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Low Glycemic Foods Index Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Low Glycemic Foods 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

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

9 Superfood Swaps for Healthier Meals

Deciding to change your diet can be an overwhelming idea. You’ll have to clean out the pantry, remove any and all treats, stock up on rabbit food and mentally prepare to feel hungry all the time. That’s the only way to improve your diet a...  Read more

It's all about the food
Updated 2/14/2016 9:37:06 AM

I'm going to use this journal to track my food intake and journal about my sugar cravings (as suggested in the 'Tame your sweet tooth' challenge). At the moment I'm guesstimating most of the time with the food tracker and I'm not consistently using i...  Read more

I've not done great food-wise on this trip, but it
Updated 2/12/2016 5:37:47 PM

I've not done great food-wise on this trip, but it's almost over! One more flight - & one meal & a snack - until I get home & can really get back on track. Still, a "bad" day now is miles better than before so trying not to be too hard on myself....  Read more

How is food digested? I'm an adult but I don't hav
Updated 2/12/2016 5:00:29 PM

How is food digested? I'm an adult but I don't have a normal intelligence....  Read more

Are there different types of fiber in food and doe
Updated 2/12/2016 3:49:06 PM

Are there different types of fiber in food and does each type have a different effect on the body?...  Read more

Anybody have some suggestions for filling foods?
Updated 2/13/2016 10:42:15 AM

I have been exercising and eating right, but my LDL cholesterol is climbing and My HDL cholesterol is falling does anyone have any suggestions for filling foods to help between meals that are low in cholesterol?...  Read more

Pearled Barley

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

pickled five bean salad

Lately I have been eating a lot of five bean salad. There are several good recipes on Sparkpeople already. I love eating it because it is 1. veg 2. high protein 3. easy to make 4. low fat 5. It fills you up and sticks to your ribs. 6....  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