Definition of glycaemic index in English:

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glycaemic index

Pronunciation: /ɡlʌɪˈsiːmɪk/
(US also glycemic index)


A figure representing the relative ability of a carbohydrate food to increase the level of glucose in the blood.
Example sentences
  • 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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