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A 45-year-old member asked:

Where can i get the glycemic index of foods?

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Dr. Gurney Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine 30 years experience
Right Here:: Here is a good source that describes the glycemic index: http://nutritiondata.Self.Com/topics/glycemic-index here are some sources that show the glycemic index of foods: http://www.Glycemicindex.Com/ http://www.Glycemicindex.Ca/glycemicindexfoods.Pdf http://www.Health.Harvard.Edu/newsweek/glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.Htm.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are foods that are low in glycemic index?

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Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Glycemic index: Is measure of how fast a food will raise the blood sugar when eaten. Fruits like bananas, grapes etc have high glycemic index and raise bs quickly compared to foods with lower glycemic index like sweet potatos high fiber foods, etc. You should be able to find a book or list on the internet of low glycemic foods.
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A 61-year-old male asked:

Does blending food raise its glycemic index

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes.: Blenderizing food breaks down cell walls and causes the straches or sugars to be quickly absorbed, increasing glycemic index. Example from low to high: apple with peel; apple sauce; apple juice.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me what is glycemic index food specifically?

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Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Glycemic index: Is measure of how fast a food will raise the blood sugar when eaten. Fruits like bananas, grapes, etc. have high glycemic index and raise blood sugar quickly compared to foods with lower glycemic index like sweet potatos high fiber foods, etc.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

How does baking raise or lower a food's glycemic index?

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Dr. Gurney Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine 30 years experience
Baking Can Do Both: I'm not a cook and i don't claim to have any expertise in that field. I am a good researcher and I have found an article that may answer your question: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/430497-why-does-the-cooking-method-change-the-glycemic-index/.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How can you calculate the glycemic index of a particular food?

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Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 17 years experience
There is no calc: You can look up glycemic index on internet such as the www.Diabetes.Org ( american diabetes association) website under food and fitness.
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