There are many reasons people decide to try Veganism. But whatever your motives are for choosing a plant based diet, there’s no doubt that Veganuary has become a popular New
Because a vegan diet excludes all animal foods and animal products, one of the main challenges is getting enough protein. Animal proteins are “complete” proteins because they contain all nine essential amino acids. But – with the exception of soybeans – most plant foods lack one or more essential amino acids, so they’re considered incomplete.
Other nutrients may also be lacking. For example, dairy products contain calcium and vitamin D so it’s important to plan for these. And since animal proteins are good sources
of iron, zinc and vitamin B12, careful food choices coupled with the right nutritional supplements can help to ensure these nutrient needs are met.
So getting enough nourishment during Veganuary will take some careful planning but consuming a wide variety of foods will help to ensure your body still gets all the essential
building blocks it needs. One of the great benefits of plant protein powders (from soy, pea, rice, quinoa and hemp) is that they offer a lot of protein for relatively few calories. If it’s
difficult to meet your protein needs from meals alone then using a Formula 1 shake is a good way to boost your overall daily protein intake.
These are the Herbalife Nutrition products that could help you during Veganuary and beyond if you wish to continue with a plant based diet.
New generation Formula 1 (in Banana Cream, Café Latte or Spiced Apple flavours) along with Instant Tea, Oat Apple Fibre and Herbal Aloe Concentrate Drink are a wonderful way to start your morning. They will provide you with a nutrient rich, calorie controlled meal which is high in fibre, vitamins and minerals.
NEW GENERATION FORMULA 1
Delicious, nutritious and quick to whip up, Formula 1 fuels your body with the right kind of nutrition. The new generation flavours (Banana Cream, Spiced Apple and Café Latte) contain vegan ingredients and are gluten free. A Formula 1 shake works because it’s high in protein and every calorie comes loaded with healthy nutrition and the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs including vitamin D and B12. Each one can be customised according to your own personal taste. Try some of the recipes listed on the Herbalife Nutrition Share a Shake platform here.
OAT APPLE FIBRE
Most protein shake mixes don’t contain a lot of fibre, and most people don’t eat as much of it as they should. Adding Oat Apple Fibre is an easy way to increase your daily fibre intake. Or try adding fruits and vegetables, rolled oats, bran or seeds such as sunflower, flax or chia seeds to your shake, all of which contribute to your fibre intake.
INSTANT HERBAL TEA
Do you start your day with a high calorie coffee? Instant Herbal Tea with its 85 mg of caffeine can help your concentration and is drunk either hot or cold but at only 6 kcal can be enjoyed guilt free throughout the day.
HERBAL ALOE CONCENTRATE
If you’re feeling less than your best, your fluid intake may be the reason why. Herbal Aloe Concentrate lets you quench your thirst by livening up water. Made from Aloe leaf, this refreshing drink gives water a citrusy twist so you may find it easier to get the fluid intake your body needs to stay healthy and hydrated.
We hope these Herbalife Nutrition products help you with Veganuary and beyond. Good Luck!