You must have often heard your dietician refer to a term glycemic index(GI) when charting a diet plan for managing your diabetes. Have you ever thought what does the term GI mean and how does it impact our body?
The glycemic index or GI indicates how rapidly carbohydrate is digested and released as glucose (sugar) into the blood stream 1.
High glycemic index (GI) foods cause your blood sugar levels to rise faster and higher than those foods with a low GI.2 .
The value of GI is from 0 to 100 3. Foods can be divided into 3 types basis their GI. 4
Disclaimer : The images are for representational purpose only.