Glycemic Index

Juice Plus + helped me to begin my nutrition adventure and one thing I would like to share with you are two letters – GI.

GI stands for Glycemic Index and is a rating that is given to each carbohydrate-containing food.

The Glycemic score for each food tells you the rate at which the sugar in the food is absorbed into your body.

The lower the score, the better it is for you and your body.

There are three scores – “Low,” “Medium” and “High.”

To help with hunger pangs, you should try and find foods that release the sugar and lower rates.

Below is a list of foods that I have eaten and found to have a low GI score.

I found out their rating through using this website.

Please note, low GI-scoring foods do not mean you can eat vast quantities of them. As the saying goes – everything in moderation!

 

Fruit

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Cherry
  • Grapefruit
  • Grape
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Strawberry

 

Vegetables

  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Bell pepper
  • Brocolli
  • Brussel sprout
  • Celery
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Green bean
  • Lettuce
  • Onion

 

Grains and Pasta

  • Barley
  • Brown rice (Low-Medium)
  • Wheat (Low-Medium)
  • Rye
  • Spaghetti (Low-Medium)

 

Dairy

  • Milk (skimmed, semi-skimmed, whole)
  • Soya milk
  • Buttermilk
  • Natural yoghurt

 

Breads and cereals

None, surprisingly enough!

 

Breakfast cereals

  • All Bran
  • Porridge

 

Do you have any others you have found out and would like adding to the list? Let us know in the comments below!