Know your glycemic index. A food’s glycemic index is a measure of how easily that food will raise glucose (sugar) levels in the blood. We all need to keep our blood sugar at stable levels.
Glucose is important because the body uses it for energy. However, the body needs to keep our glucose levels within a surprisingly narrow range.
When we consume sugary foods, we spike our blood sugar levels. The body must respond by releasing insulin. Consistently high levels of insulin will cause all kinds of physical problems including obesity and type 2 diabetes.
In This Post:
- Understanding carbohydrates
- Where there’s hidden sugar even in healthy, natural foods….