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Fruit facts that everyone must know

Why fruits? To start, Diets high in fruits are widely recommended for their health-promoting properties. The fruits have been part of the human diet for thousands of years because of their concentrations of vitamins, especially vitamins C and A; minerals, especially electrolytes; and phytochemicals, especially antioxidants. 1,673 more words

Living Healthy Menu

Glycemic Index

In 2014, the global burden of diabetes was 422 million people – 8.5% of the global adult population, according to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2016a). 1,488 more words

Diet And Evolution

Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

Glycemic Index

In the past, carbohydrates were classified as simple or complex based on the number of simple sugars in the molecule. Carbohydrates composed of one or two simple sugars like fructose or sucrose (table sugar) were labeled simple, while starchy foods were labeled complex because starch is composed of long chains of the simple sugar, glucose. 1,465 more words

Blood Sugar

Carbohydrates, moderation or nothing?

I, me and my fat, Part 8

There is no one-size-fits-all prescription for the quantity of carbohydrates in our diet.

There are genetic variations in fatness and leanness, that are independent of diet.

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Weight Control

Navigating Atkins

Mom and I both lost a substantial amount of weight during the Atkins Induction phase, but plateaued when we move into Phase 2, which goes from 22 g of carbs per day to 27 g. 356 more words


What can we do about fat?

I, me and my fat, Part 4

We can control the quantity and quality of our carbohydrates we eat!!

A born predisposition to get fat, is beyond our control, but this predisposition is set off by the quantity and quality of the carbohydrates we eat.

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Weight Control

How does eating millets help those with diabetes?

Wheat, paddy and most millets have comparable glycemic index. i.e. the total quantity of sugar released in ones blood on eating 100gms of the grain, a direct function of carbohydrate content. 215 more words