Using health-tasker Almased®, an all-natural powder blend for dieting and diabetes control, would appear to cause health-conscious users to view food differently. Perhaps an unexpected event…but true.
As your health progresses through Almased’s weight loss program, a behavior change often occurs causing you, a now more health-conscious individual to be concerned with whether you’re making the proper food choice to support your general health and well being. Mind over matter?
For most individuals who complete the 14-Day Figure Plan, a continued involvement with Almased® on a once or twice daily use, would apparently “mentally-adjust” the health-conscious individual’s view of food in general and cause a heightened awareness about the health challenges various foods offer.
Health-conscious individuals have learned the importance of the glycemic index and glycemic load values for many of their favorite food…and eliminated… previously preferred foods which increase their weight or blood glucose level. As most know, high blood glucose levels elevate the opportunity for diabetes and significant other body organ challenges (including vision, extremity loss and cardiovascular oddities).
Glycemic index (GI) provides a measure of how quickly blood sugar levels rise after eating a particular type of food. The effects different foods have on blood sugar levels vary considerably. The glycemic index estimates how much each gram of available carbohydrate (total carbohydrate minus fiber) in a food raises a person’s blood glucose level following consumption of the food, relative to consumption of pure glucose. Glucose has a glycemic index of 100. The GI was invented in 1981 by Dr. Thomas Wolever and Dr. David Jenkins at the University of Toronto.
Glycemic load (GL) represents the true challenge to changing blood glucose value and is a number that estimates how much the food consumed will raise a person’s blood glucose level after eating it. One unit of glycemic load approximates the effort consuming one gram of glucose. As a reference, there are approximately 30 grams in one ounce (solid form). Glycemic load (GL) accounts for how much carbohydrate is in the food and how much each gram of carbohydrate in the food raises blood glucose levels. Glycemic load is based on the glycemic index (GI), and is defined as the grams of available carbohydrate in the food times the food’s GI and divided by 100. Glycemic load (GL) was created by Harvard researchers and takes into account the amount of carbohydrates in a given serving of a food and is the highly recommended tool for managing blood sugar in people wih diabetes.
Glycemic load (GL) is the most beneficial indicator in dietary programs targeting increased metabolism, insulin resistance and weight loss. One serving of food with a GL greater than 20 is considered high. A GL of 10 or less is considered low. Contrast Almased’s low glycemic load of 4 with other popular foods: (Glycemic Load Diet by Rob Thompson, MD, Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle, WA).
Food Glycemic Load Food Glycemic Load
White Bread 107 (1 slice) Bran Muffin (1) 149
Chocolate Cake 154 (1 slice) Pancake (1) 346
Whole Wheat Bread 129 (1 slice) Bagel (1) 340
Special K 133 (1 cup) Raisin Bran (1 cup) 227
Butter <15 (30 g) Sour Cream (1/3 cup) <15
Eggs <15 (2 large) Orange Juice (6 oz) 89
Strawberries 13 (1 cup) Banana (1) 85
Spaghetti 142 (1 cup) Mac and Cheese (1 cup) 252
Broccoli <15 (1/2 cup) Baked Potato (med size) 246
Asparagus <15 (4 spears) White Rice (1 cup) 283
Honey 16 (1 teaspoon) Syrup (1/4 cup) 364
Spirits <15 (1.5 oz) Beer (12 oz) <15
Cranberry Juice 109 (6 oz) Coca-Cola (12 oz) 218
Food Not Only is Seen Differently, It Results in a Different Satiety Index With Almased®
Originally created by Susanna Holt, PhD, the Satiety Index is a system to measure different foods’ ability to satisfy hunger. My clients who use Almased® regularly have voiced to this pharmacist that they have adjusted their food interests and choices…perhaps due to the general satiety they experience following ingestion of Almased®. As offered by these individuals, the need for more food or snacks post-ingestion over the next 3-4 hours does not occur. Interestingly, when a “typical” meal is subsequently consumed, food tastes appear to be positively modified (more-healthy) probably due to the individual’s reduced glycemic load “need” as a result of adjusted and subsequently improved metabolism and the body’s insulin response to the foods consumed.
Almased®, the all-natural powder blend created by a patented process of enhancing high-quality soy, probiotic yogurt, enzyme-rich honey and select vitamins and minerals. Simply because it works……