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Glycemix Index (GI)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Glycemic index (GI) is a system of ranking carbohydrate foods based on their effect on our blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels.

Glycemic Index

Glycemic index (GI) is a system of ranking carbohydrate foods based on their effect on our blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels. GI ranks foods from 0 to 100. The higher the GI value, the greater the blood sugar response.

Low GI foods raise blood sugar levels just a little, medium GI foods raise blood sugar levels moderately, and high GI foods raise blood sugar levels quite high. We are all encouraged to eat more low GI foods to improve the quality of the carbohydrates in our diet. 

Health conscious consumers are increasingly looking for ways to improve their diet. Lower GI foods are one of the ways they can do this. Consider these handy GI swaps* to improve the low GI offerings on your menu:

Glycemic Index