Monday, September 5, 2011

Good Health Monday ~ High Glycemic Foods

High glycemic foods are foods with a high glycemic index.

According to Wikipedia  glycemic index, (GI) is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion and release glucose rapidly into the bloodstream have a high GI; carbohydrates that break down more slowly, releasing glucose more gradually into the bloodstream, have a low GI.

This is why we should limit our amount of foods with a high glycemic index. Too much of a good thing is not the best thing for our health. When it comes to foods with a high GI, we have to limit our portion.

Foods with a high glycemic index range 70 or above. Foods such as white rice, white potatoes, popcorn, waffles, pancakes, etc.




The SouthBeach Diet Beginners website has a great chart that shows foods with low, medium, and high glycemic index.

Check it out. You will probably be surpeise what foods have a high glycemic index.

Here's to your health.  Have a bless week.

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