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What is the calorie count and glycemic index of inositol?

What is the calorie count and glycemic index of inositol?

Inositol: Inositol has approximately 4 calories / gram. I was not able to find information on it's glycemic index. http://www.ocdrecoverycenters.com/about/prot_inositol.html ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

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


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Why is oil and vinegar salad dressing healthy when they are so calorie-dense?

Why is oil and vinegar salad dressing healthy when they are so calorie-dense?

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

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Can you give some examples of foods with high and low glycemic index?

Can you give some examples of foods with high and low glycemic index?

You can look up ex: Example of low glycemic foods and diet can be found on the internet such as sites like diabetes.Org (ada website) under food and fitness. ...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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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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Pls mention Low Glycemic Index foods? Which type of rice? Which type of flour? Which type of gram? Which type of vegetables & fruits?

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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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...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