Do these products promote weight loss?
Yes. Step One Foods are highly nutritious and very satisfying. High fiber content, complex carbohydrates and healthful fats ensure slow digestion and steady blood sugar levels, keeping you feeling fuller longer.
Do these foods help lower blood pressure?
Yes. Nearly all Step One Foods contain minimal to no sodium. Studies have shown that when you reduce sodium consumption and increase the intake of antioxidants from fruits and vegetables, you can attain blood pressure reductions similar to that of being on a medication.
Do these products help lower blood sugar?
Yes. The high fiber content means that Step One products are digested and absorbed slowly leading to lower and steadier blood sugar levels.
Do I need to stop my statin when I use Step One?
We never recommend that you stop a medication before speaking with your physician. Our foods were created to help you reduce your dependence on prescription medications. So, over time, it's realistic to expect you will require lower doses of statin drugs to control your cholesterol readings.
How long does it take to see an effect?
An impact on cholesterol can be seen in as little as 30 days. Effects on overall blood sugar control and weight will take longer.
Are there differences between the various Step One Food products?
No. And yes. All the foods are equivalent in terms of providing clinically meaningful amounts of vital nutrients, and all are presented in single serve portions. So for all intents and purposes, all the foods are interchangeable in terms of health benefit and ease of use. There are differences in taste and texture as well as whether minimal or no preparation is required. This is to ensure that individuals can find the foods that fit their lifestyles best.
Are these products gluten free? GMO free?
Yes. Step One Foods are certified gluten free by the Celiac Support Association and are made without any genetically modified ingredients.
Are there any allergens?
Yes. All Step One products contain tree nuts. The Pancake Mix contains egg whites. The Chocolate Peanut Butter Cluster contains peanuts.
Why are Step One Foods available only on-line?
Step One Foods were formulated specifically to support cardiovascular disease care and prevention. They are a premium brand of therapeutic foods designed to be integrated into patient care. As such, they are not typical of foods available in grocery stores and are only available on-line.
What if I have more questions?
Please contact Step One Foods at 1-866-543-4273 to speak with one of our experts.