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Dr. Danny Proffitt Dr. Proffitt
Family Medicine
39 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What is the glycemic index for eggs?

What is the glycemic index for eggs?

Zero!!!: Eggs are all protein and fat without any significant amount of carbs and thus have a glycemic index of 0! Eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat and it is safe to eat them liberally as they do not raise cholesterol! However, I strongly advise eating only organic (ideally pasture-raised) eggs. See http://alsearsmd. Com/glycemic-index/ and http://tinyurl. Com/3ca3by

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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What's the glycemic index of tequila?

What's the glycemic index of tequila?

Tequila: I don't know the glycemic index of Tequila but you can drink a small amount from time to time. On the day you are going to have Tequila please check your blood sugar before dinner and again at two hour after dinner and Tequila. This should give you an idea of how much you need to increase your pre-meal insulin when you know you are going to enjoy Tequila.

Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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.

Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza Dr. Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
38 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Best book on glycemic index regarding diabetes?

Best book on glycemic index regarding diabetes?

Start simple: There are 2 publications a for dummies version and a complete idiot's guide for the glycemic index they run at 10 to 15 $ and muchnless used. There are also apps for your smart phone that can help you with the calculations.

Dr. Stanley Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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How do refried beans rate on the glycemic index?

How do refried beans rate on the glycemic index?

Everyone: Responds differently so check sugar 2-4 hours after having a serving. If sugar <150, enjoy, if >150 then your body is telling you not to do it!

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. Martin Tamler Dr. Tamler
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
29 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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How can you calculate the glycemic index of a food?

How can you calculate the glycemic index of a food?

Glycemic index: Find your answer at this website: http://www. Glycemicindex. Com/.

Dr. Michael Dansie Dr. Dansie
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Terri Washington Dr. Washington
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
12 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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What are good ways I can find a low glycemic index bread?

Read the labels: Read the labels, try low carb bread and look at the ada website diabetes.Org for examples of low glycemic index foods and grains.

Dr. Terri Washington Dr. Washington
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
12 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Terri Washington Dr. Washington
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
12 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Why is it that white bread has a higher glycemic index than whole grain bread?

Why is it that white bread has a higher glycemic index than whole grain bread?

It’s the grain.: Whole wheat bread would be even better than whole grain. It’s the amount of fiber and complex carbohydrate therein.

Dr. Nimish Gosrani Dr. Gosrani
Anti-Aging Medicine
29 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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Can you let me know how many glycemic index "points" should you consume in a day in order to lose weight?

Can you let me know how many glycemic index "points" should you consume in a day in order to lose weight?

Points: Your body does not work in that way. It handles glucose usually on a meal-by-meal basis. Stick with foods with glycemic index of 40 or less with all meals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly.

Dr. Martin Tamler Dr. Tamler
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
29 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan Dr. Munnainathan
Family Medicine
4 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
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Dr. Gurney Pearsall Dr. Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine
25 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Does blending food raise its glycemic index?

Does blending food raise its glycemic index?

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.

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