Here's how you can eat, think, and move this week in order to live your healthiest life.
How to Eat
What are "good" carbs?
For those of you who are trying to watch your carbs or manage blood sugars, you have probably been told to stick to eating "good carbs". But what exactly are good carbs? For the most part good carbs would (1) be whole foods and (2) have a low glycemic index or load.
Okay, whole foods you can probably figure out - nothing processed. But what about the whole glycemic index/load thing? That’s not too difficult to figure out either. The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly the sugars from foods (carbs) are absorbed by the body. Foods with a low glycemic index release their sugars more slowly than those with a higher glycemic index. This leads to less of a spike in insulin (which is a good thing).
The glycemic index (GI) was calculated experimentally by feeding healthy subjects a food containing 50 grams of carbohydrates and then measuring...