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Glycemic Index of Fruits

Friday, January 18, 2008

Info courtesy of Managing Diabetes Team

I'm going to list off the glycemic load, which is a more accurate way to measure the effect of a food on your resultant blood sugar. And you generally want to keep your glycemic load less than 15.

apples 8
Apricots 7
Cherries 4
Grapefruit 4
grapes 11
Kiwi 7
Orange 7
Peaches 6
Pears 6
Pineapple is a 10
Plums 4
Cantaloupe 6
strawberries 1
Watermelon 6

The only fruit that got over 15 that's not dried that's on my list is bananas, which is an 18. Dried dates have a glycemic load of 58; dried figs 22; raisins 28.

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Weekly challenge for 7/29-8/4/07:

"Add 15 minutes of activity to your daily routine -whether it's walking, playing with the grandkids, swimming, or another activity that you enjoy.

"When given the choice between walking or driving, choose walking -- going up the stairs instead of the elevator, or parking further away from the store.

"Each weekend day, spend an hour doing something physically active -- gardening, hiking, playing a sport, taking a fitness class.
Write down your goal (maybe in your blog) and give yourself a timeframe -- say, one month -- to accomplish that goal. The timeframe is very important -- without it, you may lose momentum, and you won't know whether you've been successful."

My goals:

Add 15 minute daily walk to my 3x/week 30 minute walks; use exercise bike as backup.

Take stairs instead of stair chair to take meals upstairs to my mother.

Starting today, spend an hour doing outdoor work, today weeding the garden.

Find out about swimming exercise programs in the area.


Foods that Curb Hunger

Monday, July 23, 2007

"Eat foods that curb hunger: oranges, apples, oatmeal, fish, brown pasta."
"Control the Crazy Portions: Staring into the Bottomless Plate"
By Zach Van Hart