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Benefits of a Low-Glycemic Diet

Research continues to accumulate showing the health benefits of eating a low-glycemic diet. At this point, health professionals see the value in following a low-glycemic diet, along with other healthy [more…]

Carbohydrates and the Glycemic Index

Carbohydrates are a big topic in the world of weight loss and a glycemic index diet. Numerous diets call for modifying your carbohydrate intake in some way. The problem is, not all carbs are created equal [more…]

Defining Low-, Medium-, and High-Glycemic Foods

Determining whether a food is high- or low-glycemic is pretty straightforward. The glycemic index is broken into high-, medium-, and low-glycemic foods. High-glycemic-index foods have the quickest blood [more…]

Low-Glycemic Curried Cauliflower

This recipe for curried cauliflower is great for low-glycemic diets because you steam-cook the cauliflower. On a low-glycemic diet, you’re looking for lots of healthy nutrients, and steaming is one of [more…]

Low-Glycemic Wilted Spinach with Lemon and Pine Nuts

Vegetables are a major component of a low-glycemic diet, so eats lots of them. This low-glycemic recipe for wilted spinach with pine nuts perks up your palate with a bright lemon-dijon dressing. Prevent [more…]

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…]

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