The gallbladder concentrates and stores bile as a pear-shaped sac which it can release to help digestion after a fatty meal.
Term denoting foods that cause glucose in the blood. Controlling glycemia is a primary consideration for diabetics. Foods like potatoes and processed food are more glycemic than whole wheat bread. Several low carb diets have been developed using the Glycemic Index and the Glycemic Load, which are basically measures for judging the glycemic content of a food item.