Dr. Oz: Sugar Spikes - KMSP-TV

Dr. Oz: Sugar Spikes


There’s a misconception that eating too much table sugar is the cause of diabetes.



Sure, if you down a couple cans of soda every day, that’s an equivalent to a five pound bag of sugar every month, you might find your blood as sweet as syrup.


But that’s not the only sugar-high in town. The Glycemic Index is a value given to foods according to how they affect your blood sugar.


Foods with the Glycemic Index of 55 or lower will raise the blood sugar just a little bit.


Foods with the Glycemic Index of 70 or above?  That will spike your blood sugar higher than a pair of high-heeled shoes!


High fiber foods like bran are low, and corn flakes are high. Everyone reacts to food differently, and a Glycemic Index should not be used in isolation. So,


I have thrown into the equation, if you put a little extra fiber in almost any foods you eat, you’ll reduce that Glycemic Index.


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