Sasco® Nutrition & Weight Management Program Number I – Calorie Control Shake
The Sasco® Calorie Control Shake, a delicious, nutrient dense shake, consists of a unique combination of proteins with high protein efficiency ratios, including a soy protein isolate documented for its impressive cholesterol lowering ability when consumed as part of a modified diet. Our blend provides 22 amino acids scoring (PDCAAS) of 1.0, making it highly digestible, comparable to meat, fish and egg proteins, but without the added fat and cholesterol. Infants to the elderly may benefit from this nutritious, easily digested formula.
There is nearly 30 years worth of evidence showing that soy is a powerful cholesterol lowering agent, says nutrition consultant and soybean researcher Mark Messina, Ph. D., of Port Townsend, WA. Also, the ability to lower both LDLs and triglycerides has been demonstrated, while at the same time increasing levels of HDLs. This is unlike other cholesterol lowering foods which lower both the bad (LDL) cholesterol and the good (HDL) cholesterol. (Napier, 1996)
Other health benefits stemming from soy arise from its supply of phytoestrogens, or isoflavones, to the body. These plant estrogens have demonstrated the ability to offset the drop in a womans natural estrogen and therefore help prevent the discomfort from hot flashes and mood swings. Additional research shows that these constituents of soy may also help promote good health overall.
Our Sasco® Calorie Control Shake also contains chromium in the form of ChromMate to help curb your appetite. People with strong cravings for sweets may have depleted chromium stores, says Robert M. Giller, M.D., author of Maximum Metabolism. (Ingoll, 1990) ChromMate is a specially processed form of chromium utilizing niacin which enables your body to use greater amounts of chromium before it leaves your system. Not only does ChromMate help curb your cravings for fats and sweets, it also may help promote lean muscle growth, stimulate your metabolism and decrease body fat. Even those who are not watching their weight can benefit with the Calorie Control Shake in their diet. The health benefits that soy and chromium have shown to provide can help almost anyone improve their quality of life. In fact, according to phytoestrogen expert Kenneth Setchell, a professor of pediatrics at Childrens Hospital and Medical Center in Cincinnati, eating soy products all your life may be the secret to better health.