A glycemic load is a practical number that considers the amount of food eaten and how fast the sugar in the meal will enter the bloodstream. And it matters if you're trying to reverse chronic disease, prevent cancer, or achieve healthy weight loss. Or simply wants to stay healthy.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman promotes low-glycemic foods, such as beans, squash, peas, and nuts, which are less likely to lead to fat gain and disease. He argues that these foods enter the bloodstream slowly and don't promote the same insulin response and angiogenesis as high glycemic foods.
But how exactly are high glycemic foods bad for you? What is angiogenesis? Here's Dr. Fuhrman for the science behind fat gain and disease and the best and worst foods you could eat.