How does adding olive oil to a food affects a foods glycemic index?

Glycemic Index is a term used to measure the speed at which carbohydrates break down in the digestive system to form glucose (sugar).  Glucose is the body’s source of energy-it feeds the muscles, brain and other organs.  Sugar has a glycemic index of 100 and all foods are indexed against that number.  So foods that are quickly digested tend to have a higher glycemic index and foods that are digested more slowly tend to have a lower glycemic index.  Fats slow down the absorption of foods and therefore by adding olive oil to foods the glycemic index will go down.

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