Category Archives: Eat Better

Eat Foods With Lower Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

Reduce the glycemic index / load of foods you eat Lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, weight gain, and coronary heart disease Glycemic index (GI) refers to the relative rise in blood sugar after consuming a particular food.  Glycemic load (GL) adjusts the GI value for serving size. The bigger the serving size, the…
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Do Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Reduce Consumption?

Simulations by economists say they should Does real-world evidence agree? Sugar-sweetened beverages provide little or no nutritional benefit. A recent review finds that higher intake predicts increased risk of type 2 diabetes, weight gain, and coronary heart disease. Our bodies may not properly account for the caloric value of sugar-sweetened beverages. The “extra” 140 calories…
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Ultra-processed Foods Predict Increased Mortality

Want to live longer? Minimize eating ultra-processed foods A recent study showed that ultra-processed foods (UPFs) account for 58 percent of calories and 90 percent of added sugar consumed by Americans. Research links high consumption of ultra-processed foods elevated risk of chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and hypertension. A recent report…
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More Fiber, More Benefits

People typically respond to calls to eat more fiber the way they respond to calls to exercise more: Yawn! But don't be short-sighted. Eating more fiber predicts a host of impressive benefits. The average American eats about 15 grams of fiber per day. That’s about half of the recommended minimum amount of about 30 grams…
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