The Glycemic Index
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a numerical Index that ranks carbohydrates based on their rate of glycemic response (i.e. their conversion to glucose within the human body). Glycemic Index uses a scale of 0 to 100, with higher values given to foods that cause the most rapid rise in blood sugar. The Glycemic Index is one the best tools for fat loss because it measures how quickly foods breakdown into sugar in your bloodstream. High glycemic foods turn into blood sugar very quickly. Starchy foods like potatoes are a good example. Potatoes have such a high GI rating; its almost the same as eating table sugar.
During our 61 Day Challenge, it is important to also rank the 5 servings of fruit by their GI as well.
Remember, your DMC family and friends can help support and encourage you through these 61 Days. Also, keep in mind that an easy way to ensure your challenged amount of fruit intake is to carry it with you when you leave home.
As with any dietary change, the best advice is to consult your doctor when necessary.
To learn more healthy tips, visit www.dmc.org/61days.