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Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Fresh Look At Sugar

This is part of an ongoing series [from Shaklee] to answer some commonly asked questions in order to help you make informed choices for you and your family.

What is “too much sugar”?

There’s little doubt that many people have too much sugar in their diets. But while sugar is blamed as the cause of obesity, the real problem is excessive total calories. 
Sugar is a simple carbohydrate, which is an essential nutrient. But it must be balanced by protein, fat, and fiber in the diet. 
We can easily have too much sugar in a day by consuming sodas, energy drinks, and sweets. 
So when we look at a product, we should pay attention to the total balance of all nutrients—not just the sugar.

One way to determine if a product has a healthy balance of macronutrients is its Glycemic Index. 
This is a number determined from clinical testing of the product’s impact on blood sugar. 
Products that are low glycemic have minimal effect on blood sugar and are safe even for diabetics to use*.

What about the Shaklee products that have sugar?

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*Diabetics should discuss changes in diet and supplementation with their physician

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