Sounds complicated right?
In reality this is one of the easiest ways we can manage food consumption.
The glycemic index is a food list, broken up into two parts, good foods and bad foods. The good foods would be considered low-glycemic and the bad foods would be considered high-glycemic foods.
When we use the glycemic index to monitor food intake we are being conscious of foods that spike blood sugar and insulin levels.
When we don’t pay attention to the type of foods we eat, more often than not we are eating high glycemic foods.
Over consumption of processed and refined carbohydrates can result in something called hyperinsulinemia.
Hyperinsulinemia is the chronic and acute elevation of insulin as a result of habitual consumption of excess carbohydrates.
How can we avoid this?
Simple, eat foods that have a short shelf life and eat foods that would be found in the “low-glycemic “ column.
For example then “good” foods to eat with a low glycemic number would be: eggs, oatmeal, peanut butter, meats, avocado and so much more.
Foods we should avoid are: cereal, french fries, bagel, croissants and many more.