In my earlier post, i talked about the how glycemic index (GI) affects weight loss. Here is a more detailed explanation of what it’s about.
GI is the ranking of carbohydrates on a scale of 0-100 according to the extent they raise blood sugar levels after consumption of food that contains carbohydrates.
High GI means that the carbohydrates in food breaks down quickly and thus releases the glucose into the blood quicker. Low GI means the opposite; slow digestion and slower release of glucose into the blood stream. Diets that are low GI have shown to improve both glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes and aids in weigh loss because it helps to control appetite.
- High GI: 70 and above (Whole wheat bread, corn flakes, watermelon, potato)
- Medium GI: 56 to 69 (Pumpkin, honey, popcorn, pineapple)
- Low GI: 55 and below (Chocolate, soy milk, carrots, apple)
Should I eat a low…
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