As we are now aware of what the GI of a food outlines, it is important to remember that the GI of a food does not state the amount of carbohydrate(s) in that food.
In other words, portion sizes are still of equal importance in managing blood glucose, as well as weight maintenance/loss.
To much surprise, several nutrient-dense foods have a much higher GI than those foods with little nutrition.
For instance, oatmeal has a greater GI than chocolate.
If you choose to consume a high GI food, pairing it with a low GI food with help balance out the effects on an individual’s blood sugar levels.