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Glycemic Index: Myths about Carbohydrates [Infographic]

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 4:16:23 PM by healtheo360

Good carbs vs. Bad carbs

Glycemic Index is an important measurement of how different carbohydrates affect blood glucose level.

Good carbs refer to the foods that are on the lower end of the glycemic index. They are generally less processed and high in fiber. Eating more good carbs can make you feel full longer and have little impact on your blood sugar level.

Bad carbs or foods with high G.I. value have significant impacts on blood sugar and insulin level. Researchers have also found that people who follow a high G.I. diet are more likely to develop obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and age-related macular degeneration.

Patients with diabetes need to understand the glycemic index and impacts of foods on their blood glucose level - to create an ideal meal plan, better monitor and control their blood glucose level. Learn what you can do to better manage and control blood sugar in online diabetes support group.

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