Nutrition & Dieting/Eating After Workout

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Hi Lawrence, The Gym I belong to puts out a newsletter saying that it is beneficial to have a Veggie shake right after a workout. They say if you don't eat something your body will start using your muscles as fuel. I've heard that it is best to eat the whole fruit or vegetable since liquids except for water have a high glycemic load and cause spikes in insulin. Could you give me your opinion?  Are they just trying to provide business for their juice bar? Thanks, George

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The simple answer is juicing can be very beneficial to a healthy life style. Many people can not digest whole vegetables so juice would be essential. On the other hand many people more then 1 in ten can not handle vegetables that are high in oxalates. These people can develope stones in many different parts of the body that can be dangerous. As for insulin spikes. It is true that your insulin is affected more by juice then raw.  It also depends on how the shakes are made and what is included in the shake. If you are mixing fruits and vegetables then you of course will have higher amounts of sugar. On the other hand if you are using all greens that are normally low GI/GL foods then they will remain ok even if they slightly increase because of portion size. Portion size is the reason for the increase. With a shake you are adding more portions of the vegetables which is the reason for increased insulin.
Thanks I hope this helped
Larry

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Lawrence Sanchez CSN, CPFC, RI, PT, TBMI

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I am able to answer questions in regards to losing weight, proper nutrition and exercise while losing weight,diet modification, and preparing healthy nutritious food while dieting. I can also help people by explaining the importance of BMI, BMR,and body fat. I can help people with no meat types of diets and special diets. I can help those who need information about beginning a running regimen. One of my favorite subjects to answer questions about is organic life style and whole foods.

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I own Healthy Life Consultants, which is a company that helps people lose weight through diet modification and exercise. I also am the Founder and owner of the Tenchi Budo Martial Arts System and The Natural Healing Center.At the Natural Healing Center I help people through the use of Alternative Therapies and Medicines. For fun I compete regulary in running races mainly 5K'S and 10K'S. I spend much of my free time studying about anything when it comes to nutrition,alternative medicine,and exercise.

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