Glycemic Index Research Paper

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Understanding Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load
When we eat food that contains carbohydrate, then our digestive system changes carbohydrates into glucose which is then released into the blood hence called (blood sugar or Blood glucose).Glucose is the major source of energy for cells of our Body. The cells cannot take energy directly from the glucose.
On sensing the rise of glucose level in the blood, the beta cells of pancreas work to release insulin a hormone an essentially to enable cells of our body to take the glucose from the blood stream to transform into energy.
This is normal process of our body to get energy from food. Then question is why and what this Hallaballa (hue and cry) is all about GI and GL. Why we should all get to know G Index and G Load and Insulin Index.
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Among Various measures to educate people to avoid obesity and diabetes, scientists advising people to know the carb contents in the food and for this purpose carbohydrate containing food they have indexed in three categories High, Medium, and Low Glycemic Index.The indexing of carbfood is in accordance with their carbohydrate contents and its effect on the blood glucose level.
Slowly absorbed carb foods which are slowly digested and converted into Glucose are in medium and low GI rating, while foods that are more quickly digested and transformed into glucose have a higher rating and are in High glycemic Index.
Glycemic Index Chart thus has been developed for the purpose of enabling people specially, obese and diabetic patient, to understand and chose carbohydrates, especially those which are slowly absorbed and converted into glucose in the digestive tract,
Glycemic Index uses a scale of 0 to 100,
• Low GI: 1 to 55
• Medium GI: 56 to 69
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