The glycemic index, or GI, reveals how much a food causes your blood sugar levels to rise. While both high and low glycemic foods can be part of a healthy diet or weight loss program in moderation, know that high glycemic foods come with certain health risks. High glycemic foods have been linked to a higher BMI, diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
Examples of high glycemic foods include:
- White Bread
- Baked Goods
- Chips and Cookies
- Low-Fiber Cereals
Examples of low glycemic foods include:
- Whole Grains