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Recent studies in nutrition, maintain that an optimal diet is one in which consume low glycemic index carbohydrates and thus low glycemic load, and the results show that short-term decreases hunger and food intake calories, and long term reduces the incidence of obesity and associated chronic diseases.
People who want to reduce their body weight and the risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses, they may turn to diets with low glycemic loads to achieve these objectives, while maintaining proper health.
What is the glycemic index (GI)?
The glycemic index (GI) is a systematic way of classifying carbohydrates according to their effect on the immediate increase in the levels of glucose (blood sugar).
Is obtained by measuring the blood glucose level generated by a food and comparing it to a reference food, glucose, who is given the value 100.
So that the assessment is correct portion of food and glucose should provide the same calories.
* High GI: greater than or equal to 70
* IG half: 56-69
* Low GI: 0-55 Read the rest of this entry »