High Glycemic Foods to Avoid or Cut Down on
by Webmaster, All4NaturalHealth.com
In general, grains and starches are good foods. However, high glycemic foods release glucose from digested foods into the bloodstream at a relatively fast rate. This results in many potential detrimental effects on health, especially in the long term if done continually.
Some examples of these adverse health effects are obesity, raised insulin levels, increased triglyceride levels, weakened pancreas, among others. It is thus wise to avoid consuming too much of foods with high glycemic index (GI) values. Click here for the health benefits of low glycemic diets and low glycemic foods.
This page lists some foods which have high GI values, i.e. glycemic index of 70 or more.
Please note that these values were compiled from online sources, and they had been obtained from specific tests on specific pieces of food and do not reflect the glycemic index values for all of those foods.
Do also note that specific versions of a particular food may have high GI, while other versions of that same food may have low GI, i.e. some foods have a very wide range of GI values.
Thus, for example, different GI values are shown for a particular type of food, for example white rice, or oats porridge.
For your quick information, the following foods tend to usually be high glycemic foods, and over-consumption should be avoided.
Carbohydrates from high glycemic foods do have one useful purpose, and that is to refuel the body's immediate energy needs after exercise, especially heavy exercise.
For a more comprehensive glycemic index listing of foods, click here.
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Want to learn how to quickly and easily make delicious, gluten-free, low-glycemic meals? Click here to access a gluten-free low-glycemic cookbook, especially useful for diabetics and allergy sufferers. Includes meat, vegetarian and vegan choices.
Here is another resource - a beginner's answer guide, providing an overview on the glycemic index and how to use it to become healthier and lose weight.
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