The glycemic index is a method for ranking the impact of a carbohydrate-containing food on blood glucose in comparison to a reference food, such as glucose. A food with a high glycemic index raises blood glucose higher t... More » Science Biology

According to WebMD, a glycemic index diet promotes stable blood sugar levels by limiting foods that have a high glycemic index, such as white rice, white flour products, potatoes, sugar, and certain fruits. Low-GI foods ... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

The best foods on the glycemic index include hummus and peanuts, according to Harvard Medical School. Hummus has a glycemic index of 6 and a glycemic load of 9 per 100 grams, while peanuts have a glycemic index of 7 and ... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

A low-glycemic carb is a carbohydrate-containing food with a low glycemic index (GI), meaning it raises the blood glucose levels less than other carbohydrate choices. Diabetics and others concerned about their blood suga... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Nutritional Content

The numbers on a diabetic glycemic index chart indicate the degree to which various types of food containing carbohydrates raise a person's blood glucose level, reports the American Diabetes Association. Foods with low n... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Humans need oxygen to live because it is an ingredient used during respiration to convert glucose into energy. In the absence of oxygen, cells produce only very limited quantities of energy. More »

Glycolysis is the breakdown of a molecule of glucose into two molecules of pyruvate, while the Krebs cycle is the conversion of the resulting pyruvate molecules into a compound known as acetyl CoA. Both of these steps oc... More »