Shakeology Certified Low Glycemic
The results are in, and Shakeology is now certified low glycemic with a 24 GI (glycemic index) rating. A 24 GI rating is extremely low (which is a good thing), and yet another confirmation of just how good for you this revolutionary meal replacement shake really is.
What is the GI (Glycemic Index)?
The GI, or glycemic index, is a method used to measure how carbs react in your blood. When you eat carbohydrates, your blood sugar level rises by a certain amount. Using a scale of 0 to 100, with higher scores assigned to the foods which cause the most rapid rise in blood sugar, the Glycemic Index provides us with an easy way to “grade” the foods we eat everyday.
Why High Blood Sugar is a Such a Bad Thing
Foods that have high GI ratings cause the body to produce higher levels of insulin and provide you with a burst of energy commonly referred to as a “sugar rush.” While a sugar rush may feel good at first, your body will eventually crash as your blood sugar rapidly drops back down to lower than normal levels. Eating low-GI foods is a smart way to avoid the “sugar rush and sugar crash” cycle. And they’re good for you because they stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels.
- Processed foods
- White bread
- French fries
These high-GI foods can cause energy crashes, high blood pressure, diabetes, and fluid retention. They also encourage the body to store fat and create a vicious cycle of hunger pangs and feelings of unsatisfaction.
Examples of Low Glycemic Foods (Under 55)
Eating a diet that is filled with low-GI foods will greatly help in stabilizing insulin and blood sugar levels. As a result, you’ll experience balanced moods and increased levels of glycogen which helps the body burn fat. Also, low-GI foods are effective in controlling diabetes and reducing the risk of heart disease.
Shakeology – The Healthiest Meal of the Day
Once again, we see just how important Shakeology can be when it comes to providing the body with the fuel it needs. Not only is Shakeology’s amazing GI rating of 24 much lower than pretty much every processed food ever made, it’s also lower than most fruits and even some vegetables. Shakeology keeps your blood sugar levels in check while supplying wholesome nutrition that energizes, satisfies, and helps to promote good health.
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