The Everything Glycemic Index Cookbook

Published By: Adams Media

Book Category: Non-Fiction, Cooking

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Reviewed by Connie Anderson

Everything I like to eat is NOT in this cookbook--well, actually it is, but in the "best you limit what you eat of this" column.

Maar has compiled over 300 recipes that teach you how to mix the high Glycemic Index (GI) and high-carbohydrate food with low to create a style of eating that will satisfy you and help control the health conditions: diabetes, hypoglycemia, heart conditions or overweight.

A healthy future is easier if you are food savvy. Maar covers the entire day from breakfast to dinner, including snacks and dessert.

Each recipe shows the calories, GI, carbs, protein and fat content--a nice feature in today's health-conscious eating world.

Eating right can provide long-lasting energy through the day, Maar explains. This is the main point I am taking from the book, and it's important with all the food we eat that has empty calories and gives us an energy boost that's soon depleted.

I liked the baked sweet potato stick recipe (substitute for the "bad" French fries) as it sounds fabulous and easy to make. Sweet potatoes are not just for Thanksgiving anymore.

The salmon and broccoli stir-fry sounds good for dinner tonight (or as soon as I go grocery shopping).

Armchair Interviews says: If any of the health conditions listed above may be or might become part of your life, these recipes can help. Understanding the GI will make a difference to your health.

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