High Glycemic Roller Coaster

High Glycemic Roller Coaster

We have all experienced the High Glycemic Roller Coaster!

Remember the thrills of being on a high-flying and low-dipping roller coaster?  It can be exhilarating! However, the high glycemic roller coster of our blood sugar (caused by “high glycemic” foods from our diet) can be very unhealthy…possibly even deadly as it can usher a person into the current epidemic of obesity that plagues our country.

What is a “high glycemic” food?

Simply stated, it is a food that is converted into glucose (blood sugar) in our bodies- too fast!

Let’s be clear though, we need glucose…without it the cells in our body cannot function. However, the body is a “balance nut”. If the food we eat is converted to glucose too fast, we “spike” our blood sugar causing a cascade of responses from the body to correct and lower the glucose (one of these responses is the release of the storage hormone insulin). That is the rapid ascent of the roller coaster!

What are some of these “high-glycemic” foods? Bread, rolls, white rice, potato chips, popcorn, cereals, potatoes, instant oatmeal, pretzels, candy (thats an easy one), ice cream, bagels and many more.

We all know what that feels like…the “sugar hit”! “But”, you may ask, “I did not consume any ‘sugar’, that I am aware of, in my meal”! The facts are that many of the foods we eat can give us that same “sugar spike” as a candy bar! That is where the typical Western Diet is like the most dangerous roller coaster ride on earth and you did not even know you bought a ticket! But…as we all know, what goes up…must come down!

As the body rapidly seeks to correct the flooding of glucose in the bloodstream, it will result in a “drop”. Remember that feeling when you come back to work after a meal at a fast food restaurant? All of a sudden you feel like you need a nap! Food should give us energy, why the sleepy feeling all of a sudden?

When the drop happens, the blood sugar is too low and we will experience difficulty staying focused (the brain needs glucose to function and the tank is running low). Part of the body’s response to this is to release stress hormones to stir us into action – to go eat! Typically what we eat however, is the high-glycemic food choices that caused the problem in the first place (compounded with a high-glycemic latte to get awake)!

What does the body do with all the excess glucose that is gathered in its “correction mode”? If it can’t be used as energy, it has to be stored somewhere! Have you ever noticed the increasing number of “storage units” that are being built around the country for people to store the stuff that won’t fit into their homes? That may be a simple analogy of what the body does to find a place to store the excess glucose…make more storage units (fat cells), especially in the center of the body.

As the storage units increase, the health of other body systems is affected. In fact, the Center for Disease Control stated in 2012 that overweight and obese related medical conditions are a leading cause of preventable death in the United States**. Yes, the roller coaster can have a deadly ending.

RESET your body!

USANA Health Sciences have scientifically developed low-glycemic convenience foods to help in the journey towards a low glycemic lifestyle. The RESET program is a jump start towards this type of lifestyle, providing the meals, snacks and micronutrients for five days to help break the carb addiction that the western diet roller coaster can cause. The only thing that is required to add is a fruit and vegetable every day and water. From there, the journey continues to stay off the roller coaster and be on level ground with their Transform Pack. Along this new journey is education on how to change one’s dietary habits and get safely off (and stay off) the High Glycemic Roller Coaster!

Please watch this short video concerning the USANA RESET Program:

USANA – Trusted Partner & Sponsor of Dr. Oz Show

USANA - Trusted Partner & Sponsor of Dr Oz Show

USANA – Trusted Partner & Sponsor of Dr. Oz show!

USANA Health Sciences joined a very elite group of products that the Dr. Oz show calls a “Trusted Partner and Sponsor”. To launch this special relationship, Dr. Oz highlighted USANA’s joint health product, Procosa™ on his show on January 22nd. Watch the segment here: Dr. Oz introduces Procosa™

As Dr. Oz mentions, USANA’s Procosa™ contains a unique blend of Curcumin and vegetarian glucosamine to help maintain healthy joints and cartilage. Click here to read more about our special Procosa™ product.

Be sure to “like” the Performance Vitamins Facebook page to learn about the health benefits of other USANA products that Dr. Oz will be highlighting on his show!


USANA – “Nutritionals You Can Trust”

USANA - "Nutritionals You Can Trust

“Trust”…a word that is not taken lightly at USANA Health Sciences

In fact, the original tag line of the company was “Nutritionals You Can Trust”.  Dr. Myron Wentz, microbiologist and founder of USANA, understood from the beginning of the company in 1992 that people should have unwavering trust in the products they put into their body.  He understood from years of first hand experience in the laboratory the negative impact that toxic substances could do to the health of the cell as well as the positive impact that proper nutrition can have to help the cells in the body thrive.

With that understanding, Dr. Wentz set out to produce top quality nutritional supplements that he could place his guarantee on the potency and purity of EACH BOTTLE of supplements that leaves the USANA production plant.   This guarantee is reflected on the front of each bottle with his personal signature.

“Integrity”…a word that could be defined as what is on the outside is consistent to what is on the inside

In other words, “what you see is what you get.”  It is the same through and through.  It is like the aircraft that we choose to board towards our destination.  We trust that the pretty painted metal on the outside has the internal strength on the inside to withstand the pressures of the journey to get us safely to our destination.  We trust there are no hidden flaws that could be devastating when put to the test of flying.  We do not have a way of testing the integrity of the metal ourselves – we are trusting the airline that they are providing the safe product as they advertise.

In the same way, people put their trust on the integrity of the nutritional product they purchase.  They are assuming that the company has the “integrity” they can put their “trust” in for their health journey.

With the news of this past week exposing the inadequacy of both the labeling and actual ingredients of some herbal supplements of major retail stores, “trust” in the supplement industry has been shaken.   The “integrity” of the products that were tested, as well as the retailers who provided these products, has been questioned.  The ingredients that were listed on the outside label, were not what is actually in the product.

It is comforting that after 23 years, the foundational principles of integrity, scientific formulation, guaranteed potency, guaranteed purity in the formation of every product has not changed at USANA Health Sciences.  What is listed on the label is in the product, in the right form that the cell can use.  “Nutritionals You Can Trust” is as true about USANA today as it was when the first product was produced in 1992!  A refusal to compromise on these principles to help people in their health journey has been noticed around the world.  USANA has been consistently been chosen as the top multivitamin supplement by Nutrisearch it their five editions of The Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements.  In addition, over 700 professional and Olympic athletes have chosen to place their trust in USANA as their foundational health supplement.

Watch this video to see for yourself the care that USANA puts into the formulation of the products.  Dr. Wentz has always been committed to the safety and well being of those who choose to trust the USANA products along their health journey: