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Sweet grapes ok for diabetics? Is Glycemic Index what we should look for in foods? To my shock, grapes are relatively low on the GI chart.

Sweet grapes ok for diabetics?  Is Glycemic Index what we should look for in foods?  To my shock, grapes are relatively low on the GI chart.

Glycemic index: The glycemic index is not the be-all-end-all. Your body's reaction to complex foods is complex. A high GI food, when eaten as part of a whole (unprocessed) food diet and combined with other foods will not be so bad. Grapes contain sugar, and in excess will elevate blood sugar, but in moderation are ok. Better to eat fruit than drink fruit juice. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Why does white bread have a higher GI (glycemic index) than whole grain bread?

Why does white bread have a higher GI (glycemic index) than whole grain bread?

Definition: The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolized and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose and, therefore insulin levels.? Relative to your question, which bread has more fiber? Ref: http://www.glycemicindex.com/ ...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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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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Are low glycemic index diets a good way to lose weight?

Are low glycemic index diets a good way to lose weight?

Sure, but…: Glycemic index is only a small part of the process of weight loss. By itself, it does very little. Better tips: make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. ...Read more

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Is whole grain pasta okay to eat while on a low glycemic index diet?

Is whole grain pasta okay to eat while on a low glycemic index diet?

It depends: It probably depends on how much fiber is in the pasta, the higher the fiber, the lower the glycemic index will be. Try to get one that has at least 5 grams of fiber per serving or higher. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...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