BLOOD SUGAR

BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS:

The term blood sugar does not refer to sugar itself but to a value, representing the rate of glucose (pure sugar) present in our blood.
A normal blood sugar level is about 1 gram per liter, without exceeding 1.2g, beyond which hyperglycemia is reached. The blood sugar level is either correct or incorrect. Too low , it is hypoglycemia .
glycemieThe term blood sugar does not refer to sugar itself but to a value, representing the rate of glucose (pure sugar) present in our blood. A normal blood sugar level is about 1 gram per liter, without exceeding 1.2g, beyond which hyperglycemia is reached. The blood sugar level is either correct or incorrect. Too low , it is hypoglycemia .

The sugar in a food substance is more or less rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream.

The glycemia peak is reached at different speeds according to the food substance, and the rate is higher approximately thirty minutes after digestion.

The higher that peak is reached, the higher the glycemia curve looks like a roller coaster.

It is thus essential to eat wholegrain cereals, raw sugar and non-refined foods, which are digested at a slower rate and have a lower glycemia index.

The GI (glycemia  index) of food is a classification according to the immediate impact on blood sugar levels:
– Fast-releasing carbohydrates have the highest GI index and their effect on blood sugar levels is fast and strong.
– Slow-releasing carbohydrates release glucose progressively into the bloodstream and are said to have a low GI index.

SO’KANAA® (sugar cane)* has a lower GI index than many food and drink products such  as :
– soda, energy drinks, pasta, rice, bread, cereals, cornflakes, glucose syrup

*Source : montignac.com