Glycemic Load

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Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load

…and satisfy your hunger over the long haul. Another way to determine how a food may affect your blood sugar is by looking at its 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…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Eat Low-Glycemic Carbohydrates

…The glycemic load of a food also plays a key role in weight loss. Several published studies have demonstrated that when people eat low glycemic foods, they feel full longer and end up eating less. Lighten Your Load At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, we strive to lighten our patient’s glycemic

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Four Simple Steps to Improve Cognitive Function

…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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Wondrous Watermelon: Why This Summertime Favorite Is a Health Boon

…regulate blood pressure, supports healthy circulation, and even boosts male sexual function. * Although watermelon contains sugar, it has a low glycemic load. That means it doesn’t cause rapid spikes in blood sugar levels. In fact, some preliminary animal studies suggest that watermelon juice…

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How Thanksgiving Promotes Health and Well-Being

…many folks feel like napping after their Thanksgiving meal. Sweet Potatoes: Chock-Full of Benefits For starters, sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic load than white potatoes, making them a better choice. Plus, sweet potatoes are chock-full of vitamins C and E and other antioxidants, particularly…

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