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Is it true that cooked carrots

Is it true that cooked carrots have a higher Glycemic Index than raw carrots?

Indeed, this is true. Knowing that it’s important to consume carrots in all their diverse forms so that to make the most of them, we should note that the glycemic index of raw carrots increases significantly once they are cooked. Moreover, it is advisable for people wishing to lose weight to eat more foods having a low or medium glycemic index at the expense of foods having a high glycemic index. Why is that? Well, the more a food’s glycemic index is high the more it increases the blood sugar level and in a rapid manner. This subsequently requires a greater insulin secretion to help drop that level. Therefore, such a low sugar level causes the feeling of hunger and hence the need to eat, and increases the risk of weight gain.

Finally, and although it is always important and necessary to have the advice of a health professional to help us pick healthy foods that are adequate to our case, the glycemic index of foods can also be an interesting tool that would help us make the right choice of foods.

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