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Why do Low Glycemic Diets work?

Why do Low Glycemic Diets work?

When we eat Low Glycemic foods, our Pancreas secrets only a small amount of insulin to help the muscles take up the carbohydrates that are being released SLOWLY and over a longer period of time, which results in a nice even, ongoing, production of energy for our body.

High Glycemic foods do the opposite. They cause our Pancreas to secrete a large amount of Insulin at once that results in a spike of energy, a fast uptake of the carbohydrates into the muscles and cells, with a resultant DROP in blood sugar that sets off a CRAVING for more high glycemic foods!

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