The Benefits of a Healthy Diet Shake Regimen

When it comes to diet shakes, many make claims of near miraculous proportions, however many nutritionists think "scam" when they hear of diet shake success stories or claims. There is an underlying feeling that better than 80% of dieters regain any weight lost, once the product is no longer used, though it may take 2 to 5 years. The weight lost from diet shake product use, is not considered permanent.

What are diet shakes?

Diet shakes combine protein, carbohydrates, and fats in varying formulas to regulate intake of these nutrients. Through the proper balance of the three groups one can maintain muscle, bone, skin and body tissues as required without exceeding those requirements, thus leading to weight loss.

Because of the discrepancies in formulas you must be careful of what you are consuming. Formulas can range from 100% protein to mostly carbohydrates with a little added protein and fat.The shakes come in bulk and single serving containers and of course in every conceivable packaging and flavor.

Jose Antonio, chief executive officer and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) says that diet protein shakes are safe for healthy fit people such as athletes needing a quick recharge. ISSN has stated that protein shakes ensure protein load but others say that protein shakes can be harmful to kidneys if used incorrectly.

What Are The Benefits?

Because you can include ample phytonutrients and micro nutrients to help obtain peak nutritional potential, reaching your ideal body weight is much easier. Micro nutrients such as algae, omega-3's and probiotics added to your diet shake can promote detoxification and help with prevention of cancerous cells. Additionally a healthy meal replacement regime can help improve cardio vascular function by improving the functioning of cells that line the blood vessels.

Improved gastrointestinal function is also a benefit, as the GI tract benefits from abundant fiber which helps to cleans the colon. An improvement in skin, hair and nails is a by product of any healthy meal replacement shakes fortified with vitamins C and E which are both essential for hair, skin and nails.

An alkaline rich diet shake will reduce your bodies acidity. Cancer and many other illnesses cannot live in an alkaline environment. If you smoke, studies show that you also like acidic foods such as coffee and bread products, so having a more alkaline diet is vital for smokers in particular. To make your diet shake a little more alkaline you could add a small amount of baking soda to it, this will also make your shake creamier as well.

Protein diet shakes may add to your endurance and help you get more from your day, more energy equals more life. Protein is recommended after intense exercise or periods of heavy labor to restore muscle glycogen which is depleted by physical activity. Protein helps rebuild damaged muscle tissue such as is often experienced by muscle builders and weight lifters. Studies have shown that those athletes who supplement their diet with 10 grams of protein, 8g of carbohydrates, and 3g of fat had fewer infections and less heat exhaustion.