What does Glycemic Index (GI) tell us?
Glycemic Index (GI) tells us the effect of a food containing carbohydrate to our blood sugar level after eating it. How do we know whether GI tells us the good effect or bad effect? In order to determine this, we have to look at the numbers of GI ranking system. The lower the GI value, the better the health effect of a carbohydrate food. A standard GI ranking has numbers from one to 100 in which 100 is the GI value given to pure sugar. As per the name, since pure sugar is fully sugar with no other non-sugar ingredients in it, it carries the maximum GI value of 100 in a standardized GI system.
There are three GI Categories
Carbohydrate containing food can be categorized into three groups under the GI ranking, namely low, medium and high GI food. The GI range for low is one to 55; medium is 56 to 69; high is 70 to 100. Primera Antioxidant Rice at the GI value of 46 is categorized as low GI rice. Learn more about the health benefits of low GI rice here.