Nutrisystem Shake Ingredients
Hi Roxanne, congrats on losing 13 pounds! Lets briefly touch on some of these ingredients. I bring this up not to bash the product or be controversial, but just to be safe. While not all studies have shown konjac fiber works, there are enough that I think there might be something to it. Overall, I don't see the shakes causing problems in the vast majority of people use use them. Another option is to try using a ready made fiber supplement like Metamucil. Have you tried making your own?
NutriSystem Shake Nutrition Information
In this review, I'll show you the ingredients in the NutriSystem protein shake and also show you what I believe is its active ingredients if you decide to try to make your own version. Hopefully this review will help you decide if the NutriSystem shake is right for you. As can be seen from above, each NutriSystem shake has calories. This puts it in line with other shakes I've looked at before. That's not a bad thing in these cases. 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?
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Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Chipotle Black Bean Bowl. Fruit Smoothie made with Fruit or Fruit Juice only. 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. They take longer to digest, but they are not hard to digest.
They are rich in probiotics, so they prevent bloating and keep you feeling light and satiated. Thus, Nutrisystem Shakes do work in a sense that they provide the liquid calories your body needs, reduce and prevent cravings, and support bodily functions that contribute to weight loss. It is important to note that both TurboShakes and Nutri-Pro shakes are tasty and quick to prepare, so they make a good choice for busy individuals who do not have the time to prepare low-calorie, nutrient-rich snacks several times a day.
As a Nutrisystem customer, you get your shakes in the first shipment within all Nutrisystem plans and in every shipment with the Uniquely Yours Plus plan, but you can also order as many of them as you wish from the A La Carte menu.
The shakes come in packs of 7, 14, and 28 servings. If you want more vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in your shakes, you can enrich them with the addition of TurboBoosters. Nutrisystem shakes are low-calorie, protein-packed, fiber-rich, micronutrient-rich shakes that can help you maximize your weight loss results.
They contain more than 20 vitamins and minerals that aid weight loss and the development of lean muscle mass and have multiple health benefits.