Whats is (GI) Glycemic Index?
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low GI value are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose.
Whats are the effects of consuming High (GI) & Low (GI) food?
High GI foods provide a quick burst of energy where as low GI foods provide longer lasting energy.
High GI foods cause a sudden spike in your blood glucose. When your blood glucose and insulin move up and down rapidly or stay high it disrupts your natural blood glucose balance. Over time, this can lead to your body having trouble responding to your blood glucose levels, which may contribute to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is associated with many health problems including high blood pressure, obesity & Type-2 diabetes.
Low GI foods are broken down slowly, trickling glucose into your system over time, providing a stable energy level. A low (GI) glycemic index indicates that the food is slowly absorbed, preventing the spike in insulin level. Eating low GI foods will also help you with concentration, energy and make you feel fuller for longer.
What are the Glycemic Index (GI) of various sweeteners?
Stevia Sugar - 00 Palm Sugar - 35 Honey - 55 Cane Sugar - 68 Jaggery - 84
Why Low (GI) Glycemic Index food Diet?
An easy way to ensure you are moving towards healthy lifestyle is to follow a low GI diet, whether you are looking to improve your general health or to manage a specific health condition like obesity & diabetes.
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