Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
November 8, 2008
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Avon, Indiana, USA:
Is popcorn a fast or slow acting carbohydrate? My son likes this snack to treat lows as a slow acting carbohydrate. When I check the glycemic index, it says it is a fast.
Actually, the glycemic index (GI) of plain microwaved popcorn is 55 on the glycemic index chart. This categorizes popcorn as an intermediate glycemic index food.
Low glycemic index foods include those with GI values less than 55. Foods with a GI index between 55 and 70 are considered intermediate. High glycemic index foods include GI values greater than 70.
The complete list of the glycemic index and glycemic load for 750 foods can be found in International tables of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002 by Kaye Foster-Powell, Susanna H.A. Holt, and Janette C. Brand-Miller in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2002 Jul;76(1):5-56.