Glycemic Load

Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load

glycemic load (GL). Glycemic load is based on the same concept as the GI, but it takes into account the quality and quantity of a food. It’s determined by the GI of a food plus the amount of available, or net, carbohydrates in a standard serving. Which is Better? I’m giving the nod to glycemic load,…

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Four Simple Steps to Improve Cognitive Function

…salmon and other omega-3–rich fish that dampen inflammation. * Eliminate starches and sweets, and eat more beans, legumes, and other low-glycemic carbohydrates. * Load up on protective nutrients by eating plenty of vegetables and a little fruit. If you’re looking for a food plan to follow, make it the…

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Thanksgiving Dinner Traditions: Did You Know?

…Sweet potatoes are chock-full of fiber as well as vitamins C and E and other antioxidants, particularly beta-carotene. They also have a lower glycemic load than white potatoes. * Cranberries are renowned for their ability to prevent urinary tract infections in susceptible women because of the proanthocyanidins…

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