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Glycemic Load Index 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

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

My recipes won't load. Help
Updated 1/22/2015 8:24:26 AM

My recipes won't load. Help...  Read more

why must they load everything with sugar?
Updated 1/22/2015 1:36:34 PM

It's super annoying. Anything from fruit juice to supposedly healthy milk has 24 or more grams of sugar! I might as well drink soda! Why must they pump everything full of sugar?! Even bottled green tea has sugar in it! Who in their right mind sw...  Read more

I just ordered a Fitbit Surge. I know loads of fol
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I just ordered a Fitbit Surge. I know loads of folks with other models by Fitbit, and they all love them. Most popular are the Flex and the new Charge HR....  Read more

Pics keep loading sideways?
Updated 1/4/2015 11:35:16 PM

Am I totally lost? I can't figure out how to rotate my pics I'm trying to upload onto my page. They're right side up on my computer but sideways when I upload...how do I fix this? Or can I?...  Read more

When I load the app it has the spinning wheel in t
Updated 1/2/2015 8:11:48 PM

When I load the app it has the spinning wheel in the center of the screen and it doesn't go away after the page loads....  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