Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gycemic Index and Dieting

The importance of the Glycemic Index (GI) has been on the rise in the last few years. The GI of a particular food is calculated by the rate it causes your blood sugar to rise. The slower the rise in blood sugar, the lower the GI, the faster your blood sugar spikes the higher the GI. It is the foundation of the Glycemic index diet as well as at home delivery diets like Nutrisystem. But what many people do not know is that the GI is the foundation of many more diets and of easier weight loss in general.

All low carb-diets are based on the GI, even if it is not advertised. Low carb diets keep your blood sugar steady by consuming low GI foods. Protein and veggies are low GI naturally.

Eating a low GI diet and keeping blood sugar steady is also VERY important for diabetics. Keeping your blood sugar steady when you have diabetes is a matter of life or death. Therefore many diabetic diets are based around the GI as well.

As a connoisseur of convenience and a former diabetic, I wanted to share with you a fast and easy way to have a Low GI meal. It's also an excellent food for the weekends when you don't have your "weekends" on Nutrisystem! Best of all it acts like a salad (LOW GI) but tastes like dessert (HIGH GI)! Check it out!

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