Certain foods can cause an increase in blood glucose levels. Depending on how quickly or slow these foods can determine increases in glucose levels, it’s assigned a specific value “The Glycemic Index”. A high blood sugar level (glucose level) beyond the normal value can cause blindness, kidney failure, or increase the cardiovascular risk.
Here are some foods containing carbohydrates, but having a low GI: dried beans and legumes (like kidney beans and lentils), all non-starchy vegetables, some starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes, most fruit, and many whole grain breads and cereals like barley, whole wheat bread, rye bread, and all-bran cereal.
Fats and meats do not have any Glycemic Index, because they don’t have carbohydrate. On the contrary, fats and fibers seem to lower the GI of a food.
Everybody should adjust the meal plan depending on lifestyle, preferences, illness, blood glucose level, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight management.
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