Glycemic Index versus Glycemic Load: Carrots

Glycemic Index of Carrots

You are probably doubting the goodness of carrots for diabetes simply because the food has a high glycemic index. Glycemic Index is the measurement of the food’s ability to increase your insulin or blood sugar level. In the glycemic index scale, carrots register at 41, which is considered high. However, having a high glycemix index does not mean the food is entirely unsuitable for a diabetes diet. It is much more important to focus on the glycemic load instead of glycemic index.

What Is Glycemic Load

Glycemic load is a combination of glycemic index and the amount of carbohydrates that a food has. This is key factor which determines whether it is appropriate for diabetes consumption.

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