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About glycemic index

Glycemic index is a pointer associated with the type of carbohydrate . It ranks them with respect to the influence they have - after eaten - in the rise in our blood sugar or more accurately in its fluctuations .


The glycemic index refers, as we said in carbohydrates and has little interest in fats and proteins.


The glycemic index was originally used to help diabetics on dietary choices, but quickly it became obvious that it could also help those involved in fitness.


Another relevant and more useful indicator is the glycemic load. The glycemic load apart from the type of carbohydrate, it takes account of its quantity too.


Due to this reason, the use of the classification of carbohydrates, as to their effect on the rise of blood sugar, is more practical, reliable and realistic .


The glycemic index is neither a miracle nor a panacea !


Nevertheless , a general knowledge of the relevant theory will help us to reach such dietary choices that will ensure stability in the level of our sugar, i…

Is it possible to convert fat to muscle mass or the opposite?

Many people, find the excuse not to exercise because as they say , when you stop working out muscles will turn to fat and as a result their bodies will be worse than before starting the exercise.

This is impossible, since muscle and fat are two completely different tissues and cell groups.

So as the sun can not erupted from the west, unless a miracle happens, so the muscles can not be converted into fat. The same goes for fat, since a lot of people have the idea that it can be converted into muscle . This is impossible !

What happens to most people that stop gymnastics, is that their muscles shrink due to atrophy. In other words, muscles are fed with fewer elements of amino acids, so they get smaller.

 If we consider that very few of these people will adapt their diet to the new realities of life, that is without exercise, we conclude that there is significant excess energy ( carbohydrates ) which will be converted into fat.

Thus, a man who did not know them and noticed a former athle…

Slimming with dairy products

Dairy products, as we all know, helps to strengthen bones , but there is another action you may not know. According to recent studies, they found that regular consumption of milk in combination with diet, serves significant weight loss. More specifically a large number of research studies show that the consumption of milk, 3-4 servings daily in conjunction with a mildly hypocaloric diet, not only contribute to a greater reduction of weight but also contributes to fat loss faster than the abdomen ( up to 2 times more fat loss ) . This help deal with central obesity, thereby reducing the risk for cardiovascular diseases. This effect was attributed to the increased intake of calcium in combination with vitamin D. Take advantage of the benefits we mentioned, by eating three servings of dairy products a day. A serving of dairy is equivalent to 1 yogurt 200 g. or 1 cup of milk or 30 g. cheese. Additionally, something very important to know is that the human body can absorb up to 400mg of c…