low glycemic diet

New Study Dissects Calorie is just a Calorie Concept in Dieting

by Mark Benson on June 28, 2012

Calorie is just a calorie

In the June 26 edition of the Journal of Medical Association, a new study challenges the concept that ‘a calorie is a calorie’. Led by Cara Ebbeling Phd and David Ludwig MD, directors of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, the study finds diets that lower the surge of blood sugar after a meal that scores low on the glycemic index or carbohydrate rates is better than a low fat diet for those trying to achieve long term weight loss.

The study also found that the low glycemic index diet had similar metabolic benefits to the low carb diet, but without the negative effects such as stress and inflammation associated with those undertaking the very low carbohydrate diet program. [click to continue…]