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EAS Body-for-Life RTD Review By Matt C.
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REVIEW OF EAS BODY-FOR-LIFE RTD
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EAS Body-for-Life RTD
What's In It?
Serving Size: 1 Container (11 Fl. Oz.)
Servings Per Container: 24
Amount Per Serving:
Calories from Fat 60
Total Fat 7 g 10%
Saturated Fat 1 g 5%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 30 mg 9%
Sodium 290 mg 8%
Potassium 290 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 20 g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5 g 20%
Sugars 13 g
Protein 15 g 30%
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin K 20%
Vitamin B6 20%
Vitamin B12 35%
Pantothenic Acid 20%
Vitamin C 50%
Vitamin E 40%
Filtered water, fructose, protein blend (whey protein concentrate and milk protein concentrate), sunflower oil, polydextrose, natural and artificial flavor, vitamin and mineral blend (magnesium phosphate, potassium citrate, calcium phosphate, sodium citrate, sodium ascorbate, vitamin A palmitate, beta-carotene, dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, niacinamide, zinc gluconate, thiamin hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, chromium chloride, potassium iodide, phytonadione, sodium molybdate, sodium selenite, cyanocobalamin), cottonseed fiber, sodium hexametaphosphate, xanthan gum, carrageenan, sucralose (SplendaŽ brand), acesulfame potassium, dextrose, maltodextrin, red #3, blue #1.
Directions: Serve cold and shake well before consuming. Use as a snack or take pre- or post-workout. Refrigerate after opening.
EAS Body-for-Life RTD Review By Matt Canning
When I first started bodybuilding, one of the first motivating factors for me was the book "Body For Life" by Bill Phillips. I did not have any bodybuilding magazines and seeing the results from the people in the book really made me want to get in the gym and transform my physique under the assumption that it would transform my whole life at the same time. Looking back now and being a little less naive to how the whole industry for sports and nutrition supplements work, I realize that endorsing the EAS Body-for-Life nutrition shakes was more about marketing than about giving readers the magic bullet - not that the shakes are not balanced and nutritious, but so are a lot of other products you can buy as well as whole foods. These shakes may be good nutrition, but they are certainly not the only source of good nutrition available within the supplement industry.
Each shake contains 15 grams of protein, 23-25 vitamins and minerals, five grams of fiber and 190 calories. This a pretty good breakdown of nutritients, but roughly half of what I would like to see in a meal replacement product. In other words, I would prefer if my serving size for this product had twice the protein and overall calories. 190 calories is not very many and I need to sustain a high calorie intake in order to make gains in lean muscle mass, so more protein and overall calories would be my preference.
Like most health supplements, the Body-for-Life balanced nutrition shakes taste like a health supplement, and not like candy or dessert as most companies try to produce. This is a good thing since it is a way of assuring the product's nutritional value by way of a taste test. However, the shakes can get boring at times in the strawberry flavour and when I was drinking one I remembered drinking them back in 2000 and getting the same sense. After a while I opted to save some money by no longer including them in my diet in lieu of whole food sources which I think is a great idea for any health freak or bodybuilder wishing to save a little money. That said, the taste is not bad, just not as sweet as some health shakes.
I like the EAS shakes but would prefer a higher calorie product for my dollar. You get 24 containers for $36.00 which works out to $1.50 per container for 190 calories of nutrition. The nutrition aspect is pretty sound and the shakes definitely get an A+ as far as convenience goes, but I am a huge fan of whole foods and would opt to eat those and spare myself the convience benefit from the EAS shakes. The taste of the strawberry flavour is ok, just a little soft compared to some stronger shakes. I would recommend as a suggesting perhaps mixing the shake in a blender with some fruit for some added flavour. Chances are if you buy this product, your main goal in mind is convenience and so you probably would not have a blender on hand in the setting you are drinking the shakes. The bland taste is simply a part of the nutrition game and high costs are always associated with convenience so overall I can recommend the EAS shakes for those who seek those qualities in a product. It is nutritionally sound which is always the main thing I have in mind when looking at a supplement.
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