Sure, we know gut health is important, but did you know that new research has proven that the secret to healthy aging is in the gut?  

True enough, a study that appeared in the journal Nature Metabolism found that, as people grow older, the make-up of the bacteria in their gut, which is called the gut microbiome, changes.  

But this is a good thing, apparently, since the more it changes the better it is for our health.

Who could have predicted that a low-glycemic high-protein formula developed by Hubertus Trouillé in the 1980s to help his patients with sluggish metabolisms would become the nutritional powerhouse called Almased that we know today? 

Unlike other meal-replacement products and weight-loss powders, the science behind Almased is nothing short of astounding. 

In fact, in over 50 published studies and scientific presentations since 2000, Almased has been shown by researchers to offer powerful nutrition in glucose health, metabolism, weight loss and appetite control, exercise and recovery, body composition, and much more. 

Losing weight may seem like hiking up a mudslide, but it’s possible, and there are some ways to make the process fun. Before we get to the exciting stuff, here are a couple of reminders:

  • Couple exercise with a healthy diet to shed those pounds early and consistently—no more yo-yo effect.
  • Stay the course; that’s the key to any lifestyle change and optimal results.
  • Maintain a positive attitude throughout, compliment yourself when you reach milestones, and refrain from negative self-talk.
  • Make an Almased shake one of your three meals a day for stable weight loss and muscle retention.

Diet has a tremendous impact on our overall health; that’s why Almased has taken a nutrition-first approach for the last 30 years. However, most of us living in the West make refined, processed, and low-fiber foods the foundation of our diet, a combination that supports a number of metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity.

Curbing the Western diet and opting to give a whole-food plant-based lifestyle a try stands to improve our metabolism, gut health, immune system, blood sugar, and the environment.

Sugary drinks are the number one source of refined sugars in our diet, amounting to almost half of all sugars we consume, and which are a major culprit in the obesity and diabetes epidemics.  

Unfortunately, consumption of sugary drinks has increased dramatically. Over the last 60 years, carbonated soft-drink guzzling has tripled. In fact, in 2019 Americans drank over 25 million gallons of soda.