GI Cactus


<a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1791&amp;entry_id=1598" title="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/health/nutrition/view.bg?articleid=1066762&srvc=rss" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/health/nutrition/view.bg?articleid=1066762&srvc=rss’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Australians</a> now have <a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1792&amp;entry_id=1598" title="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycemic_Index" onmouseover="window.status=’http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycemic_Index’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Glycemic Index</a> information on their food labels, and it turns out that only one product in the US has that info, and it’s a cactus product.<br /><br /><div style="margin-left: 40px;"><span style="font-style: italic;">To help guide consumers, she has teamed with Diabetes Australia and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to form a nonprofit group that gives foods GI numbers and labels. Under this program, foods are tested three times and given a score.<br />
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In the United States, itÂ’s a different story: Only one food – a naturally occurring sugar substitute extracted from cactus and marketed by Sweet Cactus Farms – has undergone testing to earn the GI symbol. And while a growing number of weight-loss books and cookbooks pay homage to the GI approach, neither the American Diabetes Association nor many U.S. nutrition experts have embraced its widespread use.</span><br /></div><br />No info on what the score is. Going to the <a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1793&amp;entry_id=1598" title="http://www.sweetcactusfarms.com/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.sweetcactusfarms.com/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Sweet Cactus Farms</a> website, we find that the cactus extract is actually Agave Nectar, which is in the Lilly family and not the Cactus family at all. That also means it is related to Tequila, which must be good for you too, right?<br /><br />


    
    
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