When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting
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The Glycemic Index is a rating system that measures how much a carbohydrate-containing food raises your blood-sugar levels. The lower a food is on the GI, the lower the effect on your blood sugar.
The standardized Glycemic Index ranges from 0 to 100. Zero-glycemic foods—those without carbohydrates—include items like cheese, eggs,
What’s in my food? How is it made? These are questions consumers are increasingly concerned about when it comes to purchasing food, according to the Natural Products Industry Forecast 2014, released by New Hope Natural Media and the marketing research organization Sterling-Rice Group. Labeling food products to identify production practices
There has been a lot of negative talk about antinutrients in plant foods. So, what are antinutrients? They are compounds—found naturally in whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and leafy greens—that may decrease nutritional value of foods by making the nutrients less available to your body. Antinutrients may sound scary, but
The U.S. Dietary Guidelines, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), affect the diets of millions of Americans; they also impact food labeling, education and research priorities, free food and meal programs (for about a quarter of the population), and