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Smart Cooking: Using Lower-Fat Ingredients

On average, Americans consume around 50 percent more fat than is considered healthy. If you need to lower your fat intake, a simple way to do so is to make some easy changes to your ingredient choices when cooking. When adapting recipes you can use the same quantity of a...

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Can the Glycemic Index Be Used in Diabetes Management?

It is very important for people with diabetes to manage their glucose intake carefully. Low GI and GL diets may be helpful to people with diabetes because low GI and GL foods may release glucose into the bloodstream slowly and more evenly than high GI and GL foods, making glucose...

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The Glycemic Index & Weight Loss

The Glycemic Index can be a helpful tool for weight loss. However, it's also important to realize its limitations. Many low-GI foods are bulky, high in fiber, and more satiating than high GI foods because they take longer for the body to process; e.g. legumes take longer to process than...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory