NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc., a developer and marketer of proprietary, patent-pending healthy natural sweeteners, food and beverage products, comments on a new research study from Harvard published in the Public Library of Science Medicine Journal Vol. 6, April, 2009. The study finds that high blood glucose levels is one of the most common killers of Americans, coming in as the fifth most deadly killer, after tobacco, high blood pressure, overweight/obesity and physical inactivity.
High blood glucose levels are a higher and a greater risk factor for disease and death than are high cholesterol, high levels of dietary salt, low omega-3 levels, high levels of trans fatty acids, alcohol use, low levels of fruit and vegetables and low levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. According to the study, there were between 163,000 and 217,000 high blood glucose-related mortalities in 2005 that could have been avoided. (Source: Public Library of Science Medicine Journal - Vol. 6, April, 2009)
NXT Nutritionals' SUSTA(TM) Natural Sweetener is a revolutionary minimal calorie, very low glycemic index natural sweetening system with health benefits, designed not only to avoid a spike in one's blood sugar, but to contribute a potential benefit in helping to modify the glycemic response of an accompanying snack or meal. SUSTA(TM) is a proprietary blend of insulin fiber, fructose, natural flavors, botanical extracts, vitamins, minerals, and probiotics and is totally free of synthetic or processed chemicals.
Dr. Richard L. Kozlenko, Director of Research and Development for NXT Nutritionals, comments, "SUSTA(TM) not only avoids provoking the glycemic response of raising blood sugar, but in addition, contributes a meaningful measure of key positive health and nutritional value per serving that goes well beyond the current zero glycemic and zero calorie sweetening concepts."
Dr. Paul S. Auerbach, Director of NXT Nutritionals, also comments, "Physicians who care for patients with diabetes understand well the toll taken on people by high blood sugar. We are learning more and more that one doesn't need to be diabetic to suffer ill effects from high blood sugar. Anything that we can do to lessen that risk is very important. SUSTA(TM) has replaced sugar in my diet. The added nutritional benefits make it even better."
About NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Holyoke, MA, NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary NXT Nutritionals, Inc., is a developer and marketer of proprietary, patent-pending healthy alternative sweeteners, food and beverage products. The common ingredient for all of the Company's products is its SUSTA(TM) Natural Sweetener, a minimal calorie, all-natural, nutritional sweetening system. SUSTA(TM) Natural Sweetener currently serves as an ingredient for the Company's nonfat all-natural Healthy Dairy(TM) yogurt smoothies and is marketed as a standalone product as well.
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