Updated: Mar 12, 2018
The carb/fibre ratio is indicative of the glycemic response versus the prebiotic potential of foods. Chronic exposure to postprandial hyperglycemia can be considered the preemptive cause of diabesity and inflammaging. On the other hand, these things are countered by nutrients and signaling molecules produced by symbiotic gut bacteria that feed on fibre. The table below is sorted according to carb:fibre ratio and you can see how it is a pretty good indicator of what you might consider the best and the worst of our food choices.