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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

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

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

Very hot today. 118 heat index in Memphis. Stay sa
Updated 6/17/2016 7:24:35 PM

Very hot today. 118 heat index in Memphis. Stay safe! Stay hydrated!...  Read more

Wow!!! All done with my work load today! Happy Fri
Updated 6/17/2016 4:03:42 PM

Wow!!! All done with my work load today! Happy Friday to everyone!!!!...  Read more

Does loads of grocery shopping, cooking (preparati
Updated 5/30/2016 11:23:45 PM

Does loads of grocery shopping, cooking (preparation and grilling) and cleaning count as exercise? If so I'm sure I burned 500 calories at least today!!...  Read more

Just got my self a cross trainer, omg loads of fun
Updated 5/28/2016 2:11:42 PM

Just got my self a cross trainer, omg loads of fun n sweating loads after only 15mins think this is really gonna help with my weight loss !!!!! Bring it on...  Read more

Is anyone else having a hard time loading the spar
Updated 5/24/2016 4:25:13 PM

Is anyone else having a hard time loading the spark people app? Mine is loading extremly slow, and it sits blank paged for a bit b4 it loads completely Extremely frustrating when I'm trying to log #techsupport...  Read more

Pearled Barley

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

Counting Your Carbs May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Counting Your Carbs May Help Prevent Type 2 DiabetesWith diabetes reaching near epidemic proportions in the United States if current trends continue, one in three Americans is expected to have the disease by 2050 , health experts have been surveyi...  Read more

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The official State of Alabama Team for residents only. Check out our team page for loads of motivating activities!...  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

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