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
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
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
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
OK, you’ve reached your weight loss goal. Congratulations—you’re halfway there! Now all you have to do is make sure you’re one of the 5-10% of “weight-losers” who manage to keep it off over time. So, what are y... Read more
My doctor just put me on an eating plan called The Low Glycemic Load eating plan. He said it has major differences from the low glycemic index and works much better for diabetics like me. Has anyone else been on this plan. I am liking what I am re... Read more
Does anyone out there in Spark Nation have some ideas on low carb and low glycemic index foods and diets? This was suggested by my Doctor and what I've found on-line so far hasn't been that informative or they want a price $$$. Any ideas would be g... Read more
After a month of counting calories and excercising, I have lost nothing. Mr. Dr. wants me to try a low glycemic diet. That means no bread, potatoes, cereal, corn and some fruits. So I need help with figuring out some meals and snacks that are not... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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