GI Index and Carbohydrates

By considering the glycemic load of a food, a clearer picture can emerge for the purposes of a diabetes diet. For instance, foods with high GI and low carbs won’t cause nearly such a dramatic increase in blood glucose levels as those foods with a higher carbohydrate content.

Also be aware that GI isn’t always indexed using glucose, or using 100 as the index. Somen, for instance, are based on white bread as the highest GI food, to which they attribute a GI rating of 140.

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