Category Archives: Glycaemic Index

Pomegranate Juice To Lower Blood Sugar?

A high postprandial glycaemic response to foods is detrimental because it leads to the nutrient overload syndrome. Simplified, the nutrient overload syndrome is a situation whereby a high intakes of carbohydrate overwhelm the ability of cells to cope with the … Continue reading

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High Glycaemic Diets Negatively Affect Mood

The association between the food we eat and health is very well established. We are what we eat, and a low quality diet devoid of essential nutrients is unable to provide the individual with the correct chemicals required for optimal … Continue reading

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The Glycaemic Index: Is It The Full Story?

The glycaemic index is a system of characterising the postprandial rise in blood sugar following consumption of foods, usually carbohydrates. A reference food, usually glucose or white bread, is consumed, and the rise in blood glucose levels measured. This value … Continue reading

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Yet More On Starch Digestion: Grain Shape and Size

The digestion rate of starch is pivotal to health. As starch digestion and absorption increases, the risk of certain diseases also increases. This is exemplified by the contrast between whole grain and refined cereal starch sources. In whole grains the … Continue reading

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Carbohydrate Quality Determines Micronutrient Intake?

Carbohydrate, protein and fat are macronutrients that provide the energy required for daily function in human nutrition. However, this energy cannot be released and expended effectively without the presence of additional factors in the diet. These factors, micronutrients, which include … Continue reading

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Weight Loss With Low Glycaemic Load Foods?

The glycaemic index is an often used measure of the degree to which a carbohydrate containing food can cause an elevation in blood glucose levels. The measurement is done with reference to 100 grams of carbohydrate from white bread or … Continue reading

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The Beneficial Glycaemic Effects of Vinegar

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The Breakfast of Champions

The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders that centre around the development of insulin resistance. Many Western lifestyle disease including obesity, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes are now associated with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. The carbohydrate … Continue reading

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Glycaemic Effects of Egg and Cottage Cheese

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The Blood Sugar Effects of Berries

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