Really? Our bodies need sugar. Let’s take step back and understand what ‘added’ sugars are and how much we should be consuming daily…
US National average consumes 120g of sugar per day (500 calories)! And 77g are considered ‘added’ sugars.
Sugars can either be…
Natural: fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, etc…
Added: orange juice and other processed foods
10% of total calorie intake should come from sugars (per US Dietary guidelines)
So, the real issue isn’t ‘added’ sugars, it’s just eating too much sugar. ‘Added’ doesn’t act differently in the body. Key is to be conscious about how much total sugar intake.
On a 2000 calorie diet, that equates to 50g sugar (200 calories).
No more than half or 25g should come from ‘added’ sugars (per American Heart Assoc)
The issues is many foods we eat have a low nutritional profile, i.e.
-juice that has no fiber, protein or healthy fats or
-a bar that is very low/not right combination of fiber, protein or healthy fats.
IsaLean® Shakes have the perfect nutrition profile:
*contain 11g sugar=med sized apple
*6g from ‘naturally’ occurring sugar from whey
*5g from ‘added’ fructose (like an apple/banana)
–**–THIS IS KEY–**–
IsaLean® Shakes also contain the perfect amount of…
*24g high-quality Protein
*8g Fiber and
*6g Healthy Fats
…making it a perfect and COMPLETE meal replacement shake.
IsaLean® Shakes = 40% carbs | 40% protein | 20% healthy fats
In Skidmore College studies (3rd party) concluded the following:
*Individuals following the Isagenix system cut their carbs in 1/2 and their sugar intake by 2/3!
Gillean Barkyoumb, MS, RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist