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Glycemic Index Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Glycemic Index.

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

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

10 'People Foods' You Can Feel Good about Feeding Your Dog

As a veterinarian, I spend my days lecturing people on which foods to avoid feeding their pets. Canine obesity is on the uprise, and most of us are aware that feeding our pets too many table scraps can quickly lead to weight gain. Overweight pets can...  Read more

Who eats a low glycemic diet?
Updated 3/25/2014 10:22:53 AM

Hi, I have hypoglycemia and was told to eat a low glycemic diet. can anyone help me with a sample meal plan like what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner? or if you eat like that is your food log open so i can get some ideas? thanks so much...  Read more

Glycemic index
Updated 4/3/2014 12:54:58 AM

Does anyone know why a baked potato has a higher glycemic index than mashed potatoes? Does it have to do with starch lost in the water when making mashed or with the stuff that is added? I know that mainly one just counts the carbs and I though...  Read more

glycemic foods
Updated 8/9/2013 7:22:30 AM

do you have to eat low glycemic food to lose weight on the sparks diet?...  Read more

Google indexing -- can we get that removed?
Updated 7/24/2013 7:50:30 PM

I'm not the only one who has talked about this, but I'm concerned about the privacy issue of posting on Spark teams and posting blogs. I recently had someone (in real life) make a comment to me about my Spark blog, and it freaked me out because I did...  Read more

REQUEST: Limit info indexed to Google
Updated 7/22/2013 11:49:48 PM

I'm not the only one who has talked about this, but I'm concerned about the privacy issue of posting on Spark teams and posting blogs. I recently had someone (in real life) make a comment to me about my weight loss blog, and it freaked me out because...  Read more

Pearled Barley

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

Inflamation ~ Aches & Pains

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that processed sugars &other high-glycemic starches increase inflammation, just as they raise blood sugar, Cherries, blueberries, salads, & olive oil are a good choices to lower inflamation packed with...  Read more

Glycemic Index - Low GI Lifestyle

Do you want to know the effects of foods on your blood sugar and lose the bloated feeling? Discover foods to improve overall wellness and health, making positive, lifestyle and diet changes....  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

My Glycemic Index Study Day 5

As a recap, I am trying to determine if the Thomas's Light Multigrain English Muffin causes my blood sugars to run higher than expected, perhaps due to a higher glycemic index than expected. The english muffin has 26g of carbs and 8g of those are fib...  Read more

My Glycemic Index Study Day 4

As a recap, I am trying to determine if the Thomas's Light Multigrain English Muffin causes my blood sugars to run higher than expected, perhaps due to a higher glycemic index than expected. The english muffin has 26g of carbs and 8g of those are fib...  Read more