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Glycemic Index - An overview

 Glycemic Index - An overview

Every carbohydrate food that is eaten has an effect on blood sugar. Some of these foods increase the blood sugar rapidly and others do so gradually.

Obviously the carbohydrate foods that increase blood sugar gradually are better preferred for overall health than the ones that shoot up the blood sugar rapidly. Glycemic Index (GI) is a tool that tells us the effect of carbohydrate foods on blood sugar. Foods are given a rating from 0 to 100 on the Glycemic Index. Glucose has a rating of 100 because it immediately acts on the blood sugar level. Foods with a high GI increase the blood sugar rapidly. However, the reaction to food varies from individual to individual.