Posts from the ‘Food News’ Category

Article: Load Up the Pantry

With the recent surge in fuel prices and the increased demand from China and India, one writer feels it’s now a wiser choice to stock your pantry than to invest short-term in money markets, etc.

I’m sure you’ve seen the news talking about the rising cost of food around the world and the riots and challenges people are facing to be able to feed their families….for example, I’ve noticed the increase in bread in the last few weeks….there was even a news story just the other day about how Sam’s Club and Costco will start rationing their rice sales. Anyway, I just thought this was an interesting perspective on food, the economy, and the global markets.

I guess stocking up on non-perishable or freezable staples, such as flour, grains, meat, etc is never really a bad idea….

Here’s an excerpt:

Reality: Food prices are already rising here much faster than the returns you are likely to get from keeping your money in a bank or money-market fund. And there are very good reasons to believe prices on the shelves are about to start rising a lot faster.

Low GI Diets Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes And Heart Disease

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I’ve been reading about the Low GI diet a bit lately, mostly because it is supposed to be good for diabetics, which runs in my family. I’m still learning about the basics but it seems that the main idea is that foods in their natural form (unprocessed) are the best and that they help keep you feeling full longer.

Here’s the gist of the story (excerpt):

” ‘The GI is a physiologically-based ranking that distinguishes how different carbohydrate foods (sugars and starches) affect your blood glucose levels.’

‘If you eat carbohydrate foods (sugars or starches) that break down quickly during digestion, the blood glucose response is fast and high – in other words, the glucose in the bloodstream increases rapidly. These foods have the highest GI values.’

‘Foods that contain carbohydrate that breaks down slowly during digestion, releasing glucose gradually into the bloodstream, have low GI values.’

‘Low GI foods have benefits for everybody – they can keep you feeling full longer, help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight and provide you and your brain with more consistent energy throughout the day. They can also have a major effect on the way the body functions and whether or not you develop health problems.’

‘Here’s why. If you have constantly high blood glucose and insulin levels due to eating a high GI diet, you may literally “wear out” your pancreas over time and eventually this can lead to pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.’ “

To learn more about the Low GI diet visit the sites below: