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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

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What is done to refined foods to make their glycemic index rise?

What is done to refined foods to make their glycemic index rise?

High sugar: Processed foods are usually high in simple sugars like corn syrup aka high fructose corn syrup and get absorbed easily as compared to more complex sugars in starchy vegetables and high fiber foods which takes longer to digest therefore absorb. This fast absorption leads to quick high spikes in blood sugar. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods contribute to a low glycemic index diet?

Please suggest what foods contribute to a low glycemic index diet?

Internet: Try website www.Diabetes.Org the ada website under food and fitness for examples of low glycemic foods and meal planning. Certain fruits, berries, whole grains, oatmeal, sweet potatoes have lower glycemic index compared to other foods. ...Read more

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What would the low glycemic index diet and what foods are in it be?

What would the low glycemic index diet and what foods are in it be?

Low sugar: Low glycemic index means foods that are low in simple sugars. Meats chicken, fish and nuts have no sugar at all- they are protein and fat. They have the lowest glycemic index. Then include most vegetables, and to a less degree fruits. Fruits are low in processed sugar. High in glycemic index are processed foods such as white flour, and grains striped of their fiber. Candy- pure sugar is high. ...Read more

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Can you give some examples of foods with high and low glycemic index?

Can you give some examples of foods with high and low glycemic index?

You can look up ex: Example of low glycemic foods and diet can be found on the internet such as sites like diabetes.Org (ada website) under food and fitness. ...Read more

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What to if I am looking for a glycemic index for food where can I find one?

What to if I am looking for a glycemic index for food where can I find one?

Internet: Try website www.Diabetes.Org the ada website under food and fitness for examples of low glycemic foods and meal planning. ...Read more

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What healthy foods have a high glycemic index?

What healthy foods have a high glycemic index?

Hi prot, lo sugar, : Of limited practical value. Based on intake of 100gm of isolated food-may not reflect portion size, and may not reflect intake, e.g. Most don't eat 100 gm or rice alone. Once you add meat, or fish, tofu, veggies, beans, nuts, seeds, etc you change the G.I. Aim for no refined sugars or grains, protein in every meal. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Any good way to stay away from foods with a high glycemic index?

Any good way to stay away from foods with a high glycemic index?

Look up diet or food: Check out reputable websites like the ada's diabetes.Org under food and fitness you can find examples of low glycemic foods and help with meal planning. ...Read more

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Is eating low glycemic index foods as important for kids as it is for adults? Kids are growing and they have so much energy after all.

Is eating low glycemic index foods as important for kids as it is for adults?  Kids are growing and they have so much energy after all.

YES YES YES: Hi, Thank you for your question. Teaching them to enjoy these foods now will do wonders for them in the future. Any sudden spike in sugar = bad. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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Do gluten free foods increase your blood glycemic index?

Do gluten free foods increase your blood glycemic index?

Glycemic index: A high glycemic index means a food turns into sugar readily in your body. Foods containing gluten are grains, and are carbohydrates, so they have a high glycemic index. Gluten free foods can be either high or low depending on their carbohydrate content. Sugar is gluten free but has the highest glycemic index. Meat is gluten free but has a low glycemic index. There's no consistent relationship. ...Read more

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I want to eat foods with a low glycemic index because my blood sugar is a little high. Is 7 high?

I want to eat foods with a low glycemic index because my blood sugar is a little high. Is 7 high?

Yes: If you mean an a1c of 7, it's high and you have an extra 20-40% risk of dying from problems w/diabetes compared to having a normal glucose. Eat less, exercise more, lose weight and you probably need medication: at least metformin and possible additional rx. See your doctor. ...Read more