THE GESTATIONAL DIABETIC
Glycemic index (GI) is a number from 0 to 100 assigned to foods based on how quickly they raise blood sugar levels.
Identifying low glycemic foods is easy once you understand the basics of 4 key nutrients: protein, fat, carbohydrates, and fiber.
Foods that are considered proteins and fats are low glycemic. They have little to no carbs and are mostly just protein, or fat; neither of which raise blood sugar levels.
Carbohydrates directly raise blood sugar. They are found in some dairy and all plant-based foods
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate, but it's not digested. Not only is it indigestible, but it helps blood sugar levels by slowing the digestion of carbs.
Low glycemic foods are well-balanced in macro-nutrients and have few carbs.