It is always been my favorite to blend my Herbalife breakfast shake with Banana. My “secret recipe” of delicious shake smoothie for breakfast:
- 350ml of Soya Milk
- 1 whole Banana (best with brown flecks on peel)
- 3 scoops of Herbalife Formula 1 chocolate shake
- 1 scoop of Herbalife Formula 3 Soy & Whey Blended Protein
- 4-5 ice cubes
Pour all ingredients in blender pouring ice in last. Blend on high for 30 seconds.
This delicious Herbalife shake serves the best for breakfast because it provides about 20 grams of protein, full of micro-nutrients and only 200kcal (approx). Herbalife shake (without banana and soy milk) is tested low GI (Glycemic Index) 15-20. It is ideal for healthy breakfast concept.
Why I serve with banana? It is because banana offer vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that is vital for protecting our eyes & vision. It helps preserve the membranes that surround our eyes and are a component of one of the proteins that brings light into the cornea. Adequate daily vitamin A intake also lessens our risk of night blindness and is essential for everyday vision. Bananas also contain alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, which convert to vitamin A to further keep your eyes healthy.
Bananas even naturally help curb your sweet tooth, and are perfect to cure an afternoon sugar craving. One 6-inch banana only has about 90 calories. Further, about half of the fiber in bananas is soluble, and when soluble fiber reaches the digestive tract, it absorbs water to slow digestion. Food is then forced to sit in your stomach for a while, helping you feel full.
The other half of the fiber is insoluble, so this fiber travels through your digestive tract, cleans up waste and flushes it out of the body. You’ll have more regular bowel movements that are soft and easy to pass. It is the best choice for weight loss!
Bland foods like bananas are recommended for diarrhea treatment for a couple reasons. Electrolytes like potassium are lost in large quantities during bouts of diarrhea and may make those affected feel weak. Bananas can help to promote regularity and replenish potassium stores. A Herbalife Banana Chocolate Shake as post recovery shake after workout will give you an energy boost!
Everyone, no matter how healthy they are, experiences aches, pains and other small health problems. Often times we have so much going on around us, we simply do not take these seemingly minor things seriously. However, new research has also found that common, minor ailments can actually be the first warning signs of cancer.
Many people do not pay much attention to warning signs as they should, and feel that these symptoms are just not that serious. I must admit that for the vast majority, these warning signs will not indicate cancer, but for a few they will, so spotting things sooner and going to the doctor could save your life. If you have at least one of these symptoms and it hasn’t gone away, go to your doctor for advice
Unexplained Weight Loss
The American Cancer Society reports that unexplained weight loss of 10 pounds or more could be a first sign of cancer. This warning sign is common in those with pancreatic, stomach, lung, or esophageal cancers.
Lump or Bumps
This is an obvious sign, but one many ignore. If you find any strange lumps get them checked by a doctor.
This one is tougher. Coughs and colds are everywhere at the moment and I’m not suggesting everyone with a cough goes to their doctor. When it is cold and flu season, or allergy season (which can be all year for some) coughing, wheezing or a hoarse voice can seem par for the coarse, and it is. However, if the cough persists, though, it could be an indicator of laryngeal, lung or thyroid cancer. It could also be a sign of lymphoma. FYI this was the most common symptom among survey participants.
Long Lasting Sore Throat
Again many people this time of year suffer with a sore throat. But as mentioned before, a persistent one could point to something much more severe, such as laryngeal cancer or throat cancer.
Throat constriction is an uncommon symptom, and could be a nervous or immune system issue. But it is also a symptom of cancer in the esophagus, stomach or throat.
Personally I feel this should NEVER be ignored. Unusual bleeding can occur during any phase of cancer, and warrants a visit to your doctor. Coughing up blood can signal lung cancer, while blood in the stool could be a sign of colon or rectal cancer. Women who experience unexplained vaginal bleeding should be checked for cervical or endometrial cancer. A bloody discharge from the nipple can signal breast cancer, while blood in the urine can mean you have bladder or kidney cancers.
Most of us know that persistent pain is the body’s way of signaling to us that there’s a problem. The American Cancer Society says that pain from cancer typically means it has spread…a good reason not to be a stoic and to make an appointment with your physician.
Change in Bowel Habits & Bladder Activity
Often times people experienced changes in the timing, amount, or size of their bowels. While these disruptions are usually caused by certain foods or medication, if you notice it happens regularly over time it could also be a sign of colon cancer.
Because urinary tract infections are common in women, this symptom is often disregarded as just another UTI. But whether you’re male or female, if you notice blood in your urine, experience sudden urgency or feel pain while going, definitely bring it up with your doctor to rule out cancers of the bladder, kidney or prostate.
Changes in Skin Moles
A change in a mole, freckle or wart’s appearance could be indicative of skin cancer, so GET IT CHECKED as many of these are treatable.
Herbalife has officially set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Achievement for Most Participants in a HIIT Workout in 24 Hours.
“This is an incredible achievement for everyone at Herbalife and a lot of people had a lot of fun. People from every corner of the globe gathered together in their communities with one goal – to show the world the importance of exercise as part of a healthy life.” Michael Johnson, Herbalife Chairman and CEO.
We are joining Herbalife World Record Workout with group no 897780 at Lembah Kiara Park TTDI Damansara.
Modern medicine can only do so much and even then, I question the intentions of the institutions trying to keep us healthy. We all want to be healthy. No matter rich or poor, having a clean bill of health is top priority in the grand scheme of life for each and every human being. All the money in the world can’t make you truly feel good, only good health can do that.
So how did Bernando LaPallo succeed in the ultimate goal? At 113 years old, LaPallo claims to have never been sick a day in his life and is as spry as ever.
Here are the five foods he has kept consistent in his diet all his life and could improve your life too:
This powerful root packs a mean punch against disease and infection. A proven anti-septic, garlic can be added to just about any dish for extra health boost. A member of the onion family, garlic contains allicin which is a sulphur compound that not only gives this bulb its potent smell, but exerts powerful biological antigens which fight against oxidative stress and damage from free radicals.
Although garlic’s effects on longevity in humans is relatively impossible to prove scientifically, garlic has beneficial effects on infectious diseases, high blood pressure and chronic illness which are amongst the leading causes of aging and premature death.
Bernardo is not much for sugars, but when craving something sweet he always uses honey. It’s no secret that sugars can boost our energy and save us briefly from a slump of fatigue, but the consequences of that spike in blood sugar can be deadly.
Alternatively, honey contains natural glucose which gives our bodies a quick and healthy energy boost with fructose that provides a more lasting and sustained energy. Honey won’t spike or crash blood sugar levels, reducing a form of shock which can wreak havoc on natural immune function. The anti-septic properties of honey also help fight infection and stave off harmful bacteria which can weaken our immunity to serious disease.
Did you know cinnamon can calm appetite? Much like honey, cinnamon can keep blood sugar levels in check, reducing the urge to gorge on high sugar foods. Cinnamon belongs to the family of warming spices, which helps increase blood circulation and acts as a natural anti-clogging agent to increase metabolism to flush toxins from the body.
Don’t reach for the Hershey’s just yet. Bernando stresses the importance of eating good quality dark chocolate rich in cacao as it contains natural anti-oxidants instead of artificial sugars and colors. Although it still contains sugar, chocolate is among the best sources for disease-fighting flavonoids.
Recent study links these powerful flavonoids to cholestoral reduction and the prevention of heart disease. Dark chocolate also contains polyphenols which release nitric oxide – a key factor in arterial dilation. The combination of these polyphenols and anti-oxidants encourage healthy blood flow in and around the heart.
5. Olive Oil
Yes, Bernando includes this fat as one of the key factors in his long life. Olive oil is actually a member of the monounsaturated fatty acid family, which are known to help normalize blood clotting and benefit insulin levels. Although olive oil is high in calories, using it in moderation is the key.
Large scale study recently proved the cancer fighting benefit of olive oil. The intake of olive oil was shown to reduce the risk of cancers of the breast, colon and respiratory tract. Similar to dark chocolate, olive oil is rich in polyphenols which boost healthy blood cell production.
Born in 1901, LaPallo hails from Mesa Arizona and admits he has always had a desire to live a long and healthy life. Sheer discipline and desire has kept him eating clean, organic and healthy all his life. He says he avoids red meats and learned early from his father who was a doctor, that health comes from within and that like the old saying goes, “you are what you eat”.
You exercise regularly, count calories, eat fruits and vegetables and yet it seems like body weight do not disappear? Is it possible that you make small mistakes that you do not notice? Here are the 10 of the most common flaws done by people who try to lose weight, of course along with tips on how to avoid vain efforts.
1. Products that contain a lot of calories
Products that are considered healthier option do not necessarily contain fewer calories than junk food. Some fruit shakes and juices often contain a lot of calories. The best way to look at the calorie intake is to write down what you eat and how much you eat it. Determine the correct amount of calories that fits your body and your plan to lose weight is ready, make sure you stick to it.
2. Dietary snacks and desserts
During diet many people are reaching for snacks and desserts that do not contain fat and sugar. Since we know this kind of food makes us fat, we recommend avoiding them, unless you want to enter twice as much calorie.
3. Same type of exercises
Many people who want to lose weight are constantly practicing the same type of exercises and most of them are trying to get rid of belly fat. If you neglect cardio exercises, you will not lose weight. Regular active training helps in burning more calories.
4. Do you drink enough water?
During the day you need to drink plenty of water. Many people forget that. Water is the healthiest drink that we need. Drinking a lot of water will prevent drinking sweetened caloric beverages.
5. Cooked food instead of fresh
Fresh foods contain mostly healthy nutrients, unlike processed food that can hide extra calories that you are not aware of. Eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables!
6. Skip breakfast!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, gives us the energy, prevents premature starvation, and thus overeating throughout the day.
7. Starving all day
If you starve throughout the day, when you finally decide to eat something, you often decide to eat unhealthy food. This way the inserted energy is converted directly into fat.
8. You think that exercise is an obligation
If you want to lose weight, exercise should be experienced as a healthy lifestyle, not a hard job or duty that you must fulfill. Exercise is good for health, both physical and the psychological.
9. Negative attitude
You think that you cannot lose weight and that genetics suits you that way as well. With such an attitude and negative thoughts your diet will have negative outcome.
10. No plans
During attenuation it is important to have a predetermined plan to follow. The wish and intention will help you know how to make it.
Global nutrition company Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) was honored with the “Product of the Year” award for its Formula 1 Nutritional shake in the category of “Efficient Weight Management Nutrition” at a recent ceremony in Moscow, Russia.
The national Product of the Year Awards, sponsored by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and the Moscow International Business Association (MIBA), are in their sixteenth year and recognize the most popular consumer goods products in Russia. They bring together the largest Russian and international manufacturers, retailers and banks, and awards are presented in 50 categories as chosen by consumers.
Herbalife’s weight-management, nutrition and personal care products help support healthy lifestyles in more than 90 countries.
Herbalife International is an American multi-level marketing company that develops, markets and sells nutrition, weight management and skin-care products globally. The company was founded in 1980, and it employs around 7,400 people worldwide. Herbalife reported net sales of US$4.072 billion in 2012, an 18% increase over 2011, and net income of $477.19 million, a 16% increase over 2011. It incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its corporate headquarters is in Los Angeles, California, United States.
The company distributes its products in 91 countries (as of November 2013) through a network of approximately 3.2 million independent distributors, some of whom earn profit on product sales and additional commission from a multi-level marketing (MLM) compensation structure.
People come in all shapes and sizes, and although I primarily work with those who are overweight or who have a multitude of health issues, there are still those out there who come to me with the issue of wanting to GAIN WEIGHT. I know some of you reading this are thinking, “What the hell?”, but for those who try desperately to pack on weight/muscle/curves and fill out their “stick like” figure it can be miserable.
For people who struggle to maintain a healthy weight or are trying to gain weight, it can be a real challenge. Reasons for needing to gain weight include health issues, lack of appetite, fueling sports, building muscle, or just trying to overcome “skinny” genes.
Foods To Consume
While some people would view this as an easy task, and head straight to McDonald’s, that is NOT anywhere near the correct approach. What people who want to gain weight need to do is eat a lot during the day but you have to eat the right items to help you put on muscle while still keeping your body healthy and running at an optimal level. You must focus on Nutrient Dense foods to gain weight, because even though you have more leeway with calories, good nutrition still rules.
Weight gain requires eating calorie-rich but also nutrient-rich foods, not just high-calorie foods with lots of fat, sugar, or empty calories. Choose foods that are packed with vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients.
How Often To Eat
Eat often, about 6 times per day, and don’t go longer than 4 hours between meals or snacks. A sample meal would include a turkey sandwich on whole-grain bread with mustard and veggies like tomatoes & spinach or kale and a glass of Soy, Almond or Coconut Milk. Have a large fruit smoothie for breakfast or a snack, Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritious Shake will be a good choice.
How To Exercise
Also, you really need to incorporate some strength training to your daily routine, especially if you are an athlete. Eat protein-rich snacks like Herbalife Protein Bar or other healthy energy bars, or Herbalife shake immediately after weight training or at least within 30 minutes of weight training, to give muscles the necessary post-workout fuel. You will also want to eat before bedtime to keep your body fueled at night so it doesn’t wake you up needing nourishment. Sleep is also very important to build muscle and to keep your body performing well.
Another excellent tactic is to target the larger muscle groups when weight training. Lift heavy, and target the legs, glutes, back and chest. Choose moves like the deadlift, squat and overhead press, because bigger exercises require more muscle recruitment and make for a more efficient workout. So drop the isolation exercises and train using compound moves. The more muscles (or joints) that are working during any given exercise the better! Join Get Fit Challenge to transform a new you!