The glycemic index of a food is determined by the level of food exalts a person’s blood sugar. Foods are assigned a numerical value between 0 and 100. The foods that are valued under 55 are said to have a low glycemic index and what are the foods that increase blood sugar and insulin levels gradually and help control appetite
You need:. .
basic math skills.
notebook and pen.
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Look for high fiber foods that are naturally low on the glycemic index. Foods that are high in fiber include whole grain cereals and breads and fresh fruits and vegetables except corn and potatoes.
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Avoid foods that are high in simple sugars which includes sugary drinks and cakes.
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Eat right carbohydrates. Although many dieters regard carbs so bad people need to consume carbohydrates for energy and maintaining the brain and central nervous system. Select high quality carbohydrate foods such as prunes and cherries lentils and kidney beans milk and plain yogurt.
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Write a glycemic index food list and put it in the kitchen. Prepare meals according to foods that are low on the glycemic index.
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Note cooking. Research suggests that methods that low glycemic foods are prepared can increase their glycemic level. For example processing of fruits and vegetables that make them easier to digest may actually increase glycemic levels.
Tips and Warnings
Choosing foods low on the glycemic index will not only help to control weight by suppressing appetite it will also help to control cholesterol maintain a healthy heart and reduce the risk of developing type II diabetes.