More Health Implications Related to the Glycemic Index

More Health Implications Related to the Glycemic Index
By Team Perlmutter
Category: Food

For those of you who have been following my blog posts, the theme that is redundant focuses on the importance of choosing foods with a low glycemic index as a way to enhance brain health and function.

But beyond brain health, I want all of you to recognize that there is a direct and powerful relationship between blood sugar, the glycemic index of foods consumed, and risk for various other health-related issues. Eating foods lower on the glycemic index scale is associated with weight loss as well as improvement in a wide range of cardiovascular risk parameters.

In addition, the science is now clearly correlating reduced risk of various forms of cancer including breast, colon and prostate related to food consumption lower on the glycemic index scale. 

So take a moment and review this outstanding report. In addition, because this is so fundamentally important, I have created a dedicated page to this topic so you can gain a better understanding of the glycemic index and access Harvard’s database describing the glycemic index of various foods.

My very best advice is to concentrate on eating foods ranked lowest on the glycemic index scale. This is the key to a longer and healthier life, reduction of cardiovascular risk, as well as risk for various common forms of cancer, and of course, keeping your brain at peak performance.

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Colon Cancer  Prostate Cancer  Brain  Cancer  Breast Cancer  Blood Sugar  Diabetes  

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