BIO181-DiabetesCaseStudy.docx - Case Study 1-Part 2 The Glycemic Index is explained by Glycemic Index Foundation(2017 \u201cThe Glycemic Index(GI is a

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Case Study 1-Part 2 The Glycemic Index is explained by Glycemic Index Foundation (2017) , The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels.” In more simpler terms, the GI gives you suggestions on watching your carbohydrate intake based on how the food affects your blood glucose levels to give you healthier food options and leave you in better health. From this same source it talks about how the GI used to have parameters of 55 for individual foods but have recently discovered that 45 is the new suggested parameter, meaning that on the low end it should be at most 45. “Foods with a high GI score contain rapidly digested carbohydrate, which produces a large rapid rise and fall in the level of blood glucose. In contrast, foods with a low GI score contain slowly digested carbohydrate, which produces a gradual, relatively low rise in the level of blood glucose.” The above expert also comes from the Glycemic Index Foundation (2017)
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