Definition: Glycemic Indexenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-dictionary-enHD-AR2.gifThe glycemic index measures how fast and how much a food raises blood glucose levels.Definition: Glycemic Index02/28/200508/11/201608/11/20168ebfd9b7-8dbb-4df9-a8c7-212b4ab0fb50https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/glycemic-index.html/<h3>Glycemic Index</h3> <p>The body breaks down most <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sugar.html/">carbohydrates</a> from the foods we eat and converts them to a type of sugar called glucose. Glucose is the main source of fuel for our cells. After eating, the time it takes for the body to convert carbohydrates and release glucose into the bloodstream varies, depending on the type of carbohydrate and the food that contains it. Some carbohydrate-containing foods cause the blood glucose level to rise rapidly; others have a more gradual effect.</p> <p>The glycemic index measures how fast and how much a food raises blood glucose levels. Foods with higher index values raise blood sugar more rapidly than foods with lower glycemic index values do.</p> Índice glucémicoEl cuerpo descompone la mayoría de los carbohidratos de los alimentos que comemos y los convierte en un tipo de azúcar llamado “glucosa”.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/glycemic-index-esp.html/c4f2a757-89f7-406a-a0d4-2a5b4c256112kh:age-allAgesOrAgeAgnostickh:clinicalDesignation-endocrinologykh:genre-dictionarykh:primaryClinicalDesignation-endocrinologyDiabetes Words to Knowhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diabetes-center/words-know/63862b1e-76bb-4a56-9adf-0691e78f1ec8