Some studies show that Low Glycemic Index (G.I.) Diets apart from giving you important health benefits, it also reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
A replacement for a low G.I. diet would be to avoid highly processed foods as these increase your body sugar levels.
The glycemic index (GI) of a certain food assigns a numeric score to it based on how drastically it makes your blood sugar rise.
Foods are ranked on a scale of 0 to 100, with pure glucose (sugar) given a value of 100. The lower a food’s glycemic index, the slower blood sugar rises after eating that food.
An easy way to look at this is:
– The more processed a food is, the higher its G.I.
– The more fiber or fat in a food, the lower its G.I.
Have a look at our post to understand the G.I. of common food items you have every day. And remember, go for a low G.I. diet!
Look out for our posts on Glycemic Index to understand and learn which foods to include in your diet, what to avoid, and why they are beneficial to you.
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