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Glycemic Index For Foods Resources

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Pros and Cons of the Glycemic Index

Imagine a categorizing system in which numbers are assigned to foods, allowing you to more easily choose foods that curb appetite, help shed excess pounds, lower your risk for diabetes, help maintain blood sugar levels, and improve heart health. Thes...  Read more

Eating with Diabetes: What about Fruit?

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, fruit should be part of any healthy diet. As a diabetes educator, some of the most frequent questions from my clients have to do with fruit. Can I still eat fruit? How much fruit should I eat? What are the b...  Read more

What to Eat Before You Work Out

Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab...  Read more

All About Artificial Sweeteners

Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and...  Read more

Why Potatoes Are Good for You

The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.   A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o...  Read more

Entering new food item
Updated 5/23/2015 10:09:19 PM

Hi there, it's happened on a couple occasions now that I enter all the info of a food item and save it, but it's not locatable, even if closing and reopening Spark. What gives?...  Read more

Anybody else crave horrible for you food during "t
Updated 5/23/2015 7:05:42 AM

Anybody else crave horrible for you food during "that time"? What do you crave? Me: stuffed crust chicken supreme pizza...  Read more

So silly question.... When adding foods to my list
Updated 5/20/2015 6:40:47 PM

So silly question.... When adding foods to my list.... Do I need to add all the foods the recipe calls for?? Or just like spaghetti?...  Read more

is there a way to combine foods on the food tracke
Updated 5/20/2015 7:28:07 PM

is there a way to combine foods on the food tracker so I don't have to input each ingredient each time I eat it? For example, a salad? I typically put the same veggies in my salad and it gets tedious adding each item....  Read more

Food is my downfall, too. I do my best to eat more
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Food is my downfall, too. I do my best to eat more protein and veggies and lay off the carbs. There are just some days when you want a slice of cheesy pizza and nothing else will do, though!...  Read more

Pearled Barley

There is a pleasant surprise in pearled barley, it has the lowest glycemic index of any grain...  Read more

How to Get Rid Of Sugar In Your Diet

Eat smaller meals 5 or 6 times a day. Don't get hungry. Have protein with every meal or snack to keep your blood sugar stable & drink plenty of water to help wash out sugar &toxins. .Weight loss is usually a natural result of giving up sugar & usuall...  Read more

CHOCOLATE LOVERS UNITE!!

Are you PASSIONATE about chocolate? Do you see it as a food group?! Join other Chocoholics for discussions, recipe-swapping, & help in keeping this important food group alive!...  Read more

Eat This to Burn 50% More Fat When Working Out

A new study in The Journal of Nutrition shows that what you eat beforehand could affect the calorie burn during your workout. Women who ate a breakfast high in low-glycemic index carbs (whole grain breads, low-fat yogurt or non-instant oatmeal, for...  Read more

Weight Busters: All Carbohydrates are NOT Created Equal

Carbohydrates are important and necessary in our diets and have generated a great deal of attention over the past decade due to the low carbohydrate weight loss craze. Marketing trends have played off of that low carb craze and so have dieting plans...  Read more