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Most Calorie Dense But Low Glycemic Index Food
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
My child is 16 mo old & 20 lbs. Allergic to eggs & dairy. What are calorie dense foods to help her gain weight? Picky eater!
Depends on oil: Salad dressings that contain healthy monounsaturated oils like olive oil and non-hydrogented coconut oils are healthier than salad dressings containing added sugar. Calories are secondary to how the body processes the food and the affect that the food has on the release of insulin. Sugar is essentially very unhealthy even in small quantities. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High glycemic index(GI) foods that have high effect on blood sugar level -will eating such foods make you feel hungry sooner compared to low GI foods?
Pls mention Low Glycemic Index foods? Which type of rice? Which type of flour? Which type of gram? Which type of vegetables & fruits?
Foods: Two options - not exclusive of each other. 1: See a dietitian. 2: Go on-line and find "NuVal" - a system that lets you know the relative importance of the food you are taking. Some will please you - some will surprise you. ...Read more
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