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Glycemic Index

Is the Glycemic Index Reliable and of Any Use?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The glycemic index has crept upon our food experience. Once a term used by people in white lab coats, reserved to diabetes clinics, it's now part of p...

Can Hummus Help You Lose Weight?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

There are many reasons to add pulses to your meals. They are tasty, versatile, inexpensive, and sustainable. If they can help with weight maintenance this would be the cherry on top.

The Healthy Alternative To BBQ Sauce

OWN | Posted 07.16.2015 | OWN

You'd never think to sprinkle sugar on your chicken breast, but nutritionist LeeAnn Weintraub says that's exactly what we're doing when we baste our b...

A Mental Health Reason To Avoid Added Sugar

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living

When we think about the link between food and feelings, it usually goes something like this: We feel sad, and then we eat something -- usually a comfo...

The Health Benefits of Sweet vs. Regular Potatoes

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Why do sweet potatoes get "superfood" status while regular potatoes are vilified? Here's why both tubers deserve a place on your plate. It's time to set the record straight on spuds.

The 'Fat But Fit' Fallacy

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Schweitzer

We all like to eat. Most of us want to eat well; at least we try to be good some of the time. We all know that how and what we eat directly impact our health and well-being. Yet few subjects are more prone to confusion and distortion than diet and nutrition.

Forbidden Fruit: The Good and The Bad Fruits

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Let's cut to the chase. Blueberries, grapes, apples, bananas and grapefruit were significantly associated with lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. Fruit juice consumption was associated with an increased risk.

The Next Hot Supergrain?

Frances Largeman-Roth | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Frances Largeman-Roth

And if you compare the fiber content of freekeh to other grains, it blows them out of the water. And as anyone who has ever been on a diet can tell you, the more fiber you eat, the fuller you feel and the easier it is to lose weight.

Carbohydrate Density: A Better Guide To Weight Loss

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

On its surface, the cause of the Western world's obesity epidemic seems simple: People are eating too many calories and getting too little calorie-burning exercise; the imbalance manifests as excess fat. But this explanation is too simple.

Prehistoric Poo Linked To Modern Day Epidemic

Posted 07.26.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 07/25/2012 07:30 AM EDT on LiveScience The ancient Native Americans of the desert Sou...

The Truth About Carbs And Weight Gain

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

There's been a lot of buzz recently about a new study that punched a few new holes in the already-tattered notion that weight gain and loss is simply a matter of "calories in vs. calories out."

Carbohydrates: To Use Or Abuse?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Facts won't make you achieve the ideal figure, a healthy heart, or freedom from aging and disease.  Life isn't a puzzle with many pieces that need to fit where they belong. Life is an unfolding process, and it's your choice to make that process into one of continuous evolution.

Yum or Yuck? 10 Ways to Lower Your Glycemic Index (Slideshow)

Linda Watson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Linda Watson

It's super easy to eat healthy food. Check out some scrumptious choices in this slide show. Each has a low glycemic index, indicating high-quality carbs that won't skyrocket your blood glucose levels.

Most Store Bought Honey Isn't Honey According to the FDA

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home
Richard Schiffman

Food scientists say that over three quarters of the honey sold in American supermarkets and drug stores may not be what the bees created.

What the Heck Is ... Agave Nectar?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Most people recognize agave as the spiky aloe-like plant that is used to make tequila. But this plant has more uses than just the drink that gave rise...

High-Carb Diets Are Bad For You, Study Says

Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

If you were planning on baking a big pan of lasagna for dinner, you might want to think twice. According to a new study by researchers at the Norwegia...

Why You Should Understand Glycemic Load

Riva Greenberg | Posted 08.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

I was confused about the difference between these two systems so I spoke with registered dietitian Susan Weiner, who straightened me out.

Glycemic Index and Diabetes: The Jury's Still Out

Tim Harlan, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Harlan, M.D.

Glycemic index is certainly a useful tool, but it does not (yet) appear to be the single best answer for controlling blood sugars or preventing the development of Type 2 diabetes.

The High Carb Diet That Keeps You Healthy, Fit and Trim

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

Carbs are everywhere, but you don't have to give them up. Just choose them a little more wisely a little more often.

Inspiring The Biggest Losers

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

We all know the show The Biggest Loser. But did you know that a pilot program is taking the show regional? America is slowly realizing that fad diet...

The Dieter's Best Friends Series: Top Ten Foods for Appetite Control--Part 1

Dr. Nicholas Perricone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nicholas Perricone

Because they are rich in the good fats, almonds have a high satiety factor. That is, they help us to feel full, which also helps us to eat less.