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Low Glycemic Food List

A low glycemic food list will help you stay on your low glycemic diets and make healthier food choices that increase fat burn and regulate blood sugar levels."

I never pictured myself looking for a low glycemic food list. Probably because I didn't even know what the term meant. Despite the fact that several members of my family suffer from diabetes, and I myself was diagnosed with high blood pressure, I never really understood the Glycemic Index (GI). Until recently, since my health and fitness journey began. Before that I'd really never heard much about the subject.

I knew that there were certain foods that increased blood sugar, but mistakenly I believed "those foods" were just cakes and cookies. Now, however, after a bit of reading and researching Glycemic Index Information , I realize that there are quite a few foods (carbohydrates) that have a high Glycemic Index. Generally foods with a Low GI foods are those under 55. Foods with GI between 56 and 69 are medium. Foods over 70 are high.

Foods With High Glycemic Index

One of my favorite foods tops the charts of high glycemic foods, and that food is FRENCH FRIES. I love french fries, but unfortunately, eating them is not only unhealthy, because they have such a high glycemic index they are among those foods that encourage my body to store fat. And because my goal is lower my fat %, french fries are no longer in the regular diet rotation. I admit, though, I sneak them in maybe once every couple of months. White bread also is a high glycemic index food, but I'm over white bread. Nowadays its whole wheat bread, if I eat bread with my meal or make a sandwich.

Low Glycemic Food Chart List

After some research, I put together this low glycemic food chart list for reference. Remember eating foods with a low glycemic index will promote fat-burning and help you reach your health and fitness goals. Not to mention your overall health and well-being will improve dramatically once you cut out all of the sugary high glycemic carbs.

A good rule of thumb to follow, if you have trouble remembering, is to avoid the white stuff. That'll keep you safe. If it contains white flour, white sugar, white potato, etc. opt for something else. This is just a partial list, but definitely a great start. Email me your favorite Low Glycemic Index Food to add to the list.

Here is a list of foods great for low glycemic diets:

Fruits/Veggies
  1. broccoli
  2. oranges
  3. apples
  4. carrots
  5. yams
  6. sweet potatos
  7. (pretty much all of the veggies)
  8. egg plant
Drinks
  1. orange juice
  2. apple juice
  3. carrot juice
  4. pineapple juice
  5. grapefruit juice
  6. shakeology
Cereals
  1. all bran
  2. oatmeal
  3. barley
Dairy
  1. Milk (low,skim,fat-free)
  2. Yogurt
Fruits
  1. Cherries
  2. Grapefruit
  3. Apples
  4. Plums
  5. Pears
  6. Peaches
  7. Grapes
  8. Bananas
Snacks
  1. Peanuts

A Note About Carbs

The body needs carbs for fuel, but you need to feed it the right kind of carbs - ideally, foods found with a low rating on the Glycemic Index. The foods that I eat now primarily consist of whole grains, nuts, fruits, vegetables shakeology. All of which give me energy throughout the day for my workouts, daily activities, and just general get-up-and-get-going.

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Concluding Low Glycemic Food List Info

I'm not much of a veggie eater and I love sugary snacks and carbs that are high glycemic, however, I love my health more. It may not be easy for you to switch from your regular diet to a low glycemic diets, but it's well worth the effort. Find foods that you like on the list and incorporate those. I'm not a veggie eater, but I do like broccoli. I also like oatmeal. So I eat those. Between the occasional broccoli, oatmeal, and my daily meal shake, I get all the low glycemic food I need to keep me healthy, burning fat, and reaching my goals.

Best of luck to you! Be blessed!

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