Per Dr. Mercoloa study after study are taking their place in a growing lineup of scientific research demonstrating that consuming high-fructose corn syrup is the fastest way to trash your health. It is now known without a doubt that sugar in your food, in all it’s myriad of forms, is taking a devastating toll. And fructose in any form — including high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and crystalline fructose — is the worst of the worst!
Fructose is a major contributor to:
• Insulin resistance and obesity
• Elevated blood pressure
• Elevated triglycerides and elevated LDL
• Depletion of vitamins and minerals
• Cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer, arthritis and even goutThis is the main compound found in sand and often raises a concern when used as an additive.
The definition of natural flavor under the Code of Federal Regulations is: “the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof, whose significant function in food is flavoring rather than nutritional.”
Luo han guo fruit is an herbaceous perennial vine of the Cucurbitaceae family, native to southern China and northern Thailand.
The plant is cultivated for its fruit, whose extract is nearly 300 times sweeter than sugar and has been used in China as a natural low-calorie sweetener for cooling drinks, and in traditional Chinese medicine to treat diabetes and obesity.
Alive! Ultra Shake (in this case vanilla) packs in a lot of ingredients to make their shake one of the better options on the market today. However, there are some key notes and ingredients that are not conducive with the optimal meal replacement shake option. There are some good points, mainly the 100% recommended daily allotment of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc and more.
Soy-Nature’s Way Alive utilizes 15g of soy protein, which is comes with much controversy. Additionally it uses a form of sugar (Crystalline Fructose) which is also “sugar”.
Alive! Whole Food Ultra Shake offers a good amount of quality vitamins and minerals, low caloric make up. It’s core engine, soy protein, is riddled with controversy. (see our blog)