MEETING YOUR PROTEIN & NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS THROUGH A FOOD FIRST APPROACH
These days, everyone is looking for a quick fix. It’s therefore no wonder that when you walk into your local pharmacy you are overwhelmed with nutritional supplements including vitamins, minerals, fibre and even protein supplements. Most of us grab these supplements thinking that they will rectify all the shortcomings of our daily diets. But, just as the name suggests, supplements are meant to supplement a healthy diet, not to replace it.
At FUTURELIFE® we believe in a food first approach. This means that you should strive to meet your nutrient requirements with food by making healthy food choices instead of opting for supplements. Not only does food provide you with all the nutrients you need, food also fills you up, keeping hunger pangs at bay. But how can we assure that we are getting all our nutrients through food? It’s simple, choose healthy, nutrient dense foods.
HOW CAN FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN SMART FOOD™ ASSIST ME IN REACHING MY NUTRITIONAL GOALS THROUGH A FOOD FIRST APPROACH
High in protein
FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food™ contains 30g of protein per 100g making it high in protein. It has been formulated with SmartProtein3D™ a patented blend of whey, casein and soy protein. International scientific research has shown that consuming a blend of protein sources provide a more complete amino acid profile and a longer lasting amino acid supply contributing to the growth and maintenance of muscles.
Excellent source of vitamins and minerals
A recommended portion of 75g of FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food™ provides 75% of your daily requirements for 15 vitamins and minerals. These include vitamins and minerals which assist in muscle function (calcium & magnesium), reducing tiredness and fatigue (vitamin B2, B3, B5, B6, C & magnesium) and contribute to the normal function of the immune system (vitamin A, B6, C, selenium & zinc).
With one serving of FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food™ a day, there is no need for further vitamin and mineral supplementation.
High in fibre
FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food™ is high in fibre. Having one portion of FUTURELIFE® High Protein Smart food™ a day, drinking lots of clean fresh water and including five fruits and vegetables a day may assist in laxation improving constipation and bloatedness.
Low Glycaemic Index (GI)
Glycaemic Index (GI) refers to the effect of a carbohydrate on blood glucose levels. The GI of a carbohydrate is greatly influenced by its digestion and absorption rate. Foods with a high GI are digested and absorbed quickly, leading to a sudden spike in blood glucose levels. The body will then react to this sudden spike by secreting a large amount of insulin to stabilise blood sugar levels. This means that a high GI food provides a burst of energy for a short period of time, often followed by tiredness and fatigue.
Carbohydrates with a low GI on the other hand are digested and absorbed slowly, providing a slow release of glucose into the blood stream and therefore a more sustained energy supply. A balanced diet should consist of plenty of low GI, high fibre carbohydrates.
FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food™ has a low GI, providing sustained energy for a longer period and keeping you fuller for longer.
Source of Omega-3
FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food™ provides a source of omega-3 fatty acids, an essential fatty acid that our bodies cannot produce on its own and needs to be consumed through the diet. It is recommended that we consume at least two portions of fatty fish (salmon, sardines, pilchards, herring) a week to meet our omega-3 requirements. FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food™ can assist you in reaching omega-3 requirements.
With busy lifestyles we are looking for nutrient dense, on-the-go options. FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food™ is a quick and easy, versatile option as it mixes instantly with milk or water and can be consumed as a meal or shake for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. You can even use FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food™ to bake delicious treats and snacks. Visit the FUTURELIFE® website: www.futurelife.com for interesting recipes.
FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food™ is an all in one, nutritionally dense and versatile option to suit our on-the-go lifestyles while providing many of our nutrient requirements through a food first approach. Include one portion of FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food™ in your daily diet to reap all the benefits it has to offer.
Visit our website to view the complete FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN range including the FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Shake and the FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Bars.
Author: Bianca Tromp RD (SA)