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Glycemic Index (Definition)

Diet denotes a term used for weight loss diets based on blood sugar level . Ti help diabetic patient to ...Read more


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What is the glycemic index?

What is the glycemic index?

Elevation of Sugar: The glycemic index is a measure of a particular food or food group to elevate the blood sugar after ingestion. Low glycemic foods are best for those with pre-diabetes, diabetes or other instances when one would not want spikes in blood sugar. You can google this and get lots of list or buy books or tables with these listed. It is listed in lots of diets like southbeach. ...Read more

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Where can I get the glycemic index of foods?

Where can I get the glycemic index of foods?

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. ...Read more

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Does blending food raise its glycemic index ?

Does blending food raise its glycemic index
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Not really: If you blend foods and keep the fiber in them- the glycemic index should remain the same. The stomach churns the food almost as well. Many people who blend foods, strain them and take out the fiber, the pulp, the seeds. These sources of fiber when removed, would increase the glycemic index and glycemic load delivered to the body. ...Read more

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

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

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/. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the glycemic index and load?

Similar: The glycemic index is just a comparison measure to show the differences in glycemic load between foods. They are looking at the same thing. ...Read more

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Does glycemic index matter for kids? Should I worry about it?

Does glycemic index matter for kids? Should I worry about it?

Yes: Glycemic index, a measure of how carbs increase our blood glucuse, is one good way of distinguishing healthy carbs from those that stress our sugar/insulin system. Low GI foods are generally healthier for all of us, including children. Simple rule - avoid white sugar/grains whenever possible. ...Read more

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