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Glycemic Load Index Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Glycemic Load Index.

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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

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

Ads affecting loading of functions
Updated 4/2/2015 1:29:10 PM

anyonse else noticed that all the ads are affecting the speed and convenience of using Sparkspeople? It seems like I have to wait for the ads to load every time I enter something on the screen. It takes forever to enter my food tracking because the...  Read more

Videos not loading
Updated 3/23/2015 4:15:34 PM

I was trying to workout to one of the videos, but for some reason it just kept on loading and wouldn't play! Had to go to YouTube, and luckily it was uploaded there. Any ideas on how to fix the problem?...  Read more

after loading iOS8 and above the barcode scan does
Updated 3/16/2015 6:13:54 PM

after loading iOS8 and above the barcode scan doesn't work. Any ideas?...  Read more

My phone is being stupid and won't let me load a p
Updated 3/16/2015 10:37:44 AM

My phone is being stupid and won't let me load a picture yet , I hate that I'm in the 2's again but hey I quit smoking . Anyway weighed in at 211...holy crap. Will post pics of scale again next week. Pure cardio , ealthy food choices this week....  Read more

AUTO LOADING ON FOOD TRACKING PAGE?
Updated 2/21/2015 10:04:41 PM

I was OUT all day today at a meeting and only just now opened my food tracker to enter today's meals. Low and behold, the information from YESTERDAY was there! I had to delete each item individually, which was very time consuming and a pain in the...  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