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Glycemic Load: What Are the Health Benefits?

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Salmon, a low glycemic food option  Atkins, Zone, South Beach, ketogenic, low-carb… Despite their differences, all of these diets have one thing in common: an emphasis on low-glycemic foods. Long before low-carb diets became popular, diabetics have needed to pay attention to something called glycemic control, which in laymen’s terms, means how well you manage your blood sugar. But this concept isn’t just important for diabetics. Whether you maintain your blood sugar in a healthy range (or not) will affect your energy levels, sleep quality, hormone balance, and body weight, just to name a few.In this article we will explore...

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Bioavailability and Absorption of Dietary Supplements? 

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When a food product or supplement package says that it contains, for example, 3 mg of iron, do you know that your body does not actually absorb all 3 mg? The percentage of iron you absorb is dependent upon several factors, including the form of iron (heme versus non-heme), and the amount of calcium, vitamin C and polyphenolic compounds consumed along with the iron-containing product. Likewise, for every nutrient, drug, or other dietary substance, there is a set of factors that influence its absorption and utilization (that is, how the substance is transported and used by your body’s cells). A...

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A Good Overview of Optimal Absorption with Ubiotic Health's Chief Formulator

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Here is another video in our series that can help you to better understand your health, eating, and dietary supplements that you may take. It is called bioavailability.  At a high level, this concept can be thought of as absorption and it has a big impact on how your body is able to use what you eat.  You may have heard it said that you are what you eat. A more accurate statement is actually "You are what you absorb."  Why is this important for supplements?This is important because you are not going to absorb everything that you see on...

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