Protein is important for more than weight maintenance and muscle building.

Many diets praise protein for its role in weight. Yes, protein has several benefits to the body, including increased satiety (a feeling of fullness). But protein is critical for much more than weight. It’s an important component of every single cell in the body.

2. Protein has many roles.

Protein builds and repairs tissues, produces enzymes and hormones, and makes it possible for blood to carry oxygen throughout the body. Protein is present in your muscles, bones, skin, hair and essentially everywhere in the body.

3. Protein is a macronutrient.

A macronutrient is a type of food the body needs in large amounts. Since protein is a macronutrient, it’s important to get plenty in your diet each and every day.

4. Not getting enough protein impacts health.

Loss of muscle mass, decreased immunity, weakening of the heart and respiratory system—these can all result from not getting enough protein in your diet.

5. Protein enriched diets have several benefits.

Getting high amounts of protein in your diet has multiple benefits. Protein helps manage hunger; raises metabolism, even when resting, due to increased muscle mass; and does not affect the rapid rise and fall of blood sugar as drastically as some other nutrients do, which helps avoid sugar “highs” and “lows.”

6. It’s best to get protein from plants or lean meat sources.

Popular protein choices like red meat, eggs and dairy products tend to be high in saturated fat and cholesterol. It’s better to choose plant sources like soybeans, nuts and whole grains. If you opt for animal protein, try to stick with fish and poultry.

7. Advances in science make it easy to get protein in your diet.

Herbalife has soy-based protein bars and nutritional shake mixes that make getting healthy protein easy and convenient. Our Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix is the perfect way to incorporate plant-based protein into your daily nutrition. Protein supports healthy cholesterol levels, which can help keep your heart healthy.

How do you work protein into your diet?

[1] http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/87/5/1558S.long
[2] http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/protein/

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