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Glycemic Index Vs Glycemic Load

So I know you all expect us to sit by and just let you listen to all the amazing fitness music that we produce for you. Outside of being the best workout music on the market and the one exercise music radio station everyone wants to listen to, We have a lot of great news for you on a health front too. Today we are going to cover the Glycemic Index Vs Glycemic Load. This is the corner-stone of why people get fat.

Here is a harvard medical article for you.

Glycemic index for 60+ foods

"Measuring carbohydrate effects can help glucose management

The glycemic index is a value assigned to foods based on how slowly or how quickly those foods cause increases in blood glucose levels. Foods low on the glycemic index (GI) scale tend to release glucose slowly and steadily. Foods high on the glycemic index release glucose rapidly. Low GI foods tend to foster weight loss, while foods high on the GI scale help with energy recovery after exercise, or to offset hypo- (or insufficient) glycemia. Long-distance runners would tend to favor foods high on the glycemic index, while people with pre- or full-blown diabetes would need to concentrate on low GI foods. Why? People with type 1 diabetes can't produce sufficient quantities of insulin and those with type 2 diabetes are resistant to insulin. With both types of diabetes, faster glucose release from high GI foods leads to spikes in blood sugar levels. The slow and steady release of glucose in low-glycemic foods helps maintain good glucose control.

To help you understand how the foods you are eating might impact your blood glucose level, here is an abbreviated chart of the glycemic index for more than 60 common foods. A more complete glycemic index chart can be found in the link below."

You can find the chart here...

"The complete list of the glycemic index and glycemic load for more than 1,000 foods can be found in the article "International tables of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2008" by Fiona S. Atkinson, Kaye Foster-Powell, and Jennie C. Brand-Miller in the December 2008 issue of Diabetes Care, Vol. 31, number 12, pages 2281-2283.

To get the lowdown on glycemic index and glycemic load, read more about it here.

American Diabetes Association, 2008. Copyright and all rights reserved. This chart has been used with the permission of American Diabetes Association."


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There you have it folks... straight from Harvard Medical School. You can't get any more great direction than that. Glycemic load and Glycemic Index is what is slowing you down... it's not necessarily grams of fat, carbs or protein... and although they play their own role in how you should select your diets... the reality is if you want to lose weight... you need to diet and exercise. We prefer to do copious amounts of cardio... a long bike ride and a run... sort of a duathlon will put you in that category for sure. You will see the pounds just melt off your body, your face, everything and then if you clean up your diet on top of that, RESULTS CITY. The Gainz Train will be making a stop in results city and dropping a huge payload to those muscles....

With all that being said... We are going to go back to doing more production on the best fitness music radio app ever invented which is Murph Workout Radio. We produce some of the best workout music known to man... We like to kill workouts... we love and cherish all of our customers and thank every single last one of you.

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