Glycemic index measures how the food which contains carbohydrate increases the blood glucose levels and affects the sugar levels in the patient. The rankings of food are based on the comparison with an ideal food which has a certain amount of carbohydrate and the effect of which on the blood glucose level is standard. Such food is considered the comparing point for other foods and the Glycemic index rankings are given based on this comparison. The basic idea about the Glycemic index, if summarized in a few words is that the higher the glycemic index, the higher it will raise the blood glucose in a patient’s body.
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