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ITG Article - The Glycemic Index

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ITG Article - The Glycemic Index

The glycemic index of food is a ranking of foods based on their immediate effect on blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. Carbohydrate foods that breakdown quickly during digestion have the highest glycemic indexes. Their blood sugar response is fast and high. Carbohydrates that breakdown slowly, releasing glucose gradually into the blood stream, have low glycemic indexes. What is the significance of Glycemic Index? A smaller rise in blood sugar and can help control established diabetes Can help people lose weight and lower blood lipids Can improve the body's sensitivity to insulin High GI foods can help re-fuel carbohydrate stores after...

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ITG Artlicle - What is Glycemin Index and Glycemin Load?

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ITG Artlicle - What is Glycemin Index and Glycemin Load?

WHAT IS THE GLYCEMIC INDEX & GLYCEMIC LOAD?  The Glycemic Index (GI) is a rating system developed to measure food’s affects on blood sugar levels. Glucose was set at 100 and all other foods were measured accordingly. The higher the glycemic index, the more pronounced an affect a food will have on your blood sugar, and the more stressful to your insulin system. Remember these rules about food and its effects on insulin: Carbohydrates - starches and sugars - have the greatest effect. This is especially true if they have little fat or fiber with them. Fat has a glycemic...

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ITG Article - Meal Planning On The Go

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ITG Article - Meal Planning On The Go

Meal Planning on the Go by Joseph Packo   Would you ever go on vacation without planning which airline you would take to your destination? Which hotel you will be staying at? What restaurants and attractions are nearby? Unless you don’t mind a potentially disastrous trip, of course not! So when it comes to starting or maintaining your diet, why not plan ahead? Without a little roadmap to help you with meal planning each week, you may be headed for disaster. Meal planning is the easiest way to set yourself up for success and takes just a short amount time...

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ITG Diet Article -Florida Vegetable Planters Guide

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ITG Diet Article -Florida Vegetable Planters Guide

In case anyone is feeling inspired or, have a green thumb! Florida Vegetable Planters Guide By: ITG Diet  Crop Plant Family Outdoor Planting Dates Spacing, inches North Central South Plants Depth Arugula (Cabbage) Brassicaceae Sept–Mar Sept–Mar Oct–Mar 3–4 ¼ Beans, bush (Bean) Fabaceae Mar–Apr Aug–Sept Feb–Apr Aug–Sept Sept–Apr 2–4 1–1½ Beans, pole (Bean) Fabaceae Mar–Apr Aug–Sept Feb–Apr Aug–Sept Sept–Apr 3–5 1–1½ Beans, lima (Bean) Fabaceae Mar–Apr Aug Feb–Mar Aug–Sept Sept–Apr 3–6 1–1½ Beets (Beet) Chenopodiaceae Aug–Feb Sept–Feb Oct–Jan 2–4 ½ –1 Broccoli (Cabbage) Brassicaceae Aug–Feb Sept–Feb Oct–Jan 10–15 ¼– ½ Brussels Sprouts (Cabbage) Brassicaceae Aug–Feb Sept–Feb Oct–Jan 18–24 ¼–½ Cabbage...

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Article - Scientific Approach To Changing Habits

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Article - Scientific Approach To Changing Habits

  Changing Habits By: The Learning Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill     "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." –Aristotle Introduction Have you ever stopped to think about your habits or how they impact your daily life? Have you ever needed to change your habits because of a new environment like online learning or campus life? According to experts with Psychology Today, habits form when new behaviors become automatic and are enacted with minimum conscious awareness. That’s because “the behavioral patterns we repeat most often are literally etched...

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