Thread: gI of carbs
11-28-2004, 04:33 AM #1
gI of carbs
The lower the gI of a carb the more complex that carb is? Or the 2 things have nothing to do with each other?
11-28-2004, 04:56 AM #2
Since I couldn't have said it better myself, here is a cut and paste job:
The glycemic index is a ranking of carbohydrates based on their immediate effect on blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. It compares foods gram for gram of carbohydrate. Carbohydrates that breakdown quickly during digestion have the highest glycemic indexes. The blood glucose response is fast and high. Carbohydrates that break down slowly, releasing glucose gradually into the blood stream, have low glycemic indexes.
So yes, when most people talk about "complex" carbohydrates, they are referring to carbohydrates that have a low glycemic index.
11-28-2004, 05:33 AM #3
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