The glycemic index (GI) -- an easy-to-understand measure of how different foods affect our blood glucose levels -- is revolutionizing the way we eat. The latest medical research clearly confirms that the GI is vitally important for heart health and the prevention of the Metabolic Syndrome (also known as Syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome), a collection of metabolic abnormalities that increases your risk of having a heart attack. It has never been more important to understand how to choose and benefit from low-GI foods. This book, written by the leading authorities on the GI, provides the most up-to-date information about using the GI to reduce your risk of having a heart attack. It explains the importance of slowly digested, low-GI carbohydrates and provides important dietary guidelines for managing your blood glucose levels, controlling insulin sensitivity, and losing weight. Also included is a 7-day meal plan for heart health and GI values for hundreds of foods and beverages. Book jacket.Foster-Powell, Kaye is the author of 'New Glucose Revolution Pocket Guide to the Metabolic Syndrome and Your Heart' with ISBN 9781569244494 and ISBN 1569244499.