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USANA MySmartFoods Line introduction

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USANA MySmart Foods LineArticle extracted from USANA Australia News

Food keeps you alive. The right food helps you thrive.

But with so many options, choosing the right foods can be difficult. What if the smartest choice was the easiest one to make?

Now it is.

USANA MySmart™Shakes and MySmart™Bars—available late 2015 or early 2016, depending on your market—are the delicious, healthy choices that fit perfectly into your life.

How Do You Build a Better Foods Product?
It starts with a foundation of solid science. That’s just who we are.

Then we construct it using simple, naturally derived ingredients—the kind you can actually pronounce and understand. So it won’t take you a half hour to read through the back of the package.

Finally, these clean, pure ingredients create a beneficial balance of macronutrients—carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. And there’s no added sugar, which supports a low-glycemic impact on your body.

MySmartFoods was formulated with essential macronutrients and fewer carbs to bring balance to the modern carbohydrate-heavy diet. So one shake a day—taken with the USANA Essentials™—provides the essential macro- and micro-nutrition to support your health goals.

Did You Say Healthy Fat?
“Healthy fat” isn’t an oxymoron. It’s one of the reasons our new products are the smartest choice for your health.

Fats, including saturated fats, are vital nutrients for our cells. And one good source of saturated fat—coconut oil—has a groundswell of scientific support and some big-name fans, including Dr. Myron Wentz and Dr. Mehmet Oz. It makes sense, because recent studies have shown the oil can help support your heart, brain, and metabolism.

So you can see why we’ve added coconut oil to MySmartShakes and MySmartBars.

But How Will It Fit in My Life?
Your health is our central concern. That’s why MySmartShakes provide options that make personalization easy.

You’ll be able to get a shake that perfectly fits your body’s needs and your personal tastes. Choose from:
• Three protein bases with a mild vanilla flavor—plant, soy, and whey
• Five USANA MySmart™ Flavor Optimizers—dark chocolate, cappuccino, peach mango, banana, and orange cream
• Add a performance booster, like USANA MySmart™Shake Protein Plus—our new 100-percent whey protein optimizer
• Mix in fruit, greens, your favorite healthy ingredients, or other USANA products—like Fibergy® Plus, or USANA® Probiotic

And MySmartFoods weren’t designed with a specific type of customer in mind. They’re customizable enough to work with your dietary needs and support your goals—wherever you are on your journey to optimal health.

The world has enough shakes that are ordinary, average, okay, or just fine.

We don’t do just fine. We do smart, unique, and personalised.

That’s why we made USANA MySmart™Shakes and packed them with simple, pure ingredients designed to deliver a beneficial balance of macronutrients. And that’s why we gave you options—three protein bases, five flavor optimisers, and a performance booster—so your shake can fit your life.

A Solid Base
Building a personalised shake starts with your preferred protein base. MySmartShakes offer three great options: plant, soy, and whey.

Each base contains pure, high-quality protein from a natural source—with the plant base using pea and potato protein, and the whey coming from non-hormone-treated cows. The bases all have a mild vanilla flavor that blends well with other flavours or is great on its own.

And, per serving, you’ll be getting 18 grams of protein, eight grams of fibre, and six grams of fat—mainly from coconut oil—with zero grams of sugar and only 150 calories. That means one MySmartShake a day, taken with the USANA® Essentials™, can help restore balance to your diet and provide you with the essential macro- and micro-nutrition to support your health goals.

Every choice is a smart one, so you can choose the protein base that best fits your dietary needs and lifestyle.

Flavor Frenzy
Most shakes don’t get past the base. You’re stuck with the same flavor scoop after scoop after scoop. Where’s the fun in that?

You have five USANA MySmart™ Flavor Optimisers to choose from—dark chocolate, cappuccino, peach mango, banana, and orange cream. So if you wake up in a banana mood, add that flavor to your protein base of choice. The next time, go ahead and treat yourself to a dark chocolate shake—you deserve it.

It’s all about creating the shake that works best for you.

Add a Little Something Extra
Need more protein? Add 10 grams with a scoop of USANA MySmart™Shake Protein Plus, our new 100-percent whey protein booster. And that’s just the start.

Maybe you’re feeling like adding a little fruit or some greens. Go for it. MySmartShakes blend well with the healthy ingredients you love.

They also integrate perfectly with our other products. Add in a scoop of Fibergy® Plus, or include a stick of USANA® Probiotic. And don’t forget to take the Essentials with your shake.

How to Build Your Perfect MySmartShake
Each part of the MySmartFoods line is numbered to guide you through the process. So making your perfectly personalized MySmartShake is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Choose your protein base—plant, soy, or whey
  2. Choose your Flavor Optimiser—dark chocolate, cappuccino, peach mango, banana, orange cream, or stick with the mild vanilla flavor of the base
  3. Add in a booster, like Protein Plus

Food keeps you alive. The right food helps you thrive.

But with so many options, choosing the right foods can be difficult. What if the smartest choice was the easiest one to make?

Now it is.

USANA MySmart™Shakes and MySmart™Bars—available late 2015 or early 2016, depending on your market—are the delicious, healthy choices that fit perfectly into your life.

How Do You Build a Better Foods Product?
It starts with a foundation of solid science. That’s just who we are.

Then we construct it using simple, naturally derived ingredients—the kind you can actually pronounce and understand. So it won’t take you a half hour to read through the back of the package.

Finally, these clean, pure ingredients create a beneficial balance of macronutrients—carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. And there’s no added sugar, which supports a low-glycemic impact on your body.

MySmartFoods was formulated with essential macronutrients and fewer carbs to bring balance to the modern carbohydrate-heavy diet. So one shake a day—taken with the USANA® Essentials™—provides the essential macro- and micro-nutrition to support your health goals.

Did You Say Healthy Fat?
“Healthy fat” isn’t an oxymoron. It’s one of the reasons our new products are the smartest choice for your health.

Fats, including saturated fats, are vital nutrients for our cells. And one good source of saturated fat—coconut oil—has a groundswell of scientific support and some big-name fans, including Dr. Myron Wentz and Dr. Mehmet Oz. It makes sense, because recent studies have shown the oil can help support your heart, brain, and metabolism.

So you can see why we’ve added coconut oil to MySmartShakes and MySmartBars.

But How Will It Fit in My Life?
Your health is our central concern. That’s why MySmartShakes provide options that make personalization easy.

You’ll be able to get a shake that perfectly fits your body’s needs and your personal tastes. Choose from:
• Three protein bases with a mild vanilla flavor—plant, soy, and whey
• Five USANA MySmart™ Flavor Optimizers—dark chocolate, cappuccino, peach mango, banana, and orange cream
• Add a performance booster, like USANA MySmart™Shake Protein Plus—our new 100-percent whey protein optimizer
• Mix in fruit, greens, your favorite healthy ingredients, or other USANA products—like Fibergy® Plus, or USANA® Probiotic

And MySmartFoods weren’t designed with a specific type of customer in mind. They’re customizable enough to work with your dietary needs and support your goals—wherever you are on your journey to optimal health.

Interview with the Scientist

USANA MySmart Foods QAWhen you want inside information about a product, you go to the source. Luckily, we didn’t have to go very far to ask about the new USANA MySmart™Foods.

We asked Dr. Brian Dixon, executive director of health and science education at USANA, a few questions about our great new MySmart™Shakes and MySmart™Bars. Let’s see what he said.

What went into the development of these new products?
We recognized a desire among consumers for simple, pure products. They want ingredients they can pronounce and easily understand. That means cleaner labels and ingredients that are closer to nature. One thing I was taught was to simply look at the length of an ingredient deck—almost always, shorter is better.

This was also an opportunity to add in more healthy fats—mainly from coconut oil—to provide healthy macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, and fats. For a long time, the story was that fats were bad. When you dig into the scientific literature, that’s just not the case.

So what’s going on with the saturated fat in the products?
Fats are a vital nutrient, especially for our cells. And the type of fats found in coconut oil—which is what we use in these products—has quite a few health benefits. It’s been shown to support healthy metabolism, and contribute to satiety. There’s also evidence coconut oil is a heart-healthy food because it supports healthy triglyceride levels and maintains good cholesterol levels already in the normal range.

How will the shakes and bars benefit my overall diet?
That’s a great question. We are very good at talking about “essential” micronutrients—the vitamins and minerals that are essential to sustain life. However, we often forget there are “essential” macronutrients as well. MySmartFoods offer both essential and healthy macronutrients designed to help bring our overall diet back into balance.

Around the world, we are consuming more calories coming mostly from refined sugars, and more specifically, from snacking. The primary goal of these new products is to help restore balance in our diet, and combine them with the USANA® Essentials™ to provide the essential macro- and micro-nutrition our bodies need to thrive.

What’s the target customer for these products?
There isn’t one. We designed the shakes and bars to work for everyone. We used the best science and ingredients available to develop these products to fit into any lifestyle.

The shakes, especially, are very customizable. We have three different bases—plant, whey, and soy—which gives people options right away. There are a variety of flavors that will appeal to a lot of different palates, and boosters to provide more protein or fiber. They fit any lifestyle because they’re so easy to personalize.

Are the products low glycemic?
The new bars are low glycemic. The new shakes can’t make that claim because there is no added sugar. There simply isn’t enough sugar to even determine a glycemic score experimentally. It is literally impossible. So, while we can’t measure the glycemic index of shakes, of course they will help support your low-glycemic diet.

Will the products make me feel full longer?
Besides fat, it is well known and scientifically documented that increased amounts of fiber and protein will also help increase the overall sense of satiety and boost your metabolism. Just two of the many health benefits these macronutrients provide.

What’s your favorite new flavor of shake and bar?
EASY!!! Cappuccino and chocolate.

Purchase USANA MySmartFood via www.buyvitaminsonline.com.au if you live in Australia.

NutritionX Health Network

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Digestive health and the USANA Products

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usana digestive products Article extracted from USANA US Magazine.

USANA recently ran a five week campaign to promote the importance of digestive health and focus on our two products – USANA HepaPlus and Probiotic. Here are some of the highlights:

Tips to improve your digestive health

Maintaining a healthy digestive system is an important part of healthy living. Your digestive system breaks down the foods you eat into the nutrients your body needs to survive. By neglecting your digestive health you could face problems digesting food and absorbing nutrients, which could affect your overall health.

Drink more water: Staying hydrated helps your digestive system work more effectively. Not drinking enough water can slow down your digestive system.

Include probiotics into your diet: Probiotics are live microorganisms (healthy bacteria) which is naturally present in your digestive tract. Probiotics can help to restore balance of good bacteria and provides many health benefits. They are good at regulating the amount of healthy bacteria in your gut and normalising bowel movements. A good course of probiotics is low-fat yogurt, which is enriched with probiotics, or why not try our USANA Probiotics– a digestive health formula delivering probiotic with prebiotic in a convenient single-serve sachet.

USANA digestive titleExercise: Regular physical activity increases blood flow to your organs and helps you to maintain a healthy weight. It also helps to keep food moving through your digestive system and reduces constipation.

Look after your liver: Your liver is the body’s second largest organ and an important part of our digestive system. It manufactures many important proteins and assists in the conversion of fats, amino acids, vitamins and minerals into more usable forms. It also helps to filter toxins from the blood and stores certain vitamins and minerals. Our USANA HepaPlus is a great solution to caring for your liver and was formulated to provide a unique blend of antioxidants to help support healthy liver function.

Eat more fibre: Consuming a diet that is high in fibre can improve your digestive health. It’s also important to have a balanced diet. A high fibre diet can also help promote healthy digestive functions as well as help you to maintain a healthy weight. Try eating foods including oats, wholemeal or multigrain breads, nuts, and brown rice; or try our USANA Fibergy Plus – a natural high fibre, flavourless blend that supports digestive health.

Limit fatty foods: Fatty foods slow the digestive process down and therefore by making it harder digest you become more susceptible to constipation. Try to limit your fatty food intake, avoid fried foods and try choosing lean meats that are lower in fat such as chicken, turkey and pork, and fish. You can also switch from whole or reduced-fat dairy to low-fat or non-fat, and even replace butter and margarine with olive oil.

Stick to a routine: Try to eat at the same time each day. This will help your body to get into a routine and keep your digestive system in shape. It’s also important to eat slowly as this gives your stomach time to prepare and properly digest the food and nutrients you are giving it.

Limit alcohol, caffeine and smoking: All of these can interfere with how your digestive system functions. By limiting these in your diet you reduce the chances of stomach ulcers and heartburn.

Testimonial:

Andrea Hood has learned a lot about change in the last several months—she recently moved from New Hampshire to North Carolina to live in a warmer climate a little closer to the beach. She also left her sales job at her father’s business to pursue health coaching and a USANA career full time. But one thing that hasn’t changed is her passion for healthy living. “My health and teaching others how to live a healthy lifestyle are my top priorities,” she explains. As a certified holistic health coach and food blogger, Andrea knows she has to care for the health of her whole body.

“I honestly believe that a healthy digestive system is crucial for an overall healthy body and mind,” Andrea explains. “If your digestion is out of whack, then you’re not getting the nutrients your body needs for you to have optimal health.”

This is why Andrea supports her digestive health with consistent efforts—including taking USANA products. “USANA Probiotic has helped me improve my digestion so much over the past few years,” Andrea says. “I no longer struggle with digestive issues like bloating.” Andrea especially appreciates that USANA Probiotic is shelf stable and convenient to take.

For Andrea, a healthy digestive system starts first thing in the morning. “Every day when I wake up, the first thing I do is have a big glass of warm lemon water,” Andrea says. “This helps not only hydrate my body, but also get me going for the day. After about an hour I’ll have my breakfast with my AM HealthPak™ and Probiotic.” For the most part, Andrea tries to eat whole, healthy foods—lots of vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and healthy fats from nuts and seeds. “When I eat heavy foods like starchy carbohydrates, dairy, and grains, or whenever I go out to eat, I’ll make sure to take USANA Digestive Enzyme to help my body properly digest those foods.” Andrea specifically seeks out foods that are good for the gut. “I also like to eat a variety of fermented foods, like sauerkraut, kombucha, and miso to help boost the good bacteria in my gut and keep my digestive system in tip-top shape,” she explains. “When my digestive system is in proper working order, my body functions so much better, and I feel amazing!”

When it comes to USANA products, Andrea knows that consistency is key. “I’ve personally watched my body change—specifically good digestion, and healthy skin, hair, and nails. USANA’s products work! I won’t go a day without them. Friends and family always tell me that I ‘glow,’ and it’s definitely a combination of USANA products and great digestion!”

By taking on board some of these tips including using USANA’s digestive support products, eating a well-balanced diet and doing regular exercise you can help to improve your digestive health. For more information visit: www.buyvitaminsonline.com.au

*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

NutritionX Health Network

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USANA Reset Challenge 2015 winners and their testimonials

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usana reset 2015 winnersArticle extracted from USANA Australia Magazine 2015

“This transformation means a lot to me. I feel lot more active and energised and I am able to do some of the things that I couldn’t do before. “ – Mahesh Jayasuriya

AUSTRALIAN WINNERS:

Pooja De Silva

Australian USANA RESET Nation Challenge winner Pooja De Silva has changed her life and is now using her incredible journey to inspire others. Throughout her journey so far Pooja has lost an amazing 26kgs totaling up to 32.13% body fat. Her blood pressure has also returned to a healthy level and her cholesterol count has dropped from 6.7 to 3.7 – overall, fantastic results. Prior to the RESET challenge, Pooja had followed countless diets, which had given her “no real results”, so she decided to take part in the RESET Nation Challenge to improve her health and wellbeing.

Pooja said during the challenge she exercised “hard and smart” with her personal trainer – Scott Lawrence. “Initially, I found the exercise component associated with the RESET program to be very challenging. However, I continued to challenge myself, week after week with perseverance, strict discipline, unshaken mindset, a firmer commitment and total dedication,” she said.

“In addition to my exercise regime, the intake of the recommended USANA supplements played a vital role in my RESET program. I now feel rejuvenated, a lot lighter in weight, bursting with energy and confidence.”

Pooja said she thanks USANA for her “comprehensive transformation”.

“For the first time in many years I am now down to a healthy weight and am able to wear fitted clothes to complement my new body shape,” she said. “I am embracing my success of winning the first place in Australia and the countless compliments that I receive from my family and friends. Life is fantastic…thank you USANA for this unparalleled opportunity. “Throughout my RESET journey I have been fortunate in receiving tremendous support from my family and my TVD uplines Rita and Vajira Amarasinghe. Their ongoing words of encouragement never failed to push me to reach higher goals”. Pooja said she has now “embarked on a significant life changing journey, enjoying a healthier and an active lifestyle” and her goal is to maintain and enjoy her new lifestyle and promote and raise her business to the next level by sharing her success story.

Mahesh Jayasuriya

Australian RESET Nation Challenge winner Mahesh Jayasuriya remembers being overweight for almost a decade. He was scared of getting sick and not being able to see his kids grow up so he decided to reset his life… Mahesh said over the years he tried many times to reduce his weight in various ways but none of them worked out in a positive way. “I am a father of two beautiful kids, Alan and Shevan, who are very active and energised. They always wanted to play with me, but it was difficult for me and I tired out very quickly,” he said.

“I was lucky enough to get introduced to USANA and came to know about the RESET Challenge. That’s when I decided to participate in the challenge and change my life so that I could enjoy a happy, healthy long-life with my loved ones and spend more active time with my kids too.”

After losing almost 33kgs during the challenge Mahesh said he is “so happy and proud” of his results. “That was massive and it’s a life-time achievement. All my loved ones are also happy with my transformation,” he said. “This transformation means a lot to me. I feel lot more active and energised and I am able to do some of the things that I couldn’t do before. I also feel very good about how I look and everyone appreciates my new body. Even now I can wear my favourite clothes which I couldn’t wear before. My self-confidence has increased and now I am living a happy, healthy life.” Mahesh said he would definitely recommend the challenge to other people. “It is a good opportunity for people to get motivated and get onto the right track. Anybody who participates in this challenge is a winner. They all want to change their lives for the better,” he said. Mahesh wants to thank everyone who supported him throughout this journey including his wife (Shammi Jayasuriya) and two kids, his parents and relatives, Ann Perera (2014 RESET Challenge winner), Peter Howe (personal trainer at the 24/7 Anytime Fitness Roxburgh), and all his friends. “I also want to take this opportunity to thank USANA for letting me into their family.”

NEW ZEALAND WINNER:

Jude Franklin

New Zealand USANA RESET Nation Challenge winner Jude Franklin’s journey began back in 2014 when she injured her back in a car accident. This injury not only made it difficult to exercise but to even walk and over the next year Jude gained weight and was struggling to get through each day. Once Jude had recovered from her injury, which meant she could now do moderate exercise, Jude was constantly tired and couldn’t get out of bed in the morning so she decided it was time to make a change. “I had watched a friend go through the Challenge the year before and seen her transformation. There was no doubt in my mind that I could do this,” she said. “When this friend suggested I do the USANA challenge I grabbed the opportunity and put everything into it. “At the start I walked the dog daily and swam every day. I joined a keep-fit group and trained most evenings as well. After six weeks I started running which I had not done for over four years. This meant a huge increase in my fitness.” Jude said she is “ecstatic” with her weight loss results. “I feel so good. Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” she laughed.

“USANA has impacted my life in many ways. I now feel so much more confident in myself, my health has improved and my skin is now clear and radiant.

“I am sleeping better, I can focus better, my body shape has improved and my posture is better. “I couldn’t have done this without USANA, thankyou, you have given me my life back.” Jude said she now wants to tone up and continue to grow her own USANA business. When asked to describe her new outlook on life she simply said “dream big, achieve more”

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