About The Buzz: A Low-Glycemic Diet is the Key to Weight Management?
TheBUZZ : A Low-Glycemic diet is the key to weight management? WHAT THEY’RE SAYINGA low-glycemic diet may help you to keep the weight off versus low-carb and low-fat diets. WHAT WE KNOW The Glycemic Index is a measure of how quickly foods are digested and glucose (blood sugar) is released into the bloodstream. Foods with a high glycemic index, such as refined grains (i.e. white bread), are digested quickly, resulting in a fast rise in blood sugar levels, followed by a “crash” which can lead to hunger. In contrast, low-glycemic index foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, healthy fats, and nuts are digested more slowly, requiring more calories to digest them. They may also elicit hormonal changes that help reduce hunger. It is thought that compared to a low-fat diet, a low-glycemic diet may cause less of a decline in metabolism that can occur following weight loss. HOW DO WE KNOW THIS? A study published by […]