The "Ups" and "Downs" of the Glycemic Food Index List

Feb 11, 2023 | Lysulin News

This is an introduction that will provide you with a rough outline of the Glycemic food index list. Here is an overview of which foods are high and which foods are low on the index.

Nearly all fruits have glucose sugar which is a slow-moving sugar. Almost all fruits are low on the index with the exception being bananas and dried fruits. Almost all vegetables that are rich in fiber are low on the index with exceptions being carrots and corn. White bread and potatoes are the highest of all the foods on the index. Starches and pasta are also fairly high on the G.I. index.

Continuously eating high-GI foods not only causes you to eat more and eventually gain weight, but it also overloads and confuses your system.

When you eat high G.I. foods, your body produces a great deal of insulin in response to the glucose that’s now in your system. It’s hard for your glucose to travel anywhere in your body without being escorted by insulin.

Glucose is the fuel our bodies use as energy source to meet the needs it has to move around, breathe, pump the blood through your veins and power the brain. The brain is the biggest user of energy of all.

The glucose is found in the food we eat, but the food usually stores this in a different way than we can use, which is why we “process” or “digest” the food before we can actually use it. Our bodies will store glucose after changing it to fat.

Fat in the body is nothing else but the energy reserves the body has no use for.

This is why type 2 diabetics tend to become obese. Since the insulin in their bodies don’t work as it should, the body stores the extra energy by transforming it to fat cells for later use.

When your body does not produce enough insulin, the cells cannot use the glucose. Since the glucose cannot be used it just loiters in the system, setting up the perfect situation for diabetes to strike.

Since we understand the ups and downs of the G.I. it only makes sense to stick with the foods that are low on the index. Since most of the low index foods are fibrous, they will digest slower in your system and make it easier for the glucose to work properly.

What most people don’t know about their own body is how it actually works. We are like children who think it is too hard to understand and that is what doctors are for.

So, to make it easy to understand, think of your body as if it was a very well designed machine. You won’t put 40 gallons of gas into the tank when it is made to contain only 20. If you want the extra 20 anyway, you’ll have to store it somewhere.

When we eat the wrong type of food, this is pretty much what we do. So, the body stores the extra “gas” which we see as fat.

If you use the Glycemic food index list like a shopping list and stick with those foods that are 55 an less on the index, you’ll become a lot healthier and your body will be a lot happier.

Do yourself a favor. Don’t hesitate, but go and get the Glycemic index now. Make the Glycemic index like the Bible. Follow it to the tee and get yourself healthy again.

Here’s to good health and happiness.

Source by Robert Pernula