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What is the glycemic index?

on April 16, 2012

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Hello again Chef Fan’s, and welcome to another update for my Contemporary Cuisine Class.One of the interesting things about this class is that we are talking about the different things that can make a dish healthy or unhealthy. This means doing more research about the different food allergies and how this and other things can effect our bodies.
1.      How many grams of fiber does an American adult need to consume per day for good health?

Adults need at least 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day for good health. But most Americans get only about 15 grams a day.

2.      Many factors can affect a food’s glycemic index, name 5:

  1. Processing: Grains that have been milled and refined—removing the bran and the germ—have a higher glycemic index than whole grains.
  2. Type of starch. Starch comes in many different configurations. Some are easier to break into sugar molecules than…

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