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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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We start with carbohydrates and the Glycaemic Index.
Radnor Hills has devised a new range of low GI drinks, GI Fruits and GI Fruitades, which are formulated with a low Glycaemic Index.
The glycaemic index of chocolate is 49 (45 for milk chocolate) and anything under 50 is considered low; crisps, biscuits, white bread and other refined carbohydrates have a high glycaemic index.
Because we could all do with eating a healthier dietand this features a collection of ideas which are low in fat, low in carbohydrates and low on the glycaemic index.
Schoolchildren are being given help with leading a healthier lifestyle with a soft drink formulated to have a low glycaemic index.
The glycaemic index of food is all about how quickly it's broken down in the body into glucose.
Her diet has also changed and she is now eating foods with a low glycaemic index (GI).
Wholegrain products such as brown rice, wholemeal bread and wholegrain pasta have a lower glycaemic index than their refined equivalents -white rice, bread and normal pasta etc.
A potential limitation is that the glycaemic index is not referred to, and it does not specify the type of fat used.
Mangoes have a low glycaemic index (41-60) so going a little overboard won't increase your sugar levels.
The nectar, made from the same plant as tequila, is 76 per cent fructose (fruit sugar) and so has a very low glycaemic index, making it ideal for dieters.