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The Glycemic Index Explained

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The differences between carbohydrate foods can be described in relation to their glycemic index—that is, how quickly they raise blood sugar levels. The closer to 100 a food is rated, the more it affects blood sugar levels. 

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Three Foods to Fight Metabolic Syndrome

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Metabolic syndrome, also called Syndrome X and “insulin resistance syndrome,” is loosely defined as having any three of the following: abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, high fasting blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, or low HDL cholesterol.

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Beating Metabolic Syndrome

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Metabolic syndrome is the name for a collection of signs and symptoms: excess abdominal fat; high triglycerides; high LDL cholesterol and low HDL; high blood pressure; and poor glucose tolerance. The combination of even three or four of these increases your risk for disease.

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