Tuesday September 2, 2003

Hooray for Peanut Butter

I've always liked peanut butter; lately I've discovered it's actually good for me (Unfortunately, I don't think Reeses cups count :-)
Eating low glycemic index foods such as peanut butter, yogurt, beans and broccoli along with a diet high in cereal fiber can significantly reduce the risk of non-insulin-dependent diabetes in women, according to a new Harvard School of Public Health study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

c.f. Peanut Butter Lovers.com

Rich and I have been discussing reducing carbohydrates in our diet... cutting down on the "High Glycemic Index" foods. So now, instead of peanut butter toast, I'm going to be eating my peanut butter on celery. Gee, peanut butter and more fiber too.

Low-Carb and Glycemic Index References:

  • The new Glucose Revolution, Miller, et al
  • How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet and Lost 40 pounds, Dana Carpender
  • Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, Robert C. Atkins (this comes in 4 different formats, hardcover, trade paper, regular paper and the 'old" edition, and thus 3 different price tags and several versions!)
  • Dr. Atkins' Carbohydrate Gram Counter, Robert C. Atkins - looks useful as it gives both Carbs and "Net" Carbs (the ones that impact blood sugar) as well as fiber counts

Hooray for Peanut Butter ( in category SciTech ) - posted at Tue, 02 Sep, 23:48 Pacific | «e»