Definition of glycemic index in English:

glycemic index

Syllabification: gly·ce·mic in·dex
Pronunciation: /glīˌsēmik ˈinˌdeks


  • A system that ranks foods on a scale from 1 to 100 based on their effect on blood-sugar levels.
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    • The glycemic index measures the blood glucose profile of carbohydrate foods.
    • And that relationship is strengthened if you bring in the glycaemic load, and the glycaemic load is the glycaemic index times the carbohydrate per serve.
    • They're now looking at whether carbohydrates with a high glycemic index also boost blood pressure and body fat.

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