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The Glycemic Index: Short Cut to Your Goals

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The Glycemic Index: Short Cut to Your Goals

Pare off a few pounds with these five go-to low GI foods

March 6, 2013

Looking to pare off a few pounds? A new study shows that following a diet using Glycemic Index ratings as the determining factors for food choices may be an effective way to lose weight- and keep it off. The Glycemic Index rating basically refers to how quickly a certain food is digested. For example, high-glycemic foods cause a surge in blood sugar, which is followed closely by a crash that stimulates hunger and slows metabolism. In a study that compared a low-carb diet, low-fat diet, and low-glycemic diet, those on the latter burned more calories than low-fat dieters and found the diet easier to stick to long term than a low-carb diet.

Here, five go-to low GI foods:

Low GI Foods

 

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