Friday, 30 August 2013


I hope you have all enjoyed the lovely summer as much as I have – long may the glorious weather continue. And I really think we have paid for this one up front, don't you?

To keep your body happy into the new season inevitably coming up, I would like to introduce you to a fabulous whey protein powder from Solgar called Whey to Go.
Proteins are a necessary part of every living cell in the body and therefore essential to life. Next to water, protein makes up the greatest portion of our body weight. Protein substances make up the muscles, ligaments, tendons, organs, glands, nails, hair and many vital body fluids, and are essential for the growth of bones. Proteins help to regulate the body’s water balance and maintain the proper internal pH. They assist in the exchange of nutrients between the intercellular fluids and the tissues, blood and lymph. Proteins form the structural basis of chromosomes, through which genetic information is passed from parent to offspring.

As you can see, protein has a lot of different functions and you can therefore correct a wide range of concerns by taking a good quality protein powder. A lack of protein can cause problems ranging from indigestion to depression to stunted growth. The addition of whey protein to your diet can make a positive difference for people struggling with weight issues, and here are some of the reasons why:

 - The body requires more energy to digest protein than other foods so as a result you burn more calories after a protein meal.
- Protein helps to stabilize blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. This in turn reduces hunger by lowering insulin levels and making it easier for the body to burn fat.
- Whey protein isolate is a pure protein with little to no fat or carbohydrates. It is a perfect complement to any low carb or low GI diet plan.

Whey protein isolate, the purest form available, is unsurpassed as a source of the essential amino acids required in the daily diet. However, by adding whey protein to your diet you take care of a lot more than just weight management.

For instance, since whey protein helps maintain strong muscles and prevent bone loss it is ideal both for athletes as well as the elderly, and those recovering from illness. It also helps with wound healing, as protein and its amino acids are the building blocks that initiate the growth of new skin. New research is also showing that whey protein may help in the battle against high blood pressure, and there is a potential for cholesterol reduction as well.

At the moment (September 2013) we are giving away a FREE blender bottle worth £9.50 with every purchase of Solgar Whey to Go at Elixir, so you can make really lovely shakes using the powder, which comes in natural vanilla, chocolate cocoa and strawberry flavour. It blends easily and tastes great in water, milk or juice. Alternatively, you can add it to cereals, pancakes, muffins or other bake mixtures.

To buy this product click on the following link: Solgar Whey to Go Protein Powder. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor, you can telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information. We're always there to help.

By Randi Henderson
Elixir Health Foods

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