Benefits of a low glycemic diet
An international scientific consensus in 2015 agreed that low-glycemic diets can prevent or manage the following:
Coronary Artery Disease
Experts also stated that low glycemic diets are important in insulin resistance and possibly some cancers.
The benefits of a low glycemic diet for weight loss are controversial.
A 2018 review reported that the data are conflicting and that the diet’s positive effects on weight may be due to the fiber content of the foods. However, an older Cochrane review from 2007 found that study participants on low-glycemic diets could lose up to 7 kg and 1-2 weight units.
A low-glycemic diet may be beneficial for diabetes.
A 2019 review concluded that glycemic index and glycemic load are dietary factors likely to contribute to type 2 diabetes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that people with diabetes can control their carbohydrate intake using the glycemic index.
A low glycemic diet can have benefits for weight loss and diabetes. It can also have positive effects on mood, mood and energy.
Foods such as bread, cereals and sugary snacks usually have a high glycemic index. Dairy products, beans and many fruits and vegetables have a lower glycemic index.
A person should plan a low glycemic diet as part of a healthy eating plan that includes essential nutrients. One can consult a nutritionist for further guidance.