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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…]

The Difference between Lifestyle Changes and Dieting

Have you noticed that lifestyle change is the hot new phrase these days? You see it in magazines, on television, and in the materials for popular diets. Plastering this phrase on products and touting it [more…]

How to Transition Your Family to a Low-Glycemic Lifestyle

Lifestyle changes, such as following a low-glycemic diet, don't affect just you; they affect your whole family. You may think “I don't want my family to have to make lifestyle changes just because I have [more…]

Tips for Getting Your Kids to Eat Healthier Foods

Parents really can help their kids eat better — whether they’re following a low-glycemic diet or not — and the process doesn’t have to be unpleasant. In fact, it can actually be a blast for you and your [more…]

The Glycemic Load of Common Bakery Treats, Breads, and Snacks

A glycemic load [GL] of 10 or less is considered low; a GL of 11 to 19 is considered medium; and a GL of 20 or more is considered high. Use the tables here to look up some of your favorite foods to see [more…]

The Glycemic Load of Common Beverages

What's the healthiest low-glycemic beverage? If you answered water, you're right. Plain, unflavored water quenches your thirst without adding anything, including calories, and it's exactly what your body [more…]

The Glycemic Load of Common Breakfast Items and Dairy Products

A good rule of thumb is to keep your total daily glycemic load under 100. Begin by choosing low-glycemic foods for breakfast and nutritional dairy products. If you choose mostly low- and medium-glycemic [more…]

The Glycemic Load of Common Fruits

Fruit sometimes (and undeservingly!) gets a bad rap because it's a sweet, natural source of carbohydrates. That's unfortunate, because fruits are quite good for you — they provide fiber, vitamins, minerals [more…]

The Glycemic Load of Common Grains and Legumes

Choose your grains carefully by searching out whole-grain food products that incorporate the lower-glycemic grains such as bulgur, buckwheat, quinoa, and wild rice. Replace higher-glycemic grains with [more…]

The Glycemic Load of Common Vegetables

Your mother was right: You really should eat more vegetables. The vast majority of vegetables provide plenty of vitamins and minerals along with a good dose of fiber and very few calories. As you can see [more…]

Fuel Your Exercise Routine with a Low-Glycemic Diet

What you eat can certainly impact how well you feel during your exercise routine. It can also determine whether you're getting the most out of your workout. Eating a nutritionally balanced low-glycemic [more…]

Pair a Low-Glycemic Breakfast with Moderate Exercise to Burn More Fat

The glycemic index is being observed more and more in scientific communities. One small British study published in March 2009 found that eating a low-glycemic breakfast enhances the fat-burning effects [more…]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and a Low-Glycemic Diet

The exact reason polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) occurs isn't yet known, but scientists believe there may be a link between insulin resistance and PCOS, which is why a low-glycemic diet is helpful. [more…]

Low-Glycemic/High-Fiber, a Winning Combination

Fiber is an excellent weight-loss tool — in fact, it's one of the most important weapons in your weight-loss arsenal. When you chow down on foods that are low-glycemic [more…]

Hypothyroidism and a Low-Glycemic Diet

Thyroid hormones are in charge of your body's metabolism. People with hypothyroidism don't produce enough thyroid hormone, which means they have a slower-than-normal metabolism. Used in conjunction with [more…]

Heart Disease and a Low-Glycemic Diet

Eating a low-glycemic diet can help in the fight against heart disease. Heart disease takes many different forms, all of which affect the heart in different ways. The one common thread? If serious enough [more…]

Metabolic Syndrome and a Low-Glycemic Diet

Metabolic syndrome (also known as Syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome) is a cluster of symptoms that include high cholesterol, high inflammation markers, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high [more…]

Hypoglycemia and a Low-Glycemic Diet

Eating a low-glycemic diet counteracts hypoglycemia by maintaining an even level of blood sugar in your body throughout the day because you're not overindulging in high-glycemic foods. [more…]

Making the Switch to a Low-Glycemic Diet

To conquer negativity surrounding lifestyle changes, start thinking about all the benefits of your new diet plan. Doing so not only helps you feel better about your choices but also gives you the motivation [more…]

How Eating a Low-Glycemic Diet Lowers Your Risk of Chronic Diseases

Did you know you don't have to hit your goal weight to gain health benefits? You don't need to eat a perfect low-glycemic diet to lower your risk of disease either. Research shows you can improve your [more…]

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