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Low Glycemic Index Foods Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Low Glycemic Index Foods.

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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

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

Also, start slow. Start by not getting fast food
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Also, start slow. Start by not getting fast food and sugary drinks. Or if that is too hard, get what you would normally order, but jno fries. Then, after a week, move on to trim other things out, and adding good stuff....  Read more

I'd recommend focusing on exercise. You need food
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I'd recommend focusing on exercise. You need food to exercise, so it's a good step forward. I've also been finding that the discipline of exercise has improved my discipline with food....  Read more

Any way NOT to search foods from other members?
Updated 12/15/2014 9:03:43 AM

It's very time-consuming to plough through the numerous (mostly nutritionally incomplete) entries 'shared' by other members when I'm looking for simple, generic items--like chicken breast or fruit. Time was when the SP basic entries came first,...  Read more

Is there a way to print out or email the food or f
Updated 12/14/2014 5:28:22 PM

Is there a way to print out or email the food or fitness logs?...  Read more

low carb and delicious alternatives
Updated 12/16/2014 10:18:54 PM

I love the items for swapping reg. bread items. ie the flat breads work in savory , sweet and appetizers - the only draw back is they don't toast well - otherwise they are perfect. sweet mock cinnamon rolls this makes four servings. ...  Read more

Pearled Barley

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

Wild Rice Is great For weight Loss

Wild rice really isn't rice at all, but rather a long grain marsh grass seed. Wild Rice has often been called "The Caviar Of All Grains". A complex carbohydrate, & belongs to low glycemic index foods. Rice is high in fiber and protein, safe to eat i...  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

list of low glycemic index foods

I have been researching information about low glycemic foods and I can not find two sites that agree. i found one that said hotdogs were a high index food and another site put hotdogs on the good list. One site tells me that pasta is ok and the oth...  Read more