Tag: lower glycemic index

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)

Ask the Doctor: Benefits of Grape Seed; Agave vs. Sugar

Q: Is grape seed extract beneficial for my health?

A: Grape seed extract—the ground-up seeds of grapes—are naturally high in proanthocyanidins, potent antioxidants that defend against free radical damage of cells and may help prevent chronic diseases. Preliminary studies have shown that grape seed extract shows promise in maintaining blood vessel

Add Ancient Grains to Your Diet to Boost Fiber, Vitamins, and Minerals

Looking to the past for inspiration, people are turning to “ancient grains” to modernize their cooking.
“Ancient grains include grains, cereals, and seeds that have been grown, largely unmodified, for thousands of years. They provide many essential nutrients, including protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals,” says Tanya Freirich, MS, RD, CDN,

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