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Glycemic Load Index Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Glycemic Load Index.

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

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

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

Nutrition pages not loading
Updated 7/1/2014 7:45:04 PM

I loaded in and selected my nutrition tracker. When I tried to open the recent tab it would not open. So I tried opening the Favorites tab, which opened. I then started searching for my meal items and I noticed the meal selection was set to Breakfast...  Read more

Front loading calories
Updated 6/15/2014 8:11:15 PM

Any suggestions of healthy ways to up the calories for breakfast and lunch? I'm having to cram calories at night to meet my goals. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks....  Read more

Can't Load Favorites on Nutrition Tracker
Updated 6/5/2014 7:01:22 PM

For reasons that are too lengthy to explain, we have had no choice but to go back to a dial-up connection. When I try to load my favorites on my nutrition tracking page it simply won't load. I suspect it is because my connection is very slow. T...  Read more

Site Slow loading
Updated 6/2/2014 11:36:40 AM

Does anyone else experience the site loading slow on their computer? I don't have any problem when I'm on the computer at work so I know it is not the website. But it is really hard to load on this computer. Other websites on this computer load quick...  Read more

chart on printable nutrition chart won't load
Updated 5/24/2014 12:02:58 PM

circle graphs on printable nutrition chart won't load thanks, chris...  Read more

Pearled Barley

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

Quinoa Helps Weight Loss...Gluten Free too!

Quinoa is loaded with energy vitamins, high in fiber and protein and Quinoa is relatively low on the glycemic index and is a complex carb, It should help with having fewer cravings for sugary foods.Substitute quinoa in dishes that call for pasta or...  Read more

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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

Nutrition 101: What Is Crystalline Fructose?

Recently, some of you asked about crystalline fructose, a sweetener that is used in plenty of drinks, even some that call themselves "health drinks." We decided to do some research into this corn-based sweetener to help you better understan...  Read more