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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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The glycaemic index quantifies the glycaemic response to carbohydrates in different foods, (34) while the glycaemic load is the mathematical result of the glycaemic index of the food and quantity (weight) of carbohydrate ingested.
The study aimed to examine the possible association between glycaemic index and glycaemic load on depression with the overall findings indicating that a diet with a lower dietary glycaemic index may be effective to reduce the risk of depression.
Known by many names - including coconut palm sugar and coconut nectar - this has a low glycaemic index (around 35) and about 45 calories per tablespoon.
It also promotes healthy weight loss due to legumes having a low glycaemic index. Taking only 10 minutes to cook, black bean and red lentil pastas are easy to prepare, meaning they are excellent for busy people on the go.
People in the test group were asked to supplement their diet with four and a half slices of canola oil-enriched whole wheat bread each day and were told to focus on eating foods with a low glycaemic index.
To create a more specific parameter of insulin resistance that combines serum glucose with serum insulin levels, we calculated an insulin glycaemic index (insulin x glucose/22.5) at each time point (Figure 1(c)).
High glycaemic index starchy food includes potatoes and white bread.
4) The ideal snack should contain 50-100 calories and be rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients such as protein and fibre, with a low glycaemic index (GI) to regulate blood sugar levels.
A high glycaemic index meal results in greater muscle glycogen storage than a low glycaemic index meal in overnight fasting individuals with normal glycogen concentrations.
It also explains complex issues such as glycaemic index in a clear and simple manner.
The glycaemic index, or GI, describes the difference between carbohydrates by ranking them according to their effect on our blood-glucose levels.
With a low Glycaemic Index, Spelt is a top super food, slowly releasing sugars and nutrients into the blood stream, so a wonderful energy food too.