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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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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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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 may have…

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