The Low GI Handbook: The New Glucose Revolution Guide to the Long-Term Health Benefits of Low GI Eating Paperback – Jul 1 2010
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Diabetes Educator, December 2011
“Overall, The Low GI Handbook is one of the few resources that makes decoding the GI scale a lot easier. It takes complex science and communicates it in a manner that is easy to understand by the average consumer. The authors present accurate, empirically sound content with key points repeated throughout each chapter in bold type, reinforcing reader comprehension.”
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She and Kaye Foster-Powell, M Nutr & Diet, an accredited dietitian-nutritionist with extensive experience in diabetes management, are coauthors of more than fifteen books in the bestselling New Glucose Revolution series.
Thomas M. S. Wolever, MD, PhD, is professor in nutritional sciences, University of Toronto, and a member of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.
Stephen Colagiuri, MD, is professor of medicine at the Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise at the University of Sydney.
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This book shows how to compute the average glycemic index of a meal, based on tabulated data for individual foods, which are provided. It also distinguishes glycemic impact from glycemic load.
Finally, this work has special sections on such medical conditions as diabetes, and dispels many common myths about foods. For instance, fatty foods are not satiating--in the sense that it is very to overeat on something like potato chips owing to the high caloric density.