Glycemic Index Diet
Nowadays, diseases are tremendously fast spreading. Most of them are due to viruses and
bacterias that are usually transmittable and communicable. In order to prevent the spread of these
diseases, one must have a strong immune system and a healthy body.
“You are what you eat”, is the most common statement that we could hear, because the
greatest factor that affects our health is our food intake. Our daily food consumption plays a great
role in the development of our health and of our being. If one lacks the proper nourishment and
vitamins that the body needs, then it would be exhibited in one’s physical appearance. On the
contrary, if the body contains all the nutrients that are needed, one would surely be physically fit
and disease free.
One of the most effective ways of regulating food intake is by practicing what we call the
Glycemic Index (GI) Diet. Glycemic Index diet focuses mainly on the glucose intake of a person. It
provides a rank for foods depending on which contains higher glucose. As much as sugar brings
energy to the body which is really helpful to the cells that consist the muscles and other parts
of body tissues, it also brings great trouble when consumed excessively. That is why proper
knowledge about the foods that are taken up should be given higher attention.
The Glycemic Index diet helps a lot especially for those who are suffering from diabetes and
obesity in regulating their sugar consumptions as well as the carbohydrates that are contained by
the food that they usually take. Through this diet, one will be informed on whether the foods that
are being served are still nutritious or if it already exceeds the limit. Ranking food according to their
sugar levels may also be used as reference in maintaining a healthy diet, since one will be given the
idea on which foods are to be considered and included in one’s healthy diet list.
To live healthy does not just mean that because you were able to eat something delicious,
you are already well-shaped. It has something to do with regulating the amount of the nutrients in
such a way that what will be consumed is just the exact amount. Because sometimes, too much or
too less of something may only lead to more problems.