Sugarless Candy: Low Glycemic Index Connection
By Fred Goldman
People who are diabetic are not the only people who pay attention to the
Glycemic Index (GI). The Glycemic index measures different types of
carbohydrates and how fast the foods you eat raise blood sugar levels.
Choosing foods that are low on the Glycemic index, such as sugarless candy
and natural chocolates with no sugar, can result in weight loss. Sugarless candy
causes little if any fluctuation in blood sugar and insulin levels. In contrast,
white flour bread, which is not healthy, has a high GI of 70. White flour would
have a rapid effect on blood sugar levels.
Fill up on low sugar treats
It's important to keep your blood sugar stabilized by eating sugarless candy
and natural chocolate for treats because taking a trip to the candy store and
filling up on high-sugar treats can raise your appetite.
According to experts, foods fall into three general categories when it comes
to the Glycemic Index. Low GI foods, with a GI of 54 or less, cause a slight
rise in blood sugar, while Intermediate index foods with a GI of 55-69 cause a
medium rise in blood sugar.
Finally, high GI foods with a GI of 70 or more cause a rapid rise in blood
sugar. Tuna has a 0 GI, and has no significant carbohydrate content and, thus,
no effect on blood sugar levels.
Combine protein and starches
Most experts say you can have a lower the GI if you combine a high GI food,
such as doughnuts, with a low GI food, such as chicken.
An apple, which has a lot of fiber, has a low GI of 38, so you would be able
to eat an apple solo instead of part of a meal.
But when you eat sugarless candy and chocolates that do not contain added
sugar, you don't have to worry about a rapid rise in blood sugar. Not only will
you have satisfied your sweet tooth, you will have tricked your body by
indulging in a healthy, natural sugarless candy.
About the Author
Fred Goldman is the Founder of D-lectable. His company imports and manufactures high-quality, sugarless candy and low-carbo candy and chocolate and other great tasting sugarless products.
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