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Cal South E-News // August 2009 NUTRITION EDUCATION

August 14, 2009






Herbalife Independent Distributors Nutrition Education provided by Health and Wealth Group

The Power of Soy Protein

By David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N.
Chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition and Scientific Advisory Boards


Soy-based products are on the rise for very healthy reason

Promote heart health and overall wellness with the super power of soy protein. Learn how to get your recommended daily dose of this super bean.

The humble soybean boasts some extraordinary benefits. In 1999, the FDA approved a dietary health claim for soy foods, recommending an average daily intake of 25 grams of soy protein, with soy isoflavones, in addition to a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, to reduce the risk of heart disease. This final rule is based on the FDA's conclusion that foods containing soy protein included in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of cardiac-heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels.


One of the ways that soy seems to promote heart health is thanks to its high content of isoflavones:

• Soy protein and soy isoflavones have been shown to promote healthy cholesterol that is already within normal range.
• Soy isoflavones help the body regulate estrogen levels, which may help alleviate many of the symptoms associated with menopause and PMS.
• Soy protein enhances the body's ability to retain and better absorb calcium into the bones. Soy isoflavones help by slowing bone loss and inhibiting bone breakdown. Herbalife offers a wide range of great-tasting soy-based products including Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix, Formula 3 Personalized Protein Powder, Bulk & Muscle Formula Protein Drink, Roasted Soy Nuts with Cardia® Salt, Protein Bars and Soup Mix.


Q&A about Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shakes

Q: What are the components that make Formula 1 a healthy, satisfying meal?

A: Formula 1 provides high quality soy protein, healthy carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients to provide the cells of your body what they need for optimum health.* You will be able to tell the difference from your usual breakfast after the very first shake. We have a variety of 7 delicious different flavors.

Q: Is the soy protein in Formula 1 beneficial to kids, men and women?

A: Yes, the soy protein in Formula 1 is definitely beneficial for kids, men and women. Numerous scientific studies demonstrate the benefits of soy protein for heart health when included as part of a healthy meal Formula 1 has a healthy heart symbol on every label.
We recommend for kids using the Herbalife Kids Shake.

Q: If I'm lactose intolerant, can I use soy milk to make a shake?

A: Yes, simply add soy milk to Formula 1 and you should have no problem.* By the way, most humans are lactose intolerant to some degree. You lose nothing when you substitute soy milk for dairy milk from a health standpoint.

How to get your Formula 1 Meal Replacement Shake?

Simply contact the Herbalife CalSouth Independent Distributor to order or for answers to any other questions at (805) 331-6803.