What are USANA® Foods?
To achieve and maintain a healthy body, your body's cells need specific nutrients (high-quality protein, varied fibre sources, carbohydrates, beneficial fats, vitamins, and minerals). When your body's cells lack these vital nutrients, they do not function properly.
At USANA, we understand that good nutrition includes both micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other compounds we consume in small amounts) and macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats that make up the bulk of our food). The primary goal of good nutrition is to promote lifelong good health. This state of well-being implies the optimal performance of all body systems.
THE RIGHT MACRONUTRIENTS
It is vitally important that your diet include the right types of each class of macronutrient:
- The right carbohydrates are either complex carbohydrates or fibre. Complex carbohydrates and fibre generally supply additional healthy trace elements and phytonutrients, as well as energy
- A healthy diet includes a variety of protein sources including complete proteins, which contain all of the essential amino acids
- Beneficial fats are high in essential fatty acids and low in saturated fatty acids. No more than 10 percent of your total daily calories should be derived from saturated fat
GUARANTEED LOW GLYCEMIC (GI)
Low GI foods provide greater satisfaction as well as sustained energy. USANA Foods are clinically tested and all formulated as low GI. They offer healthy alternatives as snacks or meal replacements, giving you sustained energy throughout the day.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A LOW-FAT, HIGH-FIBRE DIET
Increasing your fibre intake can help maintain a healthy digestive system. Unfortunately, the normal diet in today's society includes only one-half to two-thirds of the fibre necessary for optimal health.1 The positive impact of a high-fibre diet is increased when there is a concurrent reduction in the amount of saturated fat consumed.2
New USANA Foods are a healthy source of complex carbohydrates, complete proteins, and beneficial fats. Soyamax™, based on high-quality soy protein, provides complete and balanced amino acids. And some USANA Foods, such as Fibergy™ Plus, are low-fat, high-fibre foods. These delicious snack bars and drink mixes are formulated to provide sustained energy throughout the day.
USANA Foods have been developed by USANA's team of scientists to help take the guesswork out of proper nutrition. These precision formulations not only provide the correct amounts of healthy carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, they also taste great and are convenient. More importantly, they will help you build a lasting foundation for true health for tomorrow.
USANA Foods Products:
Nutrimeal™ is a balanced mix of carbohydrates and proteins that can be used as a convenient, healthy snack. Nutrimeal provides 8 grams of dietary fibre per serving. Increasing your fibre intake can help maintain a healthy digestive system. It comes in three delicious flavours : Dutch Chocolate, French Vanilla and Wild Strawberry.
SoyaMax™is formulated with soy protein isolate, which contains small amounts of many essential minerals as well as other important compounds, such as isoflavones. Isoflavones may help retain calcium.1,2. SoyaMax contains a guaranteed level of naturally occurring isoflavones.
Fibergy™ Plus with a smooth texture and great taste, Fibergy Plus is something you will look forward to every day. The high fibre content also will leave you satisfied, so you won't be looking for a snack an hour later. These great products have been formulated with low GI formulas, providing sustained energy and greater satiety throughout the day. Fibergy Plus is versatile and can be consumed by itself or added to any drink easily.
Nutrition Bars™. Those with hectic lifestyles know how difficult it can be to maintain good eating habits on the run. Nutrition Bars are the answer. These great-tasting, low-glycaemic bars provide healthy carbohydrates, proteins, and fats so you can maintain the energy you need to get through the day.
RESET™. Simple and convenient to follow, USANA's RESET™ Program takes the guesswork out of obtaining good nutrition and offers three core health benefits
1. Munoz KA, et al., Pediatr, 1997; 100:323-29.
2. Lampe JW, Am J Clin Nutr, 1999; 70(S):475S-90S.
3. Foster-Powell K, Holt S, Brand-Miller JC., Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2002; 76:5-56.