Nutrisystem Protein Shakes Overview
While the amount of fructose in foods is very low and not to be of concern, higher levels of fructose, can raise triglyceride levels. There is no caffeine in the Nutrisystem shake. A single serving of Nutrisystem TurboShakes contains or fewer calories. This in turn, could lead to weight loss in some people — especially in those who are eating fewer calories than usual. Hopefully this review will help you decide if the NutriSystem shake is right for you.
NutriSystem Shake Nutrition Information
When you are dieting with NutriSystem, it will never make you feel that you are under weight-loss diet program. Other than breakfast, lunch and dinner, the company is offering desserts, snacks and shakes as well. All in all, almost all the food items offered in the diet program are tasty and the existing customers of the program are very happy with the taste.
Cost of the diet program depends on the chosen menu and diet plan. Initially, you may find it high. However, when you cross-check it by calculating your overall expenditure on your grocery items, time saved in shopping, preparation and other things, the cost is pretty reasonable.
Existing customers of the program are very happy with the diet program cost, and most of them say that the convenience, taste and results associated with the program are worth the price paid. It is very effective and you will start seeing the results in the first week itself. The diet program has assisted millions of individuals in losing and controlling their weight; in addition, it has even improved their health and fitness too. The portion controlled meals are convenient to consume, and you can get over the burden of grocery shopping and food preparation.
You can reheat the food just before consuming — that is all, you do not have to do anything else. Start taking action and lose weight. A single serving of Nutrisystem TurboShakes contains or fewer calories. The Nutrisystem program requires you to consume 3 powerfuels per day and these shakes make for a perfectly convenient and quick turbofuel solution. Nutri-Pro Shakes are primarily designed for men.
Just like TurboShakes, they contain probiotics for better digestion and faster elimination of belly fat. They are rich in both vitamins and minerals.
A single serving of Nutrisystem Nutri-Pro Shakes contains around calories. Like TurboShakes, Nutri-Pro shakes can be used as turbofuels while on the program. Nutrisystem shakes contain around 50 different ingredients. In this ingredient overview, we will focus on the most important substances present in TurboShakes and Nutri-Pro shakes that play crucial roles in supporting weight loss, the development of lean muscle mass, and digestion and metabolic function improvement. Nutrisystem shakes also contain magnesium carbonate, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D3, potassium iodide, folic acid, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, manganese sulfate, stevia leaf extract, milk, soy, and a dozen of other ingredients, including sweeteners, colors, and minerals.
Nutrisystem shakes are designed to keep you full, improve your metabolism and digestion, give you energy, and boost your overall health. See below for more on the fiber and protein in the shake. Here are the ingredients in the NutriSystem shake. Read the table from left to right. This will tell you those ingredients that are present the most and least. From the ingredients list, it appears the NutriCrush shake gets its protein primarily from a combination of these ingredients:.
I've listed the protein ingredients, in order as they appear on the label. Protein slows down digestion and this might make people feel full longer. The NutriSystem shake is a combination of milk protein caseine and whey and soy protein. Each NutriCrunsh shake provides 13 grams of protein per serving. If protein were the only thing in the shake that curbed hunger, I'd say it was over priced. Fortunately, there are a couple of other ingredients that I believe also contribute to curbing hunger.
Let's discuss those next. I believe these ingredients contribute significantly to curbing appetite. I might even go so far to say that they might be the main active ingredients in the shake. Let's briefly discuss them now. This is a patented type of soluble fiber that comes from corn that is added to food and supplements to increase fiber content. In other words, we don't absorb any calories when we eat it. While more studies need to be performed, if this study is corroborated, I think resistant maltodextrin is might be one of the main active ingredients in the NutriSystem shake.
The Nutrisystem shake label does not tell us how much resistant maltodextrin it contains. Several products previously reviewed here have contained glucomannan konjac. Just a few include:. Over the years, there have been several studies on Konjac and weight loss.
For example, in this study, lasting 3 months, 4 grams a day of glucomannan -along with a low calorie diet- showed more effective for weight loss than a low calorie diet alone. The author of this review of research noted grams was appropriate for helping weigh loss. In this review of research , the authors noted modest weight loss but no change in body mass index with glucomannan use.
While not all studies have shown konjac fiber works, there are enough that I think there might be something to it. I believe these 3 ingredients have evidence that they might slow down digestion and help us feel full, longer. This in turn, could lead to weight loss in some people — especially in those who are eating fewer calories than usual.
The ingredients are listed in order as they occur in the ingredients list above to give you an idea of whcih is present the most and least. Lets briefly touch on some of these ingredients. According to this list fructose , which is listed first, makes up the most of the sweeteners in the shake. Fructose is controversial in some circles so, let's discuss it briefly and calmly. While the amount of fructose in foods is very low and not to be of concern, higher levels of fructose, can raise triglyceride levels.
This is a risk factor for heart disease. High levels of fructose also appear to increase the risk of insulin resistance. While fructose does not raise insulin levels that's good , it also doesn't appear to raise leptin level s either that might not be so good.
Leptin is a hormone made in fat cells that is a signal for us to stop eating. If leptin release does not occur, we might to eat more food — and calories. This same study linked to above noted fructose also stimulated ghrelin production too.
Ghrelin is a hormone that tells us to eat. The important thing to remember that we would need studies to know if the NutriSystem shake did any of this. So how much fructose is too much? Well, according to this paper titled Fructose: To say fructose and high fructose corn syrup is controversial is an understatement and that's why I wanted to calmly present some of the evidence here. This is not all of the research on fructose and that's why I feel it's best discussed with someone who knows about what you might be eating to make a more personalized assessment.
Registered dietitians RDs are very good at this and you can find one in your area by going to their website — EatRight. Is the fructose in the Nutrisystem shake too much?