Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 7, 2007
Being diagnosed as at-risk for heart disease or diabetes can be very disconcerting for anyone, and with changes in diet and exercise inevitable for an optimal outcome, most newly-diagnosed individuals, and even those who have been living with these dangerous pre-cursors for a time, find themselves scrambling to wade though the virtual sea of information on applicable nutrition, further negatively impacting an already difficult time.
Recognizing this, a website called GlycemicEdge.com now brings together the most trusted resources, information and access to the top-rated glycemic-controlled diets on the market today, cutting through the confusion (and the hype) related to using diet and nutrition to control weight and related health concerns, such as diabetes.
Diabetes, which is a serious, chronic health condition that makes the body unable to produce insulin (also known as the hunger hormone) and properly break down sugar (glucose) in the blood, can plague children and adults, with Type II diabetes preventable, and even treatable with diet management.
Symptoms of diabetes include:
- Excessive Urination
- Weight Loss
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), there are nearly 21 million children and adults in the United States, or 7% of the population, currently battling diabetes. Of these 21 million, the ADA estimates that 14.6 million have already diagnosed and more than 6 million people remain unaware that they have the disease.
The treatment of diabetes may eventually require daily insulin injections, and always requires proper nutrition and regular exercise. And, one of the most significant developments in diet and nutrition that will lower damaging high blood sugar (which is associated with diabetes, weight gain and heart disease), is the popular glycemic index diets, (GI diets) which work to help control the amount of "bad" sugar (or "bad carbohydrates") a body receives, thereby better regulating the body's insulin production.
To achieve this, GI diets reduce the intake of refined carbohydrates and sugary foods, while increasing the intake of healthy carbohydrates healthy from fruits and vegetables. These diets also include high-quality fats, lean proteins (such as chicken, fish and leaner cuts of red meat) and lower-fat dairy foods (such as low-fat cheeses).
This explains why GI diets are also among the most effective weight-loss plans, making the GI strategies effective tools for batting the bulge and harmful health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Simplifying the GI diet and nutrition information and helping site visitors to navigate through the oftentimes overwhelming GI diet plan waters, http://www.GlycemicEdge.com provides no-nonsense comprehensive glycemic index chart values for the most popular foods, making management of weight, the symptoms of pre-diabetes and even Type II diabetes a much easier process -- with everything available with just a few quick clicks of a mouse.
"The great thing about glycemic index diet plans is how you learn a realistic approach to nutrition," said Wayne Becker, an editor with GlycemicEdge.com. "The GI Diet isn't a fad diet. It's not a celebrity diet or a hype plan -- it's real, sensible nutrition that teaches you foods you can follow for the rest of your life, and at GlycemicEdge.com, we help you get start off on the right and keep you there, providing the information and resources to keep your diet on track."
Glycemic Edge is an information, research, and knowledge-sharing site focused on nutrition plans related to the Glycemic Index. The website was created specifically for those looking to learn about Glycemic Index (GI) diets, and provides an arsenal of tools that can be used to chisel out long-term diet success, including a helpful glycemic index chart, which lists the glycemic values for the most popular foods. Written in laymen's terms, the website is a must-see for anyone looking to lose weight, better manage existing health conditions or sidestep troublesome illnesses altogether.
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