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Muscle Sandwich® - Vanilla
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A Peanut Butter Vanilla Wafer Snack with a White Chocolately Coating
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Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1 bar Servings Per Container 12 Amount Per Serving % DV Calories from Fat 150.00 Trans Fat 0.00 g Cholesterol 5.00 mg 2% Sodium 220.00 mg 9% Potassium 210.00 mg 6% Total Carbohydrate 24.00 g 8% Dietary Fiber 2.00 g 8% Protein 13.00 g 26% Calories 290.00 Total Fat 17.00 g 26% Saturated Fat 7.00 g 35% Sugars 14.00 g Vitamin A 0.00 0% Vitamin C 0.00 0% Calcium 0.00 6% Iron 0.00 4% Thiamin 0.00 4% Riboflavin 0.00 8% Niacin 0.00 15% Folate 0.00 6% ** Daily Value (DV) not established † Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Calories: 2000 2500 Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g Sat. Fat Less than 20 g 25 g Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg Sodium Less than 2400 mg 2400 mg Total Carbohydrate 300 g 375 g Dietary Fiber 25 g 30 g Calories per gram: Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
Other Ingredients: Peanut Butter: (Dry Roasted Peanuts, Hydrogenated Cottonseed and Rapeseed Oil, Salt, TBHQ and Citric Acid), Vanilla Wafer: (Wheat Flour, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Soy Bean Oil), Vanilla Flavor, Corn Starch, Soybean Lecithin, Salt, Baking Soda), Coating: (Natural and Artificial Flavor, Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Nonfat Dry Milk Solids, Whole Milk Solids, Soya Lecithin (an Emulsifier), Salt), Whey Protein Isolate, Salt
Warning: Contains Milk and Peanuts. Manufactured in a plant that processes peanuts, nuts, soy, milk and egg products.
Muscle Sandwich® Distributed by Muscle Foods USA 701 Hudson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18504
- Health Notes
Vitamin D Protects Mature MusclesVitamin D Protects Mature MusclesPeople who were vitamin D–deficient were more likely to have physical limitations
Older people with higher vitamin D levels are better able to perform activities of daily living than those with lower levels, reports a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Vitamin D is actually a hormone precursor that has many diverse roles in the body, from influencing calcium metabolism and bone health, to functioning in immune system health, brain development, and nerve transmission. Muscle cells contain vitamin D receptors, and optimal vitamin D status is linked to greater muscle strength, increased muscle mass, and better physical performance.
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While several studies have reported on the connection between vitamin D status and muscle strength, that hasn't translated to much evidence supporting the sunshine vitamin's role in helping people maintain independence while performing daily living tasks.
The study looked at the vitamin D status of 725 people aged 55 to 65 years and 1,237 people aged 65 to 88 years to determine whether it affected their ability to perform the following tasks:
- Walk up and down a flight of stairs without resting
- Trim their toenails
- Sit down and stand up from a chair
- Walk outside for five minutes without resting
- Use one's own or public transportation
At baseline, younger people who were vitamin D-deficient were 1.7 times more likely to have physical limitations and older people were 2.2 times more likely to have physical limitations than those with adequate vitamin D levels. Three years later, vitamin D-deficient people in the older group had twice the risk of developing two or more additional physical limitations. Six years later, vitamin D-deficient people in the younger group had more than three times the risk of developing two or more additional limitations.
"Because functional limitations are a predictor of adverse outcomes, further research is necessary to explore underlying mechanisms and the potential benefits of vitamin D supplements on functional status," said the researchers.
Muscle mass gradually declines over the years starting at around age 40 and the decline accelerates after about age 75. Besides a decrease in independence, having less muscle puts you at higher risk for osteoporosis, falls, and even arthritis.
To keep your muscles strong throughout the years, try these tips:
- Exercise. Up to 75% of older adults don't get enough exercise. Work with a knowledgeable trainer to develop a comprehensive program that includes aerobic, balance, and weight-training exercises.
- Get enough protein. Protein absorption decreases over the years, contributing to muscle loss. Try to incorporate a protein source with every meal and snack and consider supplementing with a high-quality, easily assimilated protein like whey.
- Look into amino acids. As building blocks of protein, amino acids are intimately tied to muscle health. A combination of lysine, HMB (hydroxymethylbutyrate), and arginine have a good track record for helping seniors preserve their muscle mass.
(J Clin Endocrinol Metab doi:10.1210/jc.2013-1698)Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation's premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.
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