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Low-Glycemic Grilled Garlic-Lime Tenderloin

The good news for you meat lovers out there is all animal-protein is low glycemic. Build a meal with this star piece of beef grilled to perfection with a hint of lime and garlic. Serve with your favorite [more…]

Low-Glycemic Lemon Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad is a great low glycemic lunch or dinner that you can pair with a tossed green salad, a slice of sourdough bread or some rye crackers. Prepare it ahead and have it ready for lunch the next [more…]

Low-Glycemic Fish Tacos

You can make fish tacos for a fun evening dinner or a lunch. Use small corn or whole-wheat tortillas to assure you stay low to medium glycemic. Serve it up with your favorite low glycemic toppings! [more…]

Low-Glycemic Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The glycemic index and glycemic load are all about choosing carbohydrate-containing foods wisely and putting them to work for you. These recipes are a good start to eating the low-glycemic way, which results [more…]

Low-Glycemic Measurements

The glycemic index ranks food 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…]

Swapping High-Glycemic Foods for Low-Glycemic Foods

Replacing high-glycemic foods with low-glycemic ones is easier than you may think. The following table features some simple low-glycemic food swaps you can make. [more…]

Stocking Your Kitchen with Low-Glycemic Foods

Keeping your kitchen stocked with low-glycemic staples helps you adhere to a low-glycemic lifestyle. When you can easily make food in your own kitchen, you're more likely to make lifelong changes. Here [more…]

Tasty Low-Glycemic Snacks

Snacking can be an important strategy for regulating blood sugar levels. Just make sure the snacks you choose are healthy and have a low-glycemic load. Keep several of these low-glycemic snacks on hand [more…]

Low-Glycemic Portion Sizes

Just because a food has a low-glycemic index doesn't mean you can eat as much as you want. The more you eat, the higher the glycemic level will climb, which is especially important for those foods that [more…]

Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Following a low-glycemic diet for weight loss isn't about deprivation; it's about making better choices and swapping high-glycemic foods for ones that have a lower glycemic index or glycemic load. Once [more…]

How a Low-Glycemic Diet and Mediterranean Diet are Nearly the Same

The Mediterranean diet has been studied for more than 60 years with evidence linking it to decreased heart disease, diabetes, and mortality. A recent study published in the journal [more…]

10 Fabulous Low-Glycemic Foods

Selecting low-glycemic foods rather than high-glycemic ones is always a good tactic for weight loss. And many low-glycemic foods also provide great health benefits because many are packed with fiber, vitamins [more…]

Determining if Your Mixed Meal is Low-Glycemic

Figuring out if a food is low glycemic takes human testing, so it's not so simple to get every food tested. As of now, you can find most of your common single foods, but what about mixed meals like lasagna [more…]

Starting a Low-Glycemic Diet with Small Steps

Even with all the science and numbers, starting a low glycemic diet doesn't need to be difficult. Actually you don't have to know the glycemic number of a food to follow an overall low-glycemic diet. Simply [more…]

Keeping Your Beverages Low-Glycemic

After you begin a low-glycemic diet don't forget about one crucial piece of the puzzle . . . your drinks! Low-glycemic drinks like coffee or tea can become high-glycemic quickly. Although your favorite [more…]

Blood Sugar and the Glycemic Index

What makes a food low- or high-glycemic? First off, only foods that contain carbohydrates can be considered low-, medium-, or high-glycemic. Foods such as meats, poultry, fish, and fats [more…]

How to Regulate Insulin and Blood Glucose with a Low-Glycemic Diet

A low-glycemic diet helps regulate insulin and blood glucose levels that become unstable due to either a health condition or consumption of an excess amount of carbohydrate calories. Anytime you eat foods [more…]

Fiber and the Glycemic Index

Following a low-glycemic diet is about managing your blood sugar so you avoid large insulin spikes throughout the day. Fiber is a natural part of this process. Along with its other weight-loss benefits [more…]

How to Calculate Glycemic Load

Whereas calculating the glycemic index requires human clinical trials, the glycemic load is a little simpler to determine. As long as you have some key pieces of information, you can calculate the glycemic [more…]

Foods High on the Glycemic Index but Low on Glycemic Load

In the early days of the glycemic index's popularity, experts appeared on television screens next to a table full of foods, talking about which ones were good and which ones were bad. Almost always they [more…]

Considering a Low-Glycemic Diet if You Have Kids

You may want to begin a low-glycemic lifestyle, but is that lifestyle appropriate for other members of your family? A low-glycemic diet can be a good solution for parents looking to help their children [more…]

Considering a Low-Glycemic Diet if You're Pregnant

A low-glycemic diet is such a great choice for pregnant women because you don't have to restrict calories, you get better control of your blood sugar, and you take in lots of high-nutrient foods that are [more…]

How to Make Low-Glycemic Potato Salad

Following a low-glycemic diet doesn't mean you have to forsake classic barbeque and picnic favorites like potato salad. True, russet potatoes have a higher-glycemic index than table sugar, making them [more…]

10 Myths About the Glycemic Index

Plenty of myths are floating around about the glycemic index these days. It seems like just about everyone knows something about it and is happy to tell you which foods to eat as well as which high-glycemic [more…]

10 Real-Life Strategies to Lighten Your Daily Glycemic Load

Selecting low-glycemic foods rather than high-glycemic ones is always a good tactic for weight loss. As you begin to make some changes it can feel overwhelming, but your best bet is to take just a few [more…]

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