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Doctor insights on: Sago Starch Glycemic Index

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If a diabetic ate only extremely low glycemic index foods and cut out all starches and sugars, wouldn't their blood sugar levels always be normal?

If a diabetic ate only extremely low glycemic index foods and cut out all starches and sugars, wouldn't their blood sugar levels always be normal?

Just no: This "pop" idea is a fundamental misunderstanding of what diabetes is all about. Most of the glucose in your blood is broken down from food regardless of glycemic index, or built from other food. The real problem is not what comes in via your gut, but getting glucose into the cells. You ask a good question and you owe it to yourself to read something substantial for a deeper understanding. ...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


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Are there any stats how much glycemic index really matters or doesn't matter?

Are there any stats how much glycemic index really matters or doesn't matter?

A Scientific Article: I think this is what you are looking for: the glycemic index: physiological significance {http://www.Jacn.Org/content/28/4_supplement_1/439s.Full}. ...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