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The Glycemic Index & The Glycemic Load

Counting carbs is not just a matter of adding two and two together. Other factors also have to be taken into consideration, such as how fast the carbohydrate is digested, and how much it causes your blood sugar levels to rise. The glycemic index (GI) is a system that takes...

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How Does Fiber Help With Weight Control?

Fiber helps with weight control mainly by making you feel fuller. This, in turn, makes you less hungry and therefore less likely to eat more. Fiber-rich foods such as fruit, vegetables, potatoes, wholegrain breads and brown rice contain few calories for volume. Because they are bulky, they keep you feeling...

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Dietary Guidelines Explained: Recommended fat intake

"Consume less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fatty acids and keep trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible. Keep total fat intake between 20 to 35 percent of calories." If you feel like this guideline is pointing a finger at you you re probably right. Most people...

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