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Organic Madagascan Vanilla Powder

Organic Pure Vanilla Powder

Like many people, my husband and I got fed up with our lifestyle. He stays busy as an account executive and spends long hours in the office. I have the luxury of working my graphics design business from home; however, I did not feel any more energetic than he did. We sat down one rare weekend we could spend together and decided to make some changes.

Both of us are in fairly decent shape, but we could still improve ourselves. We had not used our gym membership in ages and just did not have the time for any regimented home workout. This was pretty disheartening, since both of us were into fitness while attending college. We were also negligent when it came to good nutrition. While we did try to keep a lot of good food around, we could be doing a lot better.

Our first glaring realisation came when we did an inventory of our refrigerator and our pantry. Were we even paying attention to the junk we threw into our shopping cart? When did we stop reading labels before we bought a food item? We starting going through our pantry to see what we were actually eating.

We like quick breakfasts in the morning and often eat cereal. My husband was shocked to discover that his favorite “whole-grain” cereal also had several grams of sugar and a surprising amount of sodium. I frowned when I found out that my favorite light yogurt still had corn syrup in it. So many packaged things we bought were deceptive in their advertising. I should not have to bring a chemical dictionary to the store to understand the ingredient labels.

We decided then and there that we were going to stop buying the heavily-processed foods anymore. Like my mum always says, whole foods from nature are the best. We wanted a nutritional supplement and did extensive research on the Internet. That is how I found out about 180 Nutrition and all of their beneficial products.

This company was founded by two men in Australia who were also frustrated with the limited choices people had today for good nutritional supplements. They created a line of super food meal replacements that uses pure, organic ingredients. I fell in love with the taste of the pure organic natural vanilla powder. It is so easy to blend up a tasty, nutritional shake on the go. My husband is fond of the nutritional snack bars. He can just throw a couple in his back pack to eat at work or when bicycling. The 180 Nutrition Company has been helping people around the world with their nutritional supplements since 2010.

I am glad to report that my husband and I are back in the groove of healthy living and have never felt better. My favourite product is the pure organic natural vanilla powder as I can add it to my smoothie or to yoghurt to get a great flavour and a nutritional boost. The protein superfoods continue to give us the energy to maintain a good exercise regimen. Life is looking better since we started making the right choices for our bodies.

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Should Athletes Fat or Carb load?

should athletes carb load

Guy: With all the confusion out there on whether athletes should be eating more dietary fats or carbohydrates for enhanced performance, who better to ask than Dr Kieron Rooney; a biochemist from the University of Sydney. Kieron’s wealth of knowledge is incredible and he has a long standing interest in the basic science behind low carbohydrate diets.

He will be hosting Sydney’s June event featuring low carb for athletic performance expert Professor Jeff Volek - “Nutrition for Optimising Athletic Performance”.  Over to Kieron…

1. Do the benefits of a LCHF (low carb high fat) diet only apply to endurance athletes in sports?

Good question! My gut response is that this would be the population it makes the most sense to focus on initially as they are typically the athletes in which performance / fatigue has been traditionally shown to be most influenced by dietary strategies during an event and (possibly prior). But that is most likely an artefact of the duration of non-endurance events – not much time to suck down a ricotta stuffed olive when your 100m event is over in 9 and a bit seconds; and nor do you have the hands free in a power lifting event.

Dr Steve Phinney’s original work in the 80’s set the scene for endurance athletes to be primary participants and lots of the big name stories coming out are endurance athletes as well… It may just be though that the non-endurance athletes are yet to be convinced.

If we unpack this a little more, what are the benefits of LCHF you are referring to?

If we think of an endurance event, then the conventional wisdom is that your ultimate performance will be reliant on a steady supply of carbohydrate during the event. This will primarily be met by glycogen stores, perhaps gluconeogenesis in the liver and then anything else you can consume in goos and drinks and the like during the event to sustain blood glucose levels and “spare” your muscle glycogen stores. This research is quite repeatable and has led to feeding strategies such as carb loading and the like being standard approaches to enhance performance. But this would be in athletes that are “carb adapted” individuals. These are athletes that are most likely consuming large amounts of carbohydrates each day of their lives and as such have an energy system that is dependent on carbohydrate fuels.

My understanding of the LCHF approach is that you play the long game – live LCHF and adapt your system away from this reliance on carbohydrates, then the fuels (and ultimately performance) you are relying on during your event will less likely to be glycogen and carbohydrate intake as you are tapping into the larger fuel reserves of body fat.

A key question then is in ultra-endurance events and the like, where no doubt some food is necessary – what do you eat?

This is a question I look forward to hearing Jeff Volek discuss.

If we go back to your question just briefly. IF we are looking for signs that LCHF may have a place in the development of athletes outside of traditional endurance events, my reading of the LCHF approach is that a state of nutritional ketosis results in a preservation of muscle mass. In their book “Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance” There is discussion of studies reporting in LCHF participants in which protein sparing occurs via reduced oxidation of the Branched Chain Amino Acids. This would suggest for athletes preparing for events that are not typically endurance but reliant on muscle power, perhaps the LCHF will have a place – we just need for literature to get there.

2. Do you need to be in ketosis to fully benefit from a LCHF diet?

Great question, of course one needs to be wary of what is identified as a “benefit”. If we are focussing on athlete performance in their endurance event then my reading of the LCHF approach is that yes, it is an all or nothing approach, you can not dip your toes in and out of brief periods of carbohydrate restriction as your body will be in a continual state of switching between differing adaptation states.

If you are not in nutritional ketosis but are doing a “lower” (rather than “low” carb approach (somewhere on the continuum of less than 130g a day but not quite as low as the 50g often reported as the threshold for nutritional ketosis) then you are likely developing a system that is still reliant on carbohydrate fuels, but because you have gone lower carb they are not around, and because you are not in ketosis then the ketones aren’t around to meet the energy demand and so you are in danger of not meeting energy needs in your exercise effort.

If though your focus is on weight loss / maintenance I think there is more scope here for a lower carb approach as some studies would show you can get health improvements coming down to the 100-130g level. Whether or not you would be in “nutritional ketosis” at this level is something I hope Jeff will talk about.

3. How long does it typically take to become fat adapted?

This varies with the individual. Jeff Volek has done extensive research on this, and according to his book; The Art & Science of Low-Carbohydrate Performance estimates between 3 – 8 weeks to become full fat adapted.

4. In your experience what is the average macro-nutrient profile for ketosis?

I have no experience other than my own. You will need to be careful on this one, I often see people (nutrition professors and the like) mix their macronutrient profiles discussion around absolute amounts and % contributions. Jeff and Steve’s books often state it as no more than 5-10% of your total daily energy intake from carbs (so for someone on 2000 calories that would be a max of 50g).

Protein has to be kept moderate as well and is given as 1.2-1.5g/kg body weight (although they specify “reference weight” which I hope Jeff unpacks a little more) so this would be about 90-110g for a 75kg individual (approximately 20% total energy) but this would be a maximum I believe as there is reference in the LCHF books to avoid “high” protein. You then make up the rest of your energy needs with fats which could end up being anywhere between 70-80% of your energy intake which on 2000 calories a day would be about 150-180g of fat.

5. What is the ideal sports drink?

Water!

180 Superfood & WOD Bars

natural protein bars

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Let’s face it – the majority of snack/sports bars available today suffer from the same problems as their powdered counterparts – low grade ingredients, artificial additives, preservatives and a list of chemicals that you need a PhD to understand – Guy

What are the benefits of our natural protein bars:

  • Quickly and effectively refuel ‘on-the-fly‘ after a workout
  • Avoid bad food choices when the mid-afternoon craving hits
  • Enjoy 100% natural and gluten free ingredients
  • Boost your energy with real food
  • Enjoy a snack that isn’t packed with chemicals

180 nutrition protein bars

Our natural protein bars use the same amazing ingredients below and come in two sizes - 60g WOD Bars (best for exercise) and 45g Superfood Bars (best for snacks):

  • Cocoa

    Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate

    The body does not store protein, and therefore has no reservoir to draw on when it needs a new supply. Protein helps prevent muscle tissue break down after exercise and aids growth and repair. Learn more about our whey protein isolate here.

  • Flaxseed

    Flaxseed

    180 contains a perfectly balanced quantity of Flaxseed in it’s formula. Flaxseeds are a great source of fibre, lignans, protein, omega 3, vitamins, and minerals. The importance of these nutrients to exercise & body building is paramount.

  • Almonds

    Almond Meal

    The delicately flavoured and versatile almond is a great source of good fats, high in protein, antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E and B. Helps sugar metabolism, energy production, nervous system function, skin health.

  • Sunflower Kernels

    Sunflower Kernels

    Are rich in Omega 6 fatty acids. Health benefits include anti-inflammatory properties and aid cardiovascular health from its vitamin E content. Also contains magnesium and selenium, a trace mineral that is of fundamental importance to human health.

  • Shredded Coconut

    Coconut Flour

    Made from certified organic coconut flesh. It is very high in natural fibre, and has a delicious sweet taste. High in protein, gluten free and zero cholesterol. Making it the perfect ingredient for flavouring.

  • Cocoa beans

    Cocoa (Chocolate flavour only)

    Not only does Cocoa taste rich and delicious, evidence points to the use of raw cocoa in a medicinal capacity for over two thousand years, including treatment of fatigue, fever, heart pain, shortness of breath, kidney & bowel complaints.

  • Chia Seeds

    Were originally farmed by the Aztecs over 3500 years ago. They have been ‘rediscovered’ and modern medicine has acknowledged Chia seeds as an excellent source of protein and that is jam-packed with amino-acids, Omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants.

  • Pepita

    Pepita (Pumpkin seeds)

    Pepitas are an excellent source of minerals, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, protein, monounsaturated fat, and zinc. They are a celebrated food of the Native American Indians who treasured them both for their dietary and medicinal properties.

  • Sesame Seeds

    Sesame Seeds

    Sesame Seeds are packed full of nutrients, antioxidants, vitamin B1 & vitamin E. They contain high levels of phytochemical antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, which have been implicated in development of cancer.

  • Psyllium Husk

    Psyllium Husks

    Rich in fibre, Psyllium Seeds and their husks have long been enlisted for great digestive function, which aids regular bowel movement.

  • inactive brewers yeast

    Inactive Brewers Yeast

    Not to be confused with Bakers Yeast, Inactive Brewers Yeast is extremely rich in B-complex vitamins which support your body’s metabolism and energy production. The Amino Acids in inactive brewer’s yeast are essential to support the building and repair of tissues, bones, muscles and cartilage.

  • stevia

    Stevia

    This natural herb from South America is used as a sweetener, with the added benefit that it has zero calories, negligible effect on blood sugar and none of the nasty side effects of the artificial sweeteners used in some of the leading nutritional supplements.

  • Almonds

    Almond Paste

    Long been declared as a ‘Super Food’, almonds are an incredible source vitamin B6, riboflavin, dietary fibre, and minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and zinc.

  • Sesame Seeds

    Tahini Paste

    Made from ground sesame seeds and contains virtually zero measurable trans-fat or cholesterol, tahini is a great high source of vitamin A, magnesium, folate and calcium, and is especially abundant in phosphorus and potassium.

  • Organic Rice Malt

    Organic Rice Malt

    A natural binding ingredient where the low GI carbohydrate from the brown rice releases energy over a longer period of time. Contains no fat or cholesterol of any type and is 100% fructose free.

natural protein bar options

Our bars come in options for everyone:

  • Starter packs (2 x 45g bars, one of each flavour)
  • Box of 12 x 45g Superfood Bars
  • Box of 10 x 60g WOD Bars

A few words from a Naturopath

tania flack naturopath“Helping patients balance their protein to carbohydrate intake makes a big difference in their health as does the extra boost in nutrients, essentials fatty acids and natural fibre that 180 Nutrition provides. I would recommend 180 Nutrition to anyone who is interested in maintaining a balanced diet and achieving optimal health.”
Tania Flack – Naturopath, Sydney

 

Nutritional Information – WOD Bars

Servings size: 60g
Servings per pack: 10
Average qty per serve Average qty per 100gm
Energy kj 1008 1681
Dietary Fibre gm 4.2 7.0
Protein gm 14.5 24.2
Fat, Total gm 9.4 15.8
Saturated gm 1.5 2.5
Carbohydrate gm 25.2 42
Sugars gm 12.2 20.4
Sodium mg 26.8 44.8

 

Nutritional Information – Superfood Bars

Servings size: 45g
Servings per pack: 12
Average qty per serve Average qty per 100gm
Energy kj 756 1261
Dietary Fibre gm 3.2 5.3
Protein gm 10.9 18.2
Fat, Total gm 7.1 11.9
Saturated gm 1.1 1.9
Carbohydrate gm 18.9 31.5
Sugars gm 9.2 15.3
Sodium mg 20.1 33.6

 

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Understanding Adrenal Fatigue & the Top 10 Tips to Beat it

Adrenal_fatigue

Guy: Have you ever considered that stress is actually burning you out, interfering with sleep and holding weight loss strategies hostage? I’ve spoken to so many people that say they simple can’t shift that stubborn body fat, even though they are eating well and exercising every day.

Immediately what springs to my mind is stress, cortisol levels and adrenal fatigue. Naturopath Tania Flack has covered them here in this fantastic post.

When you think of being stressed, it’s easy to imagine someone flogging themselves at work till all hours trying to finish that essential deadline, but there are so many other factors to consider:

  • Overtraining
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Psychological stress (worry, fear,anger etc)
  • to name but a few…

So if you feel like you just can’t shift those extra kilos and are constantly running up hill, then I highly recommend you check out this post! Over to Tania…

What is Adrenal Exhaustion?

The adrenal glands help to give us our get up and go. But if you are continually surfing on adrenaline and running on empty they can eventually start to under function. So what is Adrenal Exhaustion and what can we do about it?

adrenal_glandsThe adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and are responsible for the secretion of adrenaline, cortisol, DHEA and other hormones that are required to help your body function during times of stress, whether it is physical, emotional or mental. Chronic stress causes the adrenal glands to become exhausted and so does the person. The whole body including the immune system becomes weak and vulnerable. Adrenal Exhaustion can be very detrimental to your over all health. It causes diminished cortisol and DHEA levels which can adversely affect thyroid and sex hormones.

Cortisol

Cortisol is one of the most important adrenal hormones. Normal cortisol levels are responsible for maintaining normal blood sugar levels, it mobilises fat and protein stores for mores energy and has an anti-inflammatory action in the body. Cortisol has an effect on most blood cells that participate in immune of inflammatory reactions as well as having an effect on blood pressure. It has an effect electrolyte levels in heart tisse as well, heart beat, and influences the central nervous system controlling mood and behavior.

During the early stage of adrenal stress, elevated cortisol levels contribute to weight gain, elevated cholesterol and blood pressure, altered brain checmistry (which causes depression and anxiety), it also has an effect on insulin resistance and osteoporosis to name a few. During later stages of adrenal exhaustion the once high levels of cortisol eventually fall to low levels where it is insufficient to adequately normal function and good health.

DHEA Insomnia

Another important adrenal hormone that declines during periods of stress is DHEA which is considered the “youth or anti-aging hormone”. DHEA’s main actions are through conversion into other more potent hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. It also appears to have its own action on the immune system and endothelial cells helping to boost the immune system and help protect against atherosclerosis.

If production of DHEA decreases under stress and is not rectified, a hormonal cascade can occur, resulting in a deficiency of sex hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. If these hormones get too low then a whole range of other symptoms and problems can occur such as PMS, menopause, andropause and hypothyroidism.

3 Stages of Adrenal Exhaustion

Stage 1 – Alarm (fight or flight)

Fight or flightIn this stage the body launches into the fight or flight response by releasing elevated levels of noradrenalin, the “anti-stress hormone” cortisol and the”youth/anti-aging hormone” DHEA. In short bursts this is a healthy reaction and the adrenal cope well, but as stress continues the adrenals are put into overdrive to cover the early signs and symptoms of fatigue. The pancreas is also effected, blood sugar becomes imbalanced, resulting in low energy. Many use a quick fix of either sugar, carbohydrate or caffeine at this stage to over come fatigue.

Stage 2 – Resistance (fatigue & sleeping difficulties)

not sleepingWith chronic or severe stress the adrenals become unable to cope. Many people carry out their every day activities but really start to struggle with fatigue. The body needs more rest and is slower to recover. Anxiety starts to set in and people become more irritable and less able to cope with stress. Sleep difficulties are common and the body starts to show other symptoms such as hormonal problems and hypothyroid type symptoms like cold intolerance, sluggish metabolism and weight gain. Often the thyroid gland is effected at this stage.

Stage 3 – Exhaustion (shut-down)

burnt outAs adrenal function weakens further the adrenals are no longer able to keep up and cortisol output starts to decline. The body enters a survival stage where its main aim is to conserve energy in order to survive. This happen very gradually. The body starts taking energy from tissues, this stage results in muscle breakdown and protein wasting. Exercise tolerance is reduced and depression, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia is common. Every major system of the body is effected including the immune, hormonal, neurological and metabolic systems.

Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Exhaustion are usually a combination of some of the following:

  • Ongoing fatigue and exhaustion
  • Feeling rundown
  • Decreasing ability to cope with stress
  • Poor stamina and exercise intolerance
  • Light headed when standing up
  • Difficulty getting out of bed
  • Non refreshing sleep and sleep disturbance
  • Feeling mentally foggy, difficulty concentrating
  • Low body temperature
  • Low blood pressure
  • Craving salt, sugar and carbohydrates
  • Weight gain around the abdomen
  • Insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, hypoglyceamia
  • More prone to illness and infection, slow to recover
  • Increasing hormone problems
  • Hot flushes
  • Depression and low mood
  • Poor digestion
  • Dark circles under the eyes

Adrenal Exhaustion can lead to….

Ongoing severe stress and adrenal depletion can lead to serious health problems and acute adrenal insufficiency. Generally, the earlier symptoms of adrenal exhaustion (Stages 1 + 2) are debilitating enough to force people to seek help. The earlier it is identified and treated the better the chance of recovery.

What Causes Adrenal Exhaustion?

  • Any major life stress, work, relationship, family etc
  • Physical, emotional or psychological stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Overexertion and over work
  • Poor diet
  • Alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and recreational drugs
  • Excess sugar and high carbohydrate diet
  • Acute or chronic allergies, infection or illness
  • Toxins, pollutants and exposure to heavy metals
  • Fear and anxiety
  • death or serious illness of a loved one

The link between Stress and Adrenal Exhaustion

Many people don’t realise that the body responds to different kinds of stressors in the same way, so when we talk about stress many people only consider emotional stress.

Here are some examples of the types of stress that can contribute:

  • Environmental Stress: Heat, cold, noise, light
  • Chemical Stress: Pollution, toxins, chemicals, drugs, caffeine, nicotine and alcohol
  • Physical Stress: Overexertion, trauma, infection, injury, surgery
  • Psychological Stress: Worry, fretting, anxiety, anger, agitation
  • Biochemical Stress: Nutritional deficiencies, excess sugar, high carbohydrate diet, dehydration
  • Emotional Stress: Any major life event, death, birth, changes in relationships, work

Adrenal Exhaustion and Mental Health

Depression and anxiety are commonly associated adrenal exhaustion. Adrenal hormones are involved in cognitive function, mood and mental states in complex ways. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function is effected during depression. Stress, with associated high cortisol and DHEA has been associated with anxiety and depression, and people with low levels of DHEA and cortisol have been seen to experience depression, brain fog, difficulty concentrating and poor memory recall. Fluctuations in night time cortisol add to sleep disruption experienced associated with depression.

How is Adrenal Exhaustion Detected?

Low levels are detected by either a blood, urine or salivary hormone test. Repeated cortisol levels are usually taken through out the day to get an accurate picture of adrenal status.

What Other Tests are Useful?

As adrenal exhaustion effects many body systems, it is important to have a thorough check up if you have been diagnosed with low adrenal function. It is important to look at hormonal, cardiovascular and mental health as well as assessing your ideal weight.

Can Adrenal Exhaustion be Reversed?

Adrenal health can be restored, providing steps are taken to address stress, and that diet and lifestyle are optimal. Many herbal medicines and nutritional supplements are effective in addressing low adrenal function. It can take some time to achieve results, but the quicker it is identified the faster you can address it. It is always easier to address adrenal fatigue in its earlier stages, so if you feel you you may be suffering from adrenal fatigue seek professional help as soon as possible.

Top 10 Tips for Beating Adrenal Fatigue

  1. Stress: It is imperative that you address all stressors in your life, if emotional stress has played a role, its time to get some counselling.
  2. Lifestyle: Its easy to push yourself if you’re used to surfing on adrenaline, but taking a good look at your lifestyle and making some positive changes really helps
  3. Relaxation Techniques: Whether it be yoga, meditation or cooking, find what works to relax you and make time for it every week.
  4. Exercise: Probably the last thing you’ll feel like doing but regular gentle exercise it a true stress buster.
  5. Diet: Out with the fast food and in with regular, nutritious meals, nutritional deficiencies are just another form of stress, so eat well. Get some professional advice on this if you don’t know where to start.
  6. Avoid Stimulants: Alcohol, sugar, caffeine, nicotine, recreational drugs have all got to go.
  7. Address any other health problems: Chronic allergies, infections and leaky gut are all a source of stress on the body, get these sorted out asap!
  8. Hydrate: Drink at least 8 large glasses of water per day, dehydration adds to your stress load
  9. Just say no: Don’t over commit your self, manage your work/life balance and be a bit selfish so you can give yourself time to recover your adrenal health
  10. Get some Professional Advice: See your Naturopath, herbal and nutritional medicine can make the world of difference. Don’t rely on over the counter products and guesswork. A well balanced treatment plan from a professional Naturopath, including dietary, lifestyle, herbal and nutritional medicine will really help.

If you want to know more, you can contact Naturopath Tania Flack here.

Have you ever suffering from adrenal fatigue or have overcome it? How about over-training? Would love to hear your thoughts below, Guy

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High Protein Snacks

high protein snacks180 Nutrition, Your first step to a healthier lifestyle

One of the dangers of getting healthy through nutritional supplements is falling for cheap products that harm the body instead of supporting it.

Protein supplements from 180 Nutrition incorporates “old” wisdom into their new products by using a holistic approach, eliminating the need for chemicals. In order to live a healthy lifestyle, it is a necessity to incorporate protein into your daily diet. A lot of dietary snacks and shakes claim to have the necessary amount of protein to fit your diet, but looking at the nutrition label reveals that these products have more sugar than protein, thus hindering your chance at living a healthy life. This new approach to protein supplements by 180 Nutrition combats mainstream protein supplements that overload your body with needless fat and carbohydrates, granting you the fresh start that you need.

By using 180 Nutrition’s high protein snacks, each customer can live a more holistic lifestyle by reducing the introduction of harmful toxins into the body. In order to give each customer the natural edge they need, 180 Nutrition designs and creates every product with the use of only home grown raw ingredients. The primary ingredients found are whey protein isolate and pea protein isolate, which gives the body a fresh supply of protein that the body cannot produce naturally. Other ingredients found in these high protein snacks are flaxseed, almond meal, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, inactive brewers yeast and more. Every ingredient is chosen to for their natural sources of protein, antioxidants as well as fiber that boost a healthy digestive system. With a variety of food choices and supplements to choose from, you’ll find the perfect item to complement or replace any of your meals.

180 Nutrition also strives to live a green lifestyle to promote a better environment. By eliminating the use of animal byproducts in their products, 180 Nutrition supports green energy through not contributing to green house gases that slaughterhouses produce, and providing natural dietary substitutions to everyday junk food.
These supplements are designed with everyone in mind, no matter how active their lifestyle may be. The shakes themselves take less than two minutes to put together, which is perfect for anyone who is constantly on the go.

By supplementing your diet with natural items, you equip your body with necessary tools to reinforce the immune system, build muscle, eliminate cellular waste, increase brain activity, and give yourself a healthy beginning to your day. It’s time that you gave your body a fresh start today.

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Vegan Protein Powders

vegan Protein powder

Being a vegetarian and especially a vegan means that you prioritise your protein intake a little differently than the typical meat eater.

Vegans have to continually count grams and remain conscious of getting enough protein in their diets as a protein deficiency can lead to malnourishment and a loss of muscle mass. The average meat eater doesn’t typically have to be concerned with getting enough protein as just one serving of animal based products generally has enough protein for a day’s requirement. But there are also saturated fats, injected hormones and a general culture of cruelty that goes along with animal proteins, so another option must be considered.

Plant proteins are just as good for the muscles and even better for the heart, and the very best of mother nature can be found in the 180 Nutrition superfood protein powders and snack bars. Made from the most wholesome superfoods such as almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut flour, chia seeds, flaxseed, inactive brewers yeast and more, these nutritional supplements can be added to meals, smoothies, salads and a vast array of nutritious cuisines. With a stellar 110 percent money back guarantee and an ingredient list made only of natural proteins you can pronounce, there is no risk involved in giving this superfood powerhouse a try.

If you are looking for a quick and easy method of obtaining lean protein and staying in shape while detoxing your liver and cells, look no further than 180 protein supplements. Both high in fibre and antioxidant boosting plant protein, these supplements are ideal meal replacements, post-workout snacks and energy boosters. Because this is a raw food, it’s also perfect for practitioners of the Paleo and raw diets.

Placing an order is easy, and there are many more meal ideas and recipes found on the 180 Nutrition website.

Learn more about 180 vegan protein powder here

All Natural Healthy Lunchbox Snacks For Kids

Monkey BitesGROWING BODIES NEED NOURISHMENT, NOT CHEMICALS.

180 Nutrition Monkey Bites are made entirely from nutritious, all natural, whole food ingredients. The kind that comes from Mother Nature, not a factory. They are free of nuts, gluten, fructose and chemicals, making them the perfect, school-safe snack, ready to pop in your kids lunch boxes today.

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monkey bites childrens snacksThey’re chock full of protein, fibre and healthy fats and available in 14 x 22.5g bites specifically designed for your kids lunch boxes.

The 180 Monkey Bites will help you:

  • Choose an alternative to many of the processed kids snacks
  • Add more protein and good fat to your childs diet
  • Cut your kids intake of foods packed with chemical nasties
  • Fuel your little monkey through the day
  • Cocoa

    Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate

    The body does not store protein, and is essential for your little monkeys whilst they grow and develop. Whey protein isolate (WPI) is a fantastic source of protein for kids.

  • Flaxseed

    Flaxseed

    180 contains a perfectly balanced quantity of Flaxseed in it’s formula. Flaxseeds are a great source of fibre, lignans, protein, omega 3, vitamins, and minerals. The importance of these nutrients is paramount.

  • Sunflower Kernels

    Sunflower Kernels

    Are rich in Omega 6 fatty acids. Health benefits include anti-inflammatory properties and aid cardiovascular health from its vitamin E content. Also contains magnesium and selenium, a trace mineral that is of fundamental importance to human health.

  • Shredded Coconut

    Coconut Flour

    Made from certified organic coconut flesh. It is very high in natural fibre, and has a delicious sweet taste. High in protein, gluten free and zero cholesterol. Making it the perfect ingredient for flavouring.

  • Cocoa beans

    Cocoa

    Not only does Cocoa taste rich and delicious, evidence points to the use of raw cocoa in a medicinal capacity for over two thousand years, including treatment of fatigue, fever, heart pain, shortness of breath, kidney & bowel complaints.

  • Chia Seeds

    Were originally farmed by the Aztecs over 3500 years ago. They have been ‘rediscovered’ and modern medicine has acknowledged Chia seeds as an excellent source of protein and that is jam-packed with amino-acids, Omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants.

  • Pepita

    Pepita (Pumpkin seeds)

    Pepitas are an excellent source of minerals, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, protein, monounsaturated fat, and zinc. They are a celebrated food of the Native American Indians who treasured them both for their dietary and medicinal properties.

  • Sesame Seeds

    Sesame Seeds

    Sesame Seeds are packed full of nutrients, antioxidants, vitamin B1 & vitamin E. They contain high levels of phytochemical antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, which have been implicated in development of cancer.

  • Psyllium Husk

    Psyllium Husks

    Rich in fibre, Psyllium Seeds and their husks have long been enlisted for great digestive function, which aids regular bowel movement.

  • inactive brewers yeast

    Inactive Brewers Yeast

    Not to be confused with Bakers Yeast, Inactive Brewers Yeast is extremely rich in B-complex vitamins which support your body’s metabolism and energy production. The Amino Acids in inactive brewer’s yeast are essential to support the building and repair of tissues, bones, muscles and cartilage.

  • stevia

    Stevia

    This natural herb from South America is used as a sweetener, with the added benefit that it has zero calories, negligible effect on blood sugar and none of the nasty side effects of the artificial sweeteners used in some of the leading nutritional supplements.

  • coconut oil

    Coconut Oil

    The naturally occurring fat in coconut oil is actually good for you and provides a number of profound health benefits, including an excellent energy source, boosts immune system  and helps stop sugar cravings.

  • Sesame Seeds

    Tahini Paste

    Made from ground sesame seeds and contains virtually zero measurable trans-fat or cholesterol, tahini is a great high source of vitamin A, magnesium, folate and calcium, and is especially abundant in phosphorus and potassium.

  • Organic Rice Malt

    Organic Rice Malt

    A natural binding ingredient where the low GI carbohydrate from the brown rice releases energy over a longer period of time. Contains no fat or cholesterol of any type and is 100% fructose free.

Leading high street kids snack bars commonly use the ingredients below:

snack barWhole white rice, sugar, salt, barley malt extract, glucose, fructose, hydrogenated soyabean oil (antioxidants [320, 306, 304]), glucose solids, invert sugar, humectant (glycerol), gelatin, flavour, salt, emulsifiers (472e, 472a), colour (carmine), skim milk powder.

So what’s the answer?

With the majority of kid’s snacks filled with sugar and processed carbohydrates, there are not many answers other than fruit. Whilst fruit can be a good option and provide fibre, it lacks the protein and healthy fats that your little monkey needs.

With alarming statistics now showing that if current trends in childhood obesity continue, by the time our children reach the age of 20 they will have a lower life expectancy than earlier generations.

Nutritional Information per 22.5g bite: Energy:381kj, Fat: 3.0g, (Sat Fat): 1g, Protein: 5.5g, Carbs: 10.3g, Sugar: 4.8g, Fibre:1.8g *All Whey Protein Isolate contains traces of Soy.
This product is manufactured on equipment which processes products which may contain nuts.
Free of all synthetic chemicals, flavourings, preservatives, nuts, gluten and fructose :)

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We believe so strongly in our products that we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied for any reason with your purchase of 180 Natural Protein Superfood, contact us and we will arrange for a 100% refund.

 

Weight Loss Protein Powder

weight loss protein powderIt can be difficult to sort through all of the various nutritional supplements on the market today. Each product claims to provide you with a number of must-have health benefits.

Some may be marketed as supplements to promote muscle growth or weight loss, and others are simply general nutritional supplements. Of course, if you read the fine print on the label of these products, you may find dozens of ingredients, including many that you cannot pronounce. The key to improving your health and meeting your fitness goals does not lie in loading your body up with synthetic ingredients and harsh chemicals.

The supplement by 180 Nutrition takes a different approach. This is a weight loss protein powder that can promote significant weight loss, but it also is effective at improving your general level of health and helping you to build lean muscle mass. Unlike other supplements on the market today, 180 Nutrition is made entirely of natural ingredients. If you read the label, you will find ingredients like Flaxseed, Almond Meal, Sunflower Kernels, Psyllium Husks, Sesame Seeds and other natural ingredients. Each ingredient has been carefully selected due to its unique and proven health benefits. While each ingredient offers you some health benefits, the combined effect of using all of these ingredients can be significant.

What can you expect when you try 180 Nutrition? This is a supplement that can be used with all of your meals and snacks. You can mix up a drink or shake, but you can also use it to create many healthy recipes too. This makes it entirely easy to use. It is designed to boost your metabolic rate and promote digestive health. Many who have taken it say that they feel energised and alert, and they have noticed their overall level of body fat decrease. The natural source of protein may stabilize your blood sugar level and help you to feel full for a longer period of time.

The fact is that many nutritional and weight loss supplements are all hype, and those who try them are often disappointed by the results. When you use 180 Nutrition as your weight loss protein supplement, for improving muscle mass or simply to improve your overall level of health, you will notice the results you want.

Try a starter pack today and feel the difference!

The Best Protein Supplements on the Market

best protein supplementProtein is an essential part of any healthy and balanced diet. Many people know there are good sources of protein as well as bad sources of protein. A fit body requires good sources of protein to be consumed on a regular basis.

Protein is found naturally in many food, but protein supplements are becoming increasingly popular. Protein supplements add an extra amount of protein to your diet, which can lead to increased energy, muscle mass, finding your ideal weight and overall health.

There is an entire industry claiming to offer the best protein supplements on the market today. While these supplements may be marketed as amazing and super powerful, this does not mean they are truly safe or genuinely effective. The best protein supplements are 100 percent natural and not derived from any artificial ingredients or boosters. If you would like a safe, natural and effective protein supplement, then 180 Nutrition is a great solution for you.

180 Nutrition provides a variety of natural nutritional ingredients in one amazing protein product. The company states that the protein supplement does not contain any artificial colors, flavors or other ingredients. Health and fitness experts worked together to make a strong protein supplement that is completely free of preservatives, added sugar or anything else that the body does not need. When you use this product, you can feel confident that you are treating your body right.

When you read the ingredients of the average protein supplements, you will most likely find a list of unrecognisable words that are man made chemicals. In the 180 Nutrition protein supplement, you find ingredients such as flaxseed, almond meal, sunflower kernels, sesame, stevia and more. These are all wholesome and healthy ingredients that give the body natural energy and strength.

As an added guarantee, 180 Nutrition provides a 110% satisfaction guarantee to customers who purchase their products. They are confident that their product is healthier and more natural than the other leading non natural protein supplements. There is no reason not to try 180 Nutrition’s protein solution; you are guaranteed results or you get your money back, no questions asked.

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Protein Supplements for Women


By 180 Nutrition

We all know that men and women are not created equally, at least not in terms of our body chemistry. As such, the same nutritional supplements that may work for men might not be right for a woman and vice versa. However, many supplements do provide both health and fitness benefits for men and women, including protein supplements, so finding the right type of protein supplements for women is well worth the time.

About Protein Supplements

Protein, typically found in many foods such as lean meat and dairy products, helps muscles grow and rebuild. In addition, protein helps to maintain lean muscle mass and decrease body fat, which provides that lean, strong look that so many athletes have.
Technically speaking, protein is a macronutrient, just like fats and carbohydrates. Consisting of amino acids linked together, protein is responsible for muscle repair and growth, as well as helping maintain a healthy immune system and energy source.

While most people obtain the necessary amount of protein through food sources, athletes often benefit from additional protein through supplements. The recommended dietary allowance for most healthy adults is about 72 grams of protein per day for men and 54 grams of protein for women.

For serious athletes, researchers recommend consuming between 1 and 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight, with approximately 40 percent of that protein coming from food sources. As an example, a woman weighing 125 pounds requires between 125 and 188 grams of protein, while a man weighing 250 pounds needs 250 to 375 grams of protein.

Protein Supplements for Women

Variance in daily protein requirements really has more to do with weight than gender; however, many protein supplements come in a one-size-fits-all mentality that does not account for variances in weight and protein needs.

Protein supplements for women usually have over 20 grams of protein as well as vitamins and minerals for added energy, immunity support and muscle repair and growth.

Many protein supplements for women come with additives, preservatives and chemicals. As such, women should seek natural protein ingredients, such as the following:

- Almond meal
- Grass fed whey protein isolate
- Coconut flour or shredded coconut
- Flaxseed
- Pumpkin seeds
- Psyllium husks
- Natural cocoa
- Inactive brewers yeast
- Chia seeds
- Sesame seeds
- Stevia

Look for protein supplements that are low on sugar, high in dietary fiber and protein and contain additional health supplements and vitamins such as B vitamins, magnesium, zinc, and potassium, folate (B9, calcium and iron.

For more information about natural protein supplements for women, visit 180Nutrition.com.au