I would like to introduce you to a way of eating based on Glycemic Index of foods. It will help you to enjoy eating and lose weight.
What is the Glycemic Index ?
According to the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences at the University of Sydney,
the Glycemic Index (GI) is “a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100
according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating.”
In other words, it is a potential of each carbohydrate to increase blood sugar level. It based on those levels and indicates how insulin responds to various foods.
The GI was initially formulated by Dr. David Jenkins at the University of Toronto and first used in 1976 in creating a special diet for diabetic patients. Nowadays, many institutions around the World continue to investigate the Glycemic Index of food and its influence on human’s health.
The GI measurement applies only to food that contains carbohydrates. Since lipids and proteins do not contain carbohydrates, they do not have GI. The glucose is used as a specific benchmark and given a GI of 100 by definition.