Have more sustained energy, look better, AND avoid (or help navigate) diabetes. Avoiding the blood sugar roller coaster is a key piece of battling inflammation which will help you recover faster from your workouts, reduce aches and pains, and make you look leaner. The Glycemic Index can be a useful tool to help decide between a couple options, HOWEVER, high glycemic foods are not necessarily bad. As with everything we need to know the context of the situation, sometimes a blood sugar spike is just what we need (post workout for example!).