This accessible, informative book answers the most frequently asked questions about blood glucose levels. The authors address a wide range of concerns, correct common misconceptions and set out to educate how best to monitor and control blood glucose levels to maintain optimum health. Among the questions they address are: - What is a normal blood glucose level? - What is the glycaemic index? - What can I do to bring my blood glucose levels down? - Which carbohydrates will raise my blood glucose the least? - There are times when I crave something sweet. What should I have? Also included is a handy A-Z table of glycaemic index values for hundreds of foods and beverages. This is an indispensable guide for everyone seeking clear, scientifically-based information about the links between food, exercise, weight and blood glucose levels.
Dr Jennie Brand-Miller is one of the world's leading authorities on carbohydrates and the GI, is Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Sydney and President of the Nutrition Society of Australia. Kaye Foster-Powell is an accredited dietition-nutritionist in both public and private practice in New South Wales, Australia. Rick Mendosa is a freelance journalist and consultant specialising in Diabetes.
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