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Healthier eating with the Glycemic Index

November 5, 2013
dsp By KATHRYN McKENNAN - Special to the Sun-Gazette , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

You may hear about people "counting their carbs" as a way to lose weight, control their blood sugar or eat more healthfully. There are three kinds of carbohydrates -sugar, starch and fiber. Carbohydrates break down in the body to increase your blood sugar and give you energy. The Glycemic Index (GI) measures how carbohydrates in food affect your blood sugar level and this in turn helps us choose foods for good health and improved energy.

 
 

 

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