Transitions Lifestyle System Glycemic Index Food Guide



Transitions Lifestyle System Glycemic Index Food Guide The Glycemic Index GI Is An Important Nutritional Tool By Indicating How Quickly A Given Food Triggers A Rise In Blood Sugar, The GI Enables You To Choose Foods That Can Help You Manage A Variety Of Conditions And Improve Your Overall Health Written By Leading Nutritionist Dr Shari Lieberman, This Book Was Designed As An Easy To Use Guide To The Glycemic Index The Book First Answers Commonly Asked Questions, Ensuring That You Understand The GI And Know How To Use It It Then Provides The Glycemic Index And Glycemic Load Of Hundreds Of Foods And Beverages, Including Raw Foods, Cooked Foods, And Many Combination And Prepared Foods Whether You Are Interested In Controlling Your Glucose Levels To Manage Your Diabetes, Lose Weight, Increase Your Heart Health, Or Simply Enhance Your Well Being, The Glycemic Index Food Guide Is The Best Place To Start

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    Glycemic Index Food Guide by Dr Shari LiebermanThe Glycemic Index Food Guide is a true pocket book 4 x 7 , 140 pages packed full of important information about you and your food plan Written in lay terms, this handy book will help you measure the impact of glucose on your body to help you manage your food intake, to help you lose weight, to keep your heart healthy, and to manage diabetes or help it from developing Such a tall order for such a tiny book I cut my carbohydrate load and h Glycemic Index Food Guide by Dr Shari LiebermanThe Glycemic Index Food Guide is a true pocket book 4 x 7 , 140 pages packed full of important information about you and your food plan Written in lay terms, this handy book will help you measure the impact of glucose on your body to help you manage your food intake, to help you lose weight, to keep your heart healthy, and to manage diabetes or help it from developing Such a tall order for such a tiny book I cut my carbohydrate load and have lost 10 pounds, so I know it works for me The Glycemic Index is a relatively new concept created in 1981 by a team of researchers at the University of Toronto, headed by Dr David J Jenkins Originally designed for diabetics, the glycemic index GI measures carbohydrates and signifies how quickly a carbohydrate food triggers a rise in your blood sugar, the main indicator used to determine diabetic issues Because foods with a low GI rank break downslowly than foods with a high GI, the former results in a gradual release of glucose in the blood stream, rather than a quick breakdown of foods that cause an undesirable surge of blood glucose and a resulting surge of insulin Additionally, by using this index one can also help the body lower blood cholesterol levels, weight gain, energy level and maintain overall good health.But it gets better The GI measures the quality of the carbohydrate one consumes Scientists realized that the amount a person ingests is also important, so they developed the glycemic load GL This measures the amount of a particular carbohydrate eaten The reason this additional factor is so important is explained using carrots, which are a high GI load, but the glycemic load is quite low In order for the GI to have a negative impact, one would have to eat almost 3 cups of carrots Since one cup isrealistic, the GL is quite low.Also taken into account are riper foods have a higher GI, processing a food generally pushed the GI higher, and cooking a food hastens the digestive process and therefor increase the GI The best way to counteract these situations, the author notes that by increasing the fiber content of your meals, eatingfiber is the best antidote The bulk of the book is the list of foods with their GI and GL For the Glycemic Index GI , low is between 0 and 55 for Mid GI the numbers are 56 59 and High GI will be listed between 70 to 100 The last column that lists the Glycemic Load GL less than 10 is low 11 19 is moderate 20 oris high By using both the GI and GL, you will have a better idea of how much of that particular carbohydrate is found in the serving size listed, areasonable calculation than just using the Glycemic Index.I think you will find this pocketbook quite valuable if you are looking to reduce your carbohydrate intake for whatever health reason As the author notes, it is only one two pronged tool for choosing foods, keeping in mind that you also eat foods in balance that provide healthful portions of all essential nutrients The Glycemic Index Food Guide is published by Square One Publishers and costs 7.95 I consider it an affordable and essential tool in my own food plan

  2. says:

    Maybe this will be a good companion piece to acomprehensive resource, but it didn t offer enough information about the relationship between GI and GL.

  3. says:

    Great Info

  4. says:

    TOTALLY EXCELLENT I use this as a guide to select foods

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