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What Is The Glycemic Index And How Does It Work
For glucose control: The glycemic index is a measure of how fast carbs are metabolized - lower is better. It is to help with glucose control, not really for weight loss. Weight loss depends upon burning off more calories than you take in. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. Check w/a good registered dietitian. ...Read more
Elevation of Sugar: The glycemic index is a measure of a particular food or food group to elevate the blood sugar after ingestion. Low glycemic foods are best for those with pre-diabetes, diabetes or other instances when one would not want spikes in blood sugar. You can google this and get lots of list or buy books or tables with these listed. It is listed in lots of diets like southbeach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glycemic index/load: Glycemic index is a measurement of how high your sugars will increase upon eating 100g of a specific food. Glycemic load is a calculated value based upon glycemic index but standardized for serving size. Check out http://www.Glycemicindex.Com/ & http://www.Health.Harvard.Edu/newsweek/glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.Htm. Some studies suggest low glycemic index/load are healthier diet. ...Read more
Glycemic index: Glycemic index is an estimate of how much a food will raise your blood sugar after you eat it. Each unit = 1 gram of glucose -- it measures carbohydrate content. If it's greater than 20, it's considered high. For cheetos, the number is 6, but there's not much nutritional value in them either. You can look it up yourself at: http://nutritiondata.Self.Com/facts/custom/1719926/2. ...Read more
Glycemic index is…: …used to measure to what extent carbohydrate-containing foods can raise your blood sugar levels. It's not possible to measure the glycemic index of foods that don't contain carbohydrates, such as meat, fish, eggs & cheese. Sugar substitutes ( sucralose, aka splenda; acesulfame-potassium, aspartame and stevia) add very few carbs to your diet; thus their glycemic index is close to zero. ...Read more
What is the glycemic index and glycemic load for plantain chips? It is not on glycemicindex.Com or on health.Harvard.Edu so please don't link sites.
Search Internet: Glycemic index of plaintains depends upon whether it's raw, green or ripe & whether boiled or fried (i suppose there are other ways to cook/eat them, too): http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5765402_glycemic-index-plantains_.Html. Glycemic load is dependent upon serving size, eg 1 ounce vs 100g: http://nutritiondata.Self.Com/facts/snacks/10650/2. I use links so you'll know i didn't just pull numbers from. ...Read more
Not really: If you blend foods and keep the fiber in them- the glycemic index should remain the same. The stomach churns the food almost as well. Many people who blend foods, strain them and take out the fiber, the pulp, the seeds. These sources of fiber when removed, would increase the glycemic index and glycemic load delivered to the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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