Peakblend is designed to deliver a combination of macronutrients, combining carbohydrates, fat and protein. The carbohydrate content in total is proportionally appropriate and lower than a typical carbohydrate containing meal.
The sugar content (7g) is only a small contribution to the overall carbohydrate content in Peakblend (37g), the majority of carbohydrate being in the form of complex carbohydrates. It is worth noting the amount of sugar constitutes proportionally less than 5% of dietary energy, the threshold recommended by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN).
The high protein content of Peakblend coupled with significant amounts of fibre and fatty acids, means that the digestion and absorption of Peakblend is slowed, preventing a rapid and large rise in blood sugar. i.e. Peakblend is not a high Glycaemic Index (GI) product.
The inclusion of some sugar does aid the utilisation of carbohydrate in Peakblend by triggering an insulin release, which not only helps utilise the carbohydrate in Peakblend but also uptake of the amino acids into muscle. This is important to ensure Peakblend can be used universally as a way of fuelling, especially for active people and those doing exercise.
Of course, if you’re after a protein shake without any carbs you could look at any of our other proteins.
Finally, the inclusion of a small amount of sugar also has the benefit of improving palatability, and reducing natural sweeteners which not everyone enjoys the taste of.