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December 2016 Issue

The Lowdown on Glycemic Index

The glycemic index is one tool of several that can help you make better carbohydrate choices.

The Nutrition Facts label lists the grams of carbohydrate in foods. However, that doesn’t really tell you how these carbs might affect your blood sugar (glucose) levels. A better gauge of this is the glycemic index (GI). It was introduced about 35 years ago, and scientific support for GI continues to grow.

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