Understanding the Glycemic Index

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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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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