Glycemic Index: What is it?
"The GI is a numerical system of measuring how fast a food or ingredient triggers a rise in circulating blood glucose; the higher the GI, the greater the blood sugar response. A low GI food will cause a small rise in blood sugar levels, whereas a higher GI food may trigger a large increase. (www.nutraingredients.com, 2/4/04)
As the marketplace looks to solutions for obesity, many consumers are using the Glycemic Index to help determine their food choices. With diabetes as a common outcome to obesity, controlling blood sugar levels may help manage this disease.