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The Power of Protein

Protein is one of the three macronutrients. Well known as a building block for muscles, bones, blood, skin and hair, adequate protein intake is essential for good health and optimal wellbeing. Protein rich foods include meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, and tofu. Legumes, nuts, and beans are also good sources of, what are known as, incomplete protein. When combined with foods that contain complementary amino acids, such as rice and corn, they form a complete protein. NuGo Stronger is a complete protein source because it is rich in all 20 essential amino acids and easily digestible.

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The Best Budget-Friendly Family Vacation Spots

Summer is just around the corner, and it's the best time to get away for a little family fun. The end of winter or beginning of spring is a great time to plan and book your summer vacation. At NuGo, we love these tips from TravelChannel.com on the best spots for budget-friendly family vacations in the United States.

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NuGo Fan of the Month: Walter Hollander

Three years ago, Walter Hollander found out he had prediabetes. His doctor advised him to exercise more, lose 15 pounds, and switch to a lower sugar diet. Now, at the age of 71, he runs in the park twice per week with his wife and plays singles tennis once per week. He is newly retired, after spending over 45 years as a real estate developer and investor at Silver Builders Inc.

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NuGo Athlete of the Month: Dr. Jimmy Steger

Dr. Jimmy Steger, N.D., Ph.D. Naturopath, Nutritionist, Iridologist, Professional Martial Arts and Trainer, is the current 10x World Karate Champion, 7x National Kung-Fu Champion and 2x European Karate Champion. He started bodybuilding and martial arts when he was 12-years-old and began competing in bodybuilding at the age of 19. Dr. Steger won many natural bodybuilding competitions from 1983-1990.

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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

If you love peanut butter and banana sandwiches or peanut butter and chocolate desserts, you will love this peanut butter, banana and chocolate smoothie. It tastes like a milkshake, but it is actually a healthy gluten-free indulgence at only 150 calories. Enjoy it as a post-workout smoothie to help build lean muscle.

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Super Beet Smoothie

Beets are filled with a whole lot of goodness that goes well beyond keeping our liver clean. They are a great source of fiber, disease fighting antioxidants, and vitamin B (folate), which studies have shown improves mood and memory function. Beets may also help boost stamina levels. In fact, they are one of the richest natural dietary sources of nitrates; nitrates help improve blood flow to the brain, heart, and muscles. Therefore, beets are a wonderful source of energy especially for endurance athletes.

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