Friday, September 23, 2011
Baby Steps Friday..Sept 23rd..eat more low glycemic fruits and veggies
Not all fruits and veggies are create equal. When you eat your 5 servings a day..you better pay attention to what 5 you are eating. Some are higher in sugars and starches than others. The glycemic index is 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.
You want to eat foods with a low GI. They satisfy your hunger longer and they help minimize food cravings, and help stabilize your blood sugar.
Here is a list fruits and veggies in order by their value...
Sweet Potato 63
New Potato 101
Potato, baked 158
All foods have a glycemic index, to check a table or for more info go here: