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Diabetes And Low-Glycemic Foods

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Diabetes patients have insufficient insulin secretion and must control their blood sugar. Try to eat foods that make blood sugar rise slowly to avoid unstable blood sugar.


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San Francisco, CA (Merxwire) – What is the Glycemic Index, and which are Low-Glycemic foods? The Glycemic index is a numerical indicator of the speed at which blood sugar rises due to eaten food. Diabetes patients can refer to the Glycemic index of each food when eating, so that blood sugar can be controlled.

How does the high or low Glycemic Index affect the human body? Foods with a higher Glycemic are generally digested faster and easier to increase blood sugar quickly; on the contrary, foods with a lower Glycemic will slowly decompose, blood sugar will rise slowly, and it is easier to feel full. Therefore, people with diabetes should try to eat Low-Glycemic foods.

Master the dietary principles; most Low-Glycemic food is good for health. They are less to accumulate body fat, have a longer feeling of fullness, are less likely to be hungry, and can lower triglycerides, total cholesterol, and bad cholesterol (LDL).

Foods rich in dietary fiber are mostly Low-Glycemic, such as sweet potatoes, guava, green vegetables, oats, brown rice, whole wheat bread, tomatoes, apples, kiwi, papaya, etc.

Processed foods, such as cakes, bread, juices, etc., are all high-GI foods. It should be noted that even if it is the same food, after shredding or processing, the Glycemic Index will increase.

Is fruit sweetness related to Glycemic Index? Whether the fruit is sweet or not is a kind of taste perception, which does not represent the high or low Glycemic Index. Glycemic Index is related to the speed of digestion and absorption of food.

Some people who want to lose weight will also carry out a Low-Glycemic diet plan. But when eating Low-Glycemic foods, pay attention to their calories. For example, in foods rich in fats: nuts, peanuts, butter, etc., the human body absorbs and digests slowly. They are Low-Glycemic foods, but these foods are high in calories.

Food is closely related to people’s health. Both healthy people and patients must maintain balanced nutrition, pay attention to the amount of food, and choose less oil, sugar, and salt. In addition, adequate sleep and regular exercise habits are also the keys to maintaining health.

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