GLYCEMIC INDEX (Blood Sugar Levels)...

I am getting this information from http://www.gilisting.com/! Check it out!!

Mostly I monitor what I eat by the amount of sugar it has in it (it's GI level), or more properly known as the Glycemic Index of the foods and drinks that I digest.

The reason I monitor my nuturition using the GI index is because it shows me what foods are low in sugar, and therefore that is what I eat more often.

When I eat foods and drink liquids that have higher levels of sugar, I don't function well, I don't feel well, I gain weight, and I don't have stable energy throughout the day. I can't even think as well and feel "foggy!"

http://www.gilisting.com/ wrote the following on their website, and I hope this helps you become better informed about your sugar levels:

"How can the GI benefit you?
Researches have shown that a Low GI diet can reduce blood sugar levels in people affected with diabetes. This is important in reducing the risk of developing long term diabetes-related complications.
A diet that incorporates low GI foods (and that is also low in saturated fat and high in dietary fiber) can be helpful in reduction of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. It does this by improving the body’s ability to use glucose for energy and by helping to lower blood fats (triglycerides) and raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Low GI foods may also help improve satiety (feelings of fullness), which may help with weight management.
Choosing Low GI carbs may help you to:
o Control and stabilize your blood glucose levels
o Control your cholesterol levels
o Control your appetite
o Control your weight
o Lower your risk of getting coronary heart disease
o Manage the symptoms of PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome
o prolong your physical endurance
o Improve your body's sensitivity to insulin
o Lower your risk of getting type 2 diabetes "

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Whitney Burran said...

It all makes sense now! I never connected the high sugar intake with the “crash” feeling until our conversation the other day.
What is a healthy intake level of sugar daily?

Deidra James said...

Whitney, they say it is 40 grams of added sugar a day. I posted a new blog post with some extra information. Thanks for leaving a comment...ask questions ANYTIME!!!