Low Gi Diet or Low Carb Diet – Which One Is Best?

Written by Lee Dobbins

These days, most everyone has heard of low carb diets such asrepparttar South Beach and Atkins diet butrepparttar 105982 GI or glycemic index diet is a fairly new name onrepparttar 105983 diet scene. While low carb diets restrictrepparttar 105984 quantity of carbohydrates,repparttar 105985 GI diet focuses onrepparttar 105986 quality of carbohydrates. It works by promotingrepparttar 105987 consumption of foods that are low onrepparttar 105988 glycemic index, foods which will have a gently effect on your blood sugar levels and keep you full longer.

A typical low carb diet, has a restrictive phase inrepparttar 105989 beginning where your carbohydrate intake is severely limited. You can eat allrepparttar 105990 meat you want and fats are also unlimited, althoughrepparttar 105991 South Beach Diet does encourage you to stick to low fat meats and healthy fats. Asrepparttar 105992 diet progresses, you can gradually add in more carbohydrates, typically those with a low glycemic index are also those that are lower in carbs. Although a low GI diet might be new to you, it has actually been around sincerepparttar 105993 1970’s and is used in many European countries to help manage diabetes. Recently, however, this way of eating has gotten a lot of attention as a healthy way to control weight. This diet focuses on carbohydrates – “good carbs” have a low glycemic index and you should eat plenty of them (incidentally, these are alsorepparttar 105994 foods that we know to be good for us like fruits, vegetables and whole grains). “Bad carbs” have a high glycemic index and should be eaten in moderation and mixed withrepparttar 105995 low glycemic index carbs to lowerrepparttar 105996 overall GI of a meal. Since this diet focuses only on carbs it is very easy for vegetarians to adopt this way of eating.

In comparison, a low carb diet can be limiting in fruits and vegetables which are high in vitamins, minerals and enzymes as well as fiber. Many people associate low carb diets with a license to eat as much saturated fat as you want, but that choice is up torepparttar 105997 individual so we really can’t faultrepparttar 105998 diet for this misconception. A low GI diet is full of fruits, vegetables, fiber and low in fat but emphasisrepparttar 105999 good fats found in nuts. It encourages eating lean meats in moderation.

US Goverment's New Low Carb Ruling

Written by Nerello Glasure

The US government issued their ruling onrepparttar caloric and carbohydrate verbiage that can be used inrepparttar 105981 labeling and advertising of wine and other spirits. As stated inrepparttar 105982 ruling, "Truthful and specific statements about calorie and carbohydrate content inrepparttar 105983 labeling and advertising of wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages are authorized".

What This Authorization Means In short, it means that wine producers will have new marketing opportunities to pursue. Many wine manufacturers are beginning to market their low-carbohydrate products as healthy and fitting perfectly into a low carb diet.

As example, Brown-Forman recently jumped onrepparttar 105984 low-carb bandwagon with two new and innovative products: One.6 Chardonnay and One.9 Merlot. They are branding and communicatingrepparttar 105985 names One.6 and One.9 to highlightrepparttar 105986 respective carb count ofrepparttar 105987 wines. One.9 Merlot has 1.9 carbs and One.6 Chardonnay has 1.6 carbs per five-ounce glass.

What Caused It? A handful of companies had already started making low carbohydrate claims in advertisements and labels. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau was concerned about possible advertising misrepresentation and implying thatrepparttar 105988 consumption of "low-carbohydrate" wines or spirits may play a healthy role in a weight maintenance or weight reduction plan.

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