Shakeology was talked about in depth in an article from in Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine. The editor in Chief of O Magazine traveled to Peru with the creator of Shakeology, Darin Olien where they travel the country in search for the super foods used in the awesome shake. It is a very good article that gives a ton of information on some of the ingredients that can be found in Shakeology as well as other super foods that are not in the shake.
The article also talks about what these “special” ingredients do for the human body and how their is a great amount that nobody even knows about some of the nuts, fruits, and vegetables. For example, in the article the ingredient yacon is explained. (Shakeology contains 1000 mg of yacon.)
“Have I talked to you about yacon?” Olien asked, describing the potato-shaped vegetable that was, improbably, a cousin of the sunflower. “It’s an amazing food, a tuber that has a bunch of different sugars in it.” The most important of these sugars is a rare type known as fructooligosaccharide (FOS), and yacon is the richest known source of it. Although FOS tastes beautifully sweet, it’s not processed in the body like other sugars because we lack the enzymes to digest it (making it perfect for diabetics-and dieters, because few calories are absorbed). But rather than being expelled like some alien substance, on its way through your body yacon does a number of helpful things. It acts as a prebiotic, encouraging healthy bacteria in your intestines and colon, and aids in fat metabolism, cholesterol management, vitamin absorption, blood sugar regulation, even bone density. “It could be a sweetener solution for the entire planet,” Olien said.
As a Beachbody Coach it is very exciting to the products I offer constantly in the media. Beachbody has awesome products that produce results. After reading the article and learning more about how Shakeology was created and what some of the ingredients are actually doing, I believe in the product more than ever!