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Weight Loss And Other Health Benefits Of The Low Glycemic Index Diet

Jun 13, 2008
Until recently, Glycemic Index was an issue that concerned only people who were trying to control their diabetes problems. People who are with diabetic conditions need to reduce the intake of glucose in their body and that is the reason they researched and worried themselves so much about the Glycemic Index. But in recent times, many other reasons have been found out for people to be worried about their Glycemic Index. It is not just an issue with the diabetics anymore. Even people who are trying to lose their weight must take this point seriously. A low glycemic diet has many far-reaching positive effects on the human body, and some of these are mentioned below.

1. All foods in a low GI diet are low glucose producing foods. When these foods are introduced in the body, the body does not need to become hyperactive in digesting these foods, which it needs to do if the foods are high in glucose content. Consequently, these foods are digested quite slowly in the body. This is great for the body's metabolism because when the digestion is slow and gradual, it is also complete and effective.

2. As the foods are digested slowly, they also release energy in the body quite slowly. Other foods release their energy all at once and when they are digested (which is within two hours most of the time), the person feels low in energy once again. But, the healthy food can release the energy over four to six hours, for which reason the person keeps feeling energetic for a long time.

3. This is how the low glycemic diet works for weight loss actually. Because the digestion does not, occur at an accelerated pace, the person does not feel the hunger pangs soon. With normal foods, the person is prone to feel hungry for at least a snack within two hours of having a meal, which is because these foods are fast release foods that get consumed by the body's metabolism almost as soon as they are put into the body. But since the low glycemic index foods are persistent in the body, the hunger pangs are allayed.

4. Another big advantage is in terms of cardiovascular disorders. Low glycemic index foods have low LDL cholesterol content, and as it is, people do not eat as often when they are on such a diet. Because of this, the person will not accumulate cholesterol in the body. People who are on a healthy way to achieve permanent weight loss are saved from problems such as high blood pressure and coronary heart disease.

These are some of the most prominent benefits of the diet breakthrough. There are several other subtle benefits that people feel only when they make this dietary regimen a part of their lives.
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