Nutrition Myths

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Are dried fruit healthy?

Are dried fruit healthy?

Dried fruit are healthy if eaten in moderation. They are full of fiber and antioxidants, but are also high in sugars, including fructose. Some dried fruit have a high Glycemic Load.

Glycemic Load

In the real world, we eat food in portion sizes. Each food type has its own "usual" portion. Glycemic load (GL) is a more realistic measurement than Glycemic Index of the effect on our blood sugar levels of carbohydrate containing foods, since it...

Glycemic Index

This measure has proven to give valuable insights between food and health. Please note that a more precise and useful measurement of the blood glucose levels in the body is Glycemic Load because it uses the actual portion size of the meal in the...