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Glycemic Index Chart: GI Ratings for Hundreds of Foods

Glycemic Index Chart: GI Ratings for Hundreds of Foods

The Glycemic Index (GI) 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. Low-glycemic foods also can reduce your risk for depression.

The standardized Glycemic Index ranges from 0

Okra is A-Okay!

The Folklore
Okra may be best known for its role in gumbo, star stew of Southern Creole cooking, but this slender green gem is so much more. This ancient vegetable is native to Ethiopia and was first cultivated by the Egyptians in the 12th century B.C.E., before it made its way

Brain Food: What to Eat to Protect Your Memory

Brain Food: What to Eat to Protect Your Memory

When it comes to memory power and concentration, selecting the right brain food is essential. Certain foods have been shown to do a good job of protecting memory and cognition, while it’s equally as important to avoid others.

Although diet isn’t the only factor that affects your brain’s prowess, it’s an

What You Must Know About Low Magnesium Symptoms

What You Must Know About Low Magnesium Symptoms

Magnesium plays a vital role in your health, participating in more than 300 enzymatic reactions. Sadly, up to half of Americans are deficient in magnesium and they don’t even know it. What about you? Could you have low magnesium symptoms?

Apricots are So Apropos

The Folklore
The golden-orange apricot is among the first fruits to announce summer is here! Farmers market stands are aglow with these petite, plump orbs, soft and gently sweet. This seasonal favorite originated in China about 4,000 years ago, but apricots are famously associated with Armenia (the scientific name is Prunus

6 Truths about Grains

Grains—even whole grains—are commonly disparaged in the news, Internet, and social gatherings. Popular fad diets like Paleo, Whole30, and ketogenic forbid followers from eating grains. Supporters of these diets claim that grains make you fat and cause chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease. They argue that eating grains leads

Ask Dr. Etingin: Magnesium Foods; Garlic

Q. What is magnesium for, and can I get enough of it from my diet?
A. Magnesium is a very important nutrient in the body. It helps build strong bones and is involved in protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, heart rhythm, and blood glucose control. An adult body absorbs up

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