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What is GI (Glycemic Index)?


A GI is scales gauges the carbohydrates in a diet plan. It shows how much sugar or glucose is in the food consumed.

Foods with high GI promote high blood sugar and insulin, so food is digested quickly. Comparatively, a food with a Low GI level takes longer to digest because it has lower sugar and insulin. So the question here is, where does Rice lie on the Glycemic Index and is it considered a healthy carb?

How you categorized your food using Glycemic Index?


The GI Index ranks food from high, medium, and low categories on a scale from 0 -100. Low GI foods have a scale value of 55 or less carbs. Foods considered in the medium category lie between 56-70 on the scale. Hi GI foods rank 70 and above on the scale.


Some foods that have little to no carbs are not assigned any GI value. These foods include tomatoes, lettuce, meat, and fish.


Low GI Index Rice is optimal for those needing to maintain their sugar level. This is done through maintaining a careful diet. Low GI foods help maintain sugar levels. Organic rice is a staple food on the Low GI Index, optimal for a mindful diet.


*For more information on the GI Index, look into the University of Sydney’s extensive database regarding the GI Scale.*


Diabetes Risk in Organic Rice:


People who love white rice may be susceptible to developing Type 2 Diabetes. Researchers have found that people who only eat organic or conventional white rice are more likely to show symptoms of developing diabetes than those who eat brown rice. As organic basmati brown rice prevents diabetes and protects against high glucose levels, developing diabetes due to eating brown rice is not possible. Try our Basmati Brown Rice, Long Grain Brown Rice, or Himalayan Nature Rice for a more balanced and nutritious addition to your dinner table!


It’s Ok to eat rice:


Simply because there is a possibility of forming diabetes does not mean one should not eat white rice. Rice in general does not cause diabetes. It should simply be eaten in moderation and purely depends on one’s daily intake. After all, moderation is key with any type of food. And ultimately, any type of brown, red, or black rice is a key staple for diabetics!