Eating according to the Glycemic Index

Plenty of people have been discovering the benefits of eating according to the Glycemic Index, which is a relatively new system used to classify foods according to how quickly they raise blood-sugar levels.

It is a simple system: the higher the GI rating of a food, the faster the rise in blood sugar.

There have been a range of health benefits identified as coming from eating low GI foods. The main advantage is that it withdraws you from the process of energy highs and lows that are associated with high GI foods.

Low GI foods release energy slowly into your system, meaning your energy and moods will not fluctuate so much.

The Glycemic Index is divided into three categories: high GI foods are above 70, intermediate are between 55 and 69 and low GI foods are 54 or less.

If you use the Glycemic Index correctly and combine it with a proper exercise program, you can make serious inroads to improving your health and losing weight.

You will be able to get a tailored low GI eating plan from a good dietician, or else you can put one together yourself. As with any diet, maintaining a good variety of food types is very important.

Websites listing the GI ratings of commons foods are readily available and can be found through a quick internet search.

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