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Glycemic Index

The Glycemic Index (or GI) is something I've only recently been hearing about in relationship to diets and diabetes.  The idea is that some carbs are fast acting while others are slower and have less of a total impact on the rise in blood sugar.  The goal is to not over trigger your insulin response or in the case of type 1 diabetics to have a more steady and controlled carb intake so that insulin amounts may be more easily regulated.  There has recently been many links to the control of insulin and weightloss.  As this article states "It's the Insulin Stupid"

Although there is evidence that the control of insulin through low glycemic indexed foods is on the right path, some feel it's too soon to call it the "cure".  The Mayo Clinic Reports that, "the American Diabetes Association has concluded there isn't enough evidence to recommend the general use of a low-glycemic-index diet for people with diabetes."  This is based on the fact that not enough testing has been therefore not all foods GI ratings are known and that combining foods may change there over all GI impact.

Even with this caution, I have still yet to find any published report of a negative effect of the low GI diet.  So it may not yet be recognized over all, but it certainly seems to pose no known threats to good health.


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kellyannc
Feb. 22nd, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Sweet!!!

Sorry, had to say it.
lcabanas
Feb. 23rd, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
YUP someone had too.
LOL
analyzekat
Feb. 25th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Love that pic!
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