What is Glycemic Load? "Glycemic" means "relating to the sugar or glucose in the blood." The glycemic load simply estimates how much a food will raise a person's blood glucose level after eating it. The greater the glycemic impact of a food, the greater and more rapid its impact is on your blood sugar level—and that may cause your body to produce greater levels of insulin to return your blood sugar to a normal level.
WATCH US IN ACTION
Atkins and Healthcorps have teamed up to teach teens across the nation how to lead healthier lives. Watch as these high school students get empowered to take control of their health through the Atkins Sugar Goggles virtual reality experience, and engaging lessons on Understanding Diabetes and Think Before You Drink.
To continue the conversation around the “hidden sugar effect,” Atkins and Eat This, Not That! visited Greystone Healthcare Management in Tampa, Florida to help people navigate one of the places they make the unhealthiest food choices – the workplace. During the lunch and learn session, employees engaged in the Atkins Sugar Goggles virtual reality experience and participated in a trivia game where they tested their knowledge on good nutrition habits.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
An informative guide from Eat This, Not That! to help you make smart choices about the best foods to eat!