Gi Diet Food - Vegetable, Milk and Snack
Gi diet food in this article is about fruit, vegetable, milk and snack. What vegetables we should be cautious when eating them? What fruits that diabetics should choose? What's the best snack?
Even today many people think that diabetics cannot eat fruits as fruits contain much sugar. We know it's wrong as diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar. I even know a gentleman cured his diabetes by only-eating-fruit diet.
In low gi diet it recommends to eat at least two fruits daily, in any form: fresh fruit, pure fresh fruit juice, or dried fruit. Many fruits are low gi except some tropical fruits such as water melon. Cherry and grapefruit has very low gi. They are 22 and 25 respectively.
Fruit dessert can be served daily. Other desserts such as muffin, cookies, cake should be treated as a bonus, served occasionally. The gi of Lactose is 46. So all milk, yogurt are low gi foods. Adding yogurt in fruit cubes can make variety delicious dessert. Cheese has no carbohydrate, so no effect to the blood sugar.
Surprisingly, chocolate has lower gi than that of French fries. That's because processed starch has two times effect to blood sugar as that of pure sugar. However, nuts have even lower gi value, plus they are rich in valuable nutrition. You know which is the best snack we should choose in daily life.
Below is the gi list of fruits, milk, snack and vegetables.
Most leafy and stalk vegetables, including beans have low gi. Just some types of potatoes and pumpkins should be cautious. But it doesn't mean we should throw away them. Potatoes and pumpkin contain much nutrition such as potassium, vitamin A, etc. We can combine them with other low gi vegetables. Adding them in beans will be very delicious.Go to Gi Diet Food - Staples
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