Because every skater needs to eat… and most of us are crazy busy!

I found this great article by Dr Luigi Gratton from UCLA on why Herbalife products kick ass for athletes. I though this was particularly help for those of you who are on the go, skipping breakfast, looking for easy, healthy, cost effective answers.

Luigi Gratton, a nutrition advisor to the LA Galaxy, talks about the importance of nutrition for professional athletes.

“Good nutrition is important for everyone, but especially plays a key role for professional athletes. In fact, it is one of the most important factors for improving performance.“

Athlete’s lives are often so busy that one of their greatest challenges is preparing nutritious meals on a regular basis. That’s why Formula 1 shakes are the perfect healthy meal for athletes constantly on the go.

LA Galaxy players, like many athletes, have higher activity levels that the average person and have higher nutritional demands. Simply put, the more active the athlete – the more important their nutrition.

Whenever I’m offering nutritional advice, I point out the importance of Herbalife® products like Formula 1 Shake Mix. I know from personal experience that science-based products can make a huge difference in an athlete’s performance and overall wellbeing.

Ultimately, I advise all athletes to maintain their nutritional conditioning not only for games and athletic events, but all the time. A programme with Herbalife® products, together with a healthy, active lifestyle, is a winning combination for all athletes as well as anyone interested in maintaining his or her wellbeing.”

Herbalife and the LA Galaxy: a winning combination
As the Official Nutrition Company and Presenting Sponsor of the LA Galaxy, Herbalife is on a mission for nutrition, giving people an opportunity to change their lives with proven products and a proven business opportunity. We are taking the mission for nutrition across the galaxy. Herbalife and the LA Galaxy are two world-class players that have come together to make one amazing team.

With some of the world’s most famous soccer players, like Chris Albright and Joe Cannon, this all-star association is showing that Herbalife is the nutrition choice of world’s class athletes.

“Running up to six miles every game against some of the greatest athletes in the world is a demanding challenge. But since I started using Herbalife, I have felt more energetic and that allowed me to have one of my best seasons ever as a pro in 2006. Thanks, Herbalife, for offering a simple effective nutrition routine that I enjoy following each day.” Chris Albright, 2006 Defender of the Year LA Galaxy

“Every time I take the field, my single goal is to stop others from scoring. When you have a ball travelling towards you at up to 85 miles-per-hour, that means you need incredible mind-body reaction time. My solution? Simple… I use Herbalife® products during every practice and every game. Nothing I’ve tried before or since has given me a more competitive edge.” Joe Cannon, Two-times MLS Goalkeeper of the Year LA Galaxy

More LA Galaxy testimonials at http://www.herbalifesoccer.com/

Perfect for professional sports athletes…
Outstanding performance doesn’t happen by chance – you need the ultimate nutrition strategy to support your training regime. If you want to maintain your finely tuned body and perform at your absolute best then respect your body’s nutritional needs and fuel it with high quality nutrition:

Start with the Herbalife core products
Formula 1 Meal Replacement for Weight Management and Healthy Nutrition, and Formula 2 Multivitamin Complex – this duo delivers balanced levels of key vitamins and minerals, healthy carbohydrates, plant-based protein, beneficial fats, dietary fibre and antioxidant nutrients. These core products provide a strong foundation for those who are serious about their sport.

Add protein to repair and refuel
Formula 3 Personalised Protein Powder provides a blend of high quality whey and soy proteins and allows you to personalise your protein intake according to your training regime. Essential for muscle mass maintenance and growth, and post match recovery and repair, simply add this Protein Powder to your Formula 1 shakes or use in sauces and soups.

Antioxidants can help protect against cell damage and may assist recovery
Schizandra Plus is enriched with Schizandra, a nutrient-rich plant which helps increase the body’s ability to distribute oxygen effectively. It also contains antioxidant vitamins and aminoacids to help support the body’s immune system. Schizandra Plus can help support any busy, stressful or sporty lifestyle!

RoseOx* – Rosemary extract contains more than twelve antioxidants. Antioxidants can help protect your immune system by fighting free radicals and replenishing important nutrients lost everyday. This supplement contains powerful antioxidant polyphenols which help to regenerate vitamin C back to its active form.

* The RoseOx brand is the property of Zuellig Botanicals Inc.

Source: Inspire Today – Herbalife’s Today Magazine – Dec 2007
Luigi Gratton, a nutrition advisor to the LA Galaxy, Inter Milan and may others.

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