Tag: reduce blood sugar

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

In the News: Refined Carbs Linked to Depression in Postmenopausal Women

The news about eating a diet high in refined carbohydrates continues to get worse. According to research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (August 2015), refined carbohydrates, such as white rice, white bread and sugar, have been linked to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women.

Ask the Doctor: Alcohol and Diabetes

Q. Can I still enjoy alcohol even if I’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?
A. The short answer is yes: Consuming alcoholic beverages in moderation is generally safe for people with type 2 diabetes. The key words here are “in moderation.” That means no more than two standard drinks a

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