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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

Coping With Cancer Treatment

A recent report (Cancer, July 1) suggests that overall U.S. cancer death rates are decreasing, although progress in reducing mortality has not occurred for all cancers. Where improvement has occurred, it is likely due to improved methods of detecting and treating cancer. When it comes to the latter, radiation therapy,

Ask the Experts: Organic Foods & Cancer; Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Q: Does eating organic foods protect you from cancer?

A: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 85 percent of Americans have pesticides and other chemicals in their bodies. Studies have shown that when people eat organic food, which is grown without the use of conventional pesticides,

Eating More Wasabi Benefits Your Health

Eating More Wasabi Benefits Your Health

Wasabi is to sushi as ketchup is to fries. In addition to spicing up your California roll, this tasty Japanese condiment can boost your health and fight chronic diseases like osteoporosis. In fact, wasabi benefits abound.

Want to prevent cavities? It can do that. How about reducing inflammation? It does that,

Eating for Eyesight: Which Foods Protect Your Eyes?

Eating for Eyesight: Which Foods Protect Your Eyes?

Can what you eat affect your eyesight? And which foods protect your eyes? Research shows that three particular carotenoids, each of them antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, play a role in good vision: lutein, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin.

Studies verify that astaxanthin protects the eyes against damage and daily wear-and-tear[1], decreases eye fatigue,

Refined Carbs: Are They Our Worst Enemy?

Refined Carbs: Are They Our Worst Enemy?

You’ve heard it before—food is fuel. The energy we get from food comes from three “macronutrients”—protein, fat and carbohydrates. Food also provides us with about 40 micronutrients: vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients (plant chemicals). Nutrients work together (nutrient synergism) and a diet rich in a variety of whole food fruits

Healthy Microwave Meals: They Do Exist!

Healthy Microwave Meals: They Do Exist!

Most of us need more hours in the day to get everything accomplished, but, alas, food preparation often becomes an afterthought. If you can relate, then you likely have prepared your share of meals in a microwave oven. Here’s the good news: Healthy microwave meals can be a snap.

For starters,

Give Seitan a Say!

The Folklore. Seitan’s history dates to sixth century Asia, in countries like China and Japan, where it was especially common among Buddhists, who are vegetarian or vegan. Known as “wheat meat,” “mock meat,” or “wheat gluten,” among other names, seitan means “made of protein” in Japanese.With the increased popularity of

9. Arthritis and Diet

According to the World Health Organization, an unhealthy diet is one of the major risk factors for a range of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and other conditions that are linked to obesity. While there is limited research on possible direct links between diet and arthritis, there is

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