The food you eat influences the hormones your body releases, which can lead to fat storage. Foods that are high in simple sugars are digested and absorbed quickly. These foods are also known as high glycaemic foods.
They influence your blood sugar and can lead to a “storage” response by your body. Reducing your consumption of those foods can lead to a healthier weight.
The glycaemic index is a way to rank foods based on how they are absorbed into your bloodstream. The carbohydrate content of a food, how it is digested and the rate that it is absorbed all directly affect your blood glucose. The glycaemic index is a means to determine how a food will affect your blood sugar.
High Glycaemic Foods
Foods are rated on the glycaemic index as low, medium or high. The higher food rank on the GI table, the more substantial the effect on your blood sugar levels.
A high glycaemic food causes a spike in your blood sugar followed by a sudden drop. If you’ve ever felt the sugar rush from candy or a highly processed meal and then felt tired shortly afterward, then you understand what a high glycaemic food can do.
The glycaemic index (GI) extends from zero to 100, foods between 70 and 100 are high glycaemic. These include white breads, bagels, sugary breakfast cereals, cookies, crackers and starchy vegetables.
High glycaemic foods lend themselves to initiating the fat storage process in your body. As a response to high levels of blood glucose, your pancreas excretes high levels of insulin. This is the hormone that helps move glucose out of your bloodstream. Insulin is also called the fat storing hormone. This means it inhibits your body from mobilizing and using stored fat. Instead, it stimulates the storage of this glucose either as glucose inside your cells or as fat at your pre-existing storage sites.
High glycaemic foods lend themselves to overeating. A study published in “Pediatrics” in 1999 looked at the effects of eating a low, medium and high glycaemic diet. Twelve adolescent males were fed a high, medium and low glycaemic meal, then their voluntary food consumption throughout the rest of each day was monitored.
On the day they ate the high glycaemic meal, overall food intake was 53 percent higher than the medium glycaemic index day and 81 percent higher than the low glycaemic meal day. Increases in hunger and metabolic changes with each meal account for the increase.
If you want to lose weight, follow the Manna Weight Loss Program in the free e-book. This program is all about Low GI. Taking the Manna Blood Sugar Support caplets with each meal will help you to control blood sugar levels and cravings, because this product reduces the Glycaemic Index of anything you eat by up to 43%.