The Shakeology program has been shown to provide so many health benefits including weight loss, energy renewal, and lower cholesterol it really is no surprise to find out that the Shakeology shakes have also been certified low glycemic. For all users of the Shakeology program, it just goes to show the superfood shakes are doing even more to improve your health.
What Does Certified Low Glycemic Mean?
The glycemic index is the measurement of how the human body tolerates carbohydrates by gauging how they react once in your bloodstream. After you consume carbs, the levels of sugars in our blood will increase. Whether the blood sugars increase a little bit or a whole lot will matter to your health.
The glycemic index, or GI, operates on a scale of 0-100. It is the higher numbers assigned to certain foods that will be the cause of a spike in blood sugars, which is not good for your body. Foods that are labeled as having a high glycemic index will result in the body’s production of increase amounts of insulin. For some, the production of insulin is just too high and your body experiences what is known as a ‘sugar rush.
The initial effects of the rush can be pleasing but when the blood sugars begin to drop again, it happens so fast and the levels go below the norm that you experience a crash. This may lead to fainting, blacking out, and other health emergencies that require immediate medical attention is more severe cases.
Why Shakeology Helps
Because Shakeology is certified as low glycemic, it means there is no quick rise or subsequent sugar crash. Other foods that rate low on the GI scale include plain oatmeal, peanuts, broccoli, apples, and oranges. Shakeology rates lower on the GI scale than the apples and the oranges, showing that the health benefits of lower GI scale ratings is advantageous to all but especially to those who must closely monitor their diet and blood sugars as in the case of diabetics.
Foods that contain high GI scale ratings include processed foods, potatoes, white rice, and white breads. When you consume these food products, your blood sugar rises and your body’s production of insulin will also increase, leading to a crash. In addition to the body’s reaction to crashing blood sugars, consuming high GI scale-rated foods also encourages the body to store more fats meaning you gain weight. Since you are filling up on unhealthy foods, you will likely experience more feelings of hunger. Sugar crashes lead to feelings of irritation and fatigue. Ultimately by consuming only processed, high GI-scale rated foods, you are putting yourself at risk of developing chronic conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure.
Hard to Deny
You will be hard-pressed to find another meal replacement program that can do so much for your overall health. The Shakeology shakes not only taste great but can be implemented so easily into your regular diet plan today. Great as a snack too, especially when you have to monitor blood sugars closely. The Shakeology shakes are chockfull of minerals, vitamins and nutrients you are not getting from other foods and your body gets what it needs without the effects of sugar rushes or sugar crashes.