glycemic index for fat loss

Glycemic Index

If you’re eating right—filling your plate with organic salad greens and colorful veggies, accompanied by grass-fed meats, wild fish and raw nuts and seeds—then you’re already eating low on the glycemic index. Congratulations! For those of you new to this healthy way of eating, you’ll soon find it’s a simple and effective way to lose weight, reduce cravings, increase energy levels, boost … [Read more...]



Sugar - in any form - increases blood sugar levels. This has many health ramifications: Increases insulin  -the "fat storage" hormone Increases appetite Creates Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs) Stimulates the growth of cancer cells Increases LDL or "bad" cholesterol Makes blood cells "sticky" and likely to clot Increases free radical damage Increases inflammation Increases … [Read more...]



Sucrose, or table sugar, is a disaccharide of glucose and fructose. … [Read more...]



Mannose is a simple sugar molecule. D-Mannose, which occurs naturally in some fruits including cranberry, has been found to prevent the adhesion of bacteria to the epithelium of the urinary tract, and may be useful in preventing urinary tract infections. … [Read more...]



Galactomannans are polysaccharides consisting of a mannose backbone with galactose side groups. … [Read more...]


Complex carbohydrates

Complex carbohydrates are polysaccharides composed of straight or branched chains of monosaccharides. … [Read more...]



An oligosaccharide is a saccharide polymer containing a small number (typically three to ten) of component sugars, also known as simple sugars. … [Read more...]


Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), also known as oligofructose or oligofructan, are found naturally in many vegetables including bananas, onions, chicory root, garlic, asparagus, barley, wheat, jícama, and tomatoes. The Jerusalem artichoke and its relative, yacón have been found to have the highest concentrations of FOS of cultured plants. The name comes from "oligo" meaning few, and saccharide … [Read more...]



Monosaccharides (from Greek monos: single, sacchar: sugar) are the simplest carbohydrates. They cannot be hydrolyzed into simpler sugars. They consist of one sugar and are usually colorless, water-soluble, crystalline solids. Examples of monosaccharides include glucose (dextrose), fructose, galactose, xylose and ribose. Monosaccharides are the building blocks of disaccharides like sucrose … [Read more...]



A disaccharide is a sugar (a carbohydrate) composed of two monosaccharides. 'Disaccharide' is one of the four chemical groupings of carbohydrates (monosaccharide, disaccharide, oligosaccharide, and polysaccharide). … [Read more...]

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