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Low-Glycemic Dieting Better Than Low-Fat Dieting?

According to Boston researchers, low-glycemic dieting appears to be healthier and more effective than low-fat dieting. They found low-glycemic dieters not only lost the same amount of weight as low-fat dieters, low-glycemic dieters had less fatty substances in the blood. Also, their body’s ability to dissolve blood clots in the blood stream was enhanced. Every food has a glycemic index value that reflects how quickly it is digested into the blood stream. Foods with lower glycemic indexes take longer to digest, enter the blood stream more slowly and provide a greater sense of fullness after consumption. Foods with a lower glycemic index include nonstarchy vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes and yogurt.

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. May 2005.