How to choose the right carbohydrates?

d-r Angelina Nedyalkova

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Title:How to choose the right carbohydrates?
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27-08-2020 - BG

How to choose the right carbohydrates?

Description:Learn more about which carbohydrates are suitable.

How to choose the right carbohydrates?

If you have diabetes or prediabetes, you’ve probably heard that you need to monitor your carbohydrate intake. Different foods containing carbohydrates affect blood sugar differently and these effects can be quantified by measures known as glycemic index and glycemic load.

Carbohydrates that are suitable for people with blood sugar problems should lead neither to a rapid rise in sugar nor to its permanent increase.

Your endocrinologist or nutritionist may even advise you to monitor your glycemic index and/or food load to better plan your diet.

But what do the numbers behind the glycemic index and load actually mean, and how useful are they?

The Glycemic index (GI) is a numerical estimate for foods that contain carbohydrates. Shows how quickly each food affects your blood sugar (glucose) level when this food is eaten alone.

For the author:

D-r Angelina Nedyalkova graduated in medicine from Medical University of Plovdiv in 2013. In 2014 she started working and specializing in the Clinic of Endocrinology at the University Hospital "St. George" EAD, Plovdiv. In January 2019 she acquired a specialty in endocrinology and metabolic diseases.

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