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A New Year and a New Start to Healthier Living - Glycemic Index and SMARTfx Beverages

As we enter the New Year, many people are looking to begin a healthier lifestyle and are eager to lose some weight. SMARTfx is a unique health and wellness drink that combines natural fruit juices, herbal extracts, super seeds and reverse osmosis water for the health conscious consumer.

Many beverages currently on the market (soft drinks, fruit juices, pop) are very high in sugar, therefore having a high glycemic index. According to Food Technology Magazine, "Glycemic response or glycemic impact is an indication of how rapidly carbohydrates are digested. The rate and peak of the increase in blood glucose from a particular food is measured by comparing it to the glycemic response of another food (typically pure glucose)." High glycemic carbohydrates produce a fast and high increase in blood glucose level, while low glycemic carbohydrates produce a smaller increase in glucose level.

Consumers have learned that blood sugar (glucose) levels are important because they affect the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and weight gain. When you lower the amount of processed carbohydrates in your diet, you experience steadier energy levels. As a result many people are preferring low glycemic index products.

SMARTfx drinks are all natural and less than 9 grams of sugar from fruit sources per serving, with no added sugar. It is lightly sweetened with stevia leaf extract, a natural sweetener, that does not raise blood sugars.

To learn more about the different health benefits of each SMARTfx flavour, visit naturaldrink,com. For quick and easy access, SMARTfx is now available on Amazon.ca! Choose SMARTfx drinks for a healthier alternative.

Article by Hina Palan
Registered Holistic Nutritionist

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