Posts tagged "diet"
The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

The bagel you had this morning with 40 grams of simple carbohydrates will rapidly spike your glucose response.  This will stimulate the rush of insulin to drive glucose into the cells. This reaction is particularly good after exercising when easy digestible carbohydrates (eaten along with protein) allow the muscle building amino acids to repair the...
Not All Whole Grains Are Created Equal

Not All Whole Grains Are Created Equal

Which would you choose: washed out white bread or brownish golden whole grain bread? And more important, why? You may be part of the 72% and 73% of American who consume more fiber and whole grains respectively–according to the 2010 Food & Health Survey by the International Food Information Council—in the pursuit of satiety and...
Food Trends for 2013

Food Trends for 2013

It may be freezing in some cities, but take a window shopping walk and the bright cobalt, orange, yellow and other spring-summer colors already are popping out at every store. Although, the same colors will soon show up at the supermarket your choices may not be so easy. What is new and exciting? This is...
Diet Trends: Pass or Try?

Diet Trends: Pass or Try?

This year, athletes and celebrities praised the gluten free diet as the panacea to nearly everything—from winning top tennis tournaments to red carpet ready for the Oscars. Plenty of studies showed our erratic sleep patterns make our waists bigger. Almost every health magazine welcomed back fats to our plates while vitamin D seems to aid...
Enjoy the Holidays, Skip the Weight Gain

Enjoy the Holidays, Skip the Weight Gain

Let’s face it: There is a general acceptance you will add few extra pounds during the holidays. But so what? You have worked out the entire year so any indulgences are backed up by your higher total energy expenditure (TEE). It sounds unfair, but no matter how active you are pre-holiday season, you will end...