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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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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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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

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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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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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Which of the following best describes the glycemic index? Answer

Glycemic index: Please go online and look at the many articles about this. Why are you asking this question? ...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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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 ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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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