Low Glycemic Foods

4 Natural Type 2 Diabetes Treatments

…Best Type 2 Diabetes Treatments * Eat a low-glycemic diet. Studies have shown time and again that the best diet for people with diabetes is one that is centered on healthy, low-glycemic foods. Examples include green vegetables, beans, and legumes. These foods are also high in fiber, which is another…

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Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load

…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, and here’s why. Some foods with a high GI actually have minimal effects on blood sugar levels when eaten in normal quantities, while others with a low GI are…

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Recommended Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

…Purchase only low glycemic index sweeteners, such as stevia and xylitol, that won’t wreak havoc on your blood sugar. * Look for low-sodium, no-sugar-added versions of prepared staples such as broth, soy sauce, spices, salsa, ketchup and other condiments Now it’s your turn: Which of these foods that lower…

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Why Low-Carbohydrate Diets Work

…sugar. Protein foods provoke some insulin response, but it is far less than that of carbohydrates, and fat doesn’t stimulate the release of insulin at all. Therefore, eating a low-carb diet dramatically decreases insulin production. Additionally, a low-carbohydrate diet reduces food intake, because…

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Enjoy Healthy Carbs

Foods with a high glycemic index enter the bloodstream quickly, prompting a rapid rise in blood sugar followed by an equally dramatic drop a few hours later. Fueling your body with these quick-burning carbohydrates can leave you feeling tired, hungry, and irritable. On the other hand, foods with a low

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4 Secrets for Eating Your Way to Better Heart Health

…They are high in fiber and have a low-glycemic index, which means they promote a slow, sustained release of blood sugar and insulin. Limit your fruit intake to one to two pieces per day. You should also avoid starches, sugars, and other carbohydrates with a high-glycemic index. They are rapidly broken down…

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Snack Your Way to Thin

…digesting, absorbing, and storing the food you eat. It’s called diet-induced thermogenesis and it’s one of the reasons why smart snacking throughout the day can actually help you burn fat and lose weight. Notice I said “smart” snacking. The types of foods you chose can make or break your diet…

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Prevention & Treatment for Macular Degeneration

…degeneration by 75 percent. * Energize with low-glycemic, healthy carbohydrates. Researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine found that women who ate a high-glycemic diet were more likely to develop early macular degeneration than those who ate more low-glycemic foods. * Supplement with antioxidants and…

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Boost Nitric Oxide Levels to Improve Health

…increase blood levels of asymmetric dimethyl-arginine (ADMA), a naturally occurring inhibitor of nitric oxide production, so go easy on fatty foods and high-glycemic carbohydrates. Lastly, don’t forget to engage in exercise most days of the week. Exercising muscles require extra oxygen and nutrients, and…

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Dietary Sugar Intake: How to Manage It

…extremely low glycemic index, so it is safe for people with diabetes. It also has 40 percent fewer calories than sugar. (Note: Some people are sensitive to sugar alcohols and large doses can cause gastrointestinal distress.) Both of these sugar alternatives can be found in most health food stores and…

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Four Simple Steps to Improve Cognitive Function

…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 Mediterranean diet, which, in addition to these items…

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The Reciprocal Relationship Between Blood Sugar and Sleep

…that can help. I would start by making sure your blood sugar stays on an even keel. The best way to accomplish that is by losing weight, eating a low-glycemic diet that includes plenty of vegetables and legumes, engaging in exercise (even a 10-minute walk) most days of the week, and taking targeted supplements…

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5 Weight Loss Myths, Debunked!

…bread, pasta, potatoes, desserts, etc. You should also limit your intake of high-glycemic index (GI) fruits, which cause the same dramatic rise in blood sugar levels that refined carbohydrates produce. However, fiber-rich, low-GI vegetables, along with lean protein, should be dietary mainstays for healthy…

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The Real Secret for Eliminating Acne

…people start eating refined sugars and other processed foods, acne becomes as common for them as it is for Westerners. After ruling out genetics and other variables, Dr. Cordain concluded acne vulgaris is due to our unbridled consumption of high-glycemic (GI) carbohydrates. If you eat simple carbohydrates…

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6 Effective, Natural Home Remedies

…Vinegar Improves Blood Sugar Control: Vinegar helps to inhibit the absorption of carbohydrates, and it’s particularly effective when taken with high-glycemic meals. Although I recommend going easy on sugars and starches, I know how easy it is to “cheat.” To help keep blood sugar on an even keel, take…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Make a Commitment to Health

…actually changing. Make a Public Commitment First, don’t commit to losing X number of pounds. Pledge instead to follow the mini-fast, to eat low-glycemic foods, and to take a 30-minute morning walk at least five days a week for the next three weeks. Of course you’ll be aiming at a target weight, but…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…this is with the mini-fast with exercise (morning exercise, no food before noon, and sensible eating the rest of the day), which turns on fat burning like there’s no tomorrow. Metabolic Syndrome Treatment #2: Eat a high-fiber, low-glycemic, Mediterranean-type diet. Research has shown that this type of…

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