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Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load and Glycemic Response by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 14 Jul 2010 11:50am Being aware of the glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) of certain foods can help you control your glycemic response and body fat . The glycemic index is a numerical index that ranks carbohydrates based on their rate of glycemic response, or their conversion to glucose within the human body. The Index uses a scale of 0 to 100, with higher ... Read on »
Understanding the Difference between Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load by Maria U. Posted Wed 20 Feb 2013 5:19pm Glycemic index is a way of measuring how high and how fast our blood sugar raises after we eat carbohydrate – containing foods such as bread, pasta, vegetables, fruits, grains, backed goods, etc. After we consume these foods they are broken down into glucose that ends up in our blood stream. All carbohydrates we eat raise our blood sugar ... Read on »
Glycemic Index And Glycemic Load by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 10:02pm Being aware of the glycemic Index (GI) of certain foods can help you control your body fat. It is a numerical index that ranks carbohydrates based on their rate of glycemic response, or their conversion to glucose within the human body. The Index uses a scale of 0 to 100, with higher values given to foods that cause the most rapid rise in bl ... Read on »
Meta-analysis of glycemic index and glycemic load effects on chronic disease by Mary Pougnet Patient Expert Posted Thu 20 Mar 2008 12:00am The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently published a meta-analysis to evaluate the association between GI, GL, and chronic disease risk. A total of 37 prospective cohort studies of GI and GL and chronic disease risk were included. In 4 to 20 years of follow-up across studies, a total of 40,129 incident cases of degenerative dise ... Read on »
Glycemic Index ( GI ) by Niyaprakash Patient Expert Posted Wed 26 Nov 2008 11:14am It’s a new tool that helps design healthy diets Not all carbohydrate foods are created equally. The glycemic index or GI describes this difference by ranking carbohydrates according to their effect on the blood glucose levels. Glycemic Index is a scale that ranks the carbohydrate- rich foods by how much they raise blood glucose levels as ... Read on »
The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index) by Marta M. Posted Wed 26 Jun 2013 8:00am The bagel you had this morning with 40 grams of simple carbohydrates will rapidly spike your glucose response.  This will stimulate the rush of insulin to drive glucose into the cells. This reaction is particularly good after exercising when easy digestible carbohydrates (eaten along with protein) allow the muscle building amino acids to repair t ... Read on »
Glycemic Index: What is it and why should you care? by Brett - Sheer Balance Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 11:04am by Brett Blumenthal You may have heard of the Glycemic Index or the GI diet.  There was a lot of buzz about it a few years ago, especially when the Zone Diet was popular.  Why has it become all the rage?  In very simple terms, it helps you to understand what is a worthwhile carbohydrate and what isn’t. The Glycemic Index (GI) is a way to me ... Read on »
LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX DIET MAY HELP... by Rev. Dr. Richard B. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 2:13am LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX DIET MAY HELP WOMEN PREVENT WEIGHT GAIN Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how quickly a food causes blood sugar to rise. Foods with refined sugars and simple starches, like white bread and cookies, have a high glycemic index, while those with more complex carbohydrates and greater fiber content, such as whole grains and ... Read on »
Maltodextrin, Splenda, and the Glycemic Index by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 3:43am The glycemic index (GI) is a ranking system for carbohydrates based on their effect on blood glucose levels. The higher the GI, the faster and bigger the corresponding insulin spike and thus potential weight gain. Granular Splenda has 24 carbs per cup. I know that the label says "less than 1 g" but that is assuming a 1 teaspoon serving siz ... Read on »
Why “glycemic load” matters more than “glycemic index” by Danielle Posted Wed 16 May 2012 11:00pm By Dr. Adrian Raphael – Posted in: Doctor's Notes , Nutrition Most of the time when you tell people you don’t eat grains, they lose their mind and say – where are you going to get your fibre from? Fibre is very important, however, the fiber argument doesn’t go very far because frui ... Read on »