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Glycemic Index Of Wheat Berries
Why should wheat be something I stay away from as a diabetic....My family doc told me it has a glycemic index of a snickers bar. Its in everything!?
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
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
Hi prot, lo sugar,: Of limited practical value. Based on intake of 100gm of isolated food-may not reflect portion size, and may not reflect intake, e.g. Most don't eat 100 gm or rice alone. Once you add meat, or fish, tofu, veggies, beans, nuts, seeds, etc you change the G.I. Aim for no refined sugars or grains, protein in every meal. ...Read more
Glycemic index is…: …used to measure to what extent carbohydrate-containing foods can raise your blood sugar levels. It's not possible to measure the glycemic index of foods that don't contain carbohydrates, such as meat, fish, eggs & cheese. Sugar substitutes (sucralose, aka splenda; acesulfame-potassium, aspartame and stevia) add very few carbs to your diet; thus their glycemic index is close to zero. ...Read more
Glycemic index: This is measure of how quickly a food will raise the blood sugar when eating. Fruits like bananas, grapes and watermelon have high glycemic index and raise bs very fast. Berries, high fiber bread, sweet potato have lower index and don't raise bs as fast. Coconut oil can be healthy in moderation. ...Read more
Glycemic index: Glycemic index is an estimate of how much a food will raise your blood sugar after you eat it. Each unit = 1 gram of glucose -- it measures carbohydrate content. If it's greater than 20, it's considered high. For cheetos, the number is 6, but there's not much nutritional value in them either. You can look it up yourself at: http://nutritiondata. Self. Com/facts/custom/1719926/2. ...Read more
Glycemic index/load: Glycemic index is a measurement of how high your sugars will increase upon eating 100g of a specific food. Glycemic load is a calculated value based upon glycemic index but standardized for serving size. Check out http://www. Glycemicindex. Com/ & http://www. Health. Harvard. Edu/newsweek/glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods. Htm. Some studies suggest low glycemic index/load are healthier diet. ...Read more
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolized and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose and, therefore insulin levels. Relative to your question, which bread has more fiber?
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Here is a good source that describes the glycemic index: http://nutritiondata. Self. Com/topics/glycemic-index
here are some sources that show the glycemic index of foods:
http://www. Glycemicindex. Com/
http://www. Glycemicindex. Ca/glycemicindexfoods. Pdf
http://www. Health. Harvard. Edu/newsweek/glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods. Htm. ...Read more
Please go online and look at the many articles about this.
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High sugar: Processed foods are usually high in simple sugars like corn syrup aka high fructose corn syrup and get absorbed easily as compared to more complex sugars in starchy vegetables and high fiber foods which takes longer to digest therefore absorb. This fast absorption leads to quick high spikes in blood sugar. ...Read more
Go to: Http://www. Health. Harvard. Edu/newsweek/Glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods. HtmGet a more detailed answer ›
Eggs are all protein and fat without any significant amount of carbs and thus have a glycemic index of 0!
Eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat and it is safe to eat them liberally as they do not raise cholesterol!
However, I strongly advise eating only organic (ideally pasture-raised) eggs.
See http://alsearsmd. Com/glycemic-index/
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Tequila: I don't know the glycemic index of Tequila but you can drink a small amount from time to time. On the day you are going to have Tequila please check your blood sugar before dinner and again at two hour after dinner and Tequila. This should give you an idea of how much you need to increase your pre-meal insulin when you know you are going to enjoy Tequila. ...Read more