The Glycemic Gourmet Announces Launch of New Website for Low Glycemic Index Dieters

April 23, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Eating a diet based on low glycemic index (GI) foods is becoming an increasingly popular trend in fitness, dieting, and weight-loss circles, but is still not widely understood or accepted as a more sustainable alternative to traditional calorie counting. In response, The Glycemic Gourmet has launched with a mission to "Demystify the GI."

The website features lists of low glycemic index foods, a shopping list, low glycemic recipes, and tips for sustainably losing weight using low GI principles.

"We are very pleased to bring this resource to nutrition and fitness professionals, and the general public alike." said John Somerton, president of Neostorm Inc. and founder of . "Our mission when we set out was to make the principles and practices of low glycemic index dieting easily accessible to anyone. By providing a shortened, but comprehensive, low glycemic food list and basing all of our low gi recipes on this single list we are hoping to lower the complexity barrier for anyone wanting to enjoy the benefits of low gi eating."

In contrast to "low-carb" and "no-carb" dieting made popular by The Atkins Diet, diets based on the glycemic index advocate eating "slow-carbs": carbohydrates that are not rapidly converted into glucose thereby helping to better regulate blood sugar and insulin levels.

The science behind the glycemic index is sound but it can sometimes be complicated. "You don't have to be a medical professional to apply the principles" said Mr. Somerton. "The concept, when distilled, is very straightforward. Almost anyone can incorporate it into their daily routine and start benefiting immediately - whether for weight-loss, enhanced athletic performance, diabetes control, or just an overall healthier lifestyle."

Visitors to the website can sign up for the newsletter and immediately receive a free printable shopping list of the Glycemic Gourmet's core low gi foods.

For more information visit The Glycemic Gourmet at .