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With recommendations to limit consumption of sugar and refined grains, and focus on “quality carbohydrate”, how can you choose foods that support your goal of healthy eating?
Is glycemic index (GI) or glycemic load (GL) the key? What about amount and types of fiber, prebiotics, or whole grains?
Without going overboard based on “health halos”, how can you identify and include quality carbs in your day-to-day eating habits? Here, in Part One
on choosing healthy sources of carbohydrates, we’ll look beyond the headlines at glycemic index….
Tags: cancer prevention, carbohydrates, carbs, glycemic index, glycemic load, healthy diet, healthy eating, healthy habits, heart health, insulin resistance, reducing cancer risk, sedentary lifestyle, vegetables, weight control, weight loss, whole grains
New studies are adding to the picture of how our eating habits, including the carbohydrate-containing foods we choose, affect our cancer risk. Although the amount of data is building, the picture is still anything but clear when we stack the studies next to one another.
This week I’m in Indianapolis, where the American Association of Diabetes Educators asked me to speak at their annual meeting. My topic: At the Crossroads: How do Diabetes and Cancer Intersect? As I’ve talked with colleagues here, the question of whether glycemic index is part of this intersection has come up several times.
Let’s step back from the relatively large volume of studies focused on glycemic index and cancer, and look at how we can weave together the common threads into a picture that makes sense. Continue reading →
Tags: breast cancer, cancer prevention, cancer risk, carbohydrates, carbs, colon cancer, glycemic index, glycemic load, healthy diet, healthy eating, insulin resistance, plant-based diet, prediabetes, reducing cancer risk