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Are Meal Replacement Shakes Good For You?

Don't worry, this isn't one of those articles that tells you what's wrong with all the meal-replacements on the market. This article is about the ingredients in meal replacements and what the benefits are of using them.

Most of us know that quality nutrition and supplementation are the keys to achieving physical success. It's important to eat five to seven small meals daily to increase nutrient absorption, enhance metabolic rate and help stabilize blood-sugar (and insulin) levels. Meal replacement shakes can also improve your overall nutrition and give you key nutrients that the body needs to improve your health.

Meal-replacements contain a blend of vitamins and minerals to support overall health and many chemical processes in the body. Vitamin-and-mineral mixes are usually ancillary items to meal-replacements, and many minerals in the formulas actually compete for absorption, such as calcium and magnesium. In addition, they are highly absorbable chelated forms.

Meal-replacements will always be staples in the diets of body sculptors. While whole foods should also be part of your nutritional program because of the additional fiber and important plant chemicals that they provide, meal replacements offer a convenient way to get the nutrients you need for muscle growth. This can help you reach your goals sooner - or at least with less difficulty. If you haven't tried them yet, your life is about to get a lot easier.

Rick Gusler is a certified personal trainer and diet nutritionist who serves his clients through Gusler Body Sculpting Fitness Center in central Denver. To schedule a free consultation, or to learn more about the Gusler method of body sculpting, spin yoga, or Rick's Boot Camp, please contact him at 303.860.7131 or online at

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