Two health conditions that go hand-in-hand are type 2 diabetes and obesity. On both fronts, the glycemic index (GI) comes into play. Let’s look at how you can use GI ratings for foods to your benefit in these areas.
1. GI and Diabetes
Many studies have shown that high-GI foods increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. One large one involving nearly 43,000 healthy men found that a diet of high GI and low- fiber foods did just this. Another study, of more than 65,173 healthy women, confirmed that having a high-GI diet and a low fiber intake increases diabetes risk. This one suggests that diabetes could be reduced in the U.S. if people ate more whole grains.
A large study of 14 previous studies with 356 diabetic patients clearly showed that the low-GI diet improved Continue reading