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Doctor insights on: Do Pinto Beans Have A Low Glycemic Index

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How do refried beans rate on the glycemic index?

How do refried beans rate on the glycemic index?

Everyone: Responds differently so check sugar 2-4 hours after having a serving. If sugar <150, enjoy, if >150 then your body is telling you not to do it! ...Read more

Glycemic Index (Definition)

Diet denotes a term used for weight loss diets based on blood sugar level . Ti help diabetic patient to ...Read more


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What are good ways i can find a low glycemic index bread?

What are good ways i can find a low glycemic index bread?

Read the labels: Read the labels, try low carb bread and look at the ada website diabetes.Org for examples of low glycemic index foods and grains. ...Read more

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Is whole grain pasta okay to eat while on a low glycemic index diet?

Is whole grain pasta okay to eat while on a low glycemic index diet?

It depends: It probably depends on how much fiber is in the pasta, the higher the fiber, the lower the glycemic index will be. Try to get one that has at least 5 grams of fiber per serving or higher. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods contribute to a low glycemic index diet?

Please suggest what foods contribute to a low glycemic index diet?

Internet: Try website www.Diabetes.Org the ada website under food and fitness for examples of low glycemic foods and meal planning. Certain fruits, berries, whole grains, oatmeal, sweet potatoes have lower glycemic index compared to other foods. ...Read more

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I want to eat foods with a low glycemic index because my blood sugar is a little high. Is 7 high?

I want to eat foods with a low glycemic index because my blood sugar is a little high. Is 7 high?

Yes: If you mean an a1c of 7, it's high and you have an extra 20-40% risk of dying from problems w/diabetes compared to having a normal glucose. Eat less, exercise more, lose weight and you probably need medication: at least metformin and possible additional rx. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Are low glycemic index diets a good way to lose weight?

Are low glycemic index diets a good way to lose weight?

Sure, but…: Glycemic index is only a small part of the process of weight loss. By itself, it does very little. Better tips: make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. ...Read more

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Is eating low glycemic index foods as important for kids as it is for adults? Kids are growing and they have so much energy after all.

Is eating low glycemic index foods as important for kids as it is for adults?  Kids are growing and they have so much energy after all.

YES YES YES: Hi, Thank you for your question. Teaching them to enjoy these foods now will do wonders for them in the future. Any sudden spike in sugar = bad. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are foods that are low in glycemic index?

Could you tell me what are foods that are low in glycemic index?

Glycemic index: Is measure of how fast a food will raise the blood sugar when eaten. Fruits like bananas, grapes etc have high glycemic index and raise bs quickly compared to foods with lower glycemic index like sweet potatos high fiber foods, etc. You should be able to find a book or list on the internet of low glycemic foods. ...Read more

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What would the low glycemic index diet and what foods are in it be?

What would the low glycemic index diet and what foods are in it be?

Low sugar: Low glycemic index means foods that are low in simple sugars. Meats chicken, fish and nuts have no sugar at all- they are protein and fat. They have the lowest glycemic index. Then include most vegetables, and to a less degree fruits. Fruits are low in processed sugar. High in glycemic index are processed foods such as white flour, and grains striped of their fiber. Candy- pure sugar is high. ...Read more

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Can you give some examples of foods with high and low glycemic index?

Can you give some examples of foods with high and low glycemic index?

You can look up ex: Example of low glycemic foods and diet can be found on the internet such as sites like diabetes.Org (ada website) under food and fitness. ...Read more

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What's the difference between low glycemic index and low glycemic load?

What's the difference between low glycemic index and low glycemic load?

A Little vs A Lot: The glycemic index is a number representing the ability of a food, relative to that of glucose, to increase the level of glucose in the blood. Low glycemic index foods will increase your blood sugar {glucose} a little and high glycemic index foods will increase your blood sugar a lot. Here is a good source that describes the glycemic index: http://nutritiondata.Self.Com/topics/glycemic-index. ...Read more

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Pls mention Low Glycemic Index foods? Which type of rice? Which type of flour? Which type of gram? Which type of vegetables & fruits?

Pls mention Low Glycemic Index foods? Which type of rice? Which type of flour? Which type of gram? Which type of vegetables & fruits?

Foods: Two options - not exclusive of each other. 1: See a dietitian. 2: Go on-line and find "NuVal" - a system that lets you know the relative importance of the food you are taking. Some will please you - some will surprise you. ...Read more

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Sweet grapes ok for diabetics? Is Glycemic Index what we should look for in foods? To my shock, grapes are relatively low on the GI chart.

Sweet grapes ok for diabetics?  Is Glycemic Index what we should look for in foods?  To my shock, grapes are relatively low on the GI chart.

Glycemic index: The glycemic index is not the be-all-end-all. Your body's reaction to complex foods is complex. A high GI food, when eaten as part of a whole (unprocessed) food diet and combined with other foods will not be so bad. Grapes contain sugar, and in excess will elevate blood sugar, but in moderation are ok. Better to eat fruit than drink fruit juice. ...Read more

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If a diabetic ate only extremely low glycemic index foods and cut out all starches and sugars, wouldn't their blood sugar levels always be normal?

If a diabetic ate only extremely low glycemic index foods and cut out all starches and sugars, wouldn't their blood sugar levels always be normal?

Just no: This "pop" idea is a fundamental misunderstanding of what diabetes is all about. Most of the glucose in your blood is broken down from food regardless of glycemic index, or built from other food. The real problem is not what comes in via your gut, but getting glucose into the cells. You ask a good question and you owe it to yourself to read something substantial for a deeper understanding. ...Read more