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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

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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What is the glycemic index for eggs?

What is the glycemic index for eggs?

Zero!!!: 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/
and http://tinyurl. Com/3ca3by ...Read more

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What's the glycemic index of tequila?

What's the glycemic index of tequila?

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

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What healthy foods have a high glycemic index?

What healthy foods have a high glycemic index?

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

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Best book on glycemic index regarding diabetes?

Start simple: There are 2 publications a for dummies version and a complete idiot's guide for the glycemic index they run at 10 to 15 $ and muchnless used. There are also apps for your smart phone that can help you with the calculations. ...Read more

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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

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How can you calculate the glycemic index of a particular food?

How can you calculate the glycemic index of a particular food?

There is no calc: You can look up glycemic index on internet such as the www.Diabetes.Org (american diabetes association) website under food and fitness. ...Read more

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Any good way to stay away from foods with a high glycemic index?

Any good way to stay away from foods with a high glycemic index?

Look up diet or food: Check out reputable websites like the ada's diabetes.Org under food and fitness you can find examples of low glycemic foods and help with meal planning. ...Read more

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Why is it that white bread has a higher glycemic index than whole grain bread?

Why is it that white bread has a higher glycemic index than whole grain bread?

It’s the grain.: Whole wheat bread would be even better than whole grain. It’s the amount of fiber and complex carbohydrate therein. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many glycemic index "points" should you consume in a day in order to lose weight?

Can you let me know how many glycemic index "points" should you consume in a day in order to lose weight?

Points: Your body does not work in that way. It handles glucose usually on a meal-by-meal basis. Stick with foods with glycemic index of 40 or less with all meals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly. ...Read more

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What is the glycemic index of sugar substitutes?

What is the glycemic index of sugar substitutes?

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

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What is the glycemic index and glycemic load of cheetos snacks?

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

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What is the glycemic index and glycemic load for plantain chips?

What is the glycemic index and glycemic load for plantain chips?

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

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What is the glycemic index?

What is the glycemic index?

Elevation of Sugar: The glycemic index is a measure of a particular food or food group to elevate the blood sugar after ingestion. Low glycemic foods are best for those with pre-diabetes, diabetes or other instances when one would not want spikes in blood sugar. You can google this and get lots of list or buy books or tables with these listed. It is listed in lots of diets like southbeach. ...Read more

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Where can I get the glycemic index of foods?

Where can I get the glycemic index of foods?

Right Here:: 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

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Does blending food raise its glycemic index?

Does blending food raise its glycemic index?

Not really: If you blend foods and keep the fiber in them- the glycemic index should remain the same. The stomach churns the food almost as well. Many people who blend foods, strain them and take out the fiber, the pulp, the seeds. These sources of fiber when removed, would increase the glycemic index and glycemic load delivered to the body. ...Read more

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How does baking raise or lower a food's glycemic index?

How does baking raise or lower a food's glycemic index?

Baking Can Do Both: I'm not a cook and I don't claim to have any expertise in that field. I am a good researcher and I have found an article that may answer your question: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/430497-why-does-the-cooking-method-change-the-glycemic-index/. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the glycemic index and load?

Similar: The glycemic index is just a comparison measure to show the differences in glycemic load between foods. They are looking at the same thing. ...Read more

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Does glycemic index matter for kids? Should I worry about it?

Does glycemic index matter for kids? Should I worry about it?

Yes: Glycemic index, a measure of how carbs increase our blood glucuse, is one good way of distinguishing healthy carbs from those that stress our sugar/insulin system. Low GI foods are generally healthier for all of us, including children. Simple rule - avoid white sugar/grains whenever possible. ...Read more