Go! Fitness: The glycemic index captures these changes by rating the effect of a specific amo…

The glycemic index captures these changes by rating the effect of a specific amount of a food on blood sugar compared with the same amount of pure glucose. The lower the glycemic index, the slower the rise in blood sugar. "Glycemic index categories can be very helpful for people trying to choose a healthy diet," says Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Over the past three decades, researchers have measured the glycemic index of several thousand foods. You can find a list of the glycemic index values of 100 foods on the Harvard Health website.
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Go! Fitness: We’ve known for a long time that certain foods promote good health — especially…

We’ve known for a long time that certain foods promote good health — especially fruits, vegetables, fiber, plant oils, and whole grains. But the latest nutritional science shows that there is not a single healthy diet and instead, there are many patterns of eating around the world that sustain good health. A healthy eating pattern also includes enough calories to fuel the body, but not so much as to cause weight gain.
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Go! Fitness: Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined before being consumed….

Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined before being consumed. Eating more whole foods just takes a little organizing to have the ingredients available in your kitchen, but putting it all together takes just minutes. The key factor is the willingness to change – To want to cut out convenience foods entirely. Healthy eating is easier than you think and there are many ways to get away from factory-processed foods laden with fat, sugar, and salt.
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Go! Fitness: Insulin and blood sugar levels rise every time you eat anything containing carbo…

Insulin and blood sugar levels rise every time you eat anything containing carbohydrates. How high and how fast depends on what you have eaten. Digesting white rice gives a quick high spike in blood sugar and insulin followed by an equally fast drop. In fact, white rice has almost the same effect as eating pure sugar—. Brown rice and other whole grains on the other hand have slower, lesser effects.
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