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What Is the Glycemic Index?

Glycemic index refers to how fast human body converts food into glucose.The speed of the carbohydrate in each food into glucose is not consistent, for example, Apples and bananas containing the same amount of carbohydrates can have different glycemic index numbers. Such as banana have a GI(Glycemic Index) value of 48. This value of 48 means people eat 1.8 ounces (50 grams) of banana, your blood glucose level after eating the banana(2 hours) will be 48 percent of the blood glucose level after eating 1.8 ounces (50 grams) of glucose.

Glycemic Index is generally divided into three categories:

By comparing these values, diabetic patients were able to choose foods that were more conducive to stable blood glucose.

See also:
The knack to lower Glycemic Index
Emergency Measures when Hypoglycemia Occurs
Harm of Hypoglycemia at Night

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