“Good” carbs. Is there such a thing? While the media and fad diets may talk otherwise, carbohydrates are an important part of a balanced diet. The trick is to choose quality sources that will not cause your blood sugar to spike and then crash, leaving you feeling fatigued hungry, and unsatisfied.
Not mistakenly, one of the call-outs on our shakes and bars labels is that these products are “low glycemic”,referring to the slow rate in which the carbohydrates are absorbed from these foods. The labeling is intended to assist people, especially those with diabetes, in knowing just how a food will likely boost blood sugar.
Now, an international committee of nutrition scientists from 10 countries has called for more of this type of labeling. In a draft of a Scientific Consensus Statement published earlier this month(1) the scientists listed several reasons for why they feel more attention needs to be given to carbohydrate quality (a measure of glycemic index, or how a food boosts blood sugar).
Protein or fiber in a meal can also interact with carbohydrates affecting their rate of absorption. In addition, different kinds of carbohydrates in natural foods such as digestion-resistant starches, sugar alcohols, and fructose are also absorbed slower than other sources affecting blood sugar level estimates.
Isagenix is ahead of the game in this regard through clinical testing of their complete line of shakes and bars. Each of these products demonstrated that they are unlikely to lead to blood sugar spikes.
That makes for an easy choice for your health!