According to Wikipedia glycemic index, (GI) is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion and release glucose rapidly into the bloodstream have a high GI; carbohydrates that break down more slowly, releasing glucose more gradually into the bloodstream, have a low GI.
This is why we should limit our amount of foods with a high glycemic index. Too much of a good thing is not the best thing for our health. When it comes to foods with a high GI, we have to limit our portion.
Foods with a high glycemic index range 70 or above. Foods such as white rice, white potatoes, popcorn, waffles, pancakes, etc.
The SouthBeach Diet Beginners website has a great chart that shows foods with low, medium, and high glycemic index.
Check it out. You will probably be surpeise what foods have a high glycemic index.
Here's to your health. Have a bless week.