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The Lowdown on Glycemic Index

The Nutrition Facts label lists the grams of carbohydrate in foods. However, that doesn’t really tell you how these carbs might affect your blood sugar (glucose) levels. A better gauge of this is the glycemic index (GI). It was introduced about 35 years ago, and scientific support for GI continues

Newsbriefs: Whole Grains; Whey; Potassium

Whole grains may boost statin benefits
Statins are very effective at lowering levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and consuming a diet high in whole grains also has been shown to benefit cholesterol levels. Researchers whose findings were published in the October 2014 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition assessed

Carbohydrates: It’s the Quality That Counts

Supporters of low-carbohydrate diets frequently claim that cutting out most or all carbs is key to losing weight or eating a more nutritious diet—but this approach isn’t supported by clinical research. “Carbohydrates are the main source of fuel for your brain, and an extremely important source of energy for your

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