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
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
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
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
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
Hi I'm new to spark people.
I'm 31 work as a waitress and go to school.
I have also gone through many tough but positive lifestyle changes in the past few years and as proud as I am it had also come along with weight gain.
I have a smaller fr... Read more
Hi, I have hypoglycemia and was told to eat a low glycemic diet. can anyone help me with a sample meal plan like what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner? or if you eat like that is your food log open so i can get some ideas? thanks so much... Read more
Does anyone know why a baked potato has a higher glycemic index than mashed potatoes? Does it have to do with starch lost in the water when making mashed or with the stuff that is added?
I know that mainly one just counts the carbs and I though... Read more
I wish I could say that I did sit at the "cool" lunch table, but alas, I was stricken to a table of goobers known as "the nerd herd." I suppose it was a good thing, as I'm still friends with those nerds 20+ years later! =)
Anyhow, I'm Kelly, 3... Read more
Has SP published a matrix showing which meals Nutrition Tracker Option choices display?
There are 9 Dietary Preference options:
No Red Meat
A... Read more
Dr Mark Hyman Says: Two slices of whole wheat bread now raise your blood sugar more than two tablespoons of table sugar. He also says " We know that foods with a high glycemic index make people store belly fat, trigger hidden fires of inflammation... Read more
Life is faster than ever, so how to get healthy, delicious meals on the table? We'll explore slow and pressure cookers, big-batch cooking, and other ways to make fantastic meals stress-free!... Read more
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
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
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