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Low-Glycemic Sautéed Carrots with Rosemary Honey Glaze

Sautéing vegetables is a step up from boiling and steaming them. And you can keep this carrot dish low on the glycemic scale with a bit of olive oil and not too much butter. [more…]

Low-Glycemic Spicy Grilled Veggie Skewers

Looking for low-glycemic veggies with a lot of flavor and a little spicy heat? The marinade in this grilled-vegetable recipe makes any vegetable taste amazing, so feel free to mix in whatever your heart [more…]

Choosing Foods for Weight-Loss on a Low-Glycemic Diet

If you want to keep your body working at peak performance to ensure an increased metabolism, improved health, and success with long-term weight loss, then you need to make the foods you eat work for you [more…]

Low-Glycemic Oatmeal-Raspberry Bars

No time for a full breakfast? This simple recipe for low-glycemic oatmeal raspberry bars helps you start your day the right way. Low-glycemic oatmeal bars provide a great smaller option if you don’t like [more…]

Low-Glycemic Banana Strawberry Oatmeal Pancakes

This recipe for banana strawberry oatmeal pancakes is a delicious, low-glycemic breakfast treat. Following a low-glycemic diet means reducing many of the refined grains and sugars in your diet, but you [more…]

Low-Glycemic Breakfast Burritos

Make protein-rich eggs a part of a healthy, low-glycemic breakfast with this recipe for breakfast burritos that you can spice up or down. Low-glycemic burritos add a nice Tex-Mex kick to breakfast. The [more…]

Low-Glycemic Canadian Bacon and Cheese Frittata

You can dress up eggs by adding other healthy ingredients to make a hearty, delicious, low-glycemic breakfast that isn’t loaded in fat or calories. This low-glycemic Canadian bacon and cheese frittata [more…]

Low-Glycemic Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Egg Bake

In this recipe for a low-glycemic egg bake, you make a flavor-packed mixture of sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese. Cheese is a low-glycemic food option that's a great source of calcium and a delicious [more…]

What is the Glycemic Index?

The glycemic index is a scientific way of looking at how the carbohydrates in foods affect bloodglucose, or blood sugar, levels. Scientists know that all carbohydrates raise blood sugar, but the glycemic [more…]

How to Measure the Glycemic Index

The glycemic index ranks foods on a scale of 0 to 100 based on how quickly they raise blood sugar levels. Foods that raise blood sugar quickly have a higher number, whereas foods that take longer to affect [more…]

The Glycemic Index and Weight Loss

The glycemic index is a tool you can use as part of your overall weight-control and healthy-eating strategies. What does every traditional weight-loss diet have in common? Each one promotes its own twist [more…]

Low-Glycemic Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

To make these low-glycemic blueberry oatmeal muffins, you just add oats to a traditional recipe. The result is a wonderful, tasty muffin that’s perfect as part of your low-glycemic breakfast or as a healthy [more…]

Low-Glycemic Carrot-Cake Oat Muffins

You can vary recipes for low-glycemic muffins in so many different ways, using grains, fruits, nuts, and even vegetables for high satisfaction and low glycemic load. If you want to turn these carrot-cake [more…]

Low-Glycemic Raspberry-Orange Nut Bread

If you love quick breads anytime of day, add this fruit and nut bread to your low-glycemic meal plan. This recipe for raspberry-orange nut bread makes a great snack for kids in place of packaged cookies [more…]

Low-Glycemic Prosciutto with Melon and Mozzarella Cheese

This appetizer recipe for low-glycemic prosciutto-and-melon bites pleases both the eye and the palate. It offers a variety of colors and textures for a simple-to-make treat full of complex flavors. You [more…]

Low-Glycemic 8-Layer Southwestern Dip

Dips add some healthy, low-glycemic ingredients to not-so-healthy chips, so make a batch of this 8-layer vegetable dip. Dips work well as low-glycemic snack or appetizer because they help you feel more [more…]

Low-Glycemic Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp

This recipe for grilled teriyaki shrimp is a special-treat appetizer that's super quick, super simple, and has virtually no glycemic load! Teriyaki-inspired recipes always create a lot of flavor, and this [more…]

Keys to Success for a Glycemic Index Diet

When you’re on a glycemic index diet, you can forget the traditional food lists and stringent calorie requirements. The low-glycemic way of eating isn’t a diet in the traditional sense — it’s a lifestyle [more…]

How to Control Food Cravings with a Low-Glycemic Diet

Food cravings occur for many reasons, both physiological and psychological, but one core cause of food cravings is erratic blood glucose levels. When your body’s blood glucose levels go through high spikes [more…]

Combining Low-Glycemic Foods with Calorie Awareness

Following a low-glycemic diet isn't a stand-alone solution for weight loss. Like it or not, you still need to pay attention to the amount of calories you take in each day. [more…]

How to Eat Balanced Meals on a Low-Glycemic Diet

Discovering how to balance the nutrients in your meals is an essential part of losing weight successfully on a low-glycemic diet. For a diet to be truly balanced it must contain a mix of carbohydrates, [more…]

Comparing the Glycemic Index to the Glycemic Load

The glycemic load, which is based on the idea that a high-glycemic food eaten in small quantities produces a blood sugar response that's similar to the response produced by low-glycemic foods, is a much [more…]

Glycemic Load and Popular Foods

The information here is designed to provide you with some insight into how the glycemic load varies among popular food choices. As you can see, fruits and vegetables typically end up on the low end whereas [more…]

How to Adopt Healthy Habits for a Low-Glycemic Diet

Experiencing long-term weight loss on a low-glycemic diet means creating some new dietary habits. That's right, habits. Try not to look at this diet as a temporary plan; if you do, be prepared for weight [more…]

How to Use the Glycemic Index

You can use the glycemic index to make gradual, lasting changes in your diet. You don’t have to know the actual glycemic number of a food to follow an overall low-glycemic diet. Simply choose foods with [more…]

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