High and Low Glycemic Index Foods Index

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High and low glycemic index foods can affect blood sugar levels. High glycemic index foods are foods that are highly processed and are digested quickly. Low glycemic index foods contain more fiber and generally take more time to digest. A diet with high glycemic index foods will increase a person's risk of developing insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

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