GI DIET is a diet that helps you or people with diabetes to be able to exercise control over their blood sugar. This diet is based on the idea that carbohydrates can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels should be avoided.
Controlling portions (Photo: Corbis)
The focus of this diet is to keep your blood sugar balanced with carbohydrates correctly. Foods like bread, oatmeal, pasta, or rice can reduce the portions to keep your blood sugar. You also have to push yourself to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, and potatoes instead of rice, as reported by MyHealthNewsDaily, Sunday (23/09/2012)
Although the low-glycemic index diet is the basis of weight loss, this diet has a more significant impact in patients with type 2 diabetesor prediabetes. Not only diet can help control blood sugar levels and reduce the overall risk of diabetes, may also increase high-density lipoprotein (good cholesterol) and reduce overall cardiovascular risk.
In a randomized clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2008 in which 210 people followed the diet for six months, the diet was shown to be more effective in controlling blood sugar levels than the high-cereal fiber diet consisting of chocolate, carbohydrates such as wheatbread, cereals, brown rice, and potatoes with porters.