What You Should Know About Carbs and the Glycemic Index

Over the last couple of decades carbohydrates (or carbs) have been given a bad rap. Don't be misled by the hype. Carbs are a critical component of a healthy diet as they are the primary source of energy required to fuel all bodily functions during rest and exercise conditions. As such, it’s not the best idea to deprive your body of them.  However, like anything else, too much of a good thing can be unhealthy....more

Use the Glycemic Index to Your Fit and Fabulous Advantage

Please check out my blog at http://thejoyoffitness.wordpress.comThe Glycemic Index (GI) has a name that is off-putting, to say the least. First, it sounds like something scientific which has no place in the land of the non-geek. Second, it sounds like something that may pertain only to diabetics so the regular person can simply add to the “ignore” list....more

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Simplify My Carbohydrates!

Simplifying the Concept of Complex and Simple Carbohydrates, and the Glycemic Index In light of many modern day dieters viewing carbohydrates as “evil,” a lesson in this tasty nutrient and optimal energy source is in order. Find out the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates, the different types of complex carbohydrates, and how and when to eat which in order to maximize your health and fitness goals. ...more

Sweet Potatoes are the New Potatoes

Of course you know by now that the United Nations declared 2008 to be the International Year of the Potato, explaining that the potato is just a symbol and it's really all about sustainable agriculture, fighting global poverty, and being more environmentally conscious in our food choices. Lots of green bloggers made excited noises, and even BlogHers Act Canada gushed potato love, although mostly they were urging us all to eat more meatless meals, for the sake of the environment and our good health. I'm good with all these goals that have led to the common potato's surge into the spotlight the last few months, truly I am. I just wish the United Nations had done their homework a bit more on the food angle, because if they had, surely they would have realized that sweet potatoes would have been a better vegetable. And I'm not the only blogger who dared to say out loud that potatoes were an odd choice. ...more

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