Posted by: Debby Carroll | May 16, 2012

Debby Carroll:

Here’s a post from my other blog. You may find this information useful as you plan meals for your family.

Originally posted on The Joy of Fitness:

The Glycemic Index (GI) has a name that is off-putting, to say the least. First, it sounds like something scientific which has no place in the land of the non-geek. Second, it sounds like something that may pertain only to diabetics so the regular person can simply add to the “ignore” list.

That’s a shame because the glycemic index is not really hard to understand and it can be useful to many people who want to eat happily ever after.

Here’s the quick explanation of what the GI is and why it matters to you.

  • You eat.
  • The foods you eat have an effect on your blood sugar level. That effect is measured by the GI.

Here is a very basic explanation, minus any impressive science. You take in food. That food is metabolized into energy that your body uses. The energy is essentially sugar. Some foods turn into sugar…

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