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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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It is slightly lower in calories than honey at about 52 per tablespoon, and scores around 54 on the glycaemic index.
The greater fat oxidation and lower muscle glycogen utilization after a low glycaemic index meal may not always translate to a greater endurance capacity than after a high glycaemic index meal, as indicated by the inconsistency in the literature regarding the ergogenic effects of low or medium glycaemic index meals over high glycaemic index meals (8).
A breakfast of low glycaemic index carbohydrates, e.
Along with Dr David Jenkins, Tom Wolever was one of the co-inventors of the glycaemic index concept.
In the first part of this series the quality of carbohydrates was discussed by examining the impact of the impact of the glycaemic index and glycaemic load of foods.
GI is shorthand for a system of measurement known as the Glycaemic Index, a medical term used to measure the speed at which various foods in the digestive system break down into glucose, the body's source of energy.
Gi stands for Glycaemic Index and all foods have a rating on the index ranging from one to 100.
Women with PCOS should simply look up glycaemic index of foods," she says.
The ideal combination for a well balanced breakfast, according to the experts, is carbohydrates of low glycaemic index combined with item rich in fibre like apples, and strawberries and low fat protein, like dairy.
Experts at the University of Nottingham suggest that the low GI breakfast with apple juice helps the body break down fat better than a high Glycaemic Index start to the day of sugary cereal and white toast, a newspaper reported.