Monday, February 25, 2019

Cooking Tips for Heart Healthy Meals

Cooking Tips for Heart Healthy Meals

Cooking a heart healthy meal, or cooking in general, may seem like a frightening task to some, especially to those who tend to burn everything including toast. However, a study completed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health states that the main ingredient in a healthier diet is cooking meals at home. By cooking at home you have control over your ingredients, your portion sizes, and the way that you cook your food.

A key to creating heart healthy meals is to cut down on cholesterol, fats, and salt found in many common ingredients. Create meals that keep your heart in mind by looking to these quick tips when dinnertime approaches.

Avoid Frying

Rather than deep frying or pan frying food, which causes ingredients to soak up unnecessary and unhealthy fats, look to these alternative options to keep the nutritional value of your ingredients intact:

Stir-frying. High temperatures destroy some nutrients when cooking, so by stir-frying foods rapidly at high temperatures, food (especially vegetables) retain more of their nutrients, and since the cooking happens quickly, the foods don’t retain as much oil as they would with conventional deep frying techniques.

Broiling.  Broiling is a popular choice to prepare healthy meals since it uses direct heat to cook the food and requires little to no oil in order to cook. Similarly, broiling methods melt the natural fat found in meat such as chicken or fish, and since most ovens have a broiling unit, it is a quick and reliable way to prepare meals.

Steaming. Unlike the options above, steaming is a form of cooking that requires no oil, which makes it much better for your heart since it avoids adding unnecessary fats. Steaming is also great for keeping the original form and taste as well as most of the original nutrition, especially in vegetables. For example, steamed broccoli retains 81% of its vitamin C as opposed to only 30% when cooked in water.  And since preparation for steaming is minimal, you can create a healthy meal in very little time.

Quick Tip: Try to keep your meals simple. In many cases, simple recipes and ingredients lead to healthier, more natural meals while more complicated recipes that involve extra ingredients and specialized cooking methods could potentially be taking away from your meal’s nutrition and your time.

‘Tis the Season 

Try to avoid prepackaged seasonings as they usually contain a lot of salt. Selecting fresh herbs and preparing hand-made seasonings may seem foreign to you now, but in the long-term, you’ll be saving money by doing the preparation yourself. Your heart will thank you for avoiding all the extra sodium found in store-bought packages.

Quick Tip: Use citrus juice, peppers, or vinegar to add an extra level of flavor to your dishes. But be sure to use these sparingly as to not overpower the overall flavor of the meal.

Make Substitutions

Using low or non-fat yogurt instead of sour cream cuts out unnecessary fats in your meal. In ½ a cup of yogurt, you’ll get double the calcium and cut out 4 grams of fat and 2 grams of saturated fat—a fat found in many store-bought foods that could be damaging to heart health over time.

Eliminating butter and replacing it with heart healthy olive oil can be incredibly beneficial to your arteries and overall heart health. Replacing one tablespoon of butter with one tablespoon of olive oil drops the fat content by 2 grams. Seven grams of unhealthy saturated fat will be replaced by 10 grams of heart healthy monounsaturated fats instead.

Make Extra

If you’re putting in the time and effort to prepare a heart healthy dish, don’t hesitate to go overboard. Making extra food gives you healthy snack options, as well as back-up meals in case you don’t feel like preparing something new after a long day. There’s nothing wrong with thinking ahead. This will help you create good habits that will keep your heart healthy and happy in the future.

Quick Tip: Making extra food is great, but just because you have extra food, doesn’t mean you need extra helpings. Set aside proper portions for snacks and meals by using small bags or plastic containers to stay organized and stay focused on eating until you are satisfied rather than eating until you are stuffed.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

ProArgi-9+ Featured in 2019 PDR

ProArgi-9+ Featured in 2019 PDR

ProArgi-9+ has once again been included in this year’s edition of the Prescribers’ Digital Reference (PDR), formerly known as the Physicians’ Desk Reference, providing a greater opportunity for people to discover the tremendous benefits of our best-selling product.

For more than 70 years, medical specialists across the world have turned to the PDR as the authoritative source of information on drugs and prescribed substances. Now available exclusively in a digital format, the 2019 edition of the PDR continues to be utilized in virtually every physician’s office, pharmacy, clinic, and library. No medical reference is more current, more recognized, or more respected. The PDR contains label information, dosage instructions, images, and more.

We hope this publicity encourages more people to discover and share ProArgi-9+ and its value in supporting a healthy lifestyle.

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“ProArgi-9+ is the highest quality l-arginine supplement in the world. This proprietary formulation combines the powerful cardiovascular benefits of l-arginine with a variety of superior heart health ingredients to give your cardiovascular system optimum support.

ProArgi-9+ was formulated in collaboration with leading scientists and cardiovascular specialists who have conducted extensive research on the proper application of l-arginine in promoting heart health.”
Prescribers’ Digital Reference (2019)
Note: The 2019 Edition of the PDR containing information about ProArgi-9+ is available only digitally. Illustrations showing a physical book are simply a reference to the historical, widely recognized format.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Heart Health Spotlight: Cardio Protect Kit

Heart Health Spotlight: Cardio Protect Kit

Celebrate Heart Health Month with the Cardio Protect Kit. This kit delivers three of Synergy’s most powerful formulas to support and protect your heart at a savings of over $50!

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Your heart is your body’s hardest-working muscle, and deserves special care and attention. This powerful organ beats 100,000 times a day to pump 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body. Poor heart function and circulation can cause many issues in your body. With the Cardio Protect Kit you can nourish your heart with clinically-studied, carefully-formulated products that will help you reach your full potential.

Take a look at the individual products included in this hearty kit.

Cardio Protect Kit

$150/120 CV, Save $52!

1 Metabolic LDL
Synergy’s newest product, Metabolic LDL, contains a powerful main ingredient, Citrus bergamia Risso extract, and a proprietary blend of high-ORAC antioxidants that help to support total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as well as blood sugar levels. Watch the Metabolic LDL video, HERE.

Metabolic LDL was the focus of a 12-week clinical study published in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology! View the clinical study, HERE.

1 Omega-3
Omega-3 fatty acids have long been touted for their powerful cardiovascular support. Your body does not produce omega-3 fatty acids on its own, so they must be delivered through diet and/or supplementation. Made from fish oil, but without the fishy taste, Omega-3 promotes healthy circulatory function.

2 ProArgi-9+
Synergy’s flagship product, ProArgi-9+, has been clinically-proven to increase nitric oxide production in the body, which is an essential amino acid that helps blood vessels relax, therefore, increasing circulation.

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WHY SYNERGY?

Purity / Potency / Safety / Results
Synergy products are based on science, research, and results, ensuring that they will undoubtedly work for you. The Hughes Center for Research and Innovation was designed with the goal to combat health mega-trends driven by poor diet and lifestyle choices through natural, nutritionally therapeutic products. Outfitted with state-of-the-art instrumentation, the Hughes Center is the hub of Synergy WorldWide’s new product development.

Utilizing the center’s advanced technology, Hughes Center scientists verify the identity, purity, and potency of potential product ingredients and work to discover powerful and unique product formulations that support metabolic health through the gut microbiome. If a formulation proves itself in clinical studies, it joins Synergy’s family of Elite Health products.

Quality Assurance / Quality Manufacturing
In conjunction with its parent company NSP, Synergy WorldWide controls all of its own product manufacturing and testing. The company simply refuses to leave the quality of its products in the hands of someone else. Our manufacturing facility consists of four quality assurance labs, each of which plays a specific role in ensuring product quality. Our scientists have nearly 600 unique tests at their disposal to determine the quality, purity, and potency of all raw materials and finished products. Both raw materials and finished products undergo up to 10 days of testing.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Throwback Thursday: The Heart Through History Infographic

Throwback Thursday: The Heart Through History Infographic

At Synergy, every month is Heart Health Month thanks to Synergy’s proven, effective flagship product, ProArgi-9+. But in February, we recommit ourselves to heart health by joining the official Heart Health Month movement to share awareness about common heart dangers and celebrate the magnificent muscle.

Take a look at some interesting tidbits and exciting discoveries made about the heart in the infographic above. By learning about the heart, we can spread awareness of cardiovascular health and make a difference in the lives of those impacted by heart disease.

Like the infographic above? Click to download a printable version you can keep!

HEART HISTORY INFOGRAPHIC

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Meal Replacements Increasing in Demand

Meal Replacements Increasing in Demand

Meal replacements are on the rise as people live increasingly busy lives, surrounded by unhealthy food choices. Many seeking to lose weight and/or build muscle turn to high-protein shakes to help them achieve their wellness goals. According to a recent report, the global protein supplements market is expected to increase to $3.59 billion by 2024, as people continue to invest in fitness and become more conscious of their health.

Meeting the demands of this consumer trend, Synergy WorldWide is proud to offer the Biome Shake and SLMsmart Health Shake. Both are delicious meal replacements with 20 and 26 grams of protein, respectively in every serving. But what is it that’s making protein and meal replacements a household necessity?

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WHY PROTEIN?

Human biology is stacked upon proteins. They exist in the outer and inner membranes of every living cell, and make an appearance in:

  • Muscle tissue
  • Bones
  • Red blood cells and plasma
  • Hair and nails
The body needs protein to make enzymes, which do a number of jobs in the body, including digesting food and making new cells. Perhaps one of the most important jobs that proteins have are creating neurotransmitters, which are responsible for sending messages back and forth from nerve cells to other specialized cells, such as muscle cells.

As people are predicted to continue making fitness a priority, consuming protein becomes of increasing importance because it is essential to supporting muscle growth. While Biome Shake and SLMsmart Health Shake were designed by in-house scientists to support weight management programs and microbiome care, many have turned to these shakes for their protein content and nutrients in enjoyable, flavorful, convenient forms.

WHY MEAL REPLACEMENTS?

Time moves quickly these days. With the conveniences of technology, our days are full, and our attention is in higher demand than ever before. No one wants more stress, especially stress in regards to food, proper nutrition, weight control, and microbiome health. That’s why an increasing number of people are reaching for meal replacement shakes, which are nutrient-dense and can help fill the gaps created by an incomplete diet through an easy-to-mix shake. Add in the convenience factor of being able to stash a serving or two in your purse or car, and you have the recipe for a quick, delicious alternative to skipping a meal or overindulging in a less healthy restaurant option.

Whether you’re looking for an easy weight management solution or a convenient way to fill nutritional voids, Synergy’s shakes can show you why meal replacements are skyrocketing in popularity.

Check out the special January kits containing these powerful shakes.

Shop Purify “Boosted” Pack
Shop SLMsmart “New You” Pack

WHY SYNERGY?

The Hughes Center for Research and Innovation was designed with the goal to combat health mega-trends driven by poor diet and lifestyle choices through natural, nutritionally therapeutic products. Outfitted with state-of-the-art instrumentation, the Hughes Center is the hub of Synergy WorldWide’s new product development. Utilizing the center’s advanced technology, Hughes Center scientists verify the identity, purity, and potency of potential product ingredients and work to discover powerful and unique product formulations that support metabolic health through the gut microbiome. If a formulation proves itself in clinical studies, it joins Synergy’s family of Elite Health products.

Our manufacturing facility consists of four quality assurance labs, each of which plays a specific role in ensuring product quality. Our scientists have nearly 600 unique tests at their disposal to determine the quality, purity, and potency of all raw materials and finished products. Both raw materials and finished products undergo up to 10 days of testing.

 

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year “Pick-A-Pack” Special

Make 2019 the year that you invest in your health and achieve your goals! Now through January 31, pick either (or both!) of these special New Year packs below to turn your January into the month that kicks off your healthiest year ever.

Pick-A-Pack Specials
Choose SLMsmart for weight management or Purify for a balanced and properly fed microbiome. Either will help you boost your New Year’s resolutions and give you the perfect jumpstart into the New Year.

Pick-A-Pack:

Purify Boosted Pack – $279/200 CV

Renew your microbiome for the New Year with the Purify Boosted Pack that includes extra product and a Stackable Blender Bottle at a discounted price. You save $291!

2 Biome Shakes
2 Biome DTX
1 ProArgi-9+ (Mixed Berry Single Serve)
4 Biome Actives
4 Body Prime
1 Stackable Blender Bottle

Purify Special
Read the Purify reviews, here!

SLMsmart New You Pack – $159/100 CV

The same SLMsmart program you know and love, with an additional Health Shake canister and Stackable Blender Bottle at a discounted price!

1 Vanilla Health Shake
1 Chocolate Health Shake
1 Calorie Burner
1 Crave Control
1 Body Cleanse
1 Stackable Blender Bottle

SLMsmart Special
Check out these incredible SLMsmart transformations:
In the coming months, we will follow up with you to check in on your success with these packs. So, no matter which pack you choose, take “before” pictures, weigh and measure yourself, and stay tuned for more information to come!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Trulūm Holiday Special



Just in time for the holidays, save 20% on the complete Trulūm system! Now you can give the gift of true luminance to everyone on your list. Use individual products as radiant stocking stuffers, or buy a set for yourself— we won’t tell!



Trulūm is the perfect gift for yourself and others. Its true quality skincare— a premium line of formulas backed by science to provide real benefits for your skin. Especially in this holiday season, the winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. With the power of Intrinsic Youth Technology only found in Synergy’s Trulūm skincare line, you can protect your skin from damage and combat the visible signs of aging at a foundational level to promote a more vibrant, youthful look.

What’s included in the Trulūm pack:

Regular $225/150 CV, Now $179/100 CV
Cleansing Gel
Hydrating Toner
Youth Serum
Eye Cream
Brightening Serum
Intrinsic Complex
Moisturizer
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Discover savings, the joy of giving, and your true luminance with Trulūm.