Why do people put on differing amounts of weight?
Based on our daily diet patterns, apart from stress levels, exercise and sleep, we end up affecting our blood glucose response. High GI (Glycaemic Index) is generally thought to be bad for us, while Low GI food is considered good.
New research is finding out that different people of the same gender and age can react differently to the same kind of diet, and the traditional classification of High and Low GI is not uniform for everyone.
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Stevia, a sugar substitute, is generally regarded as safe by health and food safety organizations. The studies that they rely on are industry-funded, so we have to take their take on this artificia...
Though Stevia is 300 to 400 times sweeter than sugar, the Center of Science in the Public Interest, which is a food advocacy group, considers it safer than other substitutes and artificial sweeteners.
Many products club Stevia with other sugar alcohols like erythritol, which can cause digestive complications.
It can cause metabolic effects, and may not be helpful for weight loss.
Sweeteners are also associated with obesity, diabetes and heart disease, apart from affecting our gut microbes.
Only 5 percent of people in the US meet the Institute of Medicine’s recommended daily target of 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. That amounts to a population-wide deficiency.
Eating a fiber-rich diet is associated with better gastrointestinal health and a reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes, high cholesterol, obesity, type 2 diabetes, even some cancers. Fiber slows the absorption of glucose — which evens out our blood sugar levels — and also lowers cholesterol and inflammation.
Fiber doesn’t just help us poop better — it also nourishes our gut microbiome.
Instead of munching on fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and seeds, more than half of the calories Americans consume come from ultra-processed foods. On any given day, nearly 40 percent of Americans eat fast food. These prepared and processed meals tend to be low in fiber, or even fiber free.