what is the glycemic index
If you’re a man over 50, the Paleo Diet is one key component for healthy living
Men over 50 should be looking at every health alternative available to them, and a seniors fitness strategy always includes proper nutrition.
So what does “proper nutrition” really mean in an applicable way? Let’s get into some usable detail!
Perhaps the easiest way for seniors to get their diet and nutrition needs straight is through adopting the Paleo Diet.
If you haven’t heard, the Paleo Diet is also known as the caveman diet, because it closely emulates our diets going back to the hunter-gatherer days of human evolution. That’s right, we’re talking about basic lean meat, fish, raw vegetables and fruits. What could be simpler and easier to follow?
A combination of well-grounded theory and also some scientific proof states that the human genome has not evolved quickly enough to adapt to modern diets. The thinking continues that our modern diets, including abundant omega 6 fats, grains, dairy, flour, and even legumes contribute to inflammation.
A growing body of evidence points to inflammation as the new culprit for ailments such Continue reading
Much of dieting focus recently has been placed on the glycemic index. While understanding and managing the glycemic index is important, it’s equally important to go one step further and understand glycemic load. The glycemic load is a relatively new way to measure the impact of food to blood glucose levels. Simply put, glycemic index represents glucose conversion speed, while glycemic load represents the amount of glucose created.
So What’s the Glycemic Index?
The glycemic index is the relative degree to which blood sugar increases after the consumption of food, that is, relative to the effect of pure sugar. High glycemic index foods can raise blood glucose levels very quickly, as well as insulin levels. In contrast, low glycemic index foods don’t significantly raise blood glucose levels and insulin levels after eating. Pure glucose is given a value of 100 while other foods are given an index number representing its relative effect on blood glucose levels.
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