Glycemic index is simply a measurement of how carbohydrates in foods impact our blood sugar levels. High glycemic index products, like white bread, contain carbohydrates that are rapidly digested and absorbed, thus resulting in sharp increases in blood sugar levels.
In contrast, low glycemic index products, like soy protein, have carbohydrates that are slowly digested and absorbed, thus producing smaller rises in blood sugar.
Because of the growing interest that many individuals have in foods with a low glycemic index or in following an overall lower glycemic index diet, we are often asked, “What is the glycemic index of Revival products?”
A study by leading glycemic index experts at a certified laboratory in Sydney, Australia found that popular Revival Soy products, including all Revival bars, shakes and soy pasta, have a low glycemic index with little impact on blood sugar levels (Medical Reference 1). This is important news for anyone concerned about his or her blood sugar health.
Below are the glycemic index values of popular Revival products:
- Sucralose-sweetened or Unsweetened Revival Soy Shakes = 25 (low glycemic)
- Fructose-sweetened Revival Soy Shakes = 33 (low glycemic)
- Low-carb Revival Soy Bars = 47 (low glycemic)
- Regular Revival Soy Bars = 52 (low glycemic)
- Revival Soy Pasta = 47 (low glycemic)
According to The Glycemic Index website, the possible benefits of a low glycemic index diet are numerous, including weight loss and reduced hunger cravings (Medical Reference 2).
Because soy protein has a low glycemic index, it won’t cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels after consumption (Medical Reference 3).
1. Blair RM, Henley EC, Tabor A. Soy foods have low glycemic index and insulin response indices in normal weight subjects. Nutrition Journal 2006; 5:35.
2. The Glycemic Index (www.glycemicindex.com)
3. Eisenstein J, Roberts SB, Dallal G, Saltzman E. High-protein weight-loss diets: are they safe and do they work? A review of the experimental and epidemiologic data. Nutr Rev 2002, 60:189-200.