Glycemic Foods series first article – High Glycemic Foods to Avoid. Check back soon for my next post about low glycemic foods to enjoy!
A high glycemic diet, day after day, puts the body at risk for higher body fat levels. Basically high glycemic food raises the blood sugar causing the pancreas to keep pumping more insulin. Specific health problems include; weight gain, obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
[iconbox title=”TIP” icon=”Bended_Arrow_Up.png”]For every additional 100 grams of sugar per 2,000 daily calories, there’s a 45 percent higher risk of type 2 diabetes.[/iconbox]
- High Glycemic Common Foods to Avoid
- Breads – white breads, white flour products, corn bread
- Cereal – ALL except low glycemic cereal; bran, oatmeal, Special K
- Fruit – bananas, melons, pineapple, raisins
- Grains – white rice, millet, corn products
- Pasta – thick, large pasta shapes
- Snacks – popcorn, potato chips, corn chips, rice cakes, pretzels
- Vegetables – potatoes, corn, carrots, beets
- Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Food List
Click here for a list of more than 100 common foods along with their glycemic index, serving size and glycemic load per serving from Health.Harvard.edu
Glycemic index and glycemic load offer information about how foods affect blood sugar and insulin.
The lower a food’s glycemic index or glycemic load, the less it affects blood sugar and insulin levels.
[iconbox title=”Source” icon=”Book.png”]Health.Harvard.edu/newsweek/Glycemic index and glycemic load for 100 foods[/iconbox]
[iconbox title=”TIP” icon=”Bended_Arrow_Up.png”]Calculate glycemic load by multiplying the total of carbohydrate grams in a food by its glycemic index (use above list for most 100 most common foods).[/iconbox]
Do you plan to limit your consumption of high glycemic foods to improve your health?
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