Herbalife Nutrition, a premier global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier, recently invited the country’s top nutrition specialists Prof. Dr. Visith Chavasit from the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University (INMU) and Dr. Tipvon Parinyasiri together with Mr. Araya Rojjanawanicharkorn, Thai FDA’s consultants to its annual 2019 Thailand Spectacular event. Over 2,000 Herbalife Nutrition members joined the event in Pattaya and learned from the experts about selecting the proper nutrition and healthier food choices.
Prof. Dr. Visith Chavasit shared with the audience that over 300,000 Thai people who suffer from non-communicable diseases, or NCDs, including stroke, acute coronary syndrome and diabetes, die every year. Among the early signs of NCD are overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol which can develop into more serious diseases. He stressed the importance of balanced nutrition and physical activities to improve one’s general well-being.
Sharing her professional expertise and advice, Dr. Tipvon Parinyasiri emphasized the importance of learning how to make healthier food choices, and shared tips on the basics of healthy eating. She pointed out that people should not consume more than 6 teaspoons of sugar, 6 teaspoons of fat, 2 teaspoons of fish sauce or 1 teaspoon of salt per day. She also explained how to simplify the food selection process by looking for the “Healthier Choice” logo that certifies that the product contains not more than 6 grams of sugar per 100 ml of beverage. This stamp is found on healthier food products, such as Herbalife Nutrition’s protein shakes.
Mr. Araya Rojjanawanicharkorn explained that the nutritional logo that is issued by the National Food Committee is not only to increase awareness, but also to enable consumers to choose healthier food varieties and make informed decisions. On the first day of the event, Ms. Yossavadee Hassadeevichit, Thai Herbalife Nutrition’s brand ambassador, also came on stage to emphasize the merits of exercise and making the right nutritional choices to promote a healthy, active lifestyle.
Mr Suphot Rittipichaiwat, General Manager, Herbalife Nutrition Thailand, said, “We continue to encourage Thais to eat right and stay fit, and would like to help them in their journey towards meeting their health goals. The 2019 Herbalife Nutrition Spectacular gathered like-minded members from all over the country who are inspired to promote positive nutrition practices that contribute greatly to a happier, healthier life.”
The Spectacular was also the perfect occasion for all participants to sample the newly-launched flavor of the popular Herbal Tea Concentrate – Apple Chamomile flavor.