A low glycemic diet plan is a great choice for a clean
eating lifestyle. When it comes to milk
check the glycemic index (GI) carefully.
This index can sometimes be deceptive in that things you know are
healthy may not necessarily have a low GI.
Brown rice is an excellent example, as is rice milk at around 85, while Soy milk has a rank of around 40 (anything under 55 is considered low). Cow’s milk has the lowest which decreases with fat content, however skim milk does not contain as many vital nutrients as whole milk and is therefore not always the best option.
You will eventually discover there are no GI values listed for meat, poultry, fish, avocados, salad vegetables, cheese, or eggs because these foods contain little or no carbohydrates. According to the researchers, even in large amounts, these foods when eaten alone are not likely to induce a significant rise in blood glucose.
Remember to avoid liquid carbs because any sweetened beverages are generally high on the GI scale including cordials and soft drinks. Juices should also be limited. Decaffeinated coffee is recommended too as caffeine triggers insulin production which lowers your blood sugar levels making you feel hungry fast. If in doubt, stick to regular tea or a glass of water or milk.
Most vegetables are low GI with the exception of green beans, potatoes, turnips, carrots, pumpkin, broad beans, and parsnips… so go easy on the winter vegetable stew!
If you haven’t already, please visit our low glycemic index diet page for a wider explanation.
A low glycemic diet plan is not typically calorie restrictive. It’s essentially about enjoying good food in moderation and this includes great desserts…in moderation of course.
following a low Glycemic diet plan no additional supplements are generally
required if a healthy balanced selection of foods are included, making this an
incredibly cost effective diet to follow.
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