The alpha-amylase inhibitor properties of Phase 2 white kidney bean extract have been heavily studied with positive results in delaying the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, thereby lowering their glycemic impact
According to the lead author of the study, which was presented at the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting, regular exercise (at least 30 minutes, five days a week) can help improve glucose regulation, as can switching to a diet high in dietary fiber--more than 30 grams per day--and choosing foods with limited glycemic impact
She called on the food industry to continue researching the best products for consumers with glucose tolerance issues, such as those foods with increased fiber and those with limited glycemic impact
By comparison, Silk[R] Cultured Soy Vanilla, made with dehydrated cane juice giving it a high glycemic impact
, has 150 calories and just 1 gram of fiber.
The laboratory test will be quicker and less expensive than the clinical tests currently in use to determine glycemic impact
But some believe that the index is too basic a measure and advocate that glycemic load may be more helpful, since it also considers the amount eaten and the foods' context as part of the overall diet, thereby quantifying the potential glycemic impact
Actively, processors seek to include ingredients in formulations to tailor a food toward having a reduced glycemic impact
and one of the world's leading clinical nutritionists, has helped develop a unique scientific method that substantiates the low glycemic impact
of Atkins products to confirm the accuracy of Atkins net carbohydrate labeling claims for those who care to follow the "Atkins Nutritional Approach.
While the glycemic impact
of a food has been a topic of research for more than 20 years, it has only recently emerged as a potential tool for consumer use, said Geil, who uses the GI as a nutrition therapy tool for select patients in her practice.
Foods made from sprouted whole grains are growing in popularity, especially among people with a sensitive digestive system, as they are low in glycemic impact
and also have lower calories and higher nutritional value.
Benecarb, based on molasses phytonutrients, can reduce the glycemic impact
of a broad range of everyday foods and beverages--with particular advantages in carbohydrate-rich formulations," said PLT's Mr.
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