HIGH AND LOW
Carbohydrates can be described according to their glycaemic index (GI). This is a measurement of how quickly they break down to become glucose in the body – high GI, like pure sugar, means this process is fast, whereas low GI, such as brown rice, would be slower. Low GI diets can be good for weight loss, as they offer sustained energy release and avoid sugar highs. They may be recommended for type 2 diabetes.