Use this tool to look up a food and see the nutrition facts.
The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how much a carbohydrate-rich food raises your blood sugar level. Studies show that a diet filled with low-GI foods has health benefits such as reduced risk for type 2 diabetes and lowered cholesterol. It might also help with weight loss. That’s partly because low-GI foods are often higher in fibre. Foods high in fibre help you feel fuller longer so you can manage your appetite better. No matter what your health goal is, choosing more low-GI foods such as legumes, whole grains and vegetables is a smart choice.
Find out more about the glycemic index at:
Getting to know the Glycemic Index
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