What’s in that shake?
Here's the label from a popular diet shake that's an integral part of one of the weight loss programs on the market:
Whey Protein Isolate, Fructose, Calcium Caseinate, Natural Flavor, Cellulose Gum, Maltodextrin, Salt, Magnesium Citrate, Soy Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Gum Arabic, Carrageenan, Mono and Di Glycerides, Magnesium Oxide, Stevia, Ferric Orthophosphate, Ascorbic Acid, Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate, Niacinamide, Vitamin A Palmitate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Pantothenate, Magnesium Sulfate, Pyroxidine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Molybdenum Citrate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Chromium Chloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenate, Phytonadione, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12.
My take? If you want a smoothie, make your own, out of food: plain egg white protein powder, water, raw almond butter and some berries… all read food, without the dairy (whey), saponins (guar gum) and lectins (soy), found in the product above,
Read the label of everything you're putting in your mouth, even if it does come from an MD!