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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Prolongation of satiety after low versus moderately high glycemic index meals in obese adolescents.
A TASTE OF THE GLYCEMIC INDEX Here's a look at where some foods and beverages rank on the glycemic index: Food GI value * High GI Baked potato (russet) 121 70 or French fries (frozen, microwaved) 107 higher White bread 100 White rice (instant) 98 Blueberry muffin 84 Orange juice 71 Medium GI Spaghetti (white, boiled 10-15 min.) 1 56-69 All-bran cereal 60 Oranges (raw) 60 Apple juice (unsweetened) 57 Low GI Spaghetti (white, boiled 5 min.) 54 0-55 Yams 53 Apples (raw) 52 Kidney beans 39 Peanuts 21 * GI values are based on comparisons with white bread as the benchmark (GI of 100).
Packaged Facts' report covers all foods bearing labels related to glycemic impact--be they low-glycemic index, "for glucose management," or explaining how a product impacts on glycemic index or load in marketing materials.
The effects of fiber intake and dietary glycemic index, though correlated with one another, exerted statistically independent effects on hsCRP, she said.
* Sucher DeMarco: Pie-Exercise Carbohydrate Meals: Application of the Glycemic Index, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 1999
The glycemic index is used to determine how food has an impact on blood sugar levels.
If you're trying to avoid diabetes, is it better to eat fewer carbs or to stick to carbs with a low glycemic index?
He said coco-sweetener is good for diabetics as its Glycemic Index, as reported by the Philippine Coconut Authority to be 35, which means it is a low glycemic index food.
Rich in essential amino acids, Quinoasure is free of gluten, lactose, soy, sugar, cholesterol, has no additives, no preservatives and a low glycemic index. It is suitable for people suffering with allergies, babies, vegetarians and vegans.
Glycemic index (GI) and carbohydrate quality plays an important role in disease prevention, according to a scientific consensus statement released in June 2013 at the International Scientific Consensus Summit on Glycemic Index in Stresa, Italy.
The study of the glycemic index (GI) of foods has increased (8-10), and specially emerged as an alter-native tool for the preparation of pre-exercise meals (11-13).