What is a low GI food?

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Feature - Source: www.glycemicin­dex.com

The Glycemic In­dex (GI) is a rel­a­tive rank­ing of car­bo­hy­drates in foods ac­cord­ing to how they af­fect blood glu­cose lev­els. Car­bo­hy­drates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly di­gested, ab­sorbed and metabolised and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glu­cose and, there­fore in­sulin lev­els. Cooked quinoa has a GI level of 53.

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