Choosing Good Carbohydrates, Fats & Proteins
Most of us know that we should limit or intake of fried, fatty foods and try to eat lean sources of meat but did you know that not all carbohydrates are created equal? It's true, and some of the information below may surprise you. By choosing your carbohydrates wisely, you will be able to better control your blood sugar levels, thereby decreasing the peaks and valleys that we experience in our energy levels throughout the day.
Glycemic Index of Certain Foods
The Glycemic Index rates how fast carbohydrates break
down into glucose and increase blood sugar levels. Foods are listed on a scale from Low to
Very High. A Very High listing means blood sugar will rise rapidly. Table sugar (sucrose)
has a Very High listing. To maintain stable blood sugar levels you should try to use Low
to Medium glycemic carbohydrates.
|Fruits and Vegetables||Starches|
|Very High||Medium||Very High||Medium|
|-Grapes||-Cereal (Corn Flakes)||-Pasta|
|-Banana||-Orange Juice||-Rice Cakes||-Pita Bread|
|Low||-Bread (whole grain)||Low|
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