Glycemic Index for Almonds

The glycemic index is a measurement of the effect that carbohydrates have on blood sugar. Eating too much food that has a high glycemic index may impact your ability to control your blood sugar over time. Being unable to control your blood sugar could lead to conditions such as diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The good news is, almonds will not affect your blood sugar.

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Almonds and Blood Sugar

Foods are assigned a score based on their ability to raise blood sugar in relation to pure glucose, which has a GI of 100. High GI foods, such as white bread, have a rating over 70. Medium GI foods, such as oatmeal, have a rating between 56 and 69. Low GI foods, such as apples, have a rating of 55 and below. Almonds have a GI of 0, which means that they do not impact blood sugar levels at all.

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