We are going to dive a little deeper with some Science today.
Low GI and High GI are two terms that are thrown around a lot — with just as many questions as there are statements. So I figured it makes sense to give a basic overview of the glycemic index.
At its core, the glycemic index is a way to rank carbohydrate-rich foods by how quickly and significantly they raise your blood sugar levels.
Low GI foods are digested more slowly into your body and will have a smaller effect on blood glucose levels and insulin response, meaning your energy will be more stable throughout the day. High GI foods spike your blood sugar quickly and often cause that “sugar crash” later on.
Get a list of some high-GI and low-GI foods in this blog article.
In the same article, you’ll learn some ways that a portion of food can shift where it lands on the glycemic index based on things like how it’s cooked, what it’s eaten with and even what you’ve eaten earlier in the day.
If you have any questions, we would love to talk with you!