Carbs and Glycemic Index
Carbohydrates and the Glycemic Index
The science of dietary carbs and the role of carbs in our daily diet is constantly evolving. Up until recently, diet nutritionists classified carbohydrates as either 'simple' or 'complex.'
Simple carbs were the sugars; complex carbohydrates were the starches. It was recommended that we limit our intake of simple carbohydrates and get most of our fuel requirements from the starches.
Paying strict attention to simple and complex carbohydrate intakes was thought to be particularly important for people with diabetes. However, current research indicates that these theories may be inadequate. Foods are now rated on a scale called the glycemic index or GI.
Glycemic Index Points
Glycemic Index Bottom Line Diet Advice
Choose a diet containing plenty of fruits, vegetables and pulses/legumes but with smaller helpings of potatoes and less highly refined grain products and concentrated sugar.
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