Glycemic Index Chart
The Glycemic index represents the speed in which a carbohydrate is absorbed into the blood stream. The higher the glycemic index for a food, the faster it will raise blood sugar levels in the body, thus increasing insulin secretion. Slowly digested carbohydrates, those low on the glycemic index, cause a smaller fluctuation in blood sugar and insulin levels.
Effects on fat loss - Elevated insulin levels brought on by the consumption of a large amount of carbohydrates prevent the body from using stored fats as fuel. Body fat can be thought of as the body’s energy reserve. By reducing the secretion of insulin through the consumption of low to moderate glycemic carbohydrates, fat burning ability may be enhanced.
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