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

Low glycemic index foods include raw carrots, raw apples, peanuts, grapefruits, skim milk, peas, kidney beans and lentils, according to the Mayo Clinic. The body digests these foods slowly, which gradually increases bloo... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Nutritional Amounts & Limits

A glycemic index chart indicates the extent to which foods are able to affect blood sugar and insulin levels, according to Harvard Medical School. A food with a low glycemic index has less impact. Foods are typically com... More » Health Nutrition & Diets
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