What Is the Glycemic Index (GI)?

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Glycemic index refers to how, the food rich in sugar that we consume is digested in our blood. If you wish or is digested in our body. For example, for the same amount of sugar, let's say in one orange, as in the equivalent amount of it as orange juice. The two food items, the juice versus the whole fruit would have different Glycemic Index patterns, because the juice is absorbed very quickly it has a quick rise in the blood, and a quick drop by the fruit, the pulp in the fruit, makes the absorption of blood sugar a little slower.

Glycemic Index also changes from person to person, and from time to time, depending on how they consume their food intake. For that reason it has been somewhat controversial, however, there is more and more clinical data available that glycemic index, is a good parameter to use to choose the type of foods that we choose to eat if we have diabetes.

Another example of the use of glycemic index, is to compare foods that have the same amount of sugar, but consumed with other items. For example, if you have a glass of orange juice, alone, the glycemic index in the body is different than if you have the same amount of juice with lets say a yogurt or some elements.

So different combination of food can affect, the glycemic index in the body, as far as starches go we know for example that, root vegetables such as potatoes and carrots have a high glycemic Index, but if they're consumed with other items, their glycemic index improves. So, when consuming root vegetables or natural starches it is important to keep in mind, to have other items with them if, you have diabetes.