Understanding the Glycemic Index

Glycemic Index (GI) is a very important concept to grasp, as basically it describes how much different types of carbs can control the storage of fats in your body. Foods with a high GI such as sugars and refined carbs (e.g. white wheat products) have a string and immediate effect on your body to store more fats. Foods with a low GI such as dark carbs and vegetables have a minimal effect on that, and thus are recommended to be eaten more often. Beware that fruits and honey have a high GI due to their sugar content and should not be consumed liberally!