This file was written by Raïssa Blankoff, naturopath.
When you want to benefit from an optimal flow of sugar into your cells and thus benefit from stable energy throughout the day, you have to look at the glycemic index (GI) of food. This avoids going through a hypoglycemia phase inevitably followed by hyperglycemia, then hypoglycemia again. The sugars in our food cross the intestinal wall more or less quickly to spill into the blood and then to the cells where they return to be burned or stored. The glycemic index (GI) is the measure of this speed.
A low or moderate GI food is beneficial because it helps control blood sugar (= blood sugar). A high GI food depletes the insulin produced by the pancreas (= hormone that pushes sugar into the cell and lowers blood sugar) and promotes “cravings” as well as taking weight by storing unburnt sugar.
| As an indication, we consider that: