glycemic index

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glycemic index

[glī¦sēm·ik ′in‚deks]
(medicine)
A ranking of foods based on how they affect blood glucose (sugar) levels in the 2-3 hours after eating, foods with carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion have the highest glycemic indexes.
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There is increasing evidence that low GI diets aid weight control," adds Brand-Miller, who reports that a landmark study will soon be published in the New England Journal of Medicine to support this hypothesis.
The Low GI Diet Revolution: The Definitive Science-based Weight Loss Plan, Brand-Miller et al.
The GI diet, which championed porridge, is based on unrefined, high-carb foods that release energy slowly so you stay full until lunchtime.
The advantages of following a low GI diet are reported to be lower risks of developing cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes related complications (Ebbeling et al.
They have also been endorsed by influential TV food guru Gillian McKeith and have featured in Britain's most popular dieting plan, the Gi Diet.
To combat the frightening statistics Rick Gallop, the creator of the famous GI Diet, has launched a new version to help the whole family lose weight.
Fibre Plus Pasta meets the balance and health requirements, in line with the needs of those consumers following the GI diet.
I'm following the ideas behind the GI diet and I'm using some of the natural products from Mannatech which help to make sure I don't feel hungry.
Naomi Campbell, Kim Catrall and even Bill Clinton are singing its praises and now the Irish oat industry is getting its biggest boost ever from the GI diet.
Everyone is talking about this GI Diet so we agree to give it a whirl, providing there are not many oats or lentils involved or David will divorce me.
The GI diet is being driven due to rising obesity, rising diabetes and because the diet can be essentially seen as a sophistication of the Atkins diet; manufacturers are driving the trend by tailoring the understanding of the slow carb model to educate consumers, highlighting the low GI ingredients of a product and reformulating product to include new benefits.
This finding is good news because it not only means rice can be part of a healthy diet for the average consumer, it also means people with diabetes, or at risk of diabetes, can select the right rice to help maintain a healthy, low GI diet.