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Grapes, Glycemic Index and the Weight Loss Surgery Diet

Weight loss surgery patients are learning that including low glycemic fruits and vegetables in their high protein diet is an effective way to introduce nutrients and flavor to meals without the negative consequences associated with other high carbohydrate foods. Understanding the GI (Glycemic Index) is the first step to adding nutrients, variety and flavor from vegetables and fruit to the …

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Glucose, Fructose and Why the Glycemic Index Is Misleading

Glucose (sugar), fructose (fruit sugar) and maltose (malt sugar) are the three most common types of sugars found in our food supply. They occur naturally in plant-based foods or drinks and in some dairy products. They can also be extracted and used as a sweetening agent by food manufacturers to make their packaged products taste better. All sugars, regardless of …

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Tallying Your Glycemic Load For the Sake of Your Health, Weight and Longevity

Use of the glycemic index is an excellent way to choose healthy food although it does not give the complete picture. If you are serious about using this powerful and effective tool for health and weight loss you also need to know about the glycemic load. The way GI (glycemic index) was determined is that it took an amount that …

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