Glycemic Index or GI Index is a ranking of
carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which
they raise blood sugar levels. It measures how much your blood glucose
increases after eating. Low Glycemic Index index food (less than 55)
produce small rise in blood sugar and insulin level. Foods with GI index
between 55 and 70 are consider intermediate-GI foods. High Glycemic Index
food GI numbers (more than 70) make our blood sugar and insulin levels
Research shown that low GI foods can
- improve glucose and lipid levels in people with
- benefits for weight control because they help
control appetite and delay hunger.
- low glycemic diet reduce insulin levels and
- prevent heart disease.