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How Important is the Glycemic Index?

How Important is the Glycemic Index?

The glycemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after ingestion. Different carbohydrate-containing foods (sugars and starches) vary in their effect on blood sugar levels. Foods with a high GI are those which are rapidly digested and […]

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Is Wheat Making You Fat, Sick and Tired?

Is Wheat Making You Fat, Sick and Tired?

I have always had a love-affair with flour products, the doughier the better. Especially bread, the staff of life, right? Feed me anything made from wheat, like pasta, tortillas, scones, pretzels, crackers, cookies, croutons, and even licorice, and I’m in heaven. I feel immediate bliss. Well, at least my brain does. My body, on the […]

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The Diet Gurus–What do they agree on?

The Diet Gurus–What do they agree on?

There is always much debate surrounding the issue of diet and among the experts, there is still quite a bit of disagreement. Are starchy carbohydrates like potatoes and corn okay to eat or should we limit them? Should we follow high-protein or low-to-moderate protein eating plans? Is it wise to eat foods of animal origin like meat, […]

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Nip the urge to overeat during this holiday season

It’s challenging for most of us to stay on a healthy eating plan during this time of year.  It seems everywhere we go, someone is offering us something delectable.  At the office, the parties and even the malls, goodies abound.  Add to the easily available abundance of yummy foods the stress and busyness of the season and […]

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Food allergies and overeating–what’s the connection?

We all have our favorite foods. For me, freshly baked bread and scones top the list.  And for some of us, once we start eating these foods, we can’t stop. It’s as if they’re calling to us. Before we know it, we’ve eaten the whole carton of ice cream, or polished off the entire bag of […]

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