Learn how you can lose more weight, feel satisfied longer, and remain healthy.
Research done in the 1960s concluded that cholesterol and fat were the main contributors to weight gain due to the number of calories they contain. While it is true that fat has more calories than carbohydrates, doctors are now saying that it is the type of calorie consumed that matters the most. They recommend foods with a low glycemic index, such as whole grains, fruits, nuts, and legumes, because they cause blood sugar levels and, subsequently, insulin levels to rise gradually. Foods with a high glycemic index—candy, croissants, and scones, for example—result in insulin rising too quickly, causing the body to resist the insulin (Type 2 diabetes). By staying with low-glycemic foods, you can lose more weight, feel satisfied longer, and remain healthy. “There’s no sugar-coating it: All calories are not created equal,” health.harvard.edu, November 4, 2016.
Taken from Last Generation, Vol. 27 No. 2, “Lifelines”. Last Generation is a vibrant 32-page soul-winning magazine published six times a year. To subscribe, call (540) 672-1996, Ext. 283. Ask about our BOGO free subscription promotion available through January 31, 2017.