Extend Nutrition snacks are an ideal diabetes snack food.
Each snack has an outstanding nutritional profile, was designed to help control blood sugar for up to 9 hours.
Enjoy a wide variety of delicious snacks that are also nutritious. Extend Nutrition offers many falvors of bars, shake mixes and crunchy snacks that can help curb your hunger, satisfy your craving for something savory or spoil your sweet tooth - without spiking your blood sugar.
Just slide an Extend Bar in your purse and take it with you. Or keep an extra bag of Extend Crisps handy at your desk. You can also mix an Extend Shake in a Blender Bottle to enjoy your tasty shake in the car.
Whenever you need a snack to tide you over and stabilize blood sugar, you can count on the ExtendSnack you keep nearby.
No matter what type of diet or meal plan you follow, Extend Nutrition Snacks fit into a plan that works for you and your health. They’ve even been called the best snacks for diabetics.
The Extend Nutrition formula is unbeatable when it comes to blood sugar benefits - no other snacks even come close - they taste great too. So, Extend Nutrition Snacks are guilt-free, and then some, some flavors are almost like diabetic candy!
Developed by Dr. Francine Kaufman (world renowned endocrinologist and past president of the American Diabetes Association), Extend Nutrition Snacks have a unique nutritional profile that meet the criteria for an ideal diabetes food.
Unlike other typical snacks or other diabetic candy, they are both Low Glycemic and low in fat. Every ExtendSnack is made using the only formula clinically proven to help control blood sugar for up to 9 hours!
What makes Extend Nutrition guilt-free?
1) Sugar-free varieties and Low Net Carbs, 2) Low Glycemic Index and Load, 3) Loaded with soluble fiber (3-6 g/serving), 4) Trans-fat free (0g). Low saturated fat (0-1 g/serving), 5) Packed with lean protein, (7-15 grams/serving), 6) Gluten-free and Kosher.
You can build ExtendSnacks into a healthy lifestyle without any worries. In fact, it’s our pleasure to detail exactly how each aspect of ExtendSnacks unique formula contributes to your overall well-being. Take a look and see why ExtendSnacks have been called the best snacks for diabetes.
1) Sugar-free varieties and Low Net Carbs:
One aspect of choosing foods for a type 1 diabetic diet is finding foods that are low in sugar and net carbs. Net carbs are the simple carbs that digest rapidly (normally within one to two hours), and have an immediate impact on blood glucose (sugar is a simple carb). Because simple carbs burn off so quickly they leave you hungry and more likely to overeat. Meanwhile, a spike in blood sugar requires insulin to bring your blood sugar levels back to the normal range. But, unfortunately, insulin also prompts your body to store fat which can cause weight gain.
Extend Nutrition Snacks are made with complex carbohydrates to extend the release of glucose into the bloodstream for up to 9 hours – so they won’t spike blood sugar levels.
2) Low Glycemic Index and Load:
The Glycemic Index is a relatively new concept which is now appearing frequently in the context of healthy foods. The simplest explanation is that Low Glycemic foods do not spike your blood sugar. Also, they make you feel full so you'll eat less. Low Glycemic foods either contain very few carbs or the carbs they do contain are complex (not simple).
3) Loaded with soluble fiber (3-6 g/serving):
Fiber rich foods generally contain a mixture of soluble and insoluble fiber. While both types help you feel full and won’t spike your blood sugar, soluble fiber is best because it has been shown to improve blood sugar control.
4) Trans-fat free (0g). Low saturated fat (0-1 g/serving):
Diabetes raises risk-factors for heart problems such as cardiac disease, proper nutrition can help lower these risk factors. Bad fats (Trans fats and Saturated fats) raise your LDL (bad, low density lipids) cholesterol. Frequently, typical food manufacturers make something sugar-free or low carb, but then add a lot of fat in an effort to improve the taste, which will counteract your efforts to eat right. Good Fats such as Mono-unsaturated fats, poly-unsaturated fats, and Omega 3 fats can help to lower your LDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides (blood fats).
5) Packed with lean protein (7-15 grams/serving):
Protein doesn't spike your blood sugar and helps you feel full. Protein also plays an important role in maintaining or building muscle mass to perform even common tasks with ease. Plant sources of protein (such as soy) are preferable over animal sources, because they are not a significant source of saturated fats.
6) Gluten-Free and Kosher too!
All Extend Nutrition products are made without wheat or gluten ingredients. They are also certified Kosher (U).
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