Glycemic Index

Diabetes and Heart Disease

…diabetes and heart disease. High-glycemic foods release glucose into the bloodstream quickly, causing a rapid rise in blood sugar and a subsequent rise in insulin. Instead, I recommend the PAMM diet which includes 45 percent to 50 percent slow-burning, low-glycemic index carbohydrates; 30 percent healthy…

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Announcing the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge

…following: heart-healthy fats (olive oil, coconut oil, etc.), heart-healthy proteins (salmon, range-fed beef, etc.), and/or slow-burning, low-glycemic index vegetables, such as asparagus, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, spinach, and more. But you're certainly not limited to these ingredients. For…

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A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast—Overnight Oatmeal

…contributes to a healthier GI tract. Its high concentration of both soluble and insoluble fiber also helps oatmeal to fall much lower on the glycemic index than other grains. That’s because the fiber digests slowly, releasing the sugar content at a gradual rate which helps you to maintain steady…

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4 Foods for Depression

…potato (with skin) before bed puts your biochemistry in motion to increase serotonin levels naturally. Potatoes, which have a moderately high glycemic index, create a precisely timed “hit” of insulin to escort serotonin- and sleep-inducing tryptophan into the brain. But because potatoes are so satisfying…

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