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Does glycemic index matter for kids? Should I worry about it?

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Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Glycemic index, a measure of how carbs increase our blood glucuse, is one good way of distinguishing healthy carbs from those that stress our sugar/insulin system. Low GI foods are generally healthier for all of us, including children.
Simple rule - avoid white sugar/grains whenever possible.

In brief: Yes

Glycemic index, a measure of how carbs increase our blood glucuse, is one good way of distinguishing healthy carbs from those that stress our sugar/insulin system. Low GI foods are generally healthier for all of us, including children.
Simple rule - avoid white sugar/grains whenever possible.
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
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In brief: Yes, and No...

...Yes, it matters: their food should not contain added sugar, and they should not drink juice or sugar-containing drinks.
However, when choosing between different fruits, vegetables, or grains, the differences between, say, banana and apple, should be of concern.

In brief: Yes, and No...

...Yes, it matters: their food should not contain added sugar, and they should not drink juice or sugar-containing drinks.
However, when choosing between different fruits, vegetables, or grains, the differences between, say, banana and apple, should be of concern.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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