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Glycemic Index Resources

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Pros and Cons of the Glycemic Index

Imagine a categorizing system in which numbers are assigned to foods, allowing you to more easily choose foods that curb appetite, help shed excess pounds, lower your risk for diabetes, help maintain blood sugar levels, and improve heart health. Thes...  Read more

Eating with Diabetes: What about Fruit?

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, fruit should be part of any healthy diet. As a diabetes educator, some of the most frequent questions from my clients have to do with fruit. Can I still eat fruit? How much fruit should I eat? What are the b...  Read more

What to Eat Before You Work Out

Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab...  Read more

9 Superfood Swaps for a Healthier Diet

Deciding to change your diet can be an overwhelming idea. You’ll have to clean out the pantry, remove any and all treats, stock up on rabbit food and mentally prepare to feel hungry all the time. That’s the only way to improve your diet a...  Read more

Why Potatoes Are Good for You

The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.   A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o...  Read more

Very hot today. 118 heat index in Memphis. Stay sa
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Very hot today. 118 heat index in Memphis. Stay safe! Stay hydrated!...  Read more

Do they keep track of glycemic index somewhere?
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Do they keep track of glycemic index somewhere?...  Read more

Many diabetics HAVE TO avoid high glycemic foods,
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Many diabetics HAVE TO avoid high glycemic foods, such as bananas. They can live for decades without them....  Read more

Yes to fruit! Just avoid the high glycemic ones... watermelon, pineapple, banana, etc. You definit
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Yes to fruit! Just avoid the high glycemic ones... watermelon, pineapple, banana, etc. You definitely do not want to avoid an entire food type!...  Read more

Look up glycemic index. It is all about how long
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Look up glycemic index. It is all about how long it takes to burn. Simple carbs like sugars get used up quickly and are therefor not good. Complex carbs like whole grains take longer to burn and give you more energy. Hope this helps a bit....  Read more

Pearled Barley

There is a pleasant surprise in pearled barley, it has the lowest glycemic index of any grain...  Read more

Counting Your Carbs May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Counting Your Carbs May Help Prevent Type 2 DiabetesWith diabetes reaching near epidemic proportions in the United States — if current trends continue, one in three Americans is expected to have the disease by 2050 —, health experts have been surveyi...  Read more

Diabetes Self-Management

Please share your experience of your journey to glycemic control....  Read more

Eat This to Burn 50% More Fat When Working Out

A new study in The Journal of Nutrition shows that what you eat beforehand could affect the calorie burn during your workout. Women who ate a breakfast high in low-glycemic index carbs (whole grain breads, low-fat yogurt or non-instant oatmeal, for...  Read more

Weight Busters: All Carbohydrates are NOT Created Equal

Carbohydrates are important and necessary in our diets and have generated a great deal of attention over the past decade due to the low carbohydrate weight loss craze. Marketing trends have played off of that low carb craze and so have dieting plans...  Read more

glycemic index

Shall be low Explanation One system for classifying carbohydrates is the glycemic index. The glycemic index ranks foods on how they affect blood sugar level by measuring how much the blood sugar increases after one eats. For example, white bre...  Read more

Glycemic index

What does the 'glycemic index' rank? The Glycemic Index ranks carbohydrate-containing foods (on a scale from 0 to 100) based on their effects on blood sugar levels in the body. ...  Read more