Items Tagged ‘glycemic index’

Ask the Doctors - What are the benefits of taking apple cider vinegar?

August 17, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What are the benefits of taking apple cider vinegar?

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Dear Doctor: What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar? I hear about it on social media, but I don’t understand how vinegar can lead to weight loss or help me control my blood sugar. My mom is a big proponent of apple cider vinegar.  She likes to put it on her salads, vegetables or […]

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Tags: apple cider vinegar, Ask the Doctors, blood sugar, Dr. Robert Ashley, glycemic index, insulin


Ask the Doctors - Which spikes blood glucose more? Sugar in fruit or food?

August 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Which spikes blood glucose more? Sugar in fruit or food?

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Dear Doctors: I’m trying to lower my blood glucose level but I have a sweet tooth. What raises blood glucose more — the sugar from fruit, or foods with refined sugar?  Is diet the only way to keep blood glucose steady? Managing your level of blood glucose, which is the measurement of how much of […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blood glucose, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, fruit, glycemic index, prediabetes, processed food, sugar in food, type 2 diabetes


Ask the Doctors - What is the glycemic index and why does it matter?

June 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What is the glycemic index and why does it matter?

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Dear Doctors: I’ve been reading that choosing foods that are low on the glycemic index is better for your health. What is the glycemic index and why should I pay attention to it? The glycemic index, also referred to as the GI, is a system that rates foods based on how quickly the glucose contained […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blood glucose, carbohydrates, diabetes, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, glycemic index, high blood sugar, nutrition