The Glycemic Index: The Real Key To Faster Weight Loss?
(BlackDoctor.org) — Carbohydrates are an important aspect of the daily diet, yet different carbohydrates impact our bodies in various ways. The Glycemic Index (GI) offers a way to measure how various carbohydrates act once they are broken down and enter our bloodstream – which can affect your weight loss goals.
Carbohydrates in the Digestive System
Carbohydrates are mostly made up of sugars, starch and cellulose. When you eat a carbohydrate, it is broken down by the digestive system into glucose, and glucose is one of the energy engines (along with fats and proteins) that keep your body going throughout the day.
Types of Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates come in different forms:
• Simple. Simple carbohydrates break down very quickly and cause spikes in blood sugar levels (which can negatively affect your diet). This group of carbohydrates includes fruit sugar (fructose), corn sugar, or table sugar (sucrose).