Describing something that causes blood sugar concentrations to rise. The glycaemic index (GI) is a ranking of foods based on their overall effect on blood glucose levels. Food that is absorbed slowly has a low glycaemic index and extensive listings are available. The glycaemic load (GL) of a specific food portion is calculated by taking the percentage of carbohydrate content per portion and multiplying it by its glycaemic index value.
http://www.glycaemicindex.com/ Links to information on glycaemic index values for foods.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.