February 22, 2013

The Power of Protein

It's easy to understand the excitement. Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a "macronutrient," meaning that the body needs relatively large amounts of it. Vitamins and minerals, which are needed in only small quantities, are called "micronutrients." But unlike fat and carbohydrates, the body does not store protein, and therefore has no reservoir to draw on when it needs a new supply.

WHEY/SOY VS. ARBONNE VEGAN (Yellow pea, brown rice & cranberry blend) Protein

SOY - Is an allergen and cannot be used to build muscle because of its low incorporation levels, it contains phytoestrogens that can lead to estrogen dominance which leads to fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, increase risk for chronic disease and feminization of men.

WHEY - Is a mild derivative, it is allergenic (not just milk allergy), it is loaded with bovine white blood cells. It is hard to DIGEST so it can deposit in the intestinal track and colon and it can lead to long term kidney and liver problems.

Arbonne Vegan Protein - Yellow pea, brown rice and cranberry blend is the MOST EASILY DIGESTIBLE PROTEIN WITHOUT ALLERGENIC REACTIONS (100% hypoallergenic) that dairy & egg protein creates. Because it is so digestible it decreases the gas and bloating and can be absorbed and used to create muscle, promote healing, etc.

Arbonne Protein has an AMINO ACID SCORE of 100 = HIGH quality.

Amino Acid Score is a method for evaluating the relative nutritional quality of different protein sources based on the digestibility and usability.

If you cannot DIGEST IT, YOU CAN'T USE or...ELIMINATE IT PROPERLY! Amino Acid Scores <100 = low quality protein sources, Amino Acid scores =100 = High quality!

I hope this helps you understand how to chose the BEST protein sources for you and importance of having the right kind protein in your diet!

HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY from Carleeta Nelson, ENVP in Arbonne and former Nurse Practitioner. 

For a sample of Arbonne’s vegan protein, drop me an email.  100% soy free, dairy free, gluten free!  100% delicious!

January 14, 2013

2013 Is Here - - What Are Your Fitness Goals?

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I cannot believe it is 2013 already!  I love the feeling that a New Year is a brand new start!

I just started a 30-day “Lifestyle Shift” program.  (I hate to call anything a diet!)  It’s all about choosing the right foods, eliminating irritating ones and resetting your metabolism.  I’m only on day 4 and I have already noticed a change in my energy levels and I am sleeping like a baby!  So far so good!

Do you have any fitness/health related goals for the New Year?