Tag: glucose

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Are Becoming More Mainstream

If you think you’ll be missing out on a host of nutrients if you eat vegetarian or vegan, think again: Vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful and nutritionally adequate if they are appropriately planned, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Studies show that vegetarians and vegans tend to

Diabetes and Your Diet

Diabetes is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer, according to findings published in PLOS ONE, Jan. 25. But while the condition can wreak havoc if it goes untreated, it is manageable if blood sugar is adequately controlled. “Medications can help with this,” says

Newsbriefs: Skipping Meals; Nutrition Quality

Impact of Skipping Meals.
Compared to eating three meals a day, skipping breakfast results in higher insulin concentrations and increased fat oxidation than skipping dinner, suggesting that prolonged fasting may result in low-grade inflammation and an impaired glucose balance. Skipping either meal increases energy expenditure. Participants had a breakfast- and dinner-skipping

Central Obesity Is Dangerous, Even for Normal-Weight People

Normal-weight people who carry their weight around their middles are at highest risk of death from any cause compared to people who are overweight or obese, but who carry their weight elsewhere, such as in their hips and legs.r
Why Does Central Obesity Matter? Visceral, or intra-abdominal, fat surrounds internal organs,

Finding the Best Antidepressants for Anxiety

Finding the Best Antidepressants for Anxiety

People who struggle with feelings of anxiety frequently turn to medications to help ease their symptoms. However, the large number of medications and their varying characteristics can sometimes make it challenging to find the medication most likely to restore normal mood with a minimum of side effects. We asked an

Glycemic Index Chart: GI Ratings for Hundreds of Foods

Glycemic Index Chart: GI Ratings for Hundreds of Foods

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,

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