Learning About Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

In response to last week’s blog entry about fats and carbs ("Carbs vs. Fat—Who’s to Blame?"), Burbot wrote: “And don’t forget the glycemic index! …The ADA doesn’t recognize the glycemic index as important … however, practically every other major source of information on diabetes (Joslin, the WHO) does.”

So what is the glycemic index (GI)?

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Fitting Diabetes Into Your Lifestyle

My first "real" dietitian was Amy K. I say "real" like that because the ones I’d had before tended to snap out orders. Those commands consisted of a long list of foods I could no longer eat for the rest of my life and the ones I could eat, but had to be consumed in conjunction with other stuff. In no way did it resemble the way I ate.

Well, that lasted all of about two weeks.

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Fruits & Veggies—More Matters!

For the past two weeks, I’ve written about super fruits—exotic, unfamiliar fruits that contain higher levels of antioxidants than your “run of the mill,” everyday fruits, such as apples and oranges. However, many claims about the health benefits of super fruits have yet to be proven. And we shouldn’t overlook the garden-variety (literally) fruits and vegetables that brighten up the produce aisles in our local grocery stores. Read More “Fruits & Veggies—More Matters!”

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