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What is G.I (Glycemic Index)? Part 1

The Glycemic Index is relatively a ranking system that classifies carbohydrates in foods that can affect blood glucose levels. It is important to maintain an even carbohydrate intake in meals and snacks to lower the blood sugar and insulin level in our body.

One should always prefer carbohydrate intake with low-GI which could be digested slowly, absorbed, metabolized, and may also cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose. Low-glycemic food may also help those who want to lose weight, increase energy, and prevent disease as well. However, the high-glycemic contained food is quick in digesting right after we consume it.

 

Many of you must have heard the saying "you are what you eat" which actually determines some food that can bring you down faster, promote restful sleep, and improve your mood. Do you know that a low glycemic diet can actually reduce a person's risk for diabetes, coronary heart disease, gallbladder disease, and also breast cancer? That is why most of them prefer the food intake of low glycemic that is also high in fiber and even more protective. One should always think wisely before choosing food intakes that can cause disease and harm our entire health.

Moreover, eating sugary foods can calm you down and cause a quick release of energy which feels great at times when you are stressed about something but it is not so great when your blood sugar, insulin, and serotonin levels get high and crash you down shortly afterward. Serotonin is a hormone that impacts your entire body which can stabilize your mood and enables brain cells and other nervous system cells to communicate with each other. To maintain your health and to be more protective do try low-GI foods such as rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, dried apricots, whole grain bread, and even more. Always remember to follow the healthy eating procedure which leads to a way of healthy living.