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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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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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What is the glycemic index and glycemic load of cheetos snacks?

Glycemic index: Glycemic index is an estimate of how much a food will raise your blood sugar after you eat it. Each unit = 1 gram of glucose -- it measures carbohydrate content. If it's greater than 20, it's considered high. For cheetos, the number is 6, but there's not much nutritional value in them either. You can look it up yourself at: http://nutritiondata.Self.Com/facts/custom/1719926/2. ...Read more

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What is the glycemic index and glycemic load for plantain chips?

What is the glycemic index and glycemic load for plantain chips?

Glycemic index/load: Glycemic index is a measurement of how high your sugars will increase upon eating 100g of a specific food. Glycemic load is a calculated value based upon glycemic index but standardized for serving size. Check out http://www.Glycemicindex.Com/ & http://www.Health.Harvard.Edu/newsweek/glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.Htm. Some studies suggest low glycemic index/load are healthier diet. ...Read more

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Does juicing spinach reduce its nutritional benefits?

Does juicing spinach reduce its nutritional benefits?

Yes & No ~ Who Knows: If still consuming all the elements within the spinach, not throwing any away, maybe ok; essentially partial pre-digestion. On the other hand, we are genetically adapted to eat real food, not juiced, processed, etc. (except perhaps cooked) & who is going to spend the time & money to evaluate this with good scientific method? No one, including the people selling juicing machines. ...Read more

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Benefits and dangers of low carb high fat ketogenic diets?

Benefits and dangers of low carb high fat ketogenic diets?

Extremes: I believe it is better for most to eat nearly everything in moderation instead of going on an extreme diet. I don't see how getting ketosis, which may reduce your appetite, can be good for the body. As for the high fat, too much saturated fat is likely harmful because it promotes inflammation. If you must, try unsaturated fat. ...Read more

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Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch  and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Does not matter: Since 90% of the cholesterol is produced by the body regardless of your diet, the above would not noticeably affect your cholesterol level. Do note that too much carb may not be good for your health. I don't believe extreme diet does anyone any good. Just eat anything in moderation and exercise at least 3 hrs a week will likely keep you in better shape. ...Read more

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Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Not necessarily: There is no single diet that is best for everyone. I believe it is wise to minimize sugars and simple starches, but i believe a diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat proteins is healthier than a strict low carb diet (which is relatively high in fat and protein). See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for my essay on the pros and cons of various diets. ...Read more

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Benefits of celery supplements?

Benefits of celery supplements?

Many benefits: Celery seed is a natural diuretic, helps pms and menstrual cramps, is used for gout, protects the liver, may help high blood pressure and lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation. More research is needed but it is safe to try. See http://voices.Yahoo.Com/celery-seeds-health-benefits-medicinal-uses-2649797.Html?Cat=68 & http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/celery-seed. ...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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Health benefits of blueberry muffins?

Health benefits of blueberry muffins?

The blueberries.: The healthiest part of a blueberry muffin would be the blueberries therein. Muffins by definition are not healthy, and making a muffin with blueberries or bran or apples won't magically make the muffin a healthy food. Tasty, yes, but not healthy. ...Read more

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What's the difference between low glycemic index and low glycemic load?

What's the difference between low glycemic index and low glycemic load?

A Little vs A Lot: The glycemic index is a number representing the ability of a food, relative to that of glucose, to increase the level of glucose in the blood. Low glycemic index foods will increase your blood sugar {glucose} a little and high glycemic index foods will increase your blood sugar a lot. Here is a good source that describes the glycemic index: http://nutritiondata.Self.Com/topics/glycemic-index. ...Read more

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Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Can be tricky: Glycemic index refers to the impact that food has on the blood sugar level. Some foods are absorbed very rapidly and raise the blood sugar rapidly (sugar, simple carbohydrates) while others have very low impact on blood sugar and thus a low glycemic index (meats, fat). There are some "sugars" promoted as low glycemic index, but this almost is contradictory. Moderation is the key with diabetes risk. ...Read more

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What is the glycemic index of sugar substitutes?

What is the glycemic index of sugar substitutes?

Glycemic index is…: …used to measure to what extent carbohydrate-containing foods can raise your blood sugar levels. It's not possible to measure the glycemic index of foods that don't contain carbohydrates, such as meat, fish, eggs & cheese. Sugar substitutes ( sucralose, aka splenda; acesulfame-potassium, aspartame and stevia) add very few carbs to your diet; thus their glycemic index is close to zero. ...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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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