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Glycemic Index

 

The glycemic index is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Foods with a high glycemic index are those which are rapidly digested and absorbed and result in marked fluctuations in blood sugar levels.

Low glycemic index foods, by virtue of their slow digestion and absorption, produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels, and have proven benefits for health. Low glycemic index diets have been shown to improve both glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2). Low glycemic index diets have benefits for weight control because they help control appetite and delay hunger. Low glycemic index diets also reduce insulin levels and insulin resistance.

Recent studies from Harvard School of Public Health indicate that the risks of diseases such as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease are strongly related to the glycemic index of the overall diet. In 1999, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recommended that people in industrialized countries base their diets on low glycemic index foods in order to prevent the most common diseases of affluence, such as coronary heart disease, diabetes and obesity.


- Source: The University of Sydney, Australia: Home of the Glycemic Index - Glycemic Index

 

 

 
 
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