Glycemic Index Food List

Oct 17, 2010 by

Vegetables

A Glycemic Index Food List

When we eat, most foods are converted into glucose (blood sugar). The feature of carbohydrates however, is that they produce higher levels of sugar in the blood than other groups of foods.

But because not all carbohydrates behave the same way when it comes to raising blood sugar, by being selective, we can include them in our meals and have a balance diet that contributes all the nutrients our body needs. 

To help us being selective with this group of foods, scientists have classified them based on the quantity of sugar produced in the blood after a meal. They created a list of foods called the Glycemic index (GI) that helps us predict increases of blood sugar after eating carbohydrates.

The scientists who carried out the experiment, classified carbohydrates based on a scale from 0 to 100. They gave high numbers to foods causing high blood sugar raises. We call them “bad carbohydrates”. Low numbers were given to foods that caused small increases in blood sugar. We call them “good carbohydrates”.

To help you prepare your meals, I am including here a list of foods showing their  glycemic index values as high, medium, and low. To unload the list click here “Glycemic Index Food List”

To your health!

Emilia Klapp, R.D., B.S.
www.TheDiabetesClub.com

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