Posts Tagged ‘insulin’

Sugar! Part 1 Some facts

DID YOU KNOW: ->That table sugar (sucrose) is a disaccharide made from a blend of fructose and glucose? ->Glucose and fructose are metabolized differently? Glucose is the main fuel for the body. Insulin responds to glucose in the bloodstream. Fructose is metabolized by the liver and is treated more like a fat. Guess what High… Read the Full Article

The Glycemic Index Revisited

More and more focus lately is on diets as a way to combat heart disease, diabetes and cancer. In response to this, researchers are looking not only at calories and fats, but also the differences in carbohydrates. Researchers noticed that blood sugars are affected by the way carbohydrates were digested. Slower digestion meant slower and… Read the Full Article

How Do Carbs fit in The Zone?

Everywhere you turn these days, carbs are the buzz word. What exactly are carbs and what role do they play in nutrition? How do they factor into Zone nutrition? This article will help demystify carbs and explain how they fit into the Zone. Carbohydrates are a macronutrient the body uses for fuel. Not too far… Read the Full Article

True Tales of a Diabetes Seminar

I recently had the opportunity to attend a seminar on Diabetes and the Diabetic Diet. I was amazed at the information, or I should say misinformation, that was presented. Misinformation: I learned that insulin was produced in the liver and stored in the pancreas. Reality: Insulin is produced in the pancreas, specifically in the islets… Read the Full Article

Diabetes Seminar Misinformation

I recently had the opportunity to attend a seminar on Diabetes and the Diabetic Diet. I was amazed at the information, or I should say misinformation, that was presented. Misinformation: I learned that insulin was produced in the liver and stored in the pancreas. Reality: Insulin is produced in the pancreas, specifically in the islets… Read the Full Article