Glycemic Index v. Glycemic Load

Glycemic refers to glucose or sugar in the blood. High glycemic foods cause the blood sugar to rise tremendously compared to lower glycemic foods. Glycemic Index: How quickly blood sugar levels in the blood rise after eating food Per Serving: High Glycemic Index: 70 or more Medium Glycemic Index: 56 - 69 Low Glycemic Index: …

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Processed Foods 101

Processed foods and those containing artificial ingredients are best avoided. The processing component removes vitamins and minerals from the foods, diminishing their nutritional value. After the food has been processed, artificial ingredients and additives are then added to enhance its flavor, taste and shelf-life.  After long-term consumption these foods and additives begin to wreak havoc …

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Defining Macro and Micronutrients

Macronutrients are the calorie-providing nutrients your body requires in large amounts, including proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Micronutrients are required in small amounts and consist of water- and fat-soluble vitamins, macro minerals, and trace elements. The three categories of calorie-filled macronutrients - proteins, carbohydrates, and fats - are joined by a fourth zero-calorie macronutrient, water, and …

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