Kathleen Parker's op-ed piece in The Washington Post this week describes "The Sweet Tooth that Spawned an Epidemic." The column seemed spot on until the last paragraph, where she writes:
... eating with such attention to the glycemic index ruins your life. You won't have any friends. You'll spend all your time alone weighing four-ounce cuts of fat-free meat, sautéing spinach and picking flaxseed out of your teeth -- and your children will hate you -- but you'll be thin.
That's crazy talk! It's super easy to eat healthy food. Check out some scrumptious choices in this slide show. Each has a low glycemic index (under 55 on a scale of 100), indicating high-quality carbs that won't skyrocket your blood glucose levels. They'll keep you, your kids, and your many friends healthy, happy, and thin.