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What Is The Glycemic Index For Starch
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
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
Elevation of Sugar: The glycemic index is a measure of a particular food or food group to elevate the blood sugar after ingestion. Low glycemic foods are best for those with pre-diabetes, diabetes or other instances when one would not want spikes in blood sugar. You can google this and get lots of list or buy books or tables with these listed. It is listed in lots of diets like southbeach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
What is the glycemic index and glycemic load for plantain chips? It is not on glycemicindex.Com or on health.Harvard.Edu so please don't link sites.
Search Internet: Glycemic index of plaintains depends upon whether it's raw, green or ripe & whether boiled or fried (i suppose there are other ways to cook/eat them, too): http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5765402_glycemic-index-plantains_.Html. Glycemic load is dependent upon serving size, eg 1 ounce vs 100g: http://nutritiondata.Self.Com/facts/snacks/10650/2. I use links so you'll know i didn't just pull numbers from. ...Read more
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
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
Glycemic index : Find your answer at this website: http://www.Glycemicindex.Com/. ...Read more
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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