“I have stopped eating rice” say all weight watchers and diabetics!
Obviously, we know it is the right thing to do since rice is a primary cause of weight gain and fluctuations in blood sugar levels! Have you ever wondered why?
It is because the Glycemic Index (GI) of rice is very high! Goodness…that is such a complicated scientific term to use, isn’t it? Speaking in plain terms, GI is nothing but a measure of how fast and how much a food raises your blood glucose levels!
The body breaks down carbohydrates from the foods we eat and converts them to glucose. After eating, the time it takes for the body to convert carbohydrates and release glucose into the bloodstream varies, depending on the type of carbohydrate. Some foods cause the blood glucose level to rise rapidly; others have a gradual effect. Foods with higher GI values raise blood sugar more rapidly than foods with lower GI values. An increase in the blood sugar levels can lead to fat storage, diabetes etc.
Don’t be disappointed! It doesn’t mean you need to stop eating your favourite rice or carbs.
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