In previous posts I have been writing about GI basics. Today I will show you chart with GI for different food. Food that measure a GI of 70 to 160 are considered as high GI foods; 56-69 are considered medium GI, and foods that measure <55 are low GI.
The body mass index (BMI), is a statistical measurement which compares a person’s weight and height. Though it does not actually measure the percentage of body fat, it is a useful tool to estimate a healthy body weight based on how tall a person is. Due to its ease of measurement and calculation, it is the most widely used diagnostic tool to identify weight problem within a population including: underweight, overweight and obesity. Below I’m presenting BMI charts with signed underweight, overweight and obesity area. This charts will help you in considering diet needs.
The glycemic response to food, which in turn affects the insulin response, depends on the rate of gastric emptying, as well as on the rate of digestion and absorption of carbohydrates from the small intestine and in addition on the effects of other food factors to potentate non-glucose mediated insulin secretion . A range of food factors have been identified as important determinants of the glyce-mic response to carbohydrate foods. (more…)
In many popular magazines, even major books, we can find this magic sentence – Glycemic Index. It is very common in case of nutrition to talk about food with low or high GI. It is also recommended to eat food with lower GI – it’s better for our healths and bodies. Why? I have heard this question many times, so today I would like to start cycle of the posts, which will help you to understand and define Glycemic Index issue. (more…)
I would like to show you how important psychology is in your diet. In “Prescribed Breaks” studies scientists wanted to convict us that every break in dieting will provide problems in going back to diet. They thought, that even short break will effect with returning to old – bad nutrition habits. Scientists failed miserably with their hypothesis, making in the same time intriguing discovery.
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