The glycemic index fact sheet
Choosing the right amount and type of carbohydrate (carb) foods can help you to manage your blood glucose levels. The glycemic index (GI) is one tool that can help you choose which carb foods to eat.
Carb foods are the main source of energy for your body. Foods that are high in carbs include bread, pasta, rice, grains, cereals, fruits, starchy vegetables, legumes, milk and yoghurt. Your body breaks down carbs into glucose. The glucose then enters your bloodstream and is used by the body’s cells for energy.
Read more in our fact sheet The glycemic index.