GI stands for glycemic index, which is the rate in which a carb converts to sugar and enters the bloodstream. The higher the number the faster it gets there; the lower the number the slower it goes. Most white breads, grains, cereals, rice, potato and pasta nearly sprint there. Most vegetables and fruits convert slower. 3 things impact this rate: the structure of the sugar in the food, the fiber content and the fat content. Stay tuned in to my posts this week to learn how the carbs you are eating impact your body fat, energy and mental focus!