Thread: GI index
12-22-2003, 04:50 PM #1New Member
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I found some info on the web (I know very reliable), but it makes sense...
"More ways to reduce GI
Other factors, such as the way foods are prepared can affect the GI. Coarsely ground flour in bread tends to release at a slower rate than extra fine flour. Old-fashioned oatmeal made with fiber-rich rolled oats and natural sugar has a lower GI than the instant version. Even cooking spaghetti less can decrease its Glycemic Index, making the carbohydrate molecules release at a slower rate. In general, the more a food is cooked, the faster it releases sugars and the higher GI it will have.
The same goes for raw fruits and vegetables. The crunchier, the better! It takes the body longer to release and digest raw vegetables, thus converting to sugar slowly and keeping us full longer"
Just thought it was interesting, and I haven't seen any mention of this before on the site, so I thought I'd share...
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