With over 1 million copies sold of the three previous editions, The Low GI Handbook presents the most comprehensive, up-to-date information about the glycemic index (GI), the universally recognized way to distinguish how different carbohydrates affect your blood glucose levels. Grounded in nearly thirty years of research and written by the world's leading GI authorities. The Low GI Handbook shows how and why eating low-GI foods has major health benefits, both immediate and long-term.
This fourth edition features all the key elements such as: the most recent scientific findings on the benefits of a low-GI lifestyle; an overview of glycemic load and how you can use this companion concept with your low-GI diet; and real-life success stories from people who have improved their health by making the switch to low-GI eating. This edition also includes:
New chapters dedicated to pre-diabetes, pregnancy, and heart health
The GI values for more than 1,300 different foods and prepared meals, including gluten-free options
Easy, delicious recipes and weekly low-GI menu ideas (with vegetarian and gluten-free options)
How to increase protein content and eat more low-GI foods for maximum weight-loss maintenance
If you want to lose weight, sustain your weight loss, manage your diabetes, improve your blood glucose levels, better your cardiovascular health and your sense of well being, this is the book for you.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Edition description:||Fourth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Jennie Brand-Miller, PhD, is one of the world's leading authorities on the glycemic index.
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.
Table of Contents
Part 1 What Is the Glycemic Index?
1 The GI-A Brief Overview 3
2 Exactly How Does the GI Work? 11
3 What Determines Whether a Food Is High or Low GI? 21
4 What's Wrong with Today's Diet? 31
5 Carbohydrate-The Big Picture: What It Is, Why We Need It, How We Digest It 39
6 How Much Carbohydrate Do You Need? 47
Part 2 The GI and Your Health
7 The GI and Weight Control 57
8 The GI and Diabetes 72
9 The GI and Prediabetes 83
10 The GI and Pregnancy 90
11 The GI and Hypoglycemia 98
12 The GI, Heart Health, and the Metabolic Syndrome 101
13 The GI and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) 113
14 The GI and Children 120
15 The GI and Exercise 133
16 The Latest Findings about the GI 144
Pare 3 Questions & Answers
17 Fifty Frequently Asked Questions about the GI, Answered 159
Part 4 Your Guide to Low GI Eating
18 Making the Change to a Low GI Diet 191
19 Putting It on the Plate 210
20 Weekly Low GI Menu Ideas 223
21 The Low GI Shopper 232
22 Fifty Recipes for Low GI Living 238
Breakfasts and Brunches 241
Soups, Salads, and Vegetarian Fare 251
Light Meals, Lunches, and Savory Snacks 260
Main Dishes 270
Desserts and Sweet Treats 286
Part 5 The Authoritative Tables of GI Values
23 An Introduction and How to Use the Tables 301
24 The Authoritative Tables of GI Values 305
Glossary: An A to Z of Key Terms Used Throughout This Book 347
Further Reading: Sources and References 364
Thank You 369
Recipe Index 382
About the Authors 384
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