What Is the Glycemic Index?
The glycemic index is a numerical ranking system used to measure the rate of digestion and absorption of foods and their resultant effect on blood glucose. A food that ranks high on the GI produces a large, momentary spike in glucose after the food is consumed. By contrast, a food with a low GI causes a slower, sustained rise in blood glucose.
California’s Proposition 37, which sought mandatory labeling of all GMO (genetically modified organism) food, was defeated in the November 2012 elections with major influence from a ~$45 million anti-37 campaign underwritten by Monsanto®, a company with enormous investment in GMO technology and products.
Answer: Not exactly. But before I explain the “raw” designation, let me first address the health benefits you can expect from chocolate. Dark chocolate has always been the darling of the dessert world, but only recently has it enjoyed the same favored status in the health world—with the most bitter darks grabbing top honors.
Whether it’s poultry pumped with banned substances, animal cruelty in industrial farming or salmonella in peanut butter, we seem to be hearing more often these days about profound problems within our food supply chain. A recent measure signed into law by President Barack Obama that outlines the strongest federal whistleblower protections in history could change that.
Your mom or grandma likely taught you their tried-and-true methods for stopping a cold in its tracks—or at least for making you feel better. Was it homemade chicken soup? Perhaps it was tea with lemon, honey and even a shot of something a bit more, er, medicinal? Have you ever tried slurping a bowl of steaming Vietnamese pho or adding hot chiles to a dish to help “sweat” out the stuff that ails you?
Are you in the mood for love?
If you’re planning a romantic picnic or dinner to share with that special someone this Valentine’s Day (or anytime), you may want to pick up a few of the so-called “aphrodisiac” foods in the following list.
Looking for a vegetarian option for your Super Bowl chili or for a way to spice things up for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? This recipe will fill you up with fiber while delivering great flavor. It takes just 20 minutes to prep; cooks in 55 minutes; and yields 12 one-cup servings.
Bring 4 cups of water to boil in large saucepot. Add barley, turn down heat and simmer 30–40 minutes or until cooked through. Drain any excess liquid;
partially cover to keep warm.