What is the Glycemic Index?

What is the Glycemic Index? Over the last 30 years, research into food and blood glucose response has completely changed our carbohydrate classification system. It has been decided that it is impossible to predict the impact certain foods will have on a person’s blood glucose levels.  Instead, groups of people are fed foods with carbohydrates…

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How Much Fruits and Vegetables Should I Eat Each Day?

How Much Fruits and Vegetables Should I Eat Each Day The new food guidelines issued by the United States government recommend that all Americans eat between five and thirteen servings of fruits and vegetables every day. When you first hear that number, it may seem like a lot, but it is actually much easier than…

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Whole Grains Versus Enriched Grains: What’s the Difference?

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Dietary Fiber – For Diabetes, Heart and General Health Today’s general consumer is overwhelmed with information on whole and enriched grains. With all the conflicting information, it can be difficult to understand what to eat to maintain a balanced and healthy diet. First, it is important to understand what grains are. Grains come from the…

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Dietary Fiber – For Diabetes, Heart and General Health

Dietary Fiber – For Diabetes, Heart and General Health Most people understand the importance of dietary fiber in their diet. Much has been said about its importance in heart health, diabetes, cancer prevention, and even weight control. What is less well understood is how different types of fiber affect the body. Some provide fecal bulk,…

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Why You Should Be Using Coconut Oil in Your Kitchen

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Why You Should Be Using Coconut Oil in Your Kitchen It is a common misconception that coconut oil is bad for you. People all over the world are experiencing the healthy benefits of using coconut oil. It is actually one of the healthiest oils you can consume. Here are the top seven reasons why you…

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7 Reasons to Grow Your Own Organic Fruit and Vegetable Garden

7 REASONS TO GROW YOUR OWN ORGANIC FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GARDEN During the last few decades, there has been a movement towards utilizing automation and creating the homogenization of modern farming. This often uses pesticides, additives, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, and mass-production techniques to obtain the goal of feeding the world’s ever-growing population. All this is…

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