Australians are set to spend a whopping $1 billion on diet products this year alone, and with the health industry booming, why are we actually fatter than ever?
To help you make the right healthy food choices, Ms. Zhou shares her expert tips of a few of the most common products people have nutritionally incorrect misconceptions around:
2. Smoothies. What could be wrong with blended fruits, veggies and milk or ice? Yes, smoothies are primarily made with those ingredients but they can also be full of chocolate, peanut butter, frozen yogurt and syrups. All of those additives decrease the nutritional value, and can make drinking a smoothie just as bad as slurping on a milkshake. Instead, products such as USANA’s Nutrimeal™ for example are great alternatives as they’re low GI and high in fibre and protein, so you can enjoy a flavoursome and well-balanced meal-in-a-glass without the chemicals or calories.
3. Orange juice. A good source of Vitamin C, many people pour themselves a cup of orange juice with their breakfast each morning. What some don’t realise is that orange juice is loaded with carbohydrates and added sugars. Simply taking a Vitamin C tablet such as USANA's Poly C, or eating an orange, are both good ways to avoid consuming excessive amounts of sugar while still receiving the nutritional benefits of Vitamin C.
Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Use only as directed. Always read the label.
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USANA Health Sciences was founded in 1992 in the United States by microbiologist and immunologist, Dr Myron Wentz. The products are backed by an accredited team of scientific experts and USANA has been awarded a 5-star rating for its nutritional products – the highest of any available in Australia in the Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements (4th Ed) by Lyle McWilliam, an independent Canadian biochemist.