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Ask the Experts: Bell Pepper Colors; Protein in Nuts; Potatoes & Blood Sugar

Q: My local supermarket sells bell peppers in four different colors—green, red, yellow and orange. Do the different colors of peppers have different nutritional benefits?

A: Elizabeth J. Johnson, PhD, a scientist in Tufts’ HNRCA Antioxidants Research Laboratory, answers: “No matter the color of your pepper, the macronutrient (protein, fat, carbohydrate)

Why You Can’t Rely on the Glycemic Index for Healthy Ending

The glycemic index, a value that aims to quantify how fast blood sugar rises after eating a given food, can vary by an average of 20% within an individual and 25% among individuals. That’s the surprising finding of a new study by scientists from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition

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,

Natural Energy Boosters: Keep These Snacks Close By

Natural Energy Boosters: Keep These Snacks Close By

Do you often find yourself chugging coffee in the mid-morning, hoping to find the energy to propel you to lunch—only to find yourself dragging an hour after your mid-day meal? It’s all too common in this fast-paced world to feel low on energy. Anyone who has experienced that “depleted” feeling

3. Whole-Grain Superfoods

Within every whole-grain kernel, you’ll find a remarkable supply of important nutrients. Whole grains are a top source of unrefined carbohydrates (carbs), the slowly-digested “fuel” that provides your body with a steady supply of energy needed for the optimal function of all of your body’s systems.
Carbs have been the target

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

Dealing with Blood Sugar Levels

Dealing with Blood Sugar Levels

Insulin is the mainstay of treatment for all type 1 diabetics; some, but not all people with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes will require insulin therapy as well. Insulin is a hormone produced by the beta cells found within groups called islets in the pancreas, an organ located deep

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