Sunday, December 1, 2019

Nature's Way for health and well-being

A hectic lifestyle often means lack of time for a good sit down meal especially for breakfast and lunch. This is because as doctors, both husband and I often spend these period rushing to get to work on time or trying to finish settling ward or clinic work.  We used to grab muesli bars or takeaway latte, even fast-food because an outlet is just opposite the hospital. Even though we know that a balanced diet with low fat, sugar and salt is essential for good health but it can be difficult to achieve.

Nature's Way is a trusted Australian brand using plant derived supplements. Nature's Way supplements are heavily backed by research to ensure safety while rooted in using traditional herbal remedies to enhance physical wellbeing. Nature's Way has a big range of supplements produced under the most stringent quality standards both for adult and children. Their products are also halal certified.

Nature's Way Instant Natural Protein

Asians often do not consume sufficient protein as our diet tends to be carbohydrate loaded culturally and historically. However, protein is a very important nutrient to build strong muscles and a strong immunity. Proteins should be consumed from natural sources such as lean meat (chicken, fish, eggs) or soy (soy milk, tofu). However, it can be difficult to get enough protein especially when eating out. Therefore, supplementary protein beverage can be useful and convenient.

Nature's Way Instant Natural Protein differs from protein supplements used by gym builders because Nature's Way doesn't contain creatine (for muscle building but only works with physical exercise). Creatine use can cause severe dehydration without extra water consumption and is not suitable for those with kidney problems.

Nature's Way Instant Natural Protein only contains natural amino acids derived from soy beans (vegetarian friendly!). This includes branched chain amino acids (BCAA) such as leucine, isoleucine and valine. Many of these are essential amino acids meaning they cannot be made in the body but need to be consumed by food or supplement. Except those who are pregnant or breastfeeding and some rare medical problems, most can consume amino acids safely. Read more here on WebMD.

Nature's Way Manuka Honey 100MGO

Manuka honey is harvested from Manuka flower only found native in Australia and New Zealand Bushland. Nature's Way hand harvest all their honey from 100% Australian native Manuka flowers containing Methylglyoxal aka MGO in its pure form after being filtered without additives.

MGO scores(internationally recognised and standardised rating system) of 100 and above are called bioactive honey, which is a measurement for the antibacterial activity. Do you know that each batch of Nature's Way honey is independently tested for the MGO?

Anyone ages above 1 year old can consume Manuka honey safely. There's no strict limit at how much and how frequently honey should be consumed so it's so versatile that it can be taken on its own or used in cooking to enhance flavors and nutrition. Do you also know that real honey has no expiry date?

What does Dr Yingzangel think?

Nature's Way Instant Natural Protein is pleasantly chocolate flavoured and a healthy way to supplement my breakfast and lunch when I'm at my busiest with a tendency to skip meals or grab fat and carbohydrate loaded fast food. Using fructose and sweetener, it's suitable for those who have diabetes and prediabetes as well because it does not cause blood sugar levels to rise suddenly. Besides that, I also replace 1/3 of flour in my baking recipes for cakes/cookies  with protein powder to lower the amount of carbohydrate so that my family can enjoy guilt free treats!

I do use Manuka honey for certain patients with infected wounds. They work remarkably well to remove devitalized tissue and help to accelerate the natural wound healing process especially for wounds with excessive discharges. Just be careful at the amount you consume if you have diabetes because honey still contains sugar. But it's nevertheless a great remedy for sore throat and cold in this rainy season! 

Read more about Nature's Way!
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Disclaimer: the opinion given is merely a personal experience and does not constitute formal medical advice. Please seek your medical professional's advice before any complementary therapy. Always ask for certified professionals before proceeding with treatment and stop if discomfort or side effect ensues.

1 comment:

Kim said...

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