In the late 1970s, running became the sport of choice for people who wanted to exercise regularly without buying a lot of equipment or joining a team. Runners also wanted to control their body weight and keep their heart functioning normally. Eating red meat to fuel the body with protein didn’t suit the running lifestyle after the medical profession put out several reports about the harmful effects it had on the heart and arteries.
Runners, as well as other sports-minded individuals, looked for other ways to fuel body cells with protein, which is when the popularity of soy-based protein began. For centuries, soybean plants were the go-to plants for the Chinese and Japanese, as well as other Asian cultures. But soybeans didn’t become popular in the United States until the turn of the 20th century.
Health enthusiasts decided to use soy protein instead of animal protein during the late 1970s and 1980s, and the trend caught on quickly. When Herbalife Nutrition introduced its protein shakes for health-conscious individuals, it was praised for breaking new ground in the plant-based protein business.
The medical profession put its stamp of approval on plant-based protein during those early years. Plus, the news that animal-based protein directly impacted the environment gave people around the globe a reason to embrace soy in their daily diets, even though they didn’t exercise as much as they should.
Vegetarians and vegans from all cultures now use plant-based proteins to keep their cells functioning normally. Soy protein is the leader in plant-based protein, but other plant-based proteins, like peas, quinoa, and rice, are also gaining prominence.
Plant-Based Proteins Are Cholesterol-Free
The benefits of using soy protein instead of animal protein keep appearing in reports from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the American Society of Clinical Nutrition. Raising animals for protein accounts for more than 14% of greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, plant-based protein is low in saturated fats and its cholesterol-free, and that’s a plus over animal protein that is full of those harmful substances.
Herbalife has been praised for helping to conserve water and promoting a smaller carbon imprint by using soy protein in its famous Formula 1 shake. The shake made waves when the company introduced it forty years ago. And now that people realize the benefits of eating a vegetarian or vegan diet, Herbalife’s Formula 1 Select and Tri Blend Select are at the forefront of the plant-based soy revolution.
Herbalife Nutrition’s Tri Blend Select Was Product of the Year in Spain in 2020
Tri Blend Select contains a mixture of quinoa, flaxseed, pea protein, and other natural Herbalife ingredients that provide amino acids for proper cell functioning. Tri Blend Select was Spain’s most innovative product of the year in 2020.
Thanks to Tri Blend Select’s new fiber and protein formula, vegans—as well as people who want natural gluten-free ingredients—say Tri Blend Select helps them maintain a healthy weight when they incorporate the shake, and a frequent exercise routine, into their daily lives.