Glycemic Index

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The Glycemic Index
Dont worry, seems to be a difficult medical term but a simple concept to lose weight effectively without compromising on food you like.
GI is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose and, therefore usually, insulin levels. I will explain down in this post, How!

There are three classifications for GI:
Low: 55 or less
Moderate: 56 – 69
High: 70+

Finally, an easy way to tell the difference between good and bad carbs.

You know there are good carbs and bad carbs, but it can be pretty damn hard to tell them apart. That’s where the glycemic index comes into play—and it might just be your key to losing weight by cutting carbs the healthy way.

So how exactly can low glycemic foods help you lose weight?
A Quick bio lesson:
All carbohydrates are eventually broken down into sugar, also known as glucose,

But the more complex the carbohydrate, the more steps it has to go through in the body to become a sugar molecule and then be released into your blood to provide fuel for your body and brain. So ofcourse, it’s gonna take time.

Foods low on the glycemic index (GI) scale—most non-starchy vegetables, beans, and fruits like chickpeas, apples, and berries—are typically more complex, and since it takes longer to convert these to glucose, the sugar is released into your blood slower and more steadily, which is better for weight loss.

On the other hand, if a food is simple carb, like white bread, the molecule make up is so close to sugar already, so your body doesn’t have to do much work and it releases the sugar quickly, causing your blood sugar to spike, which can adversely affect your weight-loss goals.

See such an easy concept to understand difference between complex and simple carbohydrate.

In my next post, I will detail all low GI foods and how to include them in your diet.

Stay tuned:))
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