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15 Aug 2008 - Glycemic Index
Written by Kellie August 15, 2008, 06:14:00 PM 3464 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates)
The Glycemic Index (GI ) is a ranking of carbohydrate foods based on their immediate effect on blood sugar. So what does this mean? It means that a carb is not a carb, is not a carb! Not all carbs react the same way in the body once they are digested. Some foods, whether they contain large amounts of sugar or next to none, will make your blood sugar rise. For example, many foods, even those with complex carbohydrates such as bread and potatoes, are actually digested very quickly in the body. What that means is that they have a high GI. And the foods that take your body longer to break down have a low GI. Below is a list of foods and their Glycemic Index.
Glycemic Index Food List: